As you may know from my sig. I take a tricyclic antidepressant to manage the depression I was pushed into by my anxiety from life with a difficult child spouse and difficult child kids. Over the years, I've slowly bumped my dosage up in response to the growing chaos in my life (with my psychiatrist's blessing). When husband went through the drama with his initial seizure diagnosis and brain surgery back at the start of this year, the psychiatrist agreed I should bump my medications up again. Lately, however, I have felt lethargic and apathetic and just plain avoiding things around the house that equate to dull, uninteresting work, even though it's very necessary and I'd be much more relaxed and happy if I just DID IT. Call it a funk or whatever, I just have not been motivated to do much of anything. Thinking that my medications were partly to blame, I bumped myself down a notch this past week, and although I find myself getting more done, I also have a shorter temper. Clearly, that's not an optimal situation. And I've been wondering if I need something different now (I've been on this particular medication for about 8 years now). I know you aren't doctors here, but wanted to get some feedback from anyone with experience or practical knowledge with this.