What most of my days are like

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Roxy43
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   Posted 10/13/2008 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   

  confused Wake up in the morning get my son ready for school and go back to bed. I feel tired and in a fog. I have headaches and just feel empty. I feel like every movement I make is like in slow motion like I am floating. I just catch myself staring at things and just feeling numb. I feel lifeless and can't seem to do the simplest of tasks. I do seem to get on the computer but to me I feel like that is all I can do b/c that doesn't involve moving around, but while on the computer I have about 1000 emails but it overwhelms me to even try to start deleting them. I feel lonely even though I have a loving husband and son. I feel frustrated b/c I want to be happy and be able to do things. I used to work at home but now I just can't seem to do it. I sell Ebay but can't seem to be motivated to do what needs to be done. I just want to scream and have everything negative come out in that scream so I can go on with my life again. I think about all the people who really have severe problems and they don't have a way out like one's with cancer and are dying. I say to myself I have nothing to complain about I have a good life and my family is healthy. Then I say WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME SNAP OUT OF IT!!  Then I go back to being the same even though I want to so badly break out of this craziness. I am so so tired of going on different meds to try to help me and liven me up. I am on them a few months and then boom I start feeling awful again. WHAT'S UP WITH THAT? I am on one called Effexor XR right now and I might as well be on nothing as you can see from the post. At first they seemed to work and then I was tired all the time so I increased them that didn't do anything. Now I want to get off them and try something else but the side effects are terrible and I am scared to try. The brain Zaps people describe are the worse and I don't want to be anymore down then I am now. I know I need meds b/c when I try to get off I go right downhill again. Fall and Winter are the worse b/c I have SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). Thank you for reading I just needed to vent and I know you all know what I am going thru. Any hints on what you do to lift yourself up when you just feel like doing nothing?

 


stkitt
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   Posted 10/13/2008 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   

Roxy43

Welcome to HealingWell.  There are many other things to put together with medication to help you get past the depression.

Have you tried therapy, group therapy, or CBT?  I hope you have a Psychiatrist prescribing your meds.  I understand you fear of coming off of a med and the side effects.  That is a very legitimate fear.

Exercise. take a walk, play a game, or ride a bike. The point is to exercise because when you do, your body will release endorphins, which contribute to feeling good.

Think positive thoughts, leaving no room for failure that you “just can’t do this.” You can beat this illness by putting one foot in front of the other. We are here ti help you so take out hands and let us help your through.
 
Kitt
 

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getting by
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   Posted 10/14/2008 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Sometimes when I feel like doing nothing, I allow myself to do nothing. It seems easier that way. Then when I am done doing nothing, I have to play catch up. But I think that sometimes we just need to allow ourselves to be depressed for a while. Not for a long time, but enough to stop feeling guilty for not feeling good.

I think that walks are good, exercising and eating right. Carbohydrates can depress us. Along with alcoholic beverages, which are full of carbs. I think that walking is one of the best things that you can do when you are depressed. I also meditate and practice deep breathing.

I hope that you feel better soon.

Hugs, Karen
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Roxy43
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   Posted 11/8/2008 11:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I did finally get off Effexor XR. I didn't have any brain zaps but was alittle sick and dizzy. I was a rollercoaster on the feelings sad, irritated, raged, all in one. That seems to be still in me but not everyday. I have been off it now for about 2 wks. I just called the Doc and am now going to be taking Prozac 20mg. That seemed to work before with the name brand but not the generic one. My insurance co-pay was to high for while to have the name brand but now the ins plan I have is reasonable. We will see what happens with this. I just want to feel alive again and feel like being part of my family and not such an outsider.

Roxy

getting by
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   Posted 11/8/2008 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Roxy,

I am glad that you were able to get off of the effexor fairly easily. I know it isn't the easiest thing to do because I have been through it. I am now on 375mg a day. But am doing pretty good. I take abilify and xanax also. So I think that the combination is helping me.

I hope that the prozac is helping you. It is a good medication. And I hope that you are feeling better and enjoying your family. Sometimes it takes a while and we have to take baby steps, so don't be too hard on yourself if you aren't up to snuff right away. It will probably be a few weeks before the prozac starts it's full effects.

Keep posting and remember that we are always here for you.

Hugs, Karen
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stkitt
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   Posted 11/8/2008 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   

Kudos to you for getting of the Effexor with out to much trouble.

I hope the Prozac works for you. Karen is so right, we are here for you.

Hugs

Kitt


 

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