Yes, ever since my MI. Been on Lexapro for many years. Once I thought it wasn't working much until I went off of it and was not good... I have also been on Coreg for years and agree that it does drain what little energy I do have. Between the meds and low ejection fraction I feel like I have no energy at all, so when I have a good day I end up doing to much and I'm down for a few days... gets really depressing especially since I'm only 54 and want to do so much with my beautiful daughter and her baby girls (2 1\2 and 6 months)... My daughter helps me with a lot and even more this last week since we moved, thank goodness for her. but I know that it's hard for other people to understand just how and why I'm to tired to do much. But when there's good days we have to be thankful for them.
Unfortunately, heart disease patients do tend to need antidepressants. Findings in patients with chronic diseases are they are at higher risk for depression, anxiety, etc. Strategies for coping help.
I am on antidepressants as well. Sertraline. Works great for me. I notice that I can handle daily stress better when I take my pill daily.
Everyone should be!!!I'm on them! Some days bad!but mostly fantastic!!!