Don'T Know How Much Longer...
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They say laughter is the best medicine, My best medicine is being diapered up
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We care deeply here but we can only do so much- the rest has to happen on your end
Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:48 PM
I'm sure you will be OK soon.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 05:26 AM
The second time was when my depression Meds needed changing. It seemed far less serious as the suicidal thoughts didn't stay around- they came and went- but when they were on me it was ever so close. While I wasn't 'down' I had my best friend come over and take my pistol home with him just in case. My next therapy appointment I thought I was better but we talked about it and Sandy (who knows a lot about depression Meds) diagnosed it and verified it with my Doctor. Within 12 hours I was on different Meds and in just over a week later I was doing better. 10 days later I felt like new again
Sandy told me that one sign of your depression Meds failing is when things seem to be going right, but your feelings begin to act like a yo-yo anyway for no apparent reason. Even on Meds you will have ups and downs but they should be milder and smoother than they were. There's no cure and this is how the Meds handle depression, by smoothing things out, not by fixing them. The therapy takes up where the Meds can't go and helps you learn how to live with the rest After awhile on the correct Meds at the correct dosage you will begin to see a pattern of ups and downs, more their severity than their duration cycle If that cycle goes to an extreme low more than once it's time to re-asses your Meds. It is vital that your Doctor knows well what they are doing with Depression Meds so they can keep you on track- not every Doctor is truly qualified to deal with this. The same goes with Therapists though to a far smaller degree. I got lucky with both and that has kept me alive
The downside of depression Meds is that for many of us, in removing the 'lows' they also remove the 'highs', and that is what happened with me It is something you have to deal with and can be mitigated to some degree by taking time to relish the good things in your life- give them a bit of extra 'due' and cherish them deeply. Also make a special time just for yourself to totally relax if stress is an issue. Do that regularly, on a schedule, and don't let anyone else intrude on that special time. My 'time' was a long bubble bath after work; it felt so awesome every day to know I was worth such extravagance I've found that I can get by without Meds now, but sometimes just barely so, and I have to be ready to go back for them at a moments notice because they take awhile to begin taking effect I have come very close to needing to do that so many times I can't count them, but luckily I improved enough before the next day to begin dragging myself out of my hole again on my own. The worst part of clinical depression is that it affects your thinking in such a way that it can sneak up on you and slowly overload you, with you not realizing it until all at once you feel like you're about to break from the strain. And sometimes is doesn't sneak, but rushes at you so hard and fast that you can't handle it alone.
That's why we're here for each other, and what this forum is all about. We help each other get through those rough spots because we all know that sooner or later it's going to be our turn for needing help and support- it just goes with this diabolical disease Always feel free to come here to share, vent, or whatever you need to feel better. By leaning on each other we can keep standing somehow, and hopefully get back to our normal path and progress in our lives soon because of that.
Sorry for the long-winded post, but I felt like getting that out here in hope that some part of it might help someone have a better day. None of us deserves Depression but together we can get through it.
Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:29 AM
As for the meds I know how it feels to have to switch. This will be my 4th time. I know it's not a cure-all, and I know it can take that happy high away, but being stable is what I'm aiming for xD I'm normally pretty numb, but I can get incredibly sappy. I knew when I was starting to have more emotions that my medication was wearing down. I decided to cut back on it a little, and so far it has worked well. For some reason the medication went sour and when I took a higher dose I noticed I'd get really angry and it'd stay for days. I'm not an angry person, and if I ever do feel angry it only lasts for a few minutes or so. Let's hope I have some luck!
Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:11 AM
Keep letting is know how you're doing and remember that we care and will be here anytime we can help- and that "we" includes all the regulars on this forum Together we can get through a lot more than we can all alone
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 04:37 PM
some good sound advice in here, it nice to see people being considerate and helpful.
Rather than write out all I have written before, if you follow the link below to anothe rpost in this section, I have added my two pence.
While in that post we are discussing Anxiety (Another Mental health condition, that can stand apart from depression, be caused by it, or indeed cause it) most of the self help tips there, some that have been repeated here, are just as valid for depression as they are for anxiety.
Now no one said it would be easy... making an effort to be socialable in your current mind set is a daunting task, but it can be done and the rewards to your wellbeing are huge, and its the same for any of the tips in this thread and the one i posted the link to.
There are some very good self help websites, I find this one very useful:
its free and you can do it at your pace, It will hopefully help you sort out your thoughts and see a more positive way to think. when you log off, ti remembers the next time you log on where you were and gives you a little recap.
there is also a system call WRAP http://www.mentalhealthrecovery.com/ started by an american women who was sick of being told by experts there is nothing you can do for your state of mind. Its become a huge success for all kinds of people, in all walks of life.
If your depression or anxiety has been caused by events/others, search on the internet, there should be groups near you such as berievement or abused support groups. Get in touch, there is nothing like others that have experienced something similar to you, to boost you. You suddenly realise your not alone.
If you ever want to talk, and im in the chat room, please feel fre to send me a pm. I cannot say I will be a total help, but ill give it a damn good try.
I hope the support shown thus far, really helps you to know there are people out there who really care, and want to help. We in this thread are the tip of the support iceberg!
Nappies, are my last, best hope!
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