Depression or happiness?

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fanatic
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   Posted 1/10/2009 2:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone posted a bit on the parkinsons forum for my father who has earlyonset PD and saw that there was a forum for deppression. Just thought I would put a bit on here too.
I have had severe deppression and been on medication for 12 years now although being in new zealand our medications may not be as proficent as overseas although I see that some people are on effexor which I take myself after prozac stopped working for me after 8 years I was devestated noone told me that they would stop working.
I just want to say my view on suicide cause I feel that I would like to share I went through this and after overdosing unsuccesfully several times I am now very grateful for this I will tell you why.
10 years ago my ex partner commited suicide exactly 1 month after his older brother, over this I slid right into a very deep depression and had a breakdown ending up in a mental institute. I know that it is hard not to think this way sometimes but after seeing what these 2 young men put their family through it really made me think long and hard. They left behind a little sister and loving mother who has never fully recovered and loving father I just want everyone to try think about what you leave behind the devestation that friends and family have to go through is huge and they will probably never really get over it.
I have had that amazing feeling when you have made that decision it feels like an amazing weight lifted off your shoulders it is extremely hard to think any other way but at the end of the day we are all here for a reason and we shouldnt be the ones to make the decision of life or death.
I just want to say PLEASE if anyone ever feels this way please get help I still havent found the light at the end of the tunnel but still looking and just try to deal with those ups and downs best I can yeah

enWayen
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   Posted 1/10/2009 2:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Heej Fanatic!

Welcome to the depression forum here on HW. You seem to have an open mind and a motivation to get out of your depression. Also, what really surprised me in a positive way is how you reach out to others!

Right now, you are helping others, so whenever you are in need of help, please now that there are people here that will be eager to help.

Keep trying the best you can fanatic, and thanks for sharing!
Erik
Acceptance is the key

The World is but a reflection. Smile, and it will smile back.

Try to keep smiling! :)


Akram
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   Posted 1/10/2009 4:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi fanatic, and welcome to the forum. I'm sorry to hear what you went through, it must have bin hard but it's good to know you have coped well and you seem to be recovering, I don't see the light of the end of the tunnel either, but I hope I will see it soon!


getting by
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   Posted 1/10/2009 11:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Fanatic,

Thank you for your post. It is important that people know what their actions can leave behind. You post is very inspiring. I hope that you can keep that good attitude.

I take effexor too. And they added abilify so it really is working well together. I hope that effexor continues to work for you. It is a hard medication to come off of, I will be on it for the rest of my life.


Hi Akram,

You will see the light at the end of the tunnel. We will try to help you. You have helped many on the forum with your positive posts. Don't give up. You will make it.

We are here for you.

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


stkitt
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   Posted 1/10/2009 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello and Welcome.

Thank you for sharing your story with others.  I do hope that it helps others see the light.  I have had depression and anxieyt for 26 years and I too had a med quit working after many use of success.  That was 3 years ago and I am still working with my Pdoc on working things through.

There is a light at the end of the tunnel,  you just have to keep walking toward the light.

Again Welcome

Kitt


 

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fanatic
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   Posted 1/10/2009 11:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone,
You all sound like such wonderful positive people which is really awesome. I do know there is a light cause so many people say so and even if I dont find it or even find my niche in life I will keep trying cause I have a very caring family and beautiful friends.
Hi Akram good luck on finding your light, I'm sort of hoping that the light will just hit me in the face one day but who knows we can only try to lift our heads high and keep trudging on

enWayen
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   Posted 1/11/2009 9:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Heej Fanatic!

You're attitude is an inspiration for us all! Thank you opening this thread, you really helped me, maybe more than you realize.

All the very best!
Erik
Acceptance is the key

The World is but a reflection. Smile, and it will smile back.

Try to keep smiling! :)


stkitt
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   Posted 1/11/2009 9:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning Fanatic!
 
Never stop looking for the light, it may come from within you.
 
Happy Sunday to you.
Kitt

fanatic
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   Posted 1/11/2009 8:07 PM (GMT -7)   
hey eric,
you are extremely welcome for anything that you took from my post.

Happy monday to you Kitt,
What great words thankyou so much I love quotes
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