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  1. Please Read

    It made a difference to me. Tonight it helped more than you could know. Bless you, 😊😊😊
  2. My terrible life story

    Dear Oussama, I’m hoping because you’ve posted that somewhere deep down inside you know there is some small sliver of hope for you, just as I know and pray that there is a sliver of hope for each of us on this forum. It’s a place to start,don’t you think? I wish you peace and hope, I know your journey is a painful one, yet please know we are here for you, and know you are in my thoughts tonite as I write this. All is not lost, dear one. I believe that you have a purpose, there is forgiveness, and you are here for a reason. Please take care and be safe ((( hugs)))) warmly, katzenjammer
  3. Difficult choices

    Dear Sarahbeth, I’ve read through many of your posts tonight. i know what it is to lose and miss one’s mother. There is nothing and no one like a mother. You are loved, though, by are family to me and to countless others here. We love you, right now.
  4. a call for help - please read

    Alex, You are not alone. At all. I certainly understand the isolation, and I know from spending time on this site that you are among comrades. We all get the isolation and the loneliness I don’t have any special wisdom but I am here often enough to offer a listening ear. And others do too. Your life is important,, we can never know what a difference we will make in someone else’s life.. I wish only good things for you. Please take care and keep coming back here if you need a lifeline. warmly, Katzenjammer
  5. Life Is Over

    I’m 62 and and totally get the title of your post as I feel like that often. Life does feels like I’ve bungled it and now it’s late in the game. I got started in my career later in life and retired sooner than most having a my nervous breakdown my friends are gone I do wish I could think of something wise or profound to say to you, but I don’t have anything, I’m sorry for that. There are others of us out there, I’m comforted by the fact that there are others who get us. the people in this forum are a blessing and I couldn’t do it without the understanding I get here take care, you are in my thoughts EleanorGrace
  6. I'd like your opinons about this.

    Duncan I am sorry for the amount of pain you've had to endure in your life to date. As someone who's had depression for decades, I don't (obviously) have a magic bullet. But I do know that medication is worth trying. And therapy or counseling is worth trying. At some point in this journey we all require some support structures to hold us up - otherwise its very easy to get sucked in by the undertow...... take heart, I was on the same combo of meds for 12-15 years, losing it and having a nervous breakdown. I finally sought a new dr. who changed my meds, what a difference. I realized I had forgotten what it was like to feel "okay" sometimes, and to be able to ignore my torturous thoughts, the ones that I call the "river of sh•t". i hope I haven't offended you in any way with my reply, just wanted to reach out and let you know WE'RE HERE for you. Katzenjammer
  7. I want to get away

    I'm right there with you. Sleep is the only thing that gets me away from EVERYTHING. Havent any solutions, yet, and I'm sorry you're going through this. FWIW, you are not alone
  8. Need help

    Hi Nic, it's a hard place you're in, I'm sorry you're going through this. Depression can rob you of your motivation to do anything and it's hard to get out of those slumps. The fact that you've tried CBT and self-help makes you an excellent candidate for therapy. Starting counseling is a great idea! Especially since you're so willing. Look for someone who's a fit for you, someone you feel comfortable with, and don't look back! I wish you well,
  9. Hi and Welcome!!!! im in the same boat, trying to figure out how to (semi) - regularly emerge from the house - sorry to say I haven't figured it out yet Sometimes, when I have something I've got to do, it's easier if I just do a small part of it, then I leave, quick as possible, knowing that I can get back home asap. And then I do!!! It's a small step, but it's enough for today. Blessings to you,
  10. Hello again everyone - I have relapsed

    Hi there, sorry things have taken a downward turn for you. You sound like a very sincere person who has a good deal of integrity. I had issue with weight gain after using Prozac for a few years: now I'm on Sertraline and the weight gain has stopped. Also on Wellbutrin which is not a "weight offender ", but oh yeah, now on top of my depression and anxiety people make disparaging comments about my weight. People can be pretty sh!!!!tty and hurtful. I can relate to the discontent you are feeling. Peace se and blessings
  11. 69 and scared

    Hi Rainforest, I'm late to this discussion but want you to know your words mean so much to me. I'm 61 and have suffered depression since my teens. Mostly your post resonates with me because I feel so alone, no peers who understand, I've missed out on so much of life by not living. Maybe I've missed the boat entirely, so tired of trying, it's exhausting isn't it. Im sorry you are dealing with so much dark pain. I hope for better days for you. And thank you for writing.
  12. Meds

    Hi lost soul, I'm sorry you are going through so much pain-I know what it's like to be older and to feel that you've got such little time left, what's the use of trying something new?..... but Lonely Foreigner is right, you don't want to defer treatment for something that's not 100% sure. I wish I knew what to say to help, please know that I empathize. Hoping for something positive to break through for you:))
  13. Im really sorry and thank you ALL for everything

    Mary, I'm sorry you're going through so much pain. Please know there are so many of us out there who are going through similar difficulties . You're not alone. ((((((((((hugs to you))))))))
  14. Chest hurts, ER doesn't care, husband making jokes

    ((((Grace)))))) I'm so sorry you're having to go through this. It's truly awful to be invalidated by someone who's insisting that you're 'faking it'.