I have always been able to work and remember things. Now I can't seem to keep a job, mostly due to clashes with workmates or management. This never happened before medications.
I was on Meds to help me sleep.
I worked shift work as a healthcare assistant.
I worked a lot of nights a lot.
But I had to stay off the nights because of my Meds.
My boss wanted me back on nights so I decided to give it a go.
So had to change the times I was taking my Meds.
I got into work at 8 and was falling asleep by nine.
So it was very long nights. Fighting from the time I got to work till 8 the following morning.
Then I couldn't sleep. So I told my boss at that time I could not do the nights.
She sent me to the job doctor, he wrote back to give it a few months.
That was ok for a short time.
I suffer from arthrihes as well, so between the depression and arthrihes I was out of work on and off.
So called into see their doctor again, he told me would have to give me early retirement.
I was 59 at the time and now I'm at home all the time.
It doesn't help your depression.
Sorry the answer was so long.
I should have just said yes.
Have you asked your doctor for a change/ combination of meds? I found that my therapist was the one that actually knew what was really the meds and complimenting addition and ones that addressed other symptoms. With a few tweaks here and there I was much better in handling the issues I face. Changes in my life? A tweaking to get over the hump, and when crisis over, usually going back to the combo that was working before. Good luck; loneliness at your workplace sucks!
Thank you for sharing. What a lot to go through to feel better. The meds were clashing with your work hrs. I feel they could have been more reasonable on their part to make it work. Yes, being home and not working is a whole other issue and healthwise was caused by not understanding or caring about your health first. Depression and Mental Illness is not a recognised illness and not supported in the workplace. We are people first then employees.
Thank you. My doctor is a GP therapist. He added a med and helped. He doesn't change my dosages. He takes on a counselor role only because he cares and understands me. He is the only one that shows support. I may need to get a specialist doctor to address med changes
@A MyDepressionTeam Member Thanks for the validation. I think the meds make me too sensitive to people. When I am off the meds I am better at being tough . When I was taking bipolar meds and I don't have bipolar I was all over the place. Some doctors way over medicate patients. Hopefully in time there will be better research to narrow down what type of med we should be on the first time.