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Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 130
   Posted 12/13/2006 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
still having problems with my sister and dad was supposed to be coming of meds slowly but stopped them complety both lamical celaxa lithium over a week ago last time i done this was recently when i went manic and ended up in hospital i never seem to learn always stopping and starting  my meds anyway depression is terrible but i am still determind not to resort to meds my doctor or family have no idea that i have stopped them,i tried to get ect again by telling my doc i would stop reducing my meds if he gave me ect didnt work so i told him where to go and stormed out.well ill get to the point christmas my mam died on the 18th dec 10 years ago plus severly depressed but everyone says cheer up its christmas there must think that my illness gives me a break everybody extited and looking forward to christmas it makes me feel worser i am going away from the 23rd to the 27th dec telling my family there are not happy but i cannot stand to be around people thinking lifes great does that make anysense

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 12/14/2006 2:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there Gaz,

I'm sorry your having such a hard time at the moment.

I know what you mean when you say happy people make it worse for you - when I feel DP sometimes I feel spite for those who carry on regardless , it's like they're deliberately trying to rub you up the wrong way. My mum died three years ago , so I know how hard it can be.

I don't think ECT is the way to go , it's usually a last resort as far as I know , like if everything else they try has failed. So if you're not taking the meds you've been given properly , then they can't tell if they are working for you or not - therefore they can't see whether or not this is the time to use the last resort. Dya see where I'm coming from.

I hope you find some peace while you're away , take care of yourself.


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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 12/14/2006 5:09 AM (GMT -7)   


when are you going to get out of this depression, my friend?  it has gone on too long. (i know, tell you about it!)

people who tell you to cheer up because it's christmas are like the idiots who tell you to just "snap out of it."  we all would if we could.  christmas may be "the happiest time of the year" but is also the time of the year when the most suicide take place.  gaz, i know that you don't want your life to just become a statistic.

in judaism, the anniversary of a person's death is a sacred time called a yortzite.  it is a time to reflect on how that individual affected your life positively and to concentrae on the good that the person did during their lifetime.  instead of sadness, there is a joy for the individual to have been alive and a part of our lives.  i'm not trying to convert you, gaz, just to give you another frame in which to view your mother's death.  my parents were both abusive, but i do my best during their yortzite to concentrate on their positive qualities - and yes, i am able to find a few.  i sure you can find many for your mother.

enjoy your time away and come back to us stronger and happier.

best of the holliday season to you, gaz.  may it bring you joy and peace.


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