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It feels like there is a dark cloud over me.

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spacingspaces

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I mentioned to my psychiatrist (that ive only seen twice) that i've been feeling like i have no interest in much lately and i just feel this dark cloud over me like everything is dull. It's a scary feeling. My psychiatrist just told me it's probably because of all the anxiety and stress i've been through but i think it's depression. I remember having this feeling when i was younger too but it would only last a few days or something back then. Antidepressants help with it alot but the problem is my body doesn't react very well to alot of antidepressants and the ones im on at the moment ar called mirtazapine and they help me sleep and stuff but they don't seem to help with this dark feeling at all compared to other antidepressants but they help me alot in other ways and my body accepts them so i have to stay on them. How else can i deal with this?
 
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deep lasting depression imo doesnt respond much to medication at best..
 
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Am sorry you are feeling this way. I found when I was on Mirtazapine that they helped with sleeping but they damped me down so much I couldn't feel anything and my motivation was really bad. I came off the Mirtazapine because of the weight gain they caused and the mind numbness,
 
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Pink1234

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My wife is medicated separately for Depression and GAD. Maybe this could be discussed with the medics.
 
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JCPraha

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I was on mirtazapine for a long time. It helped me with sleep, but did not do much for my depression. Paxil helped for a long time, like 10 years, but stopped working. It's different for everyone. Hard to know what is best for you.
 
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