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Prodrome - Depressed Mood

Many have expressed an interest in learning more about this symptom after the publication of Depression as a prodrome symptom. I don't really have any answers, but would enjoy keeping the conversation going to see if we together we can figure out some good coping strategies and ways to recognize this symptom before it overwhelms us. Who's in?

  1. Sounds like a good idea Tammy.
    Can we include crankiness?

    1. Definitely! Irritability, crankiness, etc. are actually symptoms of depression, so that works, too.

      1. I thought so, excellent!

        1. I've been having more migraines for about a month now. I suspect this is somehow related to menopause, as I'm also having increased hot flashes during the day and night. Along with it, I've struggled more with increased anxiety and depression. I'm glad to know that some others are out there with the same issue. I'm currently taking 1200 mg of Neurontin/day. Earlier this winter, when I was struggling awhile, the dr. upped it to 1400 for 2 weeks, then back down to 1200. I think the Neurontin keeps me functional, inasmuch as I can go to work (thank God, cuz I know a lot of folks can't). But I'd like to think that life could be more enjoyable then work, tired, headache, repeat as needed. I also tend toward anxiety and obsessive thinking, so the mood issues have been tough. I tried two anti-depressants several years ago when I went through a divorce, and neither one seemed to fit well. I know there are others out there, but just reluctant after two fails, plus I'm on several meds for asthma and allergies. So, not trying to be John Wayne, but feel like I've given meds for depression a decent try. I drink moderately, try not to overdo caffeine or sugar, try to keep to mild exercise. That's been tougher, as I have exercise-induced asthma, and now I have arthritis in my feet, so walking isn't as pleasurable. This all gets discouraging, as I'm sure everyone knows.

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