Anyone with depression before pm?
I've suffered from depression most of my life, and have been on antidepressants for many years, but have never had a complete remission. I guess I was hoping that getting a pm would help, since my physical health would improve, and maybe alleviate some of the depression. (I've been sick for nearly 3 years, dx with fibromyalgia, and fatigue that had been increasing in intensity over the past year. So my depression had really been getting worse.)
It's been 3 weeks since getting my pm, Medtronic Adapta rate responsive. I've noticed a huge improvement in my blood circulation, and now have color in my face and no longer have the foggy thinking, although I'm still having memory issues.
Unfortunately, the depression has not diminished. I actually feel worse, and wonder if I would have even done this if I'd been able to think clearly about it. I feel like my hopes were too great - or is it too early to tell? Has anyone been through this, or something similar? I will be seeing both my cardiologist and psychologist within the next couple weeks, but am hoping to find someone who has dealt with both issues.