will i ever be normal...i wonder

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   Posted 10/15/2009 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
i want back what i had for a month....i felt amazing for the first time in my life consistently every day and then whammmm ...where did it go...i am on prestiq 50 mg and wellbutrin 100 mg.....does anyone have any advice to give me

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   Posted 10/16/2009 4:13 AM (GMT -6)   

Could you maybe explain your situation in more detail as Im not entirely sure how to respond to this- how can we best help you? Maybe give us a brief history of what youve been through?

All the best, better days ahead-

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   Posted 10/16/2009 4:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Heeja Blender,

Is it possible for you to give us a bit more information?

One thing I'd like to share though. There is a saying: "This, too, shall pass". Everything is constantly changing, and nothing will stay the same. Life is like a river, it might be looking the same, but everything it is different. Therefore, it is worth trying to enjoy the good times as much as you can, and endure the bad times. Because that will change too.

Take care, and all the very best!
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   Posted 10/16/2009 5:21 AM (GMT -6)   
hey bender, i am on pristiq, 200mg. hoping you feel better soon. we are here for you. jamie.
dx, mdd, severe borderline personality disorder.
ps, talk with ya doc, you may need an increase?

getting by
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   Posted 10/16/2009 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
HI Bender,

Welcome to the Healingwell depression forum. I am going on pristiq too. I hear it is a very good drug for depression. I hope that it works for you. And remember even 'normal' people have bad days once in a while. So we have to take the good with the bad. As was stated above, you might need an increase.

Best wishes,

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 10/16/2009 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Blender

I feel the same way I want my life back, but we need more information on what your going through

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   Posted 11/1/2009 6:24 AM (GMT -6)   
"I am going on pristiq too. I hear it is a very good drug for depression"

Naturally what works for one may not another. I wonder if it will work for me?

Depression symptoms since 1976
Prozac 20 mg off and on. Have never felt the "sparkle" return as one psychiatrist once told me about. It's also like living in a two dimensional world.

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   Posted 11/1/2009 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
cool  hello Bender just wanting to say hello and i feel for you and what ur going through. This is a great place to come and let out all of those emotion's we keep bottled up inside. My advise is that you get on here and just vent as much as needed ok.
hope all goes weel for you,
best wishes,
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   Posted 11/1/2009 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   

Welcome to HealingWell and the bipolar forum. I'm so sorry the sparkle has never returned. Are you taking pristiq now? Anything? Do you see a therapist or counselor?

Be Well,
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