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  1. My current one totally sucks!! I didn't know it was time to take the picture again and I look like something the cat dragged in. I did like my old one though. Think I will mysteriously lose this one so I can get a new one and retake the picture!! lol
  2. That's a good question about making yourself a priority. But if you don't then your health may get worse? As women, we sometimes neglect ourselves.
  3. Many people with depression and anxiety know how to "put on a happy face" for others. If your doctor knows you well, he/she will see through this. He/she will most likely ask you some questions as well and those answers will tell your story. Nobody knew I was depressed.(At least, I don't think so?)
  4. Question for this week: Will I EVER(seriously) be able to get more than 3 hours of sleep?
  5. haboob (ha ha) It's a real word. Look it up!!(I may not have spelled it correctly.)
  6. You are sober. You are sharing your story. Those are two very important things. I never had any confidence in high school and rarely dated. The hard part is that it's mostly about confidence and it's very hard when you don't have it. How do you get it? I really don't know, but I do think it's the key in dealing with the opposite sex. It doesn't mean pompous confidence either. I think it's more of "I like myself even though I am not perfect and I kinda like you too". Welcome to the DF site!!
  7. Can you be specific about what your symptoms are? Welcome to DF!!
  8. Wow, that's good, right? I wasn't 100% sure. Yes, that's good as I am trying to lose weight and eat more nutritionally.
  9. Went to see my nutritionist. I have nearly lost 5% of my body weight!! So eating better is on my list towards feeling better.
  10. In my case, I THINK about doing "it"(whatever the task may be) for so long that then I just feel overwhelmed and give up completely. I'm so over myself and all my excuses. Think I am just lazy and, oh well. At least I am not a mean person?
  11. I really don't think I can help you. But I wanted to let you know that I read your story and I really feel for you. Feeling lonely and wanting that social interaction but feeling like it's impossible, must be really hard. A life coach or therapist might be able to help you work through this?
  12. I often keep people at a distance as well because I don't want them judging me as I know I am far from perfect. But I have told some people about my diagnosis of depression and anxiety and most people have been really understanding. Some of the people I've told have also then opened up about their own experiences with depression or anxiety. I think you should be careful who you tell but maybe tell at least one person how you are feeling? Maybe it would help just a little bit?
  13. I've only been on an AD for depression and anxiety for a month. I'm lucky in that I get help about a month into my depression. Most people don't seek help for years. My family physician new what was going on with me and was treating me for insomnia and he new about all of my other medical problems and a really stressful situation at work. He brought up that maybe an anti-depressant would take the edge off the anxiety and also help me sleep. I'm so glad he mentioned AD's because that was the only prodding I needed to ask him for something stronger and told him how much I had been crying, etc. I think I probably could have used some medication for anxiety for a few years now but I just kept it all bottled up and never really thought about how stressed I was. These forums have been awesome!!
  14. Some of these are pretty bad. When it comes to friends and family members, I don't think they mean to be this obtuse. I really think my friend is was just trying to make me feel better when I told her about my depression and told her how I had to fight myself to do absolutely anything or go anywhere and she compared it to not wanting to go to the grocery store on the way home from work?? I really just think she was trying to make me feel "normal". Most people don't realize that they are invalidating your problems when they do this. (I do realize that there are some really callous jerks out there too.)
  15. Lance, Everyone is different, but yes, many of the symptoms you describe seem to be normal. I've been on Lexapro for a month and I started to feel some improvement in my depression and anxiety after only a few days. For some people it does take awhile for AD's to kick in. I've heard that the more severely depressed you are, the better chance AD's have of working. So I must have been pretty bad off. ha ha (I really don't know if that's true but it seems feasible.) Definitely have no sex drive at all.
  16. I've definitely had the headaches and extreme fatigue, lethargy, but not the dizziness or nausea. Have you been to see your doctor lately just a for a check up. Dizziness and nausea can be caused by a number of things?
  17. My son has Asperger's and ADHD. There's definitely some overlap. Wishing you well. I am an INFJ on the Meyers Briggs.
  18. People just don't get it. Anxiety can be very debilitating. I have lots of anxiety over some current health issues and it can do a number on your mind.
  19. I second this!! Here's hoping all the positiveness you seek is coming your way and SOON!!
  20. I'm trying to give myself a break like I always do for other people. Trying to be nice to myself.
  21. Recherche, No advice really. Just wanted to say hello. Not sure I am the best person to give advice. On a side note, have you ever looked into your personality traits/type. Certain people feel like misfits due to certain tendencies, etc. Doesn't solve anything to know what personality type you are but it does give insight into motivations, etc. Welcome to the forums!! ~Tracy
  22. I called in sick to work due to waking up every hour with insomnia....lol But I AM working on laundry ~ put some away and put some in the washing machine, and I'm also gathering up the recycling items!! :)
  23. I have only been taking escitalopram for about a month at 10 mg so I'm not sure. I think I'd contact my doctor for advice on this one.
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