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harleybluz
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   Posted 6/14/2010 11:31 AM (GMT -7)   

I've been depressed my whole life.  On drugs for it for many, many years now.  However, nothing last for long at all, and I mean very short periods of time.  I no sooner "start" to get over the side effects and they stop working.  The only drugs I haven't tried now are MAOI's which are the really big guns and you can't eat so many foods while taking them.  I don't know what to do anymore.  I feel as though all I've been doing for years is messing with my head by changing from one med to another.  I'm not quite sure anything is going to work.  I'm so tire of being so down all the time.  I know I'm just ranting because there is nothing anyone can do but I guess I just felt it was necessary.  Why does everyone else find something that works for them but not me?


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harleybluz
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   Posted 6/14/2010 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
alwayssick, I have gone to counceling for 5 yrs. I had a great Psych and he helped with many issues from my past but he and a shrink really believe it's a chemical thing with because it's been my whole life. I feel great when I'm getting off the meds. However, it's only for about a month and a half before I'm so low it unbearable. I know that self medicating is not the answer and will have long term affects but sometimes I just think it would be easier to drink the moods aways rather than live in them constantly. I won't do it but I sure do think about it alot.

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getting by
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   Posted 6/14/2010 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
You are so right not to drink. Alcohol is a depressant and makes us depressed. Even if we don't drink enough to get a buzz, the depressant is still in our system.

Try getting out in nature and check out all the little things that life has to offer. This usually straightens my head out and I feel a lot better after I walk. I am lucky though I have two dogs that I walk every day. If it wasn't for them, I probably wouldn't get out.

I hope that you feel better soon.

Hugs, Karen
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THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 6/14/2010 10:12 PM (GMT -7)   
it has been 'very' hit and miss for me as well. got to keep trying. i know it is frustrating. keep talkin' with your doc. hoping you feel better soon. jamie
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cinnamon10
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   Posted 6/14/2010 10:28 PM (GMT -7)   
My son has had difficulty with severe depression for many years and tried all sorts of antidepressants to no avail. I would say to the doctors that since nothing is working, a piece of the picture must be missing. This turned out to be the case. My son does have severe depression but the proper diagnosis is Mixed Depression and that diagnosis has made all the difference. My son gets irritable when he is depressed. This was the one symptom that needed to paid attention to. Mixed depression requires different medication and antidepressants alone don't help and frequently make the symptoms worse. My son is now on abilify and lamictal and finally has relief.

harleybluz
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   Posted 6/15/2010 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for your replies and concern. I'll have to check into "mixed depression". To answer a couple of questions, I have 2 dogs, get out into nature alot and have tried dose changes and med changes. I've just lost all interest in everything. Not suicidal. Must be my Catholic upbringing but just want to crawl into a hole and hide from the world. I appreciate all your suggestions and will definately consider them all.

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getting by
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   Posted 6/15/2010 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so happy that you get out in nature a lot with your dogs. That really helps me, and I am sure that it helps you some. Keep up the good work.

Know that I am thinking of you today. I hope that you join us in chat today. It is all day long.

Take care my friend.

Hugs, Karen
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