feel alone w/depression

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maddy29
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   Posted 6/11/2007 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been down/depressed for so long now, I feel as if there may be no way out.
I have been on meds for quite few yrs now, Im not sure if they are the right thing for me.
I will still use them if i need them, i guess i thought it would go away after a while n some days r just so hard to get thru.
 
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maddy29
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   Posted 6/11/2007 10:33 AM (GMT -7)   
eyes  no sorry no image, dont know how tht happend
 
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   Posted 6/11/2007 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Maddy,

I'm so new to depression that I really can't offer you any real sound advice, but you have found an amazing caring forum here and before long some very knowledgable people will be here to offer you valuable information and support.

Take care.

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   Posted 6/11/2007 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   
sad  Hi Maddy~
I have had depression for over 20 years.  Please understand that there are going to be days where you dont want to even imagine living a life like the one you feel at that time, that is the hardest thing I have dealt with even still.
The hardest part for me with depression is knowing that for the rest of my life I will never know that tomorrow could be the day where I would never experience the "down" like we with depression feel.  I had a garage sale this weekend and I had a lady ask me if  I had heart problems because she noticed my VNS implant.  The reason she asked if I had heart problems is the implant does look like a pacemaker.  I explained to here what it was and why I had it.  After telling her about my chronic treatment resistant depression, she said to me, "oh, come on, you are so pretty and the cutest little shape and you have done nothing but smile and seem really energetic!".  To her I said, that is what people dont understand is that when you clinical depression, it doesnt matter what you have, WHAT PART OF THAT DO THEY NOT GET?!
 
Although I appreciated her compliments, I did indeed make me a little mad at myself.  How could God bless me with the attributes that are soo worth it but give me a mind that noone wants to deal with, not even me?
 
Maddy, depression is the worst thing you could experience!  I would rather have a "medical" chronic health than this depression.  I sometimes think that is why God gave me the outwards assets so that maybe I would have a positive reason to be.  Crazy, but I really believe that.
 
Hang tough, you have a lot of support here!
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but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity."
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   Posted 6/11/2007 3:17 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi  Maddy, I am sorry that your not feeling well.  Something that I noticed is that you have depression, PMDD & CFS listed in your sig.  Your only taking Zoloft for an antidepressant with Valium & Tyl 3 for pain I assume?  These 2 medications could be interacting with the Zoloft thus making it less effective for you.  Have you spoken to your physician about how your feeling?

I know depression is so hard to deal with daily but, you  dont have to suffer and fight with it like this.  There are many great medications on the market that can help.  I have Multiple Sclerosis and an autonomic disorder called Multiple System Atrophy which is much like Parkinson's but more progressive am only 33 yrs old.  I was on Zoloft for a long time and thought I too had to just deal with the depression because it just wasnt going to get better...life just sucked in general.  However, I started to see a Psychiatrist and he took me off Zoloft and I started Effexor Xr.  I have never in my life (depression wise) felt better. 

Please do call your doctor and not just settle for how your feeling now.  Keep posting and letting us know how your doing.  Take care


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maddy29
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   Posted 6/12/2007 11:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank u all for quick n many replies.
i am not sure i understnd about which 2meds, not
working together.
Ive been on zoloft for 3yrs in Oct. For my depression.
 My diazepam is for when i get anxiety for certain things like family get to gethers or major shopping like at holidays or for food shopping. I also need it for my PMDD, which is also why i take my T#3s.
I dont know if i have anxiety enough to say i have anxiety issues.
 
My doc, knows i am sad for many days esp, during my (womens issues). I was wondering if maybe someone knew about womens hormones?
I think my body is lacking some which is why I have PMDD. I have just been DX, w/it about 4mo.
ago, when i switched gyne docs.
 
 
Thank yous all again
Maddy
 

ShynSassy
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   Posted 6/13/2007 4:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Maddy
You have been given some excellent advice.
I too get worse during that time of the month,actually a couple weeks before. Think about it,before you were put on meds were you feeling the mood swings once a month?
I am not sure if they can give you anything for that time of the month,that is something I would talk to your doctor about.
Going to your GYN doctor would be your best bet for that.


