Post Edited (getting by) : 11/9/2008 12:12:02 PM (GMT-7)
Hey there and hello, welcome to HealingWell and the depression forum. 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 getting to know you.
I know the meds will sometimes cause feelings of wanting to harm youself so if that is what your feeling, stop the med and call your physician.
You have set many goals for you and I am wondering if you should back off a bit. Stopping smoking and giving up Coke all at the same time would send me straight into a brick wall and I don't smoke :) I would have to give up my diet coke by cutting back and substituting water.
I agree one bad day is not bad odds at all. When you start to feel sad and down, kick the "stinkin thinkin" to the curb and go do something you like to do.
I am so glad your Mom supports you. Nusring school, what a great choice. I am here for you so keep on posting.
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Hi Eli, Karen and Kitt are right - you have joined a very good forum. Everyone on here is so caring and so willing to help. You will always have some one to listen to you and respond to your posts. You may need your meds adjusted so see what the dr says. And do stick with your meds. It can take a number of weeks before they kick in. And if these meds aren't right the dr. will find something else that will work. I am so glad that you have a caring and supportive family. That really means a lot. Starting school soon should be a very positive thing for you. You can have a new career and who knows what friends you will meet at school. I think your future looks very positive. Try not to think about the things that upset you, just try to stay in the present and do something to distract yourself if you feel bad. Reading, writiing your thoughts, anything, if you have a hobby. You have a new family here at HW and you will always have friends and we will always welcome hearing from you. Take good care of yourself and hope you will keep posting.