Hello. I am a newbie when it comes to depression and could really use some help in understanding what's going on. It all started about 6 months ago after several life changes and health problems. I became lethargic, felt like I had the flu, and basically could not get out of bed becasue I just felt so bad.
I went to my doctor, the one who knew my history with health problems over the past few months, and he said that I was depressed (after doing all kinds of test, heart, lungs, etc...all good). I looked at him like he was crazy. Depressed? I'm not depressed. I'm not sad
...I just don't feel
good. He said that this is what depression can feel like and started me on Lexapro. He also gave me xanax as I was having what I now know were panic attacks as well. OK, skip forward 5 months. I have been back to feeling pretty much normal, doing normal activities and generally feeling good...when BAM, out of no where, here it comes again. I have been in bed for 2 days, feel like I have the flu again, no energy..nothing, just like it was before
. Can someone please tell me if this is normal for depression? Does it just come back, out of nowhere, even though I am on medication? I feel like I am going crazy! I don't know enough about this to know if this is normal. Should I call the doctor, or will it just pass? Any info from anyone who has been dealing with depression for longer than I woudl be greatky appreciated.