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  1. 4 minutes ago, zenzang said:

    Has it been helping? :)

    Yes! It used to help, but then my depression and other issues worsened and I lost motivation in general. I wouldn't even read it. Yesterday I forced myself to open it, and now I'm writing again. It's like having "past you" motivating and pushing you forward. 

    I use it as a positivity journal/creative outlet. I only write positive things and draw, etc. 

  2. 4 hours ago, kevolution said:

    Thanks for your response. I've been working with my psychiatrist for 2 years trying to find something that works better, but nothing has. What did you switch to?

    I switched to Valdoxan (Agomelatine) plus Paroxetine. The dosages are still off, possibly on my next appointment I'll be prescribed a higher dosage on both meds. I started with Lexapro (escitalopram) but it did little to nothing for me, but it might work for you. 

  3. The most important thing is to talk to your therapist first, he/she is the most competent person to help you switch to another medication. Plus, you will need guidance when it comes to switching since quitting Cymbalta can have some nasty withdrawal symptoms. I had the same issue as you, all of a sudden it was doing nothing for me, after years of taking it. I switched a month and a half ago and I'm seeing some improvement, still got a long way to go, but it's helping. 



  4. On 3/22/2018 at 11:58 AM, AloneOnTheNile said:

    I'm a new mom and trying to get through separation/divorce and I want to make sure that I can be the best mom to my baby by finding a way to manage and hopefully cure my problem with depression.

    Hi! I'm new here as well, joined a couple of days ago. I agree that this place seems friendly and supportive, although I've not been here long (at all lol) that sure seems to be the vibe and I hope you find this place useful. 

    Congrats on your baby, and for doing your best for both of you. That takes so much courage and strength. I wish you the best, you can do it! 

  5. 1 hour ago, velvetpuddles said:

    Definitely a safe place! Those sound like great accomplishments! And it sounds like you had a good, productive day. Be proud!

    I myself did not accomplish very much, but I did have a relaxing day. I read some, and I've been trying to read more, so that's good. And I'm proud of eating a whole sandwich today, which isn't much, but my appetite has been non existent for months...so I think it's an accomplishment!

    Being able to relax is great! That's a huge accomplishment. And I'm glad your appetite improved today, congratulations. :) 

  6. I'm always very withdrawn when it comes to sharing my accomplishments. People usually never 'get it', therefore I never share these things. But this is a safe zone, so here I go:


    1. I made my bed. Changed the sheets, made it up all pretty. 

    2. Organized the clothes in my closet. 

    3. Controlled my impulse to binge eat. 

    4. I have worked all day on a new watercolor painting, very slowly though... At times I feel like giving up but I'm forcing myself to go back to my desk and continue, instead of neglecting it for days as I'm prone to. 

  7. Hey everyone, new here. 


    I won't lie, it took me quite some time to finally muster the courage to join. I do believe this place has something good to offer and for me to benefit from, so I'm giving it a go!

    My struggle with mental illness is life-long, I've been anxious and depressed since I can remember (and adding up trauma to the mix) hopefully this place will be a positive outlet where I can actually relate to some of you and grow as a person. Find support, give support. 


    I don't want to make this introduction longer than it should be, so I'll wrap it up. Thanks for reading. 


    - Drawing Flies. 

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