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no appetite, no energy, sour stomach in morning

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 15, 2007
  • 06:55 PM

Hello,
I have been feeling bad for approx 60 day. I have no appetite, no energy, my stomach is sour sometimes in the morning. After a few hours of being awake, the sour stomach usually goes away. I feel a bit weak when I am walking around (feels like when your blood sugar is low). If I am laying down or sitting on the couch, the weakness isn't noticeable usually. I have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning because I have no energy and feel exhausted. I tend to feel better at night than I do during the day. The morning is the worst. I have stopped doing erands with my wife and have decline to go out to eat several times because I don't feel well enough to go. My wife indicates that I am more quiet than usual (which is true). I don't know if all of this is because I am sick or I am depressed. I am not sitting at home crying all the time. I do feel frustrated because this has been going on for so long.


The Dr. has given me several blood test: cbc, thyroid, liver, kidney, esr, cea, blood sugar. All test have come back good
I had a chest Xray and a adominal and brain Cat Scan. These test also came back good.

The Dr. thinks that I have depression. I have tried 4 different anti depresants and stopped each for one reason or another (made me droggy, couldn't sleep, didn't think it was working, etc). The Dr. now has me on Paxil 40MG. I took Paxil for 10 years prior to this and stopped because I thought it was no longer working. I was on 20mg before.

I have been off work for 2 weeks now because I don't feel good enough to go in the office.

Can depression cause symptoms such as I am describing? Can these symtoms last for awhile before relief starts to occur? Is there any other medical issues I might be having? Is there anything I can do to jump start my appetite and get my energy back?

Thanks,
Lance

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