Treatment-Resistant Depression

August was rough.

My depression, (or as I like to say “pressions”), re-reared its ugly head and took me to a very sad place.

I’ve also been dealing with some ? health issues.  More on that later as I go for follow up on Wednesday on some blood work – but could all be related to the ‘pressions.

Most recently I’ve been diagnosed with treatment-resistant depression.  As far as I can tell, that means that I am super special and most anti-depressants don’t work for me.  😦  It’s a scary thing to be diagnosed with, but at the same time, I feel a little better because I always seem to end up in the dark place and now I have a reason why.  It’s not a personality deficit, but some kind of reaction from my brain.

I’m lucky in the sense that I can still somewhat function even with the depression.  I am however struggling with managing to get to work on time.  I am also struggling with getting super fatigued (which is why I have had blood work run – to rule out biological causes of fatigue).

I am now starting on a new medication, that is newer but showing promising results in my diagnosis.  I am cautiously optimistic that this might work because I am feeling better than I have in a long time already.  Better enough, to have finally started to make a decision of how I am going to supplement my life/income.  More to come on that front soon as well.

Until later, be awesome and be kind to yourself.


2 thoughts on “Treatment-Resistant Depression

  1. Good luck with your new medication. I’ve tried four for my depression; only two worked, and not in good ways. I may go back into therapy, but I don’t think I’ll ever go back on meds.


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