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  1. I take 2 100mg  Trazadone  tablets and a 20mg klonopine together I sleep very well. Plus i can go to sleep around 11pm get up at 4am to go hunting with no drowsiness or grogginess. Just moved up from the 9mg emsam patch to the 12mg patch. I'll wait and see how it goes.  Just hope they will put Marplan back on the market.  Merry Christmas everyone

  2. t have tried both the Parnate and the Nardil with no success for me without too many complications, winding me up in the hospital.  I am applying the 12 mg Emsam patch once daily. with Trazadone and Klonopine at night for sleep. With Xanax as needed.

    It doesn't work as well as the Marplan for me.  I don't understand all the FDA and Marplan secrecy?

  3. I have taken Marplan for around 11 years with great success.  The FDA found something and it has not been made since May 2018. I tried to reorder my prescription in September and it was out of stock. I have been struggling along using the Emsam patch.  I wonder how many people have committed sucide or homicide because of the drug being not manufactured?  I have gone thru a terrible time since September.  The FDA will not let me know what was wrong with the drug. I have to request a Freedom of Information form and turn it in to them. Then if they approve they will let me know what was found.    Has anyone else had this problem?

  4. I know how you feel, Bluesky. Been there many times but I also know its a feeling and will not last.

    Somehow we have to tell ourselves that or we'lll never function. It will not last forever I assure you.

    Hope the best for you. Just Never Give Up.

  5. I'd requote Tim.

    There is a release of demands upon ourselves when we finally admit we have a problem and need help. Then after we seek help and find it, it is a release to find out our feelings are normal for people with our problems.

    I tried to fake it and deny I had a problem but when I finally did, it helped me so very much. Not only me but my family as well. I went to see a Pdoc and was then gave the option to enter a mental hospital. I chose the mental hospital and have never requetted it. I am a better man for it. It opened my eyes to meet other with the same problems with depression. I thought I was all alone until then.

  6. Hi everyone,

    I fell into depression 20 years ago and for the last year I have been progressively coming out of the deep depression. A year ago I was in the mental hospital again. My meds where changed just a little before I was released. I felt great when I got out so much so I talked the Pdoc into decreasing the main med. But I found out I was not a Doctor and had to go back up on the med after falling into the pit of despair,depression, and anxiety. I have since been getting along rather nicely, a few gloomy days and then right back to living life to its fullness.

    My main med is Marplan which is a MAOI which has helped me along with the Pdoc, CBT and EBT. About 6 months ago the Pschychologist dismissed me. I also take Klonopin daily and Xanax as needed

  7. Raiden,

    I also am very religous and I also know I'm not perfect.

    I don't know if your religion teaches that you are perfect and sinless in this life or not. I strive to be but, alas I have failed as yet to be a sinless perfect person in "thought, word or deed" Once you have asked for forgiveness you must go on in your on strive to perfection aswell. GOD is LOVE and He knows You better than You know Yourself. If HE can forgive us we must forgive ourselves.

    Praying for You and Hope this helps in some way

  8. I get gloomy also when the weather outside is gloomy, cloudy,rainy etc. It is usually sunny where I live.Never cold for more than a few days.

    It effects me so, I replaced all the most used lights in my home with the new "daylight" light bulbs. They are a much whiter lite than the warm slightly yellow lite of the normal bulb. They are in along with the curly light bulbs and the package will have "daylight" on it usually 19-23watt at Lowes and Home Depot.

    Hope this helps some of you too.

  9. It was sunny,cold and windy here today only 46F for a high. So I went hunting with a friend where we would walk through the woods just insight of each other in hopes to run a deer up out sunning itsself

    We covered several miles of doing this and only one deer got up and my friend missed it. Oh well, it did me good to get out in the woods for a walk. Planning on doing it again next week.

  10. Hi Softball,

    I could quote flasquish on this as well

    I'd just like to add I have seen several Pschychriatrist Docs and several Pschychologist Docs over the last 20 years. They all mainly just listened asked questions to get me to talk more. Some prescribed Meds some prescribed self-help therapy to do at home. So far I've never met one that wanted to run my life for me or tell me what I must do or who to do.

    They all have encouraged me to live life to the fullest and forget the past failures and strive to be the best person I can be in the future.

    Just Never Give UP There is Help out there for You and Your Loved One

  11. It would also help if when You talk to your Boss -- You have a plan for Your treatment. Do You need to be hospitalized or go to some intense therapy? . If You see a Pdoc now he could right a note for you to have some time off for this?.

    Here in USA you cannot be fired unless you become incompetent. It is good to let most businesses know how You are, but avoid too much detail I believe. Depression is a sickness, the company cannot fire You for being sick especially if you let them know. Company cannot descriminate between sicknesses.(cancer, heart attack, broke leg, Mental illness)

    As for me I had enough time in to take off on disability temporarily then later it became permanant but that was part of my decision. I retired on disability from my company right at 20 years ago with a very good pension to live on.

    My company had a Help Line for employees mostly for drugs and alcohol problems I called it. I immediately was sent to a Pdoc and then on to 2 hospitals (Emory and Vanderbilt) at Company expense. They wanted me well as fast as possible.

    Hope this Helps. Just Never Give Up There is Help out there for You

  12. I don't know if it is Normal for someone with Bipolar Disorder Depression I'm not a Doc.

    But I have met a family that have to endure this similar treatment when the Husband's meds get out of order or needs a change in meds. He has been a friend to me. Yet he can say bad things to his wife,family and act as if he doesn't love his family when he is bad.emotionally.

    When the meds are right He is very pleasant to be around. His family are very supportive of Him.

    Wish YOU and Your Woman the Best. Please tell Her to Never Give Up------There is Help out There

  13. Hi. I'm 58 so I fit in.

    I have fought with Depression for 20 years now. I have a family that are very supportive even though they don't really understand. I was going thru life well until the chemicals in my body threw me into the Pit of Despair, Depression, and Anxiety. I was 37 and had no idea what had hit me. The company I worked for had a help line which I called and was sent to several University Hospitals.Iwas sent to Emory and then to Vanderbilt. There finding was that I had severe depression caused by the chemicals I had used in the past that have been banned.

    Yet that knowledge didn't help much I still had to go thru the years of different meds and combo till 10 years ago found the right combo for me. I have pretty well had the depression and all under control since. But usually have to have the meds tweaked while inhospital once a year for when the depression gets out of control. Hoping not to have to go inhospital this year. I feel like the meds have the depression under control the most I have ever been beforel I feel almost normal.

    Once I was diagnosed and rediagnosed I was retired at 38 have had to deal with that stygma for 20 years now.

    Wishing Everyone a Great New Year Keep fighting Never Give Up

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