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  2. I like the sound of taking those courses online! Maybe you can even take your laptop to an internet cafe to change things up a bit. :)
  3. Tell Them Off Here

    To the world: if I want to give up, I WILL! It's my life, it's my choice, isn't it? Huh? Huh? - KS
  4. Game: Childhood Memories

    Walking to the park with my family and our neighbors and their families to the park for the 4th of July fireworks at the park down the road from where we lived. Helms bakery truck pulling up in front of the house and when the guy opened the drawer full of freshly made glazed doughnuts, the fragrance was heavenly. During the summer, when the street lights came on, I had to be in the house.
  5. What's On Your Mind Right Now?

    Why do I want to have parents so bad, I'm an adult, AHHHHHH
  6. Today
  7. I was looking into possibly getting one but would you say it's worth getting or would getting a traditional watch be better? I was looking into maybe an Apple Watch or the new Fitbit smartwatch.
  8. Depression Quotes

    "One awesome thing about Eeyore is that even though he is basically clinically depressed, he still gets invited to participate in adventures and shenanigans with all of his friends. What is amazing is that they never expect him to pretend to feel happy, they never leave him behind or ask him to change, they just show him love." - unknown "Mental illness is like fighting a war where the enemy's strategy is to convince you that the war isn't actually happening." -healthyplacedotcom 'And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.' -Friedrich Nietzsche 'Depression is a flaw in chemistry, not character.' - unknown
  9. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    I wish I could just stop caring about everyone and everything. Just be completely emotionless. - KS
  10. What Are You Reading?

    Today is Stephen King's birthday. He's 70.
  11. When the girl I started dating moved away, I couldn't even say anything. Not even goodbye. That was over 4 months ago. I felt horrible about it, and I still do. I want to apologize (would be over a FB message), but I have no idea how. Would it even be appropriate after all this time? Even if I'll never talk to her again, I don't want to leave it like this. It sounds inappropriate to do though. Thoughts?
  12. Random Thoughts 2

  13. Favorite Superhero?

    Probably V from V for Vendetta. True evil takes place in the political arena, not on the street.
  14. Feeling like I'm just back to Square One

    wysl2me - That's great advice. I was trying to think of something to say.
  15. Wellbutrin vs. Lexapro? Any input!

    I was on Lexapro for about a year and a half, while so suffering from a severe eating disorder. I can't effectively say much about weight gain/loss from it because obviously, my body was malnourished and fluctuated randomly. I've been on Wellbutrin for about 6 months now, and I haven't gained weight from it. But there are downsides to it; being a stimulant it has left me with a constant tremor. Also, the first few weeks there is bad constipation, nausea, and occasional headaches. The only side effect that has stuck is the tremor, otherwise none. If your number one concern is weight gain, I don't think Wellbutrin will cause it. Hope this helps.
  16. I ******* Don't Want To Go To Work Tomorrow

    I've stayed home from work 2 days this week. May stay home again tomorrow. I've been telling my boyfriend I'm sick when in all reality I'm just stuck on the couch. Can't even bring myself off of it to clean up while he's gone to work. He always asks if I'm alright but I'm not. I'm not suicidal or anything. I don't wanna die. But say, a semi truck bursts through the wall and I died instantly, I wouldn't mind. Whoa, that was dark but true. Adios.
  17. What Are You Listening To Right Now?

    Spa music. Something has to be good through my body aches right?
  18. What was a small victory you had today?

    Went to hot yoga since i felt a little better. As much of a victory that was it was a huge mistake.
  19. Questions!

    Ive answered summer in the past. Its a diffucult question. I really do love Fall for many reasons but i think summer wins out. Love the extreme heat. What is your favourite condiment?
  20. Post your day in 1 word.

    Bellicose.
  21. Yesterday
  22. Giving up and quitting everything

    Hey potatoe_girl I just wanted to say that I can relate to what you're saying. I really do hope things get better. I really hope that you can find yourself. I think what gives me hope is the fact that there is time although certain decisions can't be changed and we can only work with what we have. Unfortunately for me that isn't much and I have literally given up and I won't recommend it to anyone. I don't know what to say but as long as you can keep on trying you should definitely keep on trying. The feeling as if you don't know everything is okay because guess what alot of people really don't know alot either. You won't work in Mcdonald's,the degree is a stepping stone for a job and it doesn't matter what job you go into. Eventually you'll find your place. I'm hoping for the best for you.
  23. What Really Bugs You (7)

    Seriously, bugs. Specifically, flies. And my house is full of them right now. arrrrrrgggghhh!
  24. @uncertain1 I've been taking Rhodiola Rosea for the past week or so and unfortunately haven't noticed any changes. On the first day, I stupidly took 500mg on top of my 300 mg Bupropion dose, and it led to a pretty adverse reaction (dizziness, nausea, headache, etc.) for the rest of the day. Its essentially the same dopamine agonist action as the Bupripion so I think its ineffective with me specifically. I've done some research that suggests that curing the depression itself will cure the anhedonia (not the other way around) since anhedonia is a symptom specifically tied to MDD. If you wanna read about that, you can check it out here . I'm going to ask my psychiatrist to switch me to Mirtazapine. It's an SNRI so it doesn't have any of the emotional blunting or sexual dysfunction side effects usually associated with SSRI's, and is apparently pretty effective at treating MDD. Fingers crossed for this one.
  25. Depression, anxiety and driving a car

    Yeah, my family would help me to practice but I'm afraid that something could happen someone sitting next to me...I'm just anxious I can't help .I will see what is the result of another test.
  26. Positive stories about Wellbutrin

    I posted a few months ago about my experience with bupropion (generic wellbutrin) and how it was going well. Unfortunately it took a bad turn. Due to a manufacturers shortage I was forced by my pharmacy to switch to a different producer of the generic wellbutrin. The first day that I took the pill from this new manufacturer I had a melt down - I cried all day long, my wife found me on the floor of our closet sobbing uncontrollably. She called the doctor and they didn't have much to say, other than "give it few days and see how it goes". That was almost 3 months ago and it was the last time that I took wellbutrin. Since then I've changed my approach completely - no more precription meds. I had my doctor run a blood test on me and it showed low levels of vitamins B & D so I started supplements of those. In addition I've been eating healthier (cut out fast food, eating lots of whole foods, nuts, fruits, etc) and I've been feeling pretty darn good. Not perfect, but better than I ever felt on wellbutrin. I also started reading a book called the Depression Cure - it talks about the lack of social support that we have these days (too much isolation) our poor diets, lack of exercise etc. It all makes sense. So, rather than trying to treat the symptoms of my depression with a precription pill (with side effects) I'm going after the root cause - getting the right nutrients, exercising, all of the stuff that modern America is focused against. This may not work for everyone, but so far this has worked well for me. I have to believe that our poor lifestyles today are a factor in the growing number of anxiety and depression cases in this country and the western world. Good luck to you all!
  27. Hello, I too am afraid of being on meds, but you could go to a psychologist/therapist just to discuss everything you're going through. When you get more info about your condition(s) you can decide again whether or not you want to be medicated. No one should be forcing you to take something, but I find that having an outlet to talk about what bothers you and finding coping strategies to be helpful :).
  28. How to deal with morning depression

    For the entire month of August and a little of September I had, just as you described, extreme anxiety and depression every single morning that would ease the more I cried. My doc added abilify 2mg to amplify my prozac, which was at the max dose of 80 mg. After about a week on the abilify, the severe morning anxiety and emotional instability started to go away. Now my anxiety is down and I haven't cried for days. But there's still the thoughts that I have, which no medication can ever cure, that keeps me in a depressed state pretty much all day. But I'm more stable emotionally which is helpful.
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