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stkitt
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   Posted 9/30/2008 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
New Members Introduction Part 1 link
 

New Members Introduction Part 2
 
 Welcome!

You've found a safe, secure, and reliable support community for people battling Depression.   You will find the  members here willing to  lend an ear, offer information, and provide support for people who need it.

If you've just recently joined  HealingWell  or the Depression Forum , please take a moment to introduce yourself to everyone with a brief note about who you are (as much as you feel comfortable sharing) and why you've come to join us.

Thank you for joining us!

Kitt
 
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mom9mom
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   Posted 9/30/2008 10:52 PM (GMT -7)   
The first thing you need to do is find some one to talk to a friend,A counselor,someone from your church(if you have one).A Therapist.A Suport group like this one.Then see your DR. talk to him about a anti-depresent.And please don`t keep it all bottled up inside.Good luck
Lost half of my small intestine, Nerve damage to right leg,part of my right hip bone removed,hernia,infection in my back called discites,and depression


dysthymia
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 79
   Posted 10/1/2008 5:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Liv,
What a terrible experience you've had.You will be grieving for the friends you lost,and that's totally natural,but keeping all your feelings inside may have lead to your becoming depressed.mom9mom is so right----try and make a start at talking to whoever you feel comfortable with,and then you may be able to work out whether you are just going through a painful but normal grieving process,or whether you need help to get back on track.
Please let us know how things go for you.I've found such support and friendship on this site.Hope you find the same.
All good wishes.

stkitt
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   Posted 10/1/2008 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   

Liv,

Welcome to HealingWell.  I am so sorry about the loss of friends.  I agree you would benefit from counseling, you have experienced significant trauma.  Did you have a counselor come to your school and talk about your friends that died?

Remember they were sick and Mental Illness is a true disorder.  Remember the good times and know that you will be ok with help.

We are here for you. So tell us how you feel about your losses if you would like to share more.

Hugs
Kitt


 

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stkitt
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 10/3/2008 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey All,

I noticed we have quite a few new members and returning members.  If you would like to do a introduction so we can all get to meet you, here is the thread to do it in.
 
WE love new members...................Welcome.
 
Kitt

lovemybed
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 10/3/2008 7:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone,

I was diagnosed 4 years ago with depression, anxiety attacks, panic attacks and eating disorder. These are things that I struggle with everyday of my life. I currently take Zoloft and Klonopin. They seem to just keep me from going absolutly crazy. This is something that I have had before I was diagnosed but it seems that it just isn't getting better. Its like it hibernates for awhile and then BAM! I get so frustrated with myself so i know how others can feel. I have children and it gets hard to cope but I know I have to, so really they are what keeps me here. I hope that I can help others and I know from reading others will help me.
 
 depression/panic attacks/anxiety attacks/eating disorder


SO202
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 10/3/2008 9:08 PM (GMT -7)   
My wife who is almost 50 has DID and has been in intense therapy for 11+ years and has been making progress working at the underlying causes with an excellent therapist. Last week she missed her therapy appointment. This was an anniversary date - 31 years ago her father was taken to that hospital and later died. Her therapist called me asking if she was at home, which she wasn't. I decide to drive to the hospital her father was taken to 31 years ago. My wife was there as a 17 year old. With the help of her therapist on the phone I got her home as she did not recognize me. This was the first switch outside of the therapist's office and quite alarming for me as she works full time and has never had this happen before. I am wanting to find more about DID, information, support forums, etc. I appreciate any information or direction you can point me in. Thank you.
S

getting by
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   Posted 10/4/2008 2:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I am sorry for what you are going through, I will try to find some information for you. Resources. And if I can't hopefully somebody else will be able to. Don't give up. Stay with us.

Hugs, Karen...

I did find one thing that might help.  Go to 'multiple treasures MPD/DID resources'.  That should get you started, also if you type DID in with your area, that would get you closer to home. 


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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

Post Edited (getting by) : 10/4/2008 3:25:04 AM (GMT-6)


wibblywobbly
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 10/4/2008 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   

Right - a few more words about me...

I'm a 37 year old female.  I've had one massive bout of depression in my twenties where I read loads of books on the market and spoke to people, doing anything to stay of meds and got "through" (although I now know that I didn't, I just got clever at masking things).  In April this year the darkness descended again to the point where alarm bells rang with me in July when I thought for the first time that I did not really want to be here anymore.  After another three similar episodes and a "routine" blood pressure check at work showing a high range of three separate readings I was referred to my GP to discuss the said readings which were registering consistently around 199 / 97 - a bit high for a fit individual!

