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Date Joined Oct 2003
Total Posts : 162
   Posted 11/28/2009 7:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I was on here years ago and found great support and strength while i battled through a gnarly round of depression.  And here I am again, hoping for another chance to hang in there while I push through again. 
I started the darn prozac this morning.  Please don't send me your horror stories about it ... it took me 4 months of staring at the RX bottle before i got low enough this morning to finally open the bottle and  take one .. and i already swallowed the first pill this morning.   I'm gonna have to look at that as a step toward protecting and saving myself from the pit I am trying to avoid.  I hate meds, hate to need them, hate lots of things about them ... but I am trying to focus on getting stronger and healthier.  For myself, for my kids, for my family .... I just can't do it by myself.  So ... here's to jumping back into the big scary world of meds.  Wish me luck. 
I'm not here to whine or grumble ... but need an anonymous place to be held accountable.  (If that makes any sense at all)  I also need the opportunity to say the kind of genuine, supportive things to others that I need to hear myself every once in a while.  Funny, isn't it, how it's easier to be kind and gentle to others than it is to ourselves sometimes?  By the time I get to the point that I am seeking help, I'm usually too low to function .. and I am beginning to recognize the signs that I am on the road to the pit ... RUNNING down the road.  I just can't let myself go there anymore ... not again ... I just can't. 
So!  Today I took a leap of faith and a step toward healing.  It's only 7:00AM, and I want to go back to bed already, but instead, I'm gonna keep looking forward.  It's going to get better, right? 

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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 20279
   Posted 11/28/2009 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
welcome back, and yes it is going to get better!! good on ya for seeking assistance and comfort, hi i am jamie, me very up and down at the moment myself. your reaching out and taking this by the horns will make for a more successful recovery sooner. will be a real battle at times, but that's where we at hw will be able to keep you motivated and i hope focused. i never wanted med's but without them i would be lost, very lost. keep well, and well done for recognising the signs of depression!! keep posting and let us know how you are going, providing that this okay. keep safe, and well. my compassion to you. jamie.

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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 42612
   Posted 11/28/2009 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I am glad that you came back to join us. This is such a healing place.

I took prozac years ago. It worked well for me, but needed something stronger. So I am sure that it will work well for you. And if it doesn't, there are many other meds to try. We will all be with you though everything that you want us to.

Take care my friend, thanks for posting. Hope to hear more from you.

Hugs, Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

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