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   Posted 1/26/2009 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Good day everybody,
This is late as usual, my usual time I guess.
What little thing do you do when you are down to make yourself feel better?
I usually listen to some comforting music and meditate.  If the weather is right, I go for a walk.  That really helps me a lot.  Often I see people on my walk so I can say hello to them and they are usually cheerful. 
Let me know what it is that you do.
Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 1/26/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   

I cry......let those tears out and then talk to myself and remind myself of all the good things in my life .............

HealingWell and all of you are good things in my life.

Hugs to all



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   Posted 1/26/2009 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I try to talk to someone close, a friend or relative, sometimes drinking hot chocklate helps :)

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   Posted 1/26/2009 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   

i take my night meds and go to bed and read. reading is a huge part of my life.

Maz XX

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   Posted 1/26/2009 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I like to cry too when I'm feeling down, it seems so liberating at times, but being on Lexapro has made that difficult. Which is good in some ways because I used to cry WAY too easily, but now I can't cry even when I want to sometimes. Oh well.

Sometimes I'll just put on my favorite music and ignore everything and just sit and close my eyes. It's nice to pretend like nothing matters for a few moments.

Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use...

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Lexapro 10mg, Azasan 100mg


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   Posted 1/26/2009 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   

I read too if I can concentrate.  Otherwise I call a friend so I have someone to talk to.  I generally need human contact when I am feeling down.


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   Posted 1/27/2009 12:50 AM (GMT -6)   
It depends on the mood I'm in, but I've found that jogging, music, and a bath help me unwind and relax. Writing in my journal or talking to a good friend or family member is also helpful because I realize that I really need to put what I'm going through into words. Sharing on here is awesome too!
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