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    Is it depression?
    campbend posted:
    I'm just wondering if anyone has some input on this. I am feeling all the hallmark symptoms of depression: sadness, tearfulness, lethargy, difficulty concentrating... But I'm also have a tight feeling in my chest and my brain feels numb. I'm having a hard time focusing my eyes. I feel really ... distant. I'm going to see my dr. tomorrow, but just wondering if anyone else can give me something to look into before then. Thanks!
    SleepyKittenz responded:
    I do the same thing my brain gets numb and I end up forgetting
    susiemargaret responded:
    hello, C --

    how did your dr's apptmt go?

    -- susie margaret
    what good is gold, or silver too, if your heart's not good and true -- hank williams, sr.
    campbend replied to susiemargaret's response:
    It went well! They prescribed Celexa. I'm on day 4... things are improving, but I also made a lot of lifestyle changes (exercising daily, eating healthy foods, getting more sleep - although that's been most difficult) so it's hard to know what's a response to those changes and what's due to the medication. Seems like it's a little early for the Celexa to start working.
    susiemargaret replied to campbend's response:
    hello, C --

    it may be the celexa or it may be the other things. it doesn't matter right now; lifestyle changes count too.

    most antidepressants take more than four days to kick in, it's true. on the other hand, when i started with prozac -- the very first antidepressant i ever took -- i could feel the difference in one day. i'm not kidding; all of a sudden, everything wasn't hard.

    you're doing great so far. i send you caring thoughts and hope you will keep us posted on how things are going.

    -- susie margaret
    what good is gold, or silver too, if your heart's not good and true -- hank williams, sr.

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