I have been through bouts of depression my whole life. I realize I havn't had it as bad as some here seeing as ive never contemplated suicide, but thats besides the point. The point is, I was happy for a while. Got a good working Anti Depressant and everything was going my way. But lately it seems I have been getting constantly tired, in a sort of brain fog where i cant think straight, I am easily confused, i have lost my photographic memory, and i have been loosing interest in things i once appreciated. Am I falling into depression again? Is this a mental problem or a physical problem? I am overweight as i weigh about 180 lb for a 16 year old male and i dont get as much excercise as i should. I also dont have very healthy eating habbits or a standing sleep schedule. I think it could be because of my lack of excersise and good eating and sleep habbits that i am having these problems, along with puberty. But if it is depression again, I want to do something about it before it grips me again. Please help.
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It might be a bit of depression. Exercise is helpful in dealing with depression, and so is sunlight. If you can improve your eating and sleeping habits and and try to get out into the sun and talk to people it might make a consierable difference.
It could be that the anti-depressant that your taking is not working as well as it used to, or that your own body is going through a "un depressed" state, and the fog is from too much good stuff in your brain at the moment. Talking to people, including your doc, could be useful, to see if they notice it in you also. I use ad's in winter because it is such a troubled time for me, but around Jan, I drop em, because I don't need em for for the spring,and summer. The 1st year I took them, I noticed the fog, and the loss of memory, and the lack of concern...almost as if it took so much of the "pain" away that I never felt the need to fight for anything....kinda stones I guess..like ahhh, nothing matters, it's ALL alright, to the point that it wasn't alright anymore...
I don't know, but I would investigate if this is the same thing your going through.
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -- Theodor Seuss Geisel <br /><br />
I am going through the same thing right now. My mom is making me see a counselor and i mean its not a bad thing but they told me that i am really depressed and i have to get help or something. I dont know im kinda scared because when i was younger i was put on ridilin (spelling wrong) and i almost died from it because they over dosed me. It as scary and so my mom doesnt want to put me on anything is there a medication that works better then others or is it anything or what? </font color>
Antidepressants are very different from Ritalin. One thing that's important to keep in mind is that they can take up to six weeks to work. Different antidepressants are suitable for different people, and it's often necessary to try a few to see what works best. Classical antidepressants tend to decrease libido and sexual functioning, but there are new ones that don't, for example buproprion (Wellbutrin, Zyban), mirtazapine (Remeron, Zispin), and tianeptine (Stablon).