Fatigue

Between the effects of Bigeminy, low blood pressure (94/57) and the antidepressant drug, Zoloft - the only thing I feel like doing everyday is setting up camp on the couch due to fatigue. Any suggestions? Docs are all saying "hang in there!"

--Dave--


2 Comments

Sertraline

by Selwyn - 2019-05-23 12:04:13

Sorry to hear of your troubles.

Sertraline ( Zoloft) is used to treat anxiety and depression. It takes 3-4 weeks for the effect to work. It can be quite sedative ( you have a leaflet with your meds. stating this) 

Anxiety and depression themselves ( often combined) each can cause tiredness.

If you are taking the medication at a set time each day, try an alternative time ( eg. bed time, or early morning). Sometimes a small dose with a gradual buiild up over a few weeks will minimise the sedation of such meds.

Your blood pressure is  low. I trust you have had your thyroid function checked as underactive thyroid can cause depression and a low BP. It is important to eat and drink fluids however poorly you feel. 

You may wish to try some on-line CBT for anxiety and depression. It is unlikely to do harm, and may well help. Some of the tools you learn can be used throughout life and in this way you can nip anxiety and depression in the bud before they get a grip. 

 

 

Fatigue

by davey - 2019-06-12 04:38:54

Dave H,

Sorry to hear your dilemma , and you are on antidepressants, 

Selwyn, has answered this perfectly, and in all fairness between you both you have helped me, i have had anxiety and poss depression for over 20 years, i dont take meds tho,  i try to control it by having a hobby or go for a walk a long walk, .

There are people out there worse off than me i know that,  i became an artist, and i do paintings for charity, i was given a gift to help me, i return the gift in art form to help others, and it makes me feel good, i have off days, we all do.

Sincere thoughts and best wishes 

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