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  2. Floor2017

    I feel bad for thinking about this

    Yes, we can be our own worst critic. Even though most people don’t think of us in the worst way. We tend to do ourselves in, in our minds
  3. SheWrites

    Where can I get a refill?

    Thanks to all for your advice. I think my doctor was more concerned with getting the money my insurance company paid her every time she ran unnecessary (IMHO) blood work. Unfortunately, in my area, psychiatric hospitals will only work with you if you are an in-patient. And it's a 5-6 month wait to get in to see a psychiatrist. It is hard not to get even more depressed over the way my doctor treated me. Since 2015, I'd been in an awful job where people yelled obscenities at each other, tried to make colleagues look incompetent, and just generally tore each other down. One of my 20-something coworkers called me a "stupid old woman" to my face several times, and the HR department and management didn't do a thing. After I was laid off in January, I was lucky enough to find a new job with people who treat each other like humans. But my life is still a mess, my finances are in shambles, and I don't know how to fix any of it without some support, which I don't have. I really need someone to work with me instead of lecturing me on how I'm not living up to their standards.
  4. SFOguy50

    Wellbutrin - Smoking

    I started taking Bupropion SR 150mg 2x for 3 days now. I usually have no depression. Anyways, day #1 was hell. It just felt totally weird, headaches, sleeplessness, etc.. Today is day#3 and I still feel some weirdness but stabilizing. Somewhat happier I think. On the smoking front I am continuing to smoke like I usually do. But it tastes like ash. Zero reward. So I am beginning to forget to smoke. Smoking has now become a chore and I am definitely losing interest. I am looking at a 22nd August quit date. Meanwhile I want to get/store some memories of the "tastes like ash" feeling so I can recall it at a later time. I think this is going to work! Wanted to mention - I tried Chantix a few years ago - I went from a happy guy with zero depression to contemplating suicide in a matter of two weeks!
  5. Steveab63

    Should I increase my Remeron dose ?

    I realize its extremely frustrating, but giving up on a dose change aftet 1 day isnt enough to figure out anything. You should give it another chance, if you can get some time off from work to try it. I shouldnt talk, i did the same thing when a Dr gave me Seroquel, and i didnt want to move for 2 days. I was afraid of getting fired, i was so wiped out and useless. Who knows, i might have gotten used to it, and it may have helped. Anyway, this stuff takes time. Steve
  6. Floor2017

    What's an extrovert to do

    Yes, I can the majority of the time I can do things when ever I want to but I have to get a good night sleep so that my mind will be at ease
  7. BeyondWeary

    What's an extrovert to do

    Can you plan something regularly so that it is always part of your week before realizing you’re depressed and are too tired out?
  8. Steveab63

    I feel bad for thinking about this

    Yeah, its amazing, (or sad) that the lower we feel, the more we beat ourselves up. We wouldnt do that to anyone else, yet its our 'go-to' response when we're feeling down. I deserve this, I'm useless, I'm stupid, I'm weird, no one else goes through this, no one cares, i shouldn't have been born, everyone hates me, ill never get better, I'll never amount to anything, i cant do anything right, i should just end it...we're so mean to ourselves....
  9. BeyondWeary

    Where can I get a refill?

    Sorry you are dealing with this. That’s awful!! Try a psychiatrist. They are more understanding and are training for dealing with mental health.
  10. Steveab63

    What's an extrovert to do

    So get a job, volunteer, or find some other way to get the interaction you need. If you're living with couch potatoes, venture out on your own. Whatever works.
  11. BeyondWeary

    Hello everyone!

    Welcome! So sorry about your marriage. How disheartening! Glad your faith is helping you. Glad you are here and keep reading posts and posting.
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  13. Floor2017

    What's an extrovert to do

    Yes, you are right we were created to need each other as in the form of communication, feel,touch and emotional along with physical touch
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  15. JessiesMom

    What's an extrovert to do

    I have realized over the past few weeks, that my mood is much better the day or two after I have a high human contact day. The problem is I often need to make myself go out and find that human contact. My husband and my 17 year old are quite introverted, so converstion with them is like pulling teeth. So the vicious circle goes like this: I am depressed - I need some interaction - Depression makes me tired, weepy and sensitive so I avoid interaction to avoid being hurt - I get more depressed. Sigh.
  16. Steveab63

    Help

    Can you see a therapist? When I was mixing adolescence with depression and anxiety, I had all kinds of confusion about gender/orientation issues. If like many, you're somewhere in the middle of the Kinsey scale, and you believe in that construct, things can be pretty confusing. Or, as I said in another of your posts, you just think women have it easier when it comes to finding friends/mates.
  17. :hugs:I enjoyed reading that 😄 I will write you back soon 🙂 

  18. hocico

    3 Words Of The Moment

    Money Money Money
  19. hocico

    What Are You Reading?

    A military history of Scotland
  20. hocico

    Post your day in 1 word.

    Musical
  21. hocico

    What Are You Eating? #2

    Pierogi
  22. When I was in my 20's, afraid to talk to women, and desperate for affection, I sometimes wished I was a woman. Not for any gender issues, I just had the idea that all a girl had to do was flash some skin, and they had their choice of a dozen interested suitors. It wasn't a very serious fantasy on my part, but it was interesting to find out, over time, that women had the same feelings I did at the time, and also had trouble meeting guys, talking to them, or being thought of as something other than a one night stand. So I guess either way, finding a friend/mate sucks. We all need to stop believing the love stories on tv.....
  23. Hi all, I’m in need of some advice: I really cannot decide what choice to make bc being the choices of bring off ad’s or on are equally as devastating in my opinion and experience so far. I begin taking ad’s last year after finally seeking professional help for my depression and anxiety that I had been suffering from on and off for around 5 years. I first was placed on Prozac then bc of the serious side effects was switched over to Zoloft, and when that was almost just as worse I weaned myself off after 6+months on both and have been going through the worst depression of my life even after stopping meds 4 months ago. With both, I had the unpleasant physical side effects of blurred vision, nausea, loss of apetite and interest in everything in my life in general, sexual dysfunction, constant brain fog and confusion, insomnia, lethargy, zero motivation, and zero inclination for creativity which is a major problem for me as an artist ( i didn’t produce any work the entire time I was on meds). The alternative is to continue being incredibly depressed on and off (which has seemed to be harder and harder to control lately) and just ready to give up on everything a lot of the times. My doctor worries about me and has been trying to get me to try Effexor since it’s not a SSRI but after reading all of the reviews it doesn’t seem like much of an improvement to the others. I just feel like either choice is going to leave me miserable and feeling like I’m missing out on life-please help-any one else go through this difficult decision?? Any advice?? I’m feeling extremely helpless about either choices at the moment :((((((((((
  24. Steveab63

    Where can I get a refill?

    Lemme guess, you're in the USA right? I 've heard some A-D's mess with cholesterol levels, but you'd think that an unchanging history would grant you some slack. Guess the Dr is more concerned with lawsuits, or whatever. He/she should have at least tried to help you somehow...sent you somewhere...besides throwing you 'under the bus' - as they say. Sorry, corporate America is ruthless. Try a clinic or private Dr maybe. Don't let this send you into an abyss...its to hard to climb back out.
  25. slate77

    I keep thinking I'm famous

    This sounds a lot like me, thanks for the post.
  26. OOPS! I meant to say "Glad you were NOT hurt more seriously!"
  27. So sorry and glad you were hurt more seriously! You sound sad and confused. Sounds like you would like to know how it happened, yet are a little afraid? You might want to consider checking into why it happened a little more in case it is a medical concern you are unaware of?
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