How do I stay positive? Need encouraging words

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totesmcgrotes
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   Posted 9/13/2010 7:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been on Zoloft for almost four weeks now and I am still depressed. I was more optimistic last week but now I'm caught in the all too familiar cycle of anxiety and depression. I keep thinking that this is forever and my distaste in life will not go away. I'm struggling to stay positive and to come out of this. I want relief but its not coming and I'm scared and lost in a terrible terrible nightmare. What do i do? I just want to hear some good news and to rest easy knowing that I will be back to the old me. Please help!

THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 9/13/2010 7:30 AM (GMT -7)   
HI, JAMIE HERE.

FIRSTLY, HANG IN THERE. CAN TAKE AND USUALLY DOES 6 WEEKS FOR MEDS TO KICK IN. MAY I SUGGEST THAT YOU SEE YOUR DOC SOON. MAYBE SOME ALTERING OF DOSAGE IS REQUIRED. I AM GLAD THAT YOU RECOGNISED WHAT IS HAPPENING WITHIN AND TO YOU. DEPRESSION SUCKS, BUT IT IS A MEDICAL CONDITION. MAY I ALSO SUGGEST THE POSSIBLITY OF COUNSELLING. IT REALLY HELPS. KEEPING ACTIVE IS VERY USEFUL, KEEPS THE MIND FROM RUMINATING. BE ACTIVE IN YOUR TREATMENTS, AND LOOK AT USEFUL TECHNIQUES TO HELP COMBAT THIS. TAKE IT ONE DAY AT A TIME. KEEP BEING BRAVE, THINGS WILL IMPROVE. DO SOME AFFIRMATIONS FOR YOURSELF, I WILL GET BETTER, AND YOU WILL. IT IS ALL about MANAGEMENT. HANG IN THERE. WITH COMPASSION, JAMIE.

AKA THE MAD PROFESSOR.
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REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

totesmcgrotes
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   Posted 9/13/2010 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I wonder if lack of sleep could be exacerbating the situation

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   Posted 9/13/2010 8:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Lack of sleep definately effects the way that we feel. Maybe talk to the doc about that and get something to help you sleep.

Best wishes to you.

Hugs, Karen
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totesmcgrotes
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   Posted 9/13/2010 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Karen, I'm hoping that consistent sleep will help me keep positive and get through this. My doctor has me on seroquel at night but I've been going to bed later and my apartment got broken into one night at 4am (so i couldn't sleep) and the next night my drunken roommate came in at 3am causin all sorts of shenanigans. So, I think I just need rest and time.

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   Posted 9/13/2010 11:14 AM (GMT -7)   
No wonder you can't sleep. If my apartment got broken into I would have trouble sleeping too. And the roommate doesn't help either. I am a heavy sleeper. Most of the time, I just have what is called tired sleep. So I take ambien and it helps me. It makes me feel rested in the morning. But I am actually tired most of the time.

I hope that the seroquel works for you. I have heard of others on the forum that use it. Keep posting and let us know how you are doing.

Hugs, Karen
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