Good Afternoon Aurora,
I am sorry your feeling depressed but I do think increasing your med was a good idea. I would like to think the med will start to work quickly. When I dropped down on mine it only took a short time for the increase in the med to kick back in and raise my blood levels to an acceptable level to help me feel better. I want to say a week to two weeks and I saw improvement. I hope that works for you too.
I know how you feel about getting established with new friends as I am still looking for new friends but it does take energy and that is usually my problem. That and afraid of failing and feeling more depressed.
I do joke with a friend online that I am going to go out to the airport and ride the shuttle or tram all day and maybe I will make new friends.
I am going to toss out some places to meet new friends and then I may even take my own advice.
Join a health club: solves two problems; you'll become less of a couch potato ( not that you are) and more fit. Think of all the people you will meet.
Take a class, any class: again a two in one tactic; you'll learn something new and make new friends. Conversation is easier if you have something in common.
Join a Book Club: Check this out at your local library. Reading books and sharing them is another great way to get to know people.
Go to every Party you are invited to: even if you don't want to go...go. You never know who you'll meet.
Go to seminars: lots of people go to seminars alone; great place to start a conversation.
I am going to look for seminars especially related to the medical field as I used to enjoy going to seminars. Especially the 2 day ones as I would go and spend the night in the nice hotel, spoil myself and still mingle with people.
I am glad you have your appointment with your therapist as that always helps you.
May I suggest that you do not anticipate Oct 3rd at all. The wedding has been cancelled and therefore the date now has no meaning in your life and will just fade away if you let go of it. Do try to spend you energy on making new plans and setting new dates for other happy events. Don't let the date turn into something bigger then it is.
I am here for you and I wish you peace as always.
Gentle Hugs to you.
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