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chrisel

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  1. Sorry FF ! I am sending you ((((((hugs))))))) ! I can't sleep either and it is very undermining. Peace
  2. Welcome to the forums! Most people who haven't been there don't get it, but people here sure do! I hope you find the forum helpful. Peace
  3. Welcome to DF! The appropriate place is probably Depression Central. I hope you find the forums as helpful as I have. I'm glad you're getting treatment. Recovery is possible, and you're taking all the right steps now, but it takes time. You'll get there! Peace
  4. I found the side effects awful, but eventually they mostly went away, usually in the first week to 10 days or so of starting/raising dosage. I had to try a few, and it took a long time, but I am finally starting to recover. The SSRI saved my life. I also have to take medication for a chronic disease and it is hard to sort it all out and get the timing right. The psychiatrists or, if needed, a psycho-pharmacologist, can sort out all the meds and make sure they are OK together. There are more medications, types of medication, and combinations now and a good psychiatrist can select from a wide variety to get a custom fit. Medication can also make therapy more effective, and is sometimes needed first to make successful therapy possible. Meds are a personal choice, of course, and everyone is different. Some people don't need them. Some people are against them. Some people are scared of them. For me, if I don't have the meds I just don't have the brain chemistry to function. They don't solve my problems for me, but they make me much more capable of dealing with everything. I wouldn't be here without them, and other family members have have attempted to **** themselves and subsequently also been treated successfully with meds and therapy. Don't rule meds out if you are desperate. You have suffered a long time and deserve every chance to feel better!!!! There IS a chance for happiness for us all, but it sure is hard to find it with depression. Don't give up. Keep looking and I hope you find it soon. Meanwhile, we are here and understand. You are not alone in this fight! Peace
  5. I'm sorry you're feeling so bad. :verysad3: The medication game is so hard. I know what you mean about your heart; my heart feels exposed and raw. Hang in there. It's a long haul, but recovery is possible. It's finally happening for me and I hope it happens soon for you. Peace
  6. I'm sorry you're in such a tough situation. No need to apologize for venting ! That's what the forum is for. We are here to listen to each other. I hope things get better for you. Peace
  7. That's great that you're feeling better ! I am also coming out of a deep depression since last Sept. and I'm sick of ensure ! Congratulations on the new baby !
  8. Glad you're going to get your meds. You deserve help and now is not the time to let pride keep you from it, so bravo for doing what you needed to do. Take care of yourself and PM me anytime ! We are here for you and will hold your hand online ! Wishing you peace!
  9. I'll hold your hand Freckledface! I'm sorry you're so low. I was there too a few weeks ago, and still sometimes. But it will get better. You are entitled to feel angry ! Try not to think too much, because it's overwhelming at this stage and your perspective is distorted. All your thinking will trigger more negative thinking and not help. atry and shelter yourself from things that are triggering as much as you can. Try to be gentle with yourself because you're sick right now. Use distraction and relaxation. Think about only one or two tasks at a time and take baby steps forward when you can. You are much stronger than you feel right now. I felt like I was an open wound emotionally and everything hurt my exposed heart. Depression is f****** with your emotions and it is temporary ! Can you call the doctor's office and get them to fax a generic prescription to your pharmacy? I have been able to do this here. Can you contact the drug manufacturer and see if they can help? Here my doctor gave me a card from the drug co. that covered the difference in price between the brand name and the generic. I don't like you not getting your full dose of meds, especially right now when you are in crisis. They are what is finally pulling me out of the pit. Can you borrow the $? You getting better is the most important thing right now, so please try to get your meds if you possibly can. I hope today is better for you. Please take care of yourself. You WILL feel better and things will look very different. Depression can jerk your emotions and thinking around like a marionette, but it will pass. I am wishing you peace!
  10. I'll hold your hand Freckledface! I'm sorry you're so low. I was there too a few weeks ago, and still sometimes. But it will get better. You are entitled to feel angry ! Try not to think too much, because it's overwhelming at this stage and your perspective is distorted. All your thinking will trigger more negative thinking and not help. Try and shelter yourself from things that are triggering as much as you can. Try to be gentle with yourself because you're sick right now. Use distraction and relaxation. Think about only one or two tasks at a time and take baby steps forward when you can. You are much stronger than you feel right now. I felt like I was an open wound emotionally and everything hurt my exposed heart. Depression is f****** with your emotions and it is temporary ! Can you call the doctor's office and get them to fax a generic prescription to your pharmacy? I have been able to do this here. Can you contact the drug manufacturer and see if they can help? My doctor gave me a card from the drug co. that covered the difference in price between the brand name and the generic. I don't like you not getting your full dose of meds, especially right now when you are in crisis. They are what is finally pulling me out of the pit. Can you borrow the $? You getting better is the most important thing right now, so please try to get your meds if you possibly can. I hope today is better for you. Please take care of yourself. You WILL feel better and things will look very different. Depression can jerk your emotions and thinking around like a marionette, but it will pass. I am wishing you peace, friend !
  11. I think you really need to talk to someone about what you did. I think the fact that you feel so guilty and are condemning yourself forever for it is proof that you really want to change, but think it's impossible. The human brain has neuroplasticity. It dies and grows and changes and forms new neural connections. Re-wiring is completely possible. And I think the weight of this secret is crushing you. Is there any way you can talk about it anonymously with a help line or something? Depression tells you everything is hopeless and permanent, but change is always possible. There are mental health experts that specialize in sexual issues and I'm sure they've heard it all before and much worse.. You say you didn't hurt anyone, but you gravely wounded yourself. You are so young and you can change, but you'll need help. I hope you can get the help you need and save the rest of your life. Don't give up ! Get help so it doesn't happen again and so you can live with yourself and enjoy your life. Good luck ! Peace
  12. Hi ! I'm sorry you're suffering so much. Have you spoken to your doctor about treating your depression? Your sister also deserves treatment . Chronic pain and depression often go together. You deserve help and someone to talk to about your situation. Family often don't "get it". You need to talk to someone who does. I hope your surgery helps. We're always here to listen and try to help, so you're not alone. I wish you peace !
  13. Hi and welcome ! Your husband is lucky to have such a supportive partner. There's a forum section called Families and Depression that you could check out. Please feel free to ask any questions you want, or discuss anything you want. People here are kind and understanding and want to help each other. I hope DF can help you. Peace
  14. Hi ! Welcome! I hope you find the forum as helpful as I have! Peace
  15. Hi and welcome to DF ! I hope you find the forum helpful. Your English seems good; don't apologize. You will find lots of kind, understanding people here who want to help each other. Peace
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