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I have been reading a lot about depression and axiety with people suffering with IBS. I am not sure if I would classify myself as "depressed". I do suffer from low energy levels and have a hard time doing things around the house or otherwise. My wife gets mad at me because I am so lazy sometimes. I know this could be classified as a character flaw but I really just dont have the desire or energy to do stuff a lot of times. When my IBS is flaring up I get anxious about how bad I am feeling or how bad it will get this time. Stress can cause things to flare up but it is not always the case. It seems to hit me whenever, and wherever and I cant seem to get a grip on it. Is there something that I can do about this lack of energy or laziness that I am going through. Sometimes I feel great and am full of pep, but most of the time, I just want to sit on the couch and vegetate. I hear that depression can make you feel like this but I am not sure if this is the problem. Can anyone give me some suggestions? Jake
 
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I felt the same like you for years and am convinced people around me thought that I was lazy. This year I started taking a mild antidepressant which stimulates also. Since then I have much more energy and feel a lot more optimistic and less anxious. It's a different life. I only can recommend it. You don't get addictive to antidepressants. Perhaps you have to try severals until you find the one without side effects for you. Give it a try and good luck!Cornelia H.
 
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Cornelia, What kind of anti-depressant are you on? I just would like some kind of an idea so that I may have a starting point. Jason
 
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I'm on 10 mg Melitracen and 0,5 mg Flupentixol. Here in Europe this antidepressant is called DEANXIT. I'm sure you'll find something similar or even better in the States.See also the post of sandwomin "I think I am in remission!!!". Elavil might also work for you.Have a nice day!Cornelia H.
 
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