Please keep us posted and good luck.

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maddy29
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   Posted 6/13/2007 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
SHY
yah, i feel very bad mood swings before aunti-"flow" comes to visit tongue it seems like she almost never goes away totally.
 
I was asking about hormones because on this fri, i
am having an IUD inserted,planted,put in whatever its called. I know w,the pill there r hormones, w/this tho, i am wondering if seperate pills(hormones) might help w, my mood issues when aunt"flow"  is here.
That seems to be the x's im most depressed which of course is now.
 
As i understand it the IUD must be done during "flows" visit. For me that seems to last at least 2wks w/flow and at least few days before n after "flows" visit.
So i guess im depressed about 3wks of the mo.
 
Very bad/sad/moody/angry/upset/pain x's2(PMDD)
Do u think im on the wrong meds, for this? I know yur not a doc, maybe someone w/same issues can answer that.
 
Thnk yous,
Maddy

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mistyflower
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   Posted 6/13/2007 3:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Maddy,
 
I am a 39 year old woman who has battled with Major Depressive disorder since the age of 17.
 
Meds have helped, but they are not all. Therapy with the right counselor is a good conjunction with meds
. I am battling depression once again after yet another breakup and loss of my job. I feel totally alone, have no freinds anymore. I have become isolated. I found this forum to be connected with people who know what I am going through.
 
I have been on Prozac and klonopin for a year. Klonopin has stopped my anxiety. Prozac, i believe is not effective anymore. Doctor would like to change med. However, I feel that it might not be the med. I can be that I feel totally hopeless and lonely. I need support for this emptiness.
 
Do you have a social support?
 
 

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   Posted 6/14/2007 12:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi MistyFlower and Welcome to HealingWell!
 
You have given some pretty sound advice there in combining meds and therapy. I am sorry to hear that you are going through MDD again and wish you all the best. Perhaps changing the drug would be a good idea even if it is to prove that the drug isn't the problem? There is certainly plenty of support for you and everyone here at HW, so hopefully you will be able to use this as a tool to getting on top of the MDD as you have done in the past.
 
Warm Wishes
 
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   Posted 6/14/2007 5:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Misty
I am not sure about that.. make an appt with your doctor and tell them your concerns and see what they say.
Hopefully you will get the right meds and start seeing some improvement.



Shy
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mistyflower
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   Posted 6/14/2007 5:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Shy,

I think your right. I feel lowsy, hurt, isolated, just empty.

I see the Doctor July 8th. I am going on vacation from June 23- July 7 with my family. Even though I feel so different then they.

Sister has two lovely kids and a loving husband. My mother and father have been married for 41 years. I feel like such a burden because I had to move back in with them.

I sometimes dream of memories when I was a child and completely free of Depression and Worry.

I watch happy people in the park sometimes and wish I felt that good.

Misty

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   Posted 6/14/2007 5:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Misty
I totally know what you mean. I remember walking around and being so jealous of the people that were laughing and smiling. I was so tried of faking it. And just wanted to be happy for one day.

It took me a long time to get there,I had to make alot of changes in my life but I got there for the most part.
I still have bad days, and since I am not on meds I question myself on that decision alot.
Healing takes alot of strength. That is why we are all so strong,we have had to endure so much.

Good luck with your appointment,I am keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Shy
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Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia
Meds I have taken throughout the years:Wellbutrin,Tranxene,Paxil,Prozac,Valium,
Currently taking none.
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mistyflower
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   Posted 6/14/2007 6:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Shy,
 
What has helped you the most in your struggle?
 
Misty

ShynSassy
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   Posted 6/14/2007 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Misty
I had to change my environment basically. It was a very radical change,but it was the only way that I knew would help me get better.

I sat down and took a hard look at my life and realized that the way I was going was not working.
I got very lucky and found a great boyfriend that has helped me in a million ways.
Plus this site..wow I would sit and type for hours while bawling my eyes out.

Shy
Mod- Depression

Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia
Meds I have taken throughout the years:Wellbutrin,Tranxene,Paxil,Prozac,Valium,
Currently taking none.
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www.myspace.com/ShynSassy315

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

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