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Katzenjammer

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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,
  4. 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,
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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:))
  8. 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))))))))
  9. 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'.