I knew the underlying reasons were going to be depression and so used the reading as a trigger to explain all to a nurse practitioner followed rapidly by an emergency consultation with my GP after a standard mental health survey scored my well into the bounds of a major depressive episode.  So, here I am 2 weeks down the line into citalopram and on the rocky road to some sort of stabilisation.

I feel a little as if I blagged the doctor yesterday when I genuinly felt loads better than those 14 days ago as today I am way back down the scale again.  However, I've found this forum - a massive step and also a real help to me already - and I'll utilise all help there is.

As my family are in the dark to my situation (my mum, sister and brother all have depressive tendencies) I need this..

Thanks for listening

x


getting by
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   Posted 10/4/2008 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for posting a little about yourself Wibbly, it is nice to get to know eachother here, plus we are better able to help you in some ways.

Depression runs in my family too. It is an ongoing battle with me, but I do my best to stay above it. When I can, that is.

I am glad that you have found us. Hopefully we can help you through.

Hugs, Karen
  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
 
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies


stkitt
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 10/5/2008 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   

SO202

Welcome to HealingWell and the Depression Forum. I am so sorry your wife has DID but it does sound like she has had some wonderful care and you to support her.  Also she is out working, that is awesome.

Here is a forum that may help you. Coping with Dissociative Identity Disorder:

http://copingwithdissociativeidentitydisorder.yuku.com/

Keep on talkin to us.

Kitt


 

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It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~
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stkitt
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   Posted 10/5/2008 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   
lovemybed
 
Hello and welcome to HealingWell. I know the feeling of impending doom.  I just want to be normal too but I have not figured out what is not normal.
 
I meet people that appear to be worse then me but they would never seek help due to the stigma that still goes with mental health prolems.
 
You keep on working on you and glad to have you aboard.
 
Kitt
 

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stkitt
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   Posted 10/5/2008 10:39 AM (GMT -7)   

wibblywobbly,

Welcome to HealingWell.  I am glad you posted in here.  I am also glad your BP shot up which gave you the opportunity to talk with your PCP and get start on the road to Healing.

I have the feeling you are going to be a great member so post away and know we care.

Kitt


 

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It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~
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SO202
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 10/5/2008 10:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Karen and Kitt,
Thanks for the support and information. Your work here is completely wonderful to many.
S

wallking by faith
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 10/5/2008 10:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Has anybody had a bad experience with prozac? It has been 4 weeks on them and I still feel suicidal...actually more so. I just want offof this. I have depression and high anxety and no sleep. I feel like crap in general. I am going to lose my job. I am single and won't be able to support myself. Let a lone pay for medication. I don't want to end up in a county facility with drool coming out of my mouth. Somebody stop me please. So many of the sleeping pills cause the depression meds to not work.

dysthymia
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 79
   Posted 10/6/2008 5:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear walking by faith,
I'm very sorry you're having such a horrible time.I'm just emerging from a very dark episode,so I know a bit about what you're going through.I know lots of people thought Prozac was the wonder drug that would cure everyone from depression,but I was on it for a few weeks,and had all the symptoms you mention---restless,anxious,sleep disturbed,suicidal thoughts,etc.PLEASE go back to your Dr and tell them what is happening with you.There are lots of drugs similar to Prozac that you might get on better with-----I hope you feel able to talk frankly with your Dr,or can find one you can feel comfortable with..Are you on any medication specifically for anxiety?What are you taking for night sedation?I would discuss all this with your health-care person,and try and find an appropriate combination of medications.
You sound very afraid and alone--remember,there is always someone to talk to on this site;I've found people around at all hours,as members are all over the globe.Have you got some professional counsellor/therapist to combine some talking therapy with the drug therapy?
All good wishes for your return to health,and peace of mind.

serafena
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 3715
   Posted 10/6/2008 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Walking by faith,

This is serafena from the bipolar board again. I just want to reiterate that some drugs don't work for everybody and yes, prozac has been known to cause suicidal thoughts in some people. Let me URGE you to call your doctor TODAY. Tell the receptionist you're feeling suicidal and need to see the doctor ASAP and they will get you in as soon as they can.

In the meantime, please make use of the crisis hotlines:

National Suicide Hotline
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
This is a combined network of the Amerian Association of Suicidology, the National Hopeline Network, CONTACT USA, and many other organizations. Call are automatically routed to the nearest crisis center to the phone from which the call for help is placed.

