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schlemmerm3779
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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 4/10/2007 11:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone
 
My name is Michele and I'm 28 years old have been suffering from mild depression for 15 years. I started out on Prozac and Ritalin when I was 13 and have been on different antidepressants since then. I have been on Effexor XR 150 milligrams for about 7 years for Depression, Anxiety and Agoraphobia.
 
Just recently since last week I have had crying spells for long periods of time, including while at work and while I'm with family members. I can not figure out what triggers them and its driving me nuts. I'm pushing my boyfriend away from me and all I want to do is be alone and sleep.
 
I went to my doctor and told her I did not want my dosage of effexor upped and so she is weaning me off the effexor and putting me on Celexa. And I believe Serax at night to help me sleep. Presently I take 2 1/2 Tylenol PM's to sleep every night.
 
These bouts of crying are interferring with everything in my life and I don't know what to do.
 
Unfortunately I cannot see a therpist until the middle of may, and I just feel like I am going to explode. I've created a log book of my day to day feelings as well as taking fish oil, calcium, vitamin e, b6 and b-12, I have also quit taking my birth control pills as of today. I'm also currently reading "The Instinct To Heal"
 
I am going to continue reading through these post to see if there is more helpful information , which I'm sure there is. If anybody can offer and suggestions or advice, I would greatly appreciate it.  Thank you so much
Michele
 
"Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened"


ShynSassy
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Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 3036
   Posted 4/10/2007 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there
I am very glad that you found us Michele.
You are taking very big steps in order to get better,and kudos for you for doing that.
So often we just let the depression take over and then basically just deal with it without looking for other options.
I personally think you are on the right road to recovery,and the only suggestion I could give is reaching out to someone. A family member or a close friend.
Keep in constant contact with your doctor to make sure the new meds are working.
And a biggie.... post here and express your feelings. Also reading other posts and giving your own advice. I credit this forum for me finally being able to deal with my depression and learning how to deal with all of the triggers that set it off.
Please keep us posted and stay strong!!

Shy
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schlemmerm3779
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 4/11/2007 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much Shynsassy!
I'm so glad I found this website. Its kind of sad to know I'm not alone but comforting at the same time.
It looks like a lot of the members on here have a lot of useful advice and suggestions. Thank you so much for the warm welcome. :-)
Michele
 
"Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened"


ShynSassy
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Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 3036
   Posted 4/11/2007 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
We are very glad to have you,and I look forward to sharing our depression ;)


Shy
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Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia

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"I am woman,hear me roar one day and cry the next!!!"


KodakPuppy
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 101
   Posted 4/12/2007 10:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Michele,
I am so glad you found us. You are never alone here. please keep posting.
KodakPuppy
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