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daisha
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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 4/28/2008 7:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everybody;
I am not new to healingwell--just to this side of the forum.  I suffer from depression, severe anxiety pstd and bipolar 2.  I have searched and searched different places and have found a place where people just like me exist. I am having a hard time this week and it is driving me to wonder how do you handle all the ups and down of any of these illnesses.  I struggle daily just as most of you do and just needed to know that I have a place where I can address my questions and have someone who really cares and can really understand my issues.  Thanks for listening....
 
Be blessed----Daisha

Cape Caz
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   Posted 4/28/2008 7:18 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi there.  Depression is a weird disease.  It makes you do and think weird things.  Have you seen a doctor?  They have wonderful treatments and medication that will allow you to feel and function just like the old days.  It's hard to put on a "good face" eveyday when inside you are battleing the fight of your life.  Happy thought and all that jazz don't work.  Medication does.

No matter how happy your life is around you sometimes it's not enough.  Seek medical help ASAP and start living.....................................................

Been there, done that.  It works.

 


God have mercy on us all.


daisha
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   Posted 4/28/2008 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I have and array of med to take---sometimes I don't know if I'm coming or going if you know what I mean. I think I'm going to have to go back and ask for something different. I haven't been to sleep on my own in the last 4 years. By no sleep--I mean a natural sleep---if no meds--no mechanical sleep. Just lovely----

daisha

Cape Caz
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   Posted 4/28/2008 7:33 PM (GMT -7)   

Oh Daisha, that is the problem in it's self.  You need to sleep honey.   Your sleep deprivation is causing all kinds of wacky things.  You need to ask your doctor about Ambian or something like that.   You may be one of those people who only need 4 to 5 hours a night but still you need some good quality rest. 

 

If you can't sleep and the TV is obnoxious do some knitting or painting.   I think a lot of your problems or anxieties are from lack of good old fashioned sleep.


God have mercy on us all.


daisha
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   Posted 4/28/2008 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks,
I do take ambien --2 of those and xantax 3 in order to sleep. I had a very bad event happen in my life and since then (04) I had a nervous breakdown--you know now the doc's don't like to call it that --they use the term clinically depressed. But I do take my meds--along with the lithium--which is a up and down journey. How do you cope with your depression? Do you suffer from major or severe?

daisha

ShynSassy
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   Posted 4/29/2008 4:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Daisha

I agree with Cape,you do need sleep.

How long have you been on your current meds?
Shy


Mod- Depression

Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia

Please remember,I am not a professional..I am just a person who is also fighting depression.


quietpain
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   Posted 4/29/2008 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
With PTSD sleep is a nightmare sometimes. Is it that way for you? I would look for a better sleep med combo. In light sleep I have nightmares, but when I am in a deep slepp I don't. My "name" is quietpain and I too have PTSD. It changes how doctors treat depression bipolar everything becaue the symtoms are so overlapping and anxiety is always involed. Try counseling. It does help a lot of people. Don't feel bad if counseling is not something you can manage - I can't. I only talk to my shrinks.

quietpain

daisha
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   Posted 4/29/2008 4:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I wish I could sleep. When I take my meds and can go to sleep--I am in a deep sleep and don't know or remember anything. I go to the doc on the 7th and I am going to ask about something else besides the ambien to help me sleep. I was taking trazadone with all the other meds and I didn't like the feeling I was getting--I already have a hard time functioning as it is. I just started the lithium last year and have had major problems--stopping/starting the whole cycle. My bp gets way out of hand and I have to start the journey back over. I just feel frustrated because I'm not feeling stable or even how to feel anymore.

Daisha

ShynSassy
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   Posted 4/30/2008 4:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Daisha

I am glad that you are going to the doctor, they might want to do a med change,even put you on a combo.

Keep in mind that when they do that,it does take 4-6 weeks to take full effect.

Good luck and keep us posted on how you are doing.
Shy


Mod- Depression

Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia

Please remember,I am not a professional..I am just a person who is also fighting depression.


djdaz_1985
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   Posted 4/30/2008 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi there Daisha,

I think living with any kind of chronic illness (Whether it is mental e.g. Depression or physical e.g. Epilepsy) is hard and I dont think it really gets any easier to the point where you dont think about it. I certainly think you have found the right place to come and ask questions etc... we are like a family here and we all care about and support each other.

Darren


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daisha
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   Posted 4/30/2008 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks everybody for the encouragement. I was really having a bad day today, trying to just make it from one hour to the next.  It's frustrating when you know that the problem is not so simple-it's you.  Hope everybody is having a good day/night.

 

Daisha redface


ShynSassy
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   Posted 5/1/2008 4:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Daisha

Hopefully your day looks brighter now.. all we can do is take it one day at a time,and then hope that tomorrow is better.


Please keep us posted on how you are doing.
Shy


Mod- Depression

Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia

Please remember,I am not a professional..I am just a person who is also fighting depression.


Cape Caz
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   Posted 5/4/2008 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Daisha, you are not alone with you depression.  It's a devastating feeling to see the rest of the world go about their business with smiles on their faces.  Try it though.  Get out there and walk.  Look at the beautiful things around you and remember that you are one of them.   They can prescribe all the drugs in the world but the body has an uncanny ability to heal itself.  Look around you and enjoy.  remember that you have a roof over your head and people that love you and are praying for you.  God heals all wounds and he if there for you.

 


God have mercy on us all.


at a loss
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   Posted 5/6/2008 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   
hi sug,
i have many of the same illness and i must tell you that it does get better, i found this place and i really love it everyone helps and they talk you thorugh times when life seems so hopeless. i know been there and if i would not have found this place just looking for something to do. i don't know what would have happend not saying that this will go away cause it really do'nt i have been suffering from depression for while and ptsd for 14 years it's hard and i felt alone.. but you are not we all here are like a family we know about good days and bad..
welcome and hugs yeah losing my mind

getting by
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   Posted 5/6/2008 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Daisha,

I was just wondering how you are doing today.

Hugs, Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies


daisha
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   Posted 5/6/2008 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey everyone,

Sorry I have not been on the site in a couple of days, trying to catch up.  I have not been in a good mood--but trying none the less to make it. I go to the doctor tom and I am about to come unglued.  My nerves are very bad and I am restless.  Have decided tonight I would rearrange my room and it is in a total mess.  For some reason earlier I thought this was a good idea.  It was not a good project to start while I'm in this type of mood.  Hope everyone is having a good night and I hope tomorrow brings everything you hope for.

 

Daisha


djdaz_1985
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   Posted 5/7/2008 2:50 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi there,

Im really sorry that you are not feeling great at the moment. Hopefully when you see the doctor today he will be able to set you on the right track. As for re-arranging bedrooms... I went through a phase where I did it every 6 months or so and my room would be a bombsite for weeks during the move. I agree its not the best thing to do when your mood is fragile as you can give up half way through and you end up with a very big mess! lol (I know because its happened to me! lol)

I hope today brings you all that you deserve.

Darren


Everyone has a guardian angel. They help pick you up when you fall, comfort you through your times of need and help you appreciate the times when things are going well.
 
"A gold medal is a wonderful thing. But if your not enough without it, you will never be enough with it." - Irvine Blitzer (John Candy) in Cool Runnings
 
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Co-Moderator - Depression Forum
 
Help support the forums so we can support you:  http://www.healingwell.com/donate
 


ShynSassy
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   Posted 5/7/2008 4:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Daisha

Good luck at the Doctor,and please let us know how it went.
Shy


Mod- Depression

Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia

Please remember,I am not a professional..I am just a person who is also fighting depression.

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