Helpful Web Sites:
Suicide Hotlines (listed by state)
Suicidal.com (includes Suicide Crisis Center and Depression and Suicide)

Keep on posting here. Feel free to email me, and take it one day at a time. You will get on a new med and these symptoms will improve. You will get better again.

serafena
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stkitt
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   Posted 10/6/2008 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Walking by faith,
 
Hello, this is Kitt.  All of the antidepressant meds come with a warning, if you get suicidal thoughts to call your physician immediately.  This is not the right drug for you.
Please call you physician or go to an ER if you med is causing you to feel this way. Can you call a friend?  Remember you can always call 911 if you need help immediately.
 
You are not going to end up in a county hospital drooling so kick that "stinkin thinkin" to the curb.
 
You have found a wonderful group of people that will try to help you with your depression.
 
Just need you to know one of our rules states:
Discussions of suicide or self-harm that are deemed negative and therefore potentially injurious to others are also not permitted.
 
Get help now. We are here to support you.
 
Kitt
 

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getting by
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   Posted 10/6/2008 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Walking by faith,

Please listen to what Dysthymia and Serafena have said to you and go to the doctor and let him know that this is not working. As both of them have said there are many other anti depressants that you can try. Try to stay in the moment.

We are here for you

Hugs, Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies


stkitt
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   Posted 10/8/2008 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   

justagirl11

I am glad you stopped in to say hello and know that you are a part of the HealingWell Family.  A huge Welcome to a great member.

Hugs,
Kitt


 

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It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~
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LittlePenguin
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 10/11/2008 8:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I am a 4th-year graduate student. I was diagnosed with depression, ADD, ED-NOS, and GAD in high school. I dropped out of college my 1st year after I had a meltdown that ended me in a hospital for a few days and took a lot of work to overcome. I have sort of "phased out of" the eating disorder, which is great, and my ADD is well-managed with medicines and behavioral techniques. But the depression and anxiety are really gnawing away at me. My greatest fear right now is that I will go through life as an "old maid," outdated as that sounds. I know that I am naturally shy, and I am afraid that this is going to rule my life. I cannot meet men at bars, because the point of going to a bar is to drink, and when I drink even a little, I cannot sleep all night and my heart races. I don't meet men at the gym, because 1) never been approached by one, and 2) I go to the gym to work out so that I can protect my health now and in the future, not because I am "sporty," and it seems like most of the guys I overhear talking are really into outdoorsy or athletic ways to hang out with friends/dates. I will write more later...long day and I am so tired.

stkitt
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   Posted 10/11/2008 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   

LittlePenguin

Hello, I am Kitt. Welcome to HealingWell.

You've come to the right place to find people that have a good idea of what you're going through. I look forward to seeing you posting a thread just for you so everyone can chime in to help you.

WE are family here so please keep talking to us.

Again a huge Welcome

Kitt 


 



 

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Post Edited (stkitt) : 10/12/2008 8:10:06 AM (GMT-6)


sadarmywife
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 1
   Posted 10/11/2008 10:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all, not too sure where to begin other than to say I have been very sad. Not too sure if I would qualify for being depressed but I am pretty close to it. My husband has been stationed in Korea since January and I am here alone with no real support. I do not get to speak with him that often, and he was not able to come home on leave as planned. I started to devote myself to my job and took on additional tasks at work to divert my attention. When that did not work I decided to go back to school (in addition to working fulltime) in pursuit of my PhD. In addition to all of this I have been traveling around the country to see friends and family that I have not seen in a long time (just as a diversion to keep me from being sad). As busy as this keeps me I still seem to have time to be sad and lonely. I have several friends in the area, but none that I am close enough to cry to. My parents are thousands of miles away as is most of my family. Other than my 2 dogs I truly feel alone. I cannot explain why I am sad other than I am lonely, but between work, school and friends I socialize quite a bit. I really cannot explain it, but here I am at 1am crying for no apparent reason. I have been thinking about going to the doctor but was not too sure if I really needed a prescription.

Thanks for letting me vent.

stkitt
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   Posted 10/12/2008 7:16 AM (GMT -7)   

sadarmywife

Welcome to HealingWell and the Depression Forum. I am so glad you found us.  I am so sorry your husband is so far away and it has been a long time for you.  I think you are going through some depression but would like to suggest that you see your physician for a medical check up to make sure you do not have something else going on.

Also please do start a thread of your own as you will receive response from many of our wonderful members.

It is OK that it is 1:00 AM and you are crying.  We all have been in that spot and we understand.

Keep talking to us.

Gentle Hugs
Kitt


 

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Not a mental health professional of any kind
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~
Clickable Link: Anxiety-Panic Resources


LittlePenguin
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Total Posts : 3
   Posted 10/13/2008 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you, Kitt, for the welcome. I hope that it will help me to be here.
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