Anxiety & Depression for 22 years
I had miscarried my sixth child at the age of 30 and experienced a very long period of depression. My MD at the time didn't diagnose me for many months, Just told me "you're fine" and sent me home. I finally got to a different Dr. and he put me on Prozac. I took that for yrs. even though it wasn't working, I didn't know what else to do. He was the doctor. He should know what was best for me. It should work. Meanwhile I had five kids ages 10 and under to take care of. I did the best I could, petending much of the time that everything was alright. I stopped taking the Prozac after about a year. I got pregnant 2 yrs. after the miscarriage and had a boy. The whole time I was pregnant I was depressed. On and off,at least twice a year, I feel this way but with a HUGE amount of anxiety to go with it. This has been going on for 22 yrs. I am now in menopause and am experiencing it again. I have started seeing a naturopathic doctor and she has me using Ostaderm cream which she said should start working in 3 days. It's been 7 days and I don't feel much better. The high level of anxiety is what's most troubling to me. I feel so overwhelmed by everything. I'm 52 years now.