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lazy
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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 10/21/2006 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello...I've been in the bipolar and fibromyalgia forums but have never posted in this depression forum...don't know why, because I certainly am depressed.  I was only diagnosed as bipolar back in March of this year after years of being treated for depression. I'm taking effexor now - have been on it for about 2 years but I think its stopped working.  I also take geodon for my bipolar disorder and the mania has stopped, thank God, but I'm left with this deep, dark hole in my life. I feel worthless and I feel like I have been a failure at almost everything I have done, even though I am a nurse so that's one thing I have succeeded at. So I guess I'm just going through a rough spot and I'm looking for some support.

Suzy35
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   Posted 10/21/2006 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Alot of us know how you are feeling, I'm in a funky depression at the moment. about two months ago it was horrid and I just wanted it to stop, now I just have good times and bad times. In a bad one at the moment, but trying to work my way out. Please feel free to post away, it can help.

hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 10/21/2006 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi. You're not alone. Do you have a psychologist to talk to? I've come to realize that meds don't fix the depression - we have to work very hard to change how we talk to and about ourselves. I noticed that you said that you are a failure at almost everything. I bet that's not really true. If you could start making it a habit to STOP yourself and say "but I do this well or I am a great nurse or I have a good heart" you will help to change your mind. Anyway, I'm working on this. Also, it sounds like you are not afraid to fail. I get really worked up and anxious thinking about all the ways I could fail. If you do have bi-polar, I'm certain that besides meds it is important to learn how to manage and cope with your affliction. I sure hope that you feel better soon!!
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els
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   Posted 10/22/2006 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi welcome to the depression forum we are most happy to have you join us here.  Hopeful is very correct in that the meds dont fix everything with the depression, they just help to a certian point after that it is all up to us.  However, if you are feeling that the Effexor isnt working anylonger and that your feeling a return of depressive symptoms you do need to talk to your doctor and see if an adjustment needs to be made.  After two years on it, it may be possible that it needs an increase or that it has lost its effect for you.  Some antidepressants do build up in our bodies after a long period of time and just stop working.  I had this happen with both Zoloft and Luvox.
I find it odd that you picked the screen name of lazy as I have never met a nurse that was lazy.  They give so much of themselves and work so very hard.  It is often a thankless job with very little reward and can be extremely stressful.  My mom is a cardiac nurse and she also has depression so I see the signs on her and I too worked in the medical field but in mental health for many years so, I understand how hard it is.  And especially when your doing it with physicial illnesses it is even greater.  You have to take care of your mind, body and spirit first...and this is something that those in the healthcare profession dont do well.  They tend to put others needs and cares in front of their own. 
Do speak to your doctor and let them know how your feeling and know that your always welcome here.  Take care :-)

Elisha
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Moderator: Heart & Cardiovascular Disease
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lazy
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 241
   Posted 10/23/2006 5:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all so much for your posts.  It means more to me than you can know.  What started out as a funk a few weeks ago just won't go away.  And you're right about taking care of ourselves and I'm the worst at that. I do have a therapist but I haven't seen her in awhile...think I'll give her a ring.  Again, thanks

els
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   Posted 10/24/2006 5:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Your most welcome...and the thearpist is a wonderful idea. Please do come back and let us know how it goes.  Take care :-)

Elisha
Co~Mod: Depression
Moderator: Heart & Cardiovascular Disease
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