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pathos

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  1. Hey M, So sorry to hear you are sufferring so much. I suffer from Major Depressive Disorder. I certainly understand how terrible this illness can be. Changing meds can sometimes be a good thing. I have found that while my depression never leaves me, it does not seem to go to the severity it used to. Also, I speak to a therapist on a regular basis which is of great help, I would recommend it to anyone sufferring from depression. You could also try repeating positive affirmations, even when your lying in your bed. Something like "I am kind, I am smart, I am important."... I wish you the best. Welcome to DF. ---- Pathos
  2. Hey Notrust87, Maybe seeing a therapist could help. I do take meds but have to say that the therapy really helps. I also attend group therapy to remind me I am not alone in this fight. Welcome to DF. Sorry you are suffering. Joining this forum will give you a chance to express yourself and that always seems to help. I also like to repeat affirmations when I am depressed like the I have included below. I hope you get to feeling better. Take care. --Pathos
  3. Hey Ryman, Welcome to DF, sorry to hear you are feeling so bad. I too sometimes think I just want to stop with all the medications and try a different approach. I take 6 different meds for my depression and anxiety and sometimes dont know whether I am coming or going. Only this week have I noticed my anxiety and depression improve slightly. Not sure what to contribute that to. For now I will have to stay on these meds. Maybe they are actually finally helping. Only time will tell. I also see a therapist once a week which for me is my favorite hour of the week. It really helps to talk about things. Also being here on DF is helpful. Its nice to know that I am not alone in the struggle. Some years back I stopped taking meds because I was feeling better, that was a mistake because apparently it was the meds that were actually helping me. Months later I started on them again but could never get the same result. Who can really understand the brain? Whatever you do, dont give up on yourself. You are important and deserve to feel better. I hope I have helped if but in a very small way. Take care. - Pathos
  4. Hey J, Just try and remember that the Dysthymia is not you and that it is instead an illness that you have. I have been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder and I have to constantly remind myself that it does not define me but is certainly something that I have to accept as something that I have. While there might not be a cure for Dysthymia, it can be something you can live with. I would have to encourage you to seek help by means of a therapist as it can bring great relief to talk about the things that are going on in your life. I know that what your grandfather did may seem like an exit but in the end what you really want is some relief from the illness. Relief can be found with the help of a therapist and the right meds. This is something worth considering. I am sorry for your pain. Also talking about these things on this forum can help. Welcome to DF and please dont give up on yourself. Please take care and seek the help you need. --- Pathos
  5. Hey Luke, Sorry you have so much to deal with, it must be a burden. I hope you are able to seek out help through therapy and meds. I suffer from Major Depressive Disorder and Social Anxiety, so at least on some level I understand what you are going through. I have never been real good at faking a smile or a laugh, my friends say they can read my mood the moment they see my face. Thanks for sharing your story as it help us both to know we are not alone. Welcome to DF and see if you can give good advice at times and that will help your mood. Also when I start feeling weird I do pushups and it helps. If that doesnt work I do more pushups. There is no cure for Depression, but things like talking about your illness and/or exercise can help. I am still kind of new to DF but not to MDD or SA. Thanks for joining, take care, Pathos.
  6. Hi Angelica, Hope you find the support here that you are looking for. Welcome to DF. Depression and Social Anxiety have hit me hard the last few years and while the meds sometimes help, I think the one on one therapy has helped me the most. Hope you find a therapist you can open up to and like. Take care. -- Pathos
  7. Hey Scienceguy, Sorry to hear that your so depressed. I too have been fighting my depression and social anxiety. I have some sort of disconnect or something with people in general. Anyway glad your are seeking therapy, its the only thing that keeps me going lately. Take care and welcome to DF. Hope it helps to know that you are not alone in the fight. -- Pathos
  8. I joined a couple of weeks ago and it definitely helps knowing that we are not alone. Check out my post if your interested in a few positive afffirmations. They are really helpful. -- Pathos
  9. "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." -- Einstein
  10. fair well all and see you on the otherside -ANDREW PS "ITS NEVER TOO LATE TO BE THE PERSON YOU COULD HAVE BECOME!!
  11. Well I guess this will be may last post in awhile. The beast (depression) has got me cornered. I have been feeling him coming on for the past few weeks, and he finlally had got me cornered' i am ready for him with my Afirmations, anecdotes, self help books. Funny dvds and much prayer. This depresion dCOMESwith jo ryhn or rwWOJ
  12. Hey MozFan, Thanks for sharing your feelings. I have sufferred from Depression for many years and like you I can feel when its about to come on strong. For me thats when I have to have my plan ready. I have drawer were I keep a couple self help books that I have read a million times but I know what pages to go to to get the support I need. I also have a couple movies on DVD that I can watch (comedies), also I start to think about my favorite affirmations or anecdotes that help me to put things in perspective. More than anything I try to be busy with things and exercise more. Hope this helps. Take care -- Pathos
  13. Hey Sommer, I was just wondering how things were going? Feeling any better or just the same? Hopefully not worse. There are other antidepressants that are in a different class and work in a different way than ssri's. I believe Trazadone is a tricylic, I could be wrong about that, but I believe most tricyllics work as an antidepressant and are usefull in helping one sleep. Also there are usually out patient services that a person can get through the county for little or no cost. I have found that to be true in both KY and OH, such might be the case where you live as well. If you did decide to check yourself in a hospital they have social workers that will set up outpatient services for you for little or no cost as well. If you read my original post under "Major Depressive Disorder" you will find some good affirmations that others have shared and also a nice anecdote I tell myself when I am feeling really low, maybe they could be of use to you. Wishing you well, -- Pathos
  14. Hey BlueGoose, Thanks for your response. Guess my situation is a little different than yours (alot of childhood stuff). And yeah I know what you mean about the Ambien, I had a problem with sleepwalking. My favorite scripture is from David (Ps 27:10) Thanks again for sharing --- Pathos.
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