Many of you have encouraged me to see a doctor about my depression, which of course my wife has been pushing me to do. Well, I went today and have been prescribed Zoloft 50mg. The doctor wants me to check back in with him in a month.
I still kind of think my wife thinks this will cure my atheism. But the doctor said I should hold off on career changes for at least 2 weeks.
Doc: Tackle the depression first, then see if you still want to change jobs.
Me: I know I struggle with depression, but I think the acuteness of it lately has more to do with my situation. My wife thinks I’m depressed and want to quit, but I want to quit and that’s why I’m depressed.
Doc: Ah yes, the old chicken and the egg argument.
Me: Pretty much.
Doc: Well I want you to realize that changing jobs isn’t going to fix your depression. You can be just as depressed at any other job.
Me: Yeah, I have no delusions about changing jobs fixing my depression. But I still want to quit.
No, I didn’t tell my doctor I’m an atheist. Just that I wanted to quit.
I pick up the meds later today. I’ve never been on depression meds before. Wish me luck!