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.
Yes depression anxiety and panic attacks have exacerbated since my chf afib, pulmonary embolism and pleral effusion diagnoses in march. I was very active before, but now cannot even walk thru a grocery store without getting dizzy, lightheaded, and short of breath. I have to shop in 3 sections 3 different days. Dr put me on Zoloft a low dose to start and that has heightened the effects of the other 7 meds the dr put me on that i never was on any meds before march. Im trying to lose weight but its not coming off since i cannot move around too much.it is very frustrating depressing and sad the state of my life now.
When i had my heart attack after it was months i was very depressed the usual am i going to die , why me . Lost 2 stones but still feld bad even the smallest pain in my chest would sent me in to panic mode it has taken me over a year to get over ot snd live s normal life
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.
The days are getting lighter now and it’ll soon be my favourite time of the year ,spring,when everything is beginning to grow ,a time to start getting out more I think this is a great way to beat the depression,even if you can’t walk so good just to be out in the garden is a real boost,a time to renew your faith in nature.