- 4 years ago
Hi Bees. Its been A WHILE since Ive logged on here, I had a lot on my plate the last few months.
Anyway…..I have a seizure disorder, although not diagnosed epileptic. I’ve been on meds(different ones at different times) for…4 years I believe, and since this past winter, Ive those days where you’re just….meh. IT comes and goes, and when my SO and I were hitting a financial rough patch and broke up this past March, I ended up drinking alcohol more than I “normally” would on several occasions, smoking cigarettes on a few occasions, and (while sober) being a little more defensive than normal around my loved ones.
Now, in the summer I lost my job, went broke(ob) and school started back up, enducing more stress. I would sit at home feeling listless, and it would remind me of how I got in those moods months and years before, even when shit was going well. I went onto an Epilepsy forum, did a lot of research on anticonvulants and their side affects, and in class we discussed adverse affects of certain meds… and I came to my realization that I am depressed. I talked to my SO, asked if he noticed any change(s) in me, then talked to my Nana, who is my closest relative. She said it was completely obvious to her, and part of her realizing I had it, was that one of her meds a few years back did the same thing.
Now. I have a few questions for you Bees. If one of your meds did this to you, did you stop taking it, or did you end u taking antidepressants with the same one? Did they help? How long have you been taking said drugs, and are you still seeing your doctor in search of answers?
I already made an appt with my neurologist….but hes so damn busy I have to wait until December to see him