Daffodil Posted March 21, 2014 Share Posted March 21, 2014 So this week I went to my docs for a regular check in and discussed with him the fact that I am so exhausted the whole time and shared my frustration that it is stopping me getting on and doing things I would like to do, especially physical things. He then surprised me by suggesting i start on a low dosage anti depressant to try and help me lift my energy I am just not sure that I want to take them, so havent. I know you cant advise me on that and I have nothing against taking them either, plenty of friends and family do and beleive me when I say if I thought it would help then I would. Thing is I am on the waiting list to see a CBT counsellor as they suspect I have PTSD after my episodes end of last year but I have made a lot of progress again over the last few months in managing my fears and emotions and I try and have quiet moments every day which really helps. Health wise I am doing well and physically managing to do more. Not to the levels I did pre SAH but I am really not trying to measure against that and I do feel happy most days. I look after my daughters with little assistance, I am back driving and working 12 hours a week and generally take pleasure in what I can do. Thing is I feel that the exhaustion is just a part of the brain injury and my husband and I both feel that my mood is actually better and more positive than I was before my SAH , (and tbh I was pretty upbeat before then.) I know that I do have fears somedays which is why I am keen to do the counselling so I guess what I am saying is that I really don't feel depressed. I have appetite to do new things, I am happy to go out and do things when I have the energy to but even with pacing myself I wake up in the morning and feel exhausted and part of me suspects that is donw to the shunt which after all creates an unnatural environment in my brain. what would you do? I think I am going to go back for my follow up next week and tell him that I want to try the counselling first before stepping into any tablets or do you think I am in a bit of denial..? points of view welcome I Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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