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HopeButterfly last won the day on September 25 2014

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  1. I'm feeling just OK due to the fact that one of my daughter's has been suicidal and is psychotic and delusional. She's been seeing the same psychiatrist for 23 years. She's on many many medications and right now is safe. It's tough where I battle depression myself and worry a lot about her. Abilify pulled me out of a 5-1/2 month severe depression the beginning of April and I'm feeling grateful for that.
  2. Little Scarlett was born on June 4th was born with fluid in her lungs, but is getting better now. She's still in the hospital, but will be discharged this week. We're so happy she's going to be OK. Two months now I've been out of depression and am planning to fly again and doing lots of things I never thought I'd do again.
  3. Update: It's been nearly 2 months that I've been out of severe deep depression. I even mowed part of the lawn today and am driving again. Scarlett is breech and will be born by C-section on June 4th. This is so exciting. I've been quilting like mad and sleeping better with the help of a sleep aid. I've put on a bit of weight and am trying to get it off. it feels so wonderful not to be depressed.
  4. Why don't you do a google search on both these meds. My daughter is on 800 mgs of Seroquel and my husband is on 50. He was placed on 100, but he was sleeping all the time. Good luck with your search.
  5. Thanks, Freckedface for your kind reply. I appreciate it. Hugs, back to you.
  6. I used to have an eating disorder and was in therapy quite a while. I seem to be completely out of control for now. I weighed myself this morning with excellent intensions. At 10:30 I began to binge. Yes, most likely because I could hardly eat since the end of last October, my body is craving food. But since I already have this disorder, it's rearing it's ugly head again. I'm writing this here to help myself get control again. I will not binge for the rest of today and then take it one day at a time.
  7. There's something really wrong with me. I cannot stop eating. I'm binging and binging. During all those months that I was in a severe depression, I could hardly eat. Now, just a week out of depression, I can't seem to get enough food in me. Anyone have an idea what's going on? How can I stop? I don't do this when my husband is around. I binge in private.
  8. Hi Wally, No, I doubt that my depression had anything to do with the seasons. Thanks for your kind words.
  9. Finding the right medications finally took me out of a deep severe depression about a week ago. It's worth a try. When I went through years of being alone I volunteered with our mentally ill veterans at the hospital in my state. It gave me something good to do and to realize how fortunate I was. Do you have a hobby? What about doing volunteer work? There's so much need out there.
  10. You sound very angry. I'm sorry. I do wish you to get well, however. You're so very young.
  11. At 72 years old I don't want or need therapy. My medications that I was changed to have been working and for the past week I feel myself coming out of a severe depression of half a year. I had all the therapy in my lifetime that I ever want. But that's me. Everyone is different.
  12. It sounds like you are doing some good things for yourself. That program does sound intense. As far as your meds, can you hand them in tomorrow morning? I don't know what you're going through, but I can relate to divorce as I've been there. It hurts like hell. I've also been widowed. Losses hurt so much. Know that there will come a time when you'll look back at this difficult time and say you made it. You came through. There are wonderful people out there and maybe in time another lovely lady who's deserving of you. When one door closes, a window opens. Stay focused and do your work and time will help. Best wishes.
  13. Abilify began to work for me after about 2 to 3 weeks and is helping to take me out of severe major depression. It worked for me back in 2011 within days and is working again. My pdoc better not take me off of it this time like she did prior to my being struck with another major depression. This medication is a God-send for me.
  14. Golden One. I have sent you a message with my response. Thanks for writing.
  15. I fully agree with what the others before me have said. Get on your feet first. Do not let anyone tell you that you are a lesser person for any reason. You have a right to live and to get well. Please do so. I would not be in her presence as yet because you are simply not strong enough yet. Her things can be delivered to her by a third party - not you. Best wishes.
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