Post Edited (ShynSassy) : 1/22/2008 5:27:26 AM (GMT-7)
Hello and welcome to HealingWell. I agree alcohol and antidepressants do not mix. Did you share with your Pdoc that you drink daily and the amount. I am thinking you need therapy and the help of your Doctor to get passed the alcohol problem and yes alcohol is a depressant.
I hope you stay with us and let us help you through this tough time. The members of HealingWell are very warm and caring and you are family here. You can talk about what bothers you and feel safe.
Gentle Hugs to You.
You have taken a big step talking on the forum. This is a start. The fact that you talked to your doctor is another big step. Therefore, I really feel that you want to help yourself, and I think that you will.
It sounds to me like therapy would be cool for you. One on one. You can take things slow so that you don't feel uncomfortable. I think that it would really work for you.
I had a psychiatrist tell me once that I should go to AA even though I wasn't even drinking at that time. He said there was the alcoholic gene in my family. I felt the way you do about opening up to a group of people and talking about something I don't want to get into. So I can understand. For some it is cool, for others not. So I didn't go.
But I have a good psycologist, that I can talk to about anything. She is very understanding and can spot things that I can't be objective about at the time. I have a feeling that you have a reason for numbing your emotions. If you can talk to a good therapist, I think that the drinking situation will go away.
In the meantime, we are here for you. You can come here to vent, ask questions or just to talk. There is always somebody close by who would love to help you any way that they can.
Keep us posted,
I see a psychiatrist and a psycologist. My psychiatrist usually only prescribes meds. We talk very little. My psycologist is the one I talk to. I get a lot out of the sessions. She is very good. And very understanding. I think that you need somebody to talk to along with seeing your psychiatrist. (those are such long words to type).
I think there is a reason you drink and isolate yourself. I use to drink alone too. I didn't need an occasion to drink, I just did it everyday, it became a part of my life. After a while I quit. I realized that all I was doing was stifiling my feelings with alcohol. That is what we tend to do when life becomes over whelming to us.
You might need something for ADD too. If your mind is wandering while you are trying to work. You should mention that to your psych. I could never concentrate, even as a child. But I had trauma going on at home and I was always worried what I would be coming home to after school.
Please seek help for this. I know you think that the wine is making you feel better, but it is adding to your depression hon. You don't notice that until you stop for a while, you will feel better I promise. Though it takes a little time for the good feelings to come back. They will.
In the meantime, keep posting and let us know how you are doing. We are here for you, we want you to feel better. You deserve it.
Luv and hugs,
Maybe you should call a hotline or somebody so you can get a little help, you are truly struggling. It seems like myself and others are depressed right now. This is really a hard time of year. Just remember that we are here for you.
I wish I could give you a big hug of encouragement right now. Because I know that things will get better. It is just hard at this time. ((((((((((((((((hug))))))))))))))
You are in my thoughts and in my prayers. I will be around if you ever want to vent or just talk. Take things one day at a time and try to keep in mind that things will get better.