Hi Debs, I’m on Amitriptlyline for nerve pain… it’s an antidepressant that calms the nervous system down so is often used for MS pain… BUT it has added bonus in also acting as antidepressant.
I’ve found my mood has improved a lots since I’ve been on it and I’m only on 35 mg a day. Can go much higher if I want.
For me they kicked-in in a few days.
Important to remember that when it comes to depression we are dealing with a double whammy. We get depressed because life with MS is so bloody difficult… but also because the lesions in our brains actually muck about with our emotions. It sort of helps to remind yourself of that.
I also live on my own… well apart from my goldfish who aren’t easy to hug… … but I’ve lived alone for years and don’t think I could live with anyone again.
Hope you’re doing ok… and always remember you have a whole bunch of mates on here darlin’.