There arent too many of us who arent on anti-depressants.
There's a sticky link at the top of the Symptoms forum which gives more information on depression and Lupus.
I am on Cipramil (Citalopram) and it's made a world of difference to me. Counselling can help also, if your GP is not comfortable diagnosing it or prescribing then you could get a referral to a Psychiatrist. Most GP's will handle it though, it was my Lupus Doc who got that sorted out for me
Hi Precious, Yes, there are lots of us on anti-depressants. I was not getting out of bed, wondering if a life with Lupus was worth living, when I finally came to this board and asked the very same question. The fact is, that any time someone has a chronic disease, there will be depression, and it will, in time, put you down to your knees. So, yes, I do believe in the meds, I know they saved me, and also, for a lot of people, counseling helps also. But this is not a decision to take lightly, as each person is different. If you are thinking of this, definately see your GP first. :wink2: