Not depressed anymore?

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MaWie
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   Posted 3/10/2007 4:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Should I be worried that I actually feel sort of good... might I mention maybe a bit more content than usual?
I've been struggling with depression for the past several years and on most days, I often find myself just pushing myself to move on... like everything required effort to do, such as driving to work, doing chores - that sort of thing. However, for the past several days, I've found myself in sort of an... elightened state, like I'm floating freely... and am more alert. I was even able to focus during a meeting at work and I felt more at ease than usual; I usually feel very awkward in social situations.
There are some things I should really worry about, but right now I just feel... carefree.
I haven't kept in contact with my friends, but I found myself replying to a message left by one of my former teammates.
I'm actually enjoying work, not so much as to driving there, but I don't find myself caught up in my own head.
Its been a long time since I've felt like this, as far as remembering goes.

Maybe... it's the caffeine talking right now, but that still wouldn't explain the other days... although it hasn't been all good the past few days, there are still moments where I catch myself in a bit of a funk - so to speak, where it's hard to get myself moving.

Can it be true that maybe I'm good for now, that being depressed doesn't ring true anymore?

And just some other notes: I'm in my early 20's. I'm not on any medication and I'm taking a break from therapy.

ShynSassy
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   Posted 3/10/2007 6:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi MaWie,
Do not be worried at all. Be very very thankful. You are having a good month and that is something people with depression crave.
I was down and out for many years. Not being able to smile,not laughing just not happy at all.
about 6 months ago, I realized that I was feeling good. I was not on meds I did not cry everyday and for once in my life I felt safe.
Maybe without you really realizing it you came to terms with your depression. You figured out why you were depressed and you are getting through it.
Be strong and smile everyday!

Shy
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MaWie
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   Posted 3/10/2007 12:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the reponse ShynSassy.
I've been feeling crappy for such a long time that I'm not sure what to do with myself.
I guess I'm just surprised that my head doesn't feel like it's stuck under a gloomy cloud.
It's going to take a while to get used to feeling like this. I'm going to take it in and hope that it stays...
Have faith everyone. I never thought I'd get to feel... "normal"
Sending good thoughts and wishes to all.
Hang in there. :-)

-MaWie

ShynSassy
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   Posted 3/11/2007 6:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Luck MaWie
And keep us posted!!


Shy
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redrose
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   Posted 3/11/2007 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
MaWie:

I experienced my first clinical D 33 yrs. ago as a teenager. My mother didn't believe that I needed to do anything but "snap out of it." Or maybe back in those days people just didn't know that depression is not just an emotional issue (probably more likely). Anyway, it lasted about 2 years and I, like you, realized that I was beginning to look forward to the sun coming up the next day. I looked forward to the sunrise for the next 22 years before depression reared its ugly head again. Enjoy the day and pray that it lasts for years.

Redrose
Undiagnosed symptoms for many years. Dx in 12/06. Sm. Bowel resection (60cm.) 1/07
currently on 50 mg. Imuran, 40 mg. pred., vicodin for continuing pain

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