Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Depression and Stroke

Depression after stroke is quite common, and not just because you are suddenly disabled, but because the brain dumps dopamine in response to the trauma.  I am definitely depressed.  I have a follow-up appointmrnt with my GP this morning, and akong with alternatives to brilinta, I will try and get a referral to a psychiatrist for anti-depressants.

6 comments:

Arthur said...

i recommend that you try niacin 500mg 1 to three times a day. known since the 1920s as a counter depressant. Highly recommended. use nonflushing if that bothers you. I prefer the "normal" flush causing version.

Mauser said...

Be careful. You know what anti-depressants can do to people.

Larry Sheldon said...

Be strong--hang in there, You are not alone.

TM Lutas said...

Remember that you have changed the world by your actions and your writings and you have a community of people around the world who care that you're still on the planet, respect, and love you. You're doing the right thing seeking help. I hope and pray that you get better soon.

Aaron said...

Hang in there. Depression is no joke.

It may perhaps help for you to know that there's a lot of people out here reading your thoughts and following your progress. We're hoping for the best for you and that we hold you in both high regard and esteem.

All the best to you for your continuing recovery.

Eric said...

Wow, you've really hit a low spot. Please hang in there.

God Bless you.