I am scheduled for a therapy session on Thursday, but I really wish it was sooner. I feel like I could honestly have therapy every day of the week and it would still not be enough time. I just have so much bottled up inside of me- years of built up anger and resentment and pain- and it really needs to come out. I am feeling much better than I did a few weeks ago. My mood has improved a lot, but I still feel weighed down by all this deep-rooted pain along with the stresses of everyday life in the present. I am so upset that I'm having trouble sleeping because I can't get my mind to stop thinking about upsetting things. I do believe that with time this therapist can help me overcome my issues, truly understand all that is bothering me and learn to move on and deal with all of it. I am just so anxious to get this process started. I'm impatient. I have made some progress, but I am not satisfied with that. I want more. I know I should try to stay positive and focus on what is good in my life and be thankful for what progress I've already made. It's just really hard for me to not be negative sometimes. I have been writing in a journal which does help a little to get my feelings out, but there are so many that I can't possibly write it all down. Does anybody have any suggestions for what to do in between therapy sessions? Perhaps a recommendation for a good self-help book or other resources/tips? Or maybe just some relaxation tips so I can stop thinking so much? Anything would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading.View Thread
I have never personally tried this, but my cousin told me that some pharmaceutical companies will cover the cost of medication if you can prove that you can't afford it. My cousin is on antidepressants and gets some of them for free. You should try contacting whoever makes Abilify. It's worth a shot. Good luck and stay well!View Thread
I cannot say that I have experienced increased libido, but I know that a lot of antidepressants have a side effect of decreased libido so maybe going on meds would help balance you out. Just a thought. Also, I would recommend seeing a psychiatrist over a primary care physician if you are interested in going on antidepressants. They are much more knowledgeable in that area and I think you'll have a better experience overall.
I was diagnosed with MDD about 14 years ago. I too have a problem with oversleeping and always feeling very tired and unmotivated. It's very hard for me to get out of bed in the morning. I think it is a symptom of depression but I also know it is a side effect of many antidepressants so it is hard for me to know exactly where it comes from. I am on several antidepressants right now, but not Zoloft. I took Zoloft many years ago, but I still remember how exhausted it made me feel and I eventually was switched to a different antidepressant because it became unbearable for me. I recommend talking to the doctor who prescribed Zoloft for you so that maybe he can change your dosage or your medication. It might help. I do wonder if anyone else in this community has issues with oversleeping and constant lack of energy. I would love to hear about other experiences and suggestions for how to increase energy and motivaton.View Thread