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depression. questions on meds, symptoms, psycholog

Posted by floatingbridge on October 15, 2010, at 14:44:08

My depression seems to be deepening. So, questions.

1. Can reducing tramadol from 9 37.5 tablets to 5 affect my mood? Then, since I hadn't a pain episode, the last few days I took none. (Could this be a no brainier?)

2. Increasing difficulty getting up and
staying up. Nothing seems to matter. I want to stay fetal. Why is it so difficult to just get up and go through the motions? My default answer is laziness. It becomes more difficult. Is this a symptom of depression? Why is it?

3. Concern for my son could always motivate me. That seems to be slipping.
Not enough to motivate me lately. We used to have fun. I enjoyed him. What is happening? I am so flat, so tired, and

I did get out of bed, cook breakfast.
Talked to husband. Decided to take some emergency xanax and half my
allowed tramadol.

You'd think after 13 years I'd have a handle on this. So yes, tramadol reduction is having an effect, part of
depression is the desire to go fetal (but
why! Why!). And yes, I have terrible guilt over my decision to be a mother. This will come and go and when the depression affects my son, I will feel horror and despair.

MDD currently controlled. C-ptsd and comorbid health concerns. Chronic fatigue.




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