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   Posted 12/23/2008 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
For a little over a year I have been dealing with Depression and Anxiety.  I have been to see a doctor and was put on Wellbutrin and I felt great.  One problem, my hair was falling out ALOT.  I had to stop the medication. I had chunks fall out at the top and I am dealing with it growing in.  But I do have good days and then bad days.  Sometimes bad periods of time.  I finally figured out what sets it off.  It's when things are not good in my kids lives.  My daughter is struggling for the last six months with loosing her best freind for no reason and trying to still hang on to the friends she has.  Most of the girls followed in her friends path.  So this is where my obsessiving thinking/ruminating comes in. It's all I think about.  I try to help her. She comes to me very upset trying to fix it for herself.  I tell her over and over what to do.  When we are talking she agrees with me.  Says she will give it a try and then I follow up a few days later and she has done nothing.  The next weekend comes around and she is sad again because she is not fitting into the large group where she once belonged.  I try to encourage her to move on but these are the friends she wants.  She says in school it is great.  Lots of friends in classes, lunch, sports, etc.  I want to help her so bad and then it sends me into a depressive state.  i want to cry all the time because I see how it is affecting her.  People have told me to let it go and she will figure it out but I can't stop thinking about it.  I just wish I could snap out of it.  I am completely off my medication because I am afraid of weight gain and hair loss.  I wish the Wellbutrin worked because I was happier and it controlled by obsessive thinking.

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   Posted 12/23/2008 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
suzyq30, if wellbutrin is causing the hair loss why don't you try other medication thats out there, there is many types. I used effexor for a while, there is also zoloft and many others, you can speak to your doctor.. just because one medication had bad side-effects don't loose hope with all medication.. from what I hear doctors don't usually find the best medication the first time there is usually trial and error involved to find the best one..

I hope your daughter finds her path, and I wish you the best in fighting your depression and anxiety..
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   Posted 12/24/2008 12:49 AM (GMT -6)   


I am sorry you are having problems with depression and the hair issue is something that would cause most people to feel upset.  I think you have the right to be upset.

I am sorry you daughter is having problems, all you can do is comfort her as you can not live her life for her or make her friends change.

Just keep on supporting her as you obviously care deeply for her.

I wish my Mom would have been like you.

Now if you can help them all have a Merry Christmas and put aside some of the worries by staying in the moment I think you will be OK.  I hope you make good memories that will help you stay strong and know that we are here for you.




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