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starbrite
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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 7/4/2007 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I have never been on this site before but i would like support because of my depression.  I have been depressed ever since I was a child and have been in therapy many times over the last 30 years.  Right now I am in therapy with the same therapist for the last 10 years who is wonderful.  The thing is right now I am feeling worse and she wants to put me on more meds.  I am on so many now I don't want to go on any more, but i am really bad.  need help and support.  Thanks

Dee75
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   Posted 7/4/2007 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Maybe your therapist would take you off some of your meds that you are taking now. It doesn't sound like their helping you. Good luck. Dee

HSE
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   Posted 7/5/2007 1:24 AM (GMT -7)   
If you've been seeing this therapist for 10 years - you trust them.

your drugs aren't working right now and i know changing them is a big thing. Finding the right meds can really help - give it a try. Keep chatting and talking and asking for help. It's important not to do this by yourself. Thinking of you xxx
HSE - Hope Springs Eternal xx


ShynSassy
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   Posted 7/5/2007 6:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Starbrite

Welcome to the forum,I am very glad that you found us and I am sure you will find the support that you are looking for.


Getting the right combo of meds sometimes can be hard for the doctors at first.

It took mine 5 tries in order to get the right ones.

Plus I think that your body gets used to the meds and that is why they have to increase the dosage to help you.


Stay strong and keep us posted.

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faithfully4you
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   Posted 7/5/2007 6:18 AM (GMT -7)   
:-)  Starbrite~
Welcome to the site, you have found a great place where people truly care about each other!!!
I have had depression for over 21 years so I can relate to the fact of meds.  I know in my experience that meds do lose their effectiveness over time, it is referred to as building a tolerance to them.
 
I am not sure how severe your depression is but for me I am at the level of treatment resistant depression which ia the "grandaddy" of depression.  For me, I have the VNS implant.  It seems to be working and I take one med as opposed to recent years of over 4 or 5 meds at a time.
 
Good luck and keep your faith!
Teresa
" We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another."
Luciano de Crescenzo
 
 
" Love is being stupid together."
Paul Valery
 
" Tonight I sent an angel to watch over you, but it came back. When I asked why, it told me that angels don't watch over other angels."
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starbrite
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   Posted 7/5/2007 1:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi it's me again. My depression is sometimes very severe. I have been hospitalized 4 times. What is a VNS? I hate taking so many meds because of the side effects at one time I was on 5 different meds at the same time for depression. Right now I'm not doing too well. I was sexually abused as a child and this has some bearing on my depression but I think there is more to it than that. I will get better, i always do. Starbrite

faithfully4you
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   Posted 7/5/2007 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
VNS stands for vagus nerve stimulator.  Its original use is for epileptics but was found to help with chronic treatment resistant depression.  There is a sister site here called vnstherapy.com.
 
check that out, it may be helpful for you.
 
good luck.
Teresa
" We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another."
Luciano de Crescenzo
 
 
" Love is being stupid together."
Paul Valery
 
" Tonight I sent an angel to watch over you, but it came back. When I asked why, it told me that angels don't watch over other angels."
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