Depressed After Thanksgiving

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indygirl
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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 11/27/2006 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, Thanksgiving is over & now for the past couple of days, I have been depressed. My husband & I went back to visit with his family for the holiday & we had a nice time. I did drink a few days & that may be why I am feeling so tired & depressed. I can't put my finger on one specific thing that is making me feel so down & unmotivated. I am scheduled to see my therapist tomorrow morning, so that may help. I don't know. This coming weekend I am supposed to go back to my parents' home/where I grew up to visit my ailing grandma. Maybe that is overwhelming me...I am not sure.

Can anyone help me figure this one out??!!
DX: Clinical Depression-12/95 & Bi-Polar Disorder-10/03

RX: Wellbutrin XL-150 mg. & Abilify-5 mg.-11/06
Metformin ER 1500 mg. (Fertility)-04/06


hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 11/27/2006 10:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Indygirl,

The holidays can be depressing for lots of people. Although we love our famililes, we don't "pick them" and sometimes family get togethers push those inner buttons from childhood. Have you tried journaling and/or meditating? Sometimes when we just quiet ourselves enough, the answers come. Alcohol is a depressant so definitely don't turn to alcohol. YOu are doing the right thing by making an appointment with your therapist. Hope you feel better. Keep looking around for what you can be "grateful" for and you are sure to feel better at least for a while. It's a good habit to get into and smile too because the brain doesn't know the difference between a real smile and a forced one. If you can't smile - watch a funny movie. Take care.
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indygirl
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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 11/28/2006 5:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, hopefulmigrainer.

I will discuss this stuff in therapy this morning. Also, I will make an effort to try to smile more. I did watch a few comedies on tv last night that had me laughing, so that was good. Hopefully, I will be able to sort through all this stuff.

Take Care.
DX: Clinical Depression-12/95 & Bi-Polar Disorder-10/03

RX: Wellbutrin XL-150 mg. & Abilify-5 mg.-11/06
Metformin ER 1500 mg. (Fertility)-04/06


scaredycat
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   Posted 12/4/2006 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   
you know holidays are a funny thing, we put so much into them, especially if we have kids and you get to be around people and look forward to them and then when they are over you don't really know what to do with yourself and it is kind of a let down until you get back into your old routine, I don't know about the rest of you but I am better when I am busy because I dont' have much time to think about things so when the rush is over I am left with too much time.  During the holidays it is difficult because you are trying so hard to be happy and sometimes just can't.  My daughter keeps saying that I am blah this year and it isn't fun.  Even though I am trying really hard to keep things normal somehow it isn't coming across that way and I feel so bad.  She is also getting older so it is different than when she was little and I think it is difficult for both of us to not have that same excitement. 
 
Anyway,
hope all of you are doing well and trying to enjoy these hectic and trying times.
Take care,
scaredy
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