I have been thinking about you since your last post when things were really bad for you.
I'm so glad to hear that you are heading up the ladder to feeling good.
I'm glad you were able to get in and see your pdoc and that he made a medication adjustment for you. I hope you give it some time and that things work out well for you.
It's good to hear that you and your dh are communicating again and things seem to be improving.
As far as the depression, one thing that I have learned is that we have to try to be pro-active in this situation. Try to take baby steps each day to do something good or different to help you out. Even if you are only able to handle adding 1 thing that is positive to your regimen, strive to do it. We have to take an active role when depression comes upon us.
Also maybe you can tape some positive self affirmations about yourself where you can see them everyday and start repeating them and try believing in them. Or just write them down and read them throughout your day.
A List of some positive affirmations you can use to boost your self esteem:
It's hard to focus on our good qualities when we are depressed so maybe this can help. I did this once during my depression and it helped me.
- I deserve to be happy and successful
- I have the power to change myself
- I can forgive and understand others and their motives
- I can make my own choices and decisions
- I am free to choose to live as I wish and to give priority to my desires
- I can choose happiness whenever I wish no matter what my circumstances
- I am flexible and open to change in every aspect of my life
- I act with confidence having a general plan and accept plans are open to alteration
- It is enough to have done my best
- I deserve to be loved
Keep us posted. (((Hugs)))
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Post Edited (sukay) : 10/8/2008 9:13:10 AM (GMT-6)