I had a counselor tell me that I can expect to experience situational depression until my mother dies.
Almost all the time I have no energy.
Sometimes I get a sadness that is settled in my chest. I guess that's what they mean by a heavy heart.
At times I can hardly move it gets so bad.
Everything looks gray and uninteresting. I'm not motivated to do anything. Daily chores are robotic.
Then the symptoms will go away for several days. If I have a good sleep the symptoms retreat and I feel much better.
I am taking Lexapro but it does not do anything for these occasional bouts of depression with "physical" symptoms.
I sometimes run with my dog although not very far as we both get worn out. He is older too. That helps for a while.
Does anyone else have similar experiences? How do you treat the symptoms.?