Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*
Great threat Kitt!
I have had depression for a long time and even knowing what my "triggers" are I still tend to isolate.
I really have to push myself everyday first thing is the gym. I have started to think of it as my time alone...even though I have people there I chat with everyday. It is still my time. Plus the exercise is a great destressor.
The other for me is my animals. I have one cat Normandy and a Shih-Tzu named Sophia-Larue. No matter how bad my day, or how upset I may be my two fur faces will not let me stay that way. They kinda remind me that i'm not alone.
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Exercise is amazing for depression...I really never knew how much until I started to workout. Also, this time of year Bing Cherries are out and not too expensive...I love eating them. And too the books! It is like getting into another world for a short period of time.
Karen, I really dont know what I would do without my cat and dog. They never ask for a thing and always give me so much comfort. Animals are a lot of work to keep up but well worth it. I hope you have a wonderful day. Hug to you sweets...
Have a fab day everyone
Music is an extremely powerful form of expression. It combines both words and sound to deliver a message. Certain songs that one hears on the radio can trigger specific memories in one's mind. There is no doubt, there is a fervent connection between music and our feelings.
This drug was just released in May of 2008 so all the info available is really from the studies done prior to FDA approval. It is a sister drug to Effexor from what my Pdoc has told me and not a lot of difference in them chemically but Pristiq is cheaper.
Talk with your physician as you may be expecting results to soon. It is usually 4-6 weeks for full effec on the AD meds and can be as long as 8 weeks.
I hpe this helps you in some small way.
Great job everyone.............
Burn the candle at one end
Lack of sleep, poor diet and no exercise wreaks havoc on our body and mind. Kind of obvious, but worth mentioning as it’s often ignored as a stress management technique. Listen to your mother and don’t burn the candle at both ends!
I get my sleep but need to work on diet and exercise. HOO RA!