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  1. Hey yeah sorry about that. It's helping me more than any SSRI I've tried but I'm only on the initial 15 mg. I'm sorry to hear about your situation. I really hope things improve for you. Hopefully some other long term users will chime in. Take care
  2. I agree with what LL said and I can relate to the original poster. I spent a lot of time every day self-diagnosing myself and it's really not a hobby, it's more of an obsession. I wish I could pull myself away from the computer sometimes. I also have too many thoughts involving death. I hope you get some relief soon, it's a very draining thing
  3. Well I hope I didn't ruin your thread. I should have noted I'm only on the starting dose, sorry if I over-shared here but I was more so probably trying to re-assure myself because the truth is not a lot has changed and I don't want to be like this for the rest of my life
  4. Just thought maybe if the tattoo provides some sense of closure or something that wouldn't necessarily be a bad idea.
  5. My vote is Trevor should get the tattoo. There is an endorphin rush and it might be a good and healthy experience for someone coming out of a numb state. I'm obviously no guru but that's just my opinion.
  6. KS, these lyrics helped me today, heard Stevie Nicks on the radio the other day: I took my love and I took it down I climbed a mountain and I turned around And I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills 'Till the landslide brought me down Oh, mirror in the sky What is love? Can the child within my heart rise above? Can I sail thru the changing ocean tides? Can I handle the seasons of my life? Well, I've been afraid of changing 'Cause I've built my life around you But time makes you bolder Children get older I'm getting older too ... Hoping they will help you too
  7. I'm not a long term user but I hope it's okay I still post here. I started Mirtazapine little over a month ago along with 2 other medications for depression, social anxiety and OCD. I have something called restless legs syndrome and I've read it's related to dopamine levels. And certain medications affect it like Seroquel. It was really bad on Seroquel, unbearable. Then the first night I took mirtazapine I felt it a small bit but things like caffeine and lots of sugar affect it as well. I've not had it since. Don't know if that's even worth mentioning but I'm interested in your thread because mirtazapine seems to be working well for my anxiety. Hope you'll get some better responses
  8. I've been taking Luvox 100 mg/day for over a month now and no noticeable side effects from it. I'd like to think it's helping, hope it works for you too I took Prozac before, and before that I took Lexapro for a while and also Zoloft. Lexapro was sedating to me and maybe zoloft, but not prozac or luvox. Just my experience, good luck
  9. Veruca hey, how are you doing?
  10. Sorry if this doesn't make sense. I'm not sure what I was trying to ask anymore?
  11. I was just wondering how often people experience this, when or how is it healthy/unhealthy, etc?
  12. Because they want us to feel good! (ok, a VERY wild guess here!) A very good friend of mine told me about this recently and this is a quote from a website, PM me for link: Cats purr as a sign of contentment, but they also seem to purr as a sort of self-soothing medication. Veterinarians know cats purr when they are pain and also at the end of life when they are about to be euthanized. Is it possible humans derive an unknown benefit from purring? “Yes, it is a very interested and valid point,” says Qureshi. “If cats are able to self-sooth through purring, maybe the purring sooths humans in some way we don’t understand.”
  13. ^ That's a great one Epic Thanks for the nuggets of knowledge too.....Inquiring minds want to know......
  14. It's almost like being a hypochondriac. But I did trip and fall over the weekend, leaving a huge gash in my knee and it's infected. Last night I had a very realistic dream where I was at the ocean and these little things got embedded into my feet and left me 'infected' and in the dream it was very painful. So it's like my mind is fixated on the pain, psychological or physical.
  15. Reading your post, I find my eyes glazing over and wondering what you are saying. Honestly that is how sever my depression is at the moment so no insult meant. I always am intrigued by Epic's posts. The one I keep thinking about is the one about over-simplification. Epic, you said you used to write down positive affirmations and such, but now only have a card with one word: over-simplification. But how is this not another simplification? Or is that a reminder that everything is too complex and to not worry about it? Maybe I am over-analyzing everything. I can't help but categorize and try to simplify things in my mind. This isn't to argue or debate, I always find your posts very helpful . Just thoughts.
  16. Good! My mom and I took my dog on a walk today, weather was beautiful
  17. I enjoyed reading your post LL. I went to the doctor this morning and got my meds adjusted and just took my dog on a walk! Thanks for the support and friendship here. It has meant a lot to me
  18. Me too. This is my main symptom. I can't stop obsessing over things, and I have been compulsive in the past but if I could just stop these thoughts, it seems like they're the real root problem. For 2 months now I have been sitting down in the shower, and in this sort of obsessive state of mind and i can't stop. Going to the doctor in the morning not sure what else to say or do at this point.
  19. I was given a short supply of prednisone to help come off suboxone. I didn't notice any difference from taking it at the time and had forgotten about it until now.
  20. I'm definitely not as light-hearted as I used to be. I can sometimes laugh at the absurdity of things in this crazy society. It's a weird kind of sense of humor to have though. Not like when I was a kid Actually I can still laugh about things when I'm in a good mood but when I'm depressed I start thinking about things until I am forced to laugh at it because it will make no sense other wise. A frustrated laugh i guess
  21. I'm interested in how this relates to actual conversating. My therapist was talking about how to contribute to conversations without 'adding' any kind of judgment to it whatsoever, therefore making it less complicated. Because I have trouble separating others' emotions from my own.
  22. La Roux- In for the **** Nero Remix I'm going in for the **** I'm doing it for a thrill I'm hoping you'll understand And not let go of my hand
  23. I don't think I've actually experienced any kind of euphoric state, naturally. That makes me wonder whether I'm really bipolar, or my therapist said some BP get agitated instead of euphoric which may be the case with me.
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