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Date Joined Mar 2004
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   Posted 6/7/2005 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   
...and haven't changed emotionally. Been on many medications, and was finally convinced to try Paxil, but haven't noticed any changes. Still feel like a failure and a lost cause for not being normal or for moving on. I really need some better insight instead of being ignored. sad   Anyone there?

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Date Joined Jan 2005
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   Posted 6/7/2005 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome back Blue!!

Well . . . maybe this one will work.

It's not your fault if your brain chemistry is off. Lots of things can cause that . . . including chronic illness and stress. You wouldn't feel like a failure if you had to take insulin . . . well this is the same thing. You are trying to balance out your brain chemicals.

Many of us have had to try different meds to find the right med or combination of meds. I hope you will keep us updated on how you are doing.

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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 6/8/2005 1:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry you aren't having a good day...Having bad days is a part of it all..what you don't want is to have one after another...Why do you believe you are a failure..I am new here and don't know your don't have to say if it is too painful...I feel like a failure too...I came home from work one night and found my wife lying dead on the guilt for not having found a way to get back home I might have saved her...has wracked my soul for along time now...A person has to examine himself or herself...Have you always done your best..or tried to do your best..God knows none of us are perfect...I certainly wasn' there probably were days you weren't always at your best...but you generally tried to do your just wasn't good enough..No you shouldn't blame yourself..because you were not perfect..and made mistakes just like we all do...Sometimes we expect too much from ourselves..expect us to know everything..oh I should have known this or I should have known that...But we mortals don't know what the future holds...If I had known my wife would still be alive now...and I wouldn't feel so..well..dead inside..I hope I haven't broken any rules by saying that...but if I get kicked out of what...The important thing is that you realize your mistakes..your flaws..we all have them..and try to correct them if they are troubling you and move on...Like a stock market chart that goes up and not want to go up..enjoy yourself..enjoy life ..laugh and have fun...and live life to the opposed to hating your existence...If you want have to be willing to fight whatever is troubling you..fight it with all you've got..and you will win...Please take care of yourself.. sad sad
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