Everyone with any sort of chronic condition is subject to depression. So I would say you’re right, it’s life in general right now. I think we all go through periods of depression when dealing with chronic, unrelenting issues.
I wouldn’t focus on teleworking as playing a part in it, though. I work from home as well and working from home is basically what allows me to work fulltime with as much success as I’ve had. There’s definitely something to be said for the ability to go to work in your jammies and slippers! Keep focusing on working from home as a positive thing in your life is my advice.
Do you have any pets? I can’t reccommend them strongly enough. They give you a compelling reason to get up, they force you to focus on something outside yourself, and as Sybil mentioned, they give you someone to talk to!
I have parrots (which are way too much work, in general) and they make constant noise, are always moving around, are beautiful, and interact with me. But they also have the option of being completly contained in cages, lowering the amount of up keep to a point - you don’t have to walk them like dogs. Maybe a medium size cage with several colorful finches would brighten not only your day but your house? Finches don’t even need to come out of the cage, but they make all kinds of fun noises and chirps and interact with humans. I think noise and other living things around you when you live alone are important (I live alone as well).
I’m a big fan of cats, don’t have any because of my obsession with large parrtos, but they’re wonderful companions that are largely self-contained as well. Pets are also known to help with depression, lower blood pressure, and generally increase positive outlooks. And I know that when I don’t feel good my dog is a good “sick dog” and will lay in bed with me and bring me her favorite toys to help me feel better. There’s something to be said for that kind of interaction and emotional support.
And having a specific pet opens up the social element of clubs and groups who have the same pets. I know there’s a Finch Fanciers club in my area that meets once a month, that’s the sort of excellent, low-pressure socialization that could help you. What about a book club? Again, low pressure, low physical activity, but social.
As for Conestyx, it’s not known to cause depression or interact with depression meds, but if you feel like it’s not working… I would say speak to your pharm about how long it takes for full effect of the medication and then speak to your doctor about options. I believe it always helps one’s mood when one is proactive!