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Tim 52

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Tim 52 last won the day on January 6 2014

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  1. Insomnia

    Insomnia is not fun. Nope, no fun at all. I listen to music. I find it helps to at least calm my being upset about not being able to sleep.
  2. i feel horrible

    Sophia: Thaks for your post. The downward spiral won't last forever. You may be suffering from depression and if this is the case your brain is telling you negative things that aren't true. It is a symptom. Also, I know that when I'm feeling depressed I compare myself with those less fortunate and that isn't helpful in the long run. Our challenges are real and don't need to be compared as greater or lesser than another's. It's just the way it is in life. How can we be helpful? Tim
  3. Please help me. I'm losing my emotions.

    Klearine: You have been through alot. And I'm grateful you have trusted DF with your story. It doesn't surprise me that you feel empty and are not able to feel anything. You probably have shut down your feelings as an understandable defense against all the difficult feelings you've experienced along the way. So, you are not the worse human for being emotionless. You are feeling numb because your mind knows that it doesn't want to handle any more of the negative, difficult feelings. Sometimes when the feeling of trauma is still so very real to us it helps to once or so a day to sit still in a quiet place. Touch a piece of fabric and feel how real it is. Or rub your finger with your thumb and feel the touch. This is a grounding exercise that helps you, in a small step, regain your ability to experience the here and now and be a little less overwhelmed. How else can we help? tim
  4. Day 1 Wellbutrin

    I have been on Wellbutrin. It can be a good med. It is sturdy. And actually has a pretty low side effect profile. It can be very hard starting an anti-depressant. The first three weeks or so you can feel yucky in many different ways. But it worth giving Wellbutrin a try
  5. I don't understand what I'm doing wrong

    Hey Bare Metal I can understand that you feel stuck. And that feeling is real for you. But I also want to observe that you are resilient. You are interviewing. That shows you are resilient. I think things are going to unfold positively for you Tim
  6. Hello there! Long time man! How's everything?

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      Tim 52

      Good enough!.  Thanks for checking in. How life is good enough for you.  

      Tim 

  7. Feeling Pressure from all directions

    G: You are a high functioning, brave person. The personal trainer move sounds good. Exercise almost always is good for the brain. I wish you the best with your conversation with your partner. It sometimes helps me to think about what I want to have happen in a conversation and what I don't want to have happen. And to voice this.
  8. Feeling Pressure from all directions

    Hey G: You have alot going on. What you wrote didn't read scatterbrained, it read like notes from a person that has lots of stuff to deal with right now. You've worked very hard over the years to take care of yourself and how your brain works. Kudos to you. It's not easy work. I wonder what two things you might do over the next week to give yourself some breathing space and support... t
  9. More depressed than ever.

    The Stanza: There is no easy way around it; the loss of an important relationship hurts so bad. I'm glad you felt like you could post here. I can understand why you are feeling stuck, not able to eat, sleep and so forth. We all make mistakes in relationships. We make mistakes everyday. I imagine that your ex-girlfriend struggled with things too. I encourage you to do some activity every hour or so. Your body needs some motion to keep your brain functioning. Walk. Even if it is for five minutes. I wonder what plan you can make to see a counselor. Be gentle with yourself. Tim
  10. Epic FAIL!

    I can't fix anything. I think you it is great that you even tried. I'm sorry your day went all to heck. Be gentle to yourself. Tim
  11. Understandiong Antidepressant Therapy

    Ali: I'm really sorry that the meds aren't working for you. It does sound like you have tried so many different things. That takes courage and shows your resilience. Though I imagine that what you most want is some relief from the treatment resistant depression. I'm glad you post here. I hope today you find some light and hope. Tim
  12. Understandiong Antidepressant Therapy

    Ali: I'm sorry that you have had a hard time finding a medicine that is a good fit for you. This must be a long struggle for you. Have you tried some kind of a MAOI? Tim
  13. How bad are psychiatric hospitals?

    Hi GAJ; It is a daily struggle when our brain chemistry isn't working right. I'm sorry that you haven't found a medicine that is a good match for you. Many Psychiatric hospitals offer excellent care. One of the reasons one would be hospitalized would be to receive medicine and other treatments. I wonder if there is a medicine that you haven't tried yet but would like to in hope that your body would respond better.
  14. Understandiong Antidepressant Therapy

    Thanks for this informative post. It is interesting that the researchers have hypothesis about the delayed "help" but aren't exactly sure. The brain is complex!
  15. What Are You Listening To Right Now?

    An under rated old Carole King album titled Rhymes and Reasons