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   Posted 7/15/2010 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Afternoon all