It's great that you're reaching out with this question.
The truth is that there is not one best medication for the symptoms you are describing. The good thing is that there are many good medication choices. It would be important when you see your doctor to have the list of medications covered by medi-cal for depression
. Call the number on the back of your card and ask them for that list.
The best approach to getting relief is to see a psychiatrist who can help you: 1) make an accurate diagnosis, 2) give you a choice of two medications with different possible side effects, so you can pick the medication that you would feel most comfortable taking. If you are not able to get to see a psychiatrist, bring you general practitioner a written list of your symptoms to your appointment, so save time during the discussion. The general visit to an internist is 7-12 minutes, so managing that time efficiently will help save time to sort out things like the accurate diagnosis and a discussion about medication choices.
Having your symptoms better controlled will help you sleep
, as well as be less anxious and less depressed.
There is definitely hope for you to feel better. Be determined and systematic and you will feel better.