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serafena
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   Posted 10/11/2007 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Please welcome this post, on behalf of a new member, Depressedmom:


I don't know what to tell you when you feel like that. I missed work today to get caught up with my paper work and cleaning at home. Of course I didn't get anything done but laying on the couch and eating everything in sight. I don't have the energy for anything. I have a husband and 4 year old to take care of too. Ah about once a week I might feel ok. I hate that I feel this bad/tired. It is going to ruin my life if I don't figure out what to do. HELP!
Serafena
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serafena
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   Posted 10/11/2007 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Depressedmom::

Welcome to our board. I read your posts over on the depression board and just want to extend a hand of sympathy to you. I have a toddler (and a husband) to take care of as well, and everything just feels absolutely impossible when you're that depressed. You just want to lay around but there's no way to explain that to a 2 year old (or 4 year old). :-) I'm stable (relatively) at the moment, thank heavens, but get good and depressed about once a year, so here's a couple of tips, if you don't mind me answering your cry of "Help!"

1. Get back to the doctor and get on new meds. You said you stopped taking your meds because you didn't feel like they were doing anything. This is always a really, really bad idea. If you'd just started taking them, they usually need 4-6 weeks to really kick in, and if you'd been on them a while, they can stop being effective. If they never worked that great to begin with, then you were on the wrong medications and needed to be on something different. There are dozens of different meds out there which work for some people and not for others. IMO, you need to try something else to help you get out from under this depression. Which brings me to...

2. You said you talked to your OB/GYN about your depression and not to a Psychiatrist. I TOTALLY understand wanting to talk with a doc you're comfortable with about personal matters, but I certainly wouldn't go to my psychiatrist for help with my ob/gyn problems. That wouldn't make any sense, and it doesn't make much sense in the reverse, either. You really need to talk to someone who's knowledge specializes in mental health and the treatment of mental health issues.

Don't stop your meds because they don't work, don't cancel your appointments because you have a good day. GO ANYWAY. My guess is you have a hard time taking care of yourself. I bet you do a good job of taking care of that husband and daughter, but when it comes to yourself, you let things slide. Take care of yourself. As our own LFW says, "You count too."

Again, welcome. We're glad to have you.
Serafena
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olivia of course
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   Posted 10/13/2007 6:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Depressedmon,

I am sorry you are feeling down, I hope you feel better soon. Are you taking anything for your depression? Is there someone you can talk to about it a friend, and therapist. I hope your depression lifts soon. It's no fun feeling in the dumps, hang in there and know we are here for you.
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