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sober for good
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   Posted 4/30/2005 10:07 PM (GMT -7)   
       after my psychitrist said i was moderately depressed, which isn;t mild but isn't severly depressed, which is a good thing. I think alot of my depression comes in my standing in life and some other things like my dad dying and the stoppage of marijuana after 10 years, which i used the marijuana to help cope with his death and to numb myself. i took 1/2 tab today in the morning along with 3 tylenol pm, and slept a full 8 hours, which usually doesn;t happen because i always wake up or something. only time i woke up was when my fiance kissed me goodbye before she went to her sisters house for the night. but right now i have no feeling from the lexapro, but then again it's day one. my psychitirst told me to take tylenol for any headaches i get, but i think im going to just take it in the morning before i go to bed along with the tylenol pm just so im knocked out for the day. he also said i could take nyquil, but to not do it that often just when i am restless, which hasn't been a huge problem of late for me. seems like sleep is getting esier, because i am controlling my brain with the anxiety i feel. i just make my mind go blank. but i think finding a new job, with regular 9-5 hours is only going to help my sleeping, as it is very hard sometimes to sleep in the day time, especially when my fiance is home on the weekends and i would like to spend that time with her. i almost feel guilty going to bed. anyways, sorry for the rambling, just letting everybody know my experience so far. anybody else know someone who works graveyard who has problems like i do? please write back and let me know, thanks.

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   Posted 5/1/2005 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Sober,

Would you feel guilty for sleeping at night if your fiance were awake?? Your sleep schedule is very important when you are having the kind problems you are. I think you are wise to keep it as regular as possible.

I do know others who just could not handle the night shift. There are some though who seem to do ok. It really would be great if you could find a 1st or 2nd shift job . . . just because of the chance that this depression is being exaserbated by the 3rd shift job.

Keep us posted.
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sober for good
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   Posted 5/2/2005 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   
i remember when i worked graveyard like 5 years ago, i would have the same thoughts i have now. i use to try to sleep and all i could think about was if i were going to have a heart attack like my dad did and if it was going to happen at any time. after i quit that shift, those thoughts went away, and didn;t return until now, while working the graveyard shift. i am looking very hard for a new job and have me as well as my fiance sending in resumes. i am confidant i will find something. 8-5 monday-friday i think will do wonders for me. those are her same hours so we would be able to spend weekends together and do stuff after work like our daily bike rides without having to worry about going to bed right away so i can get enough sleep before i work that night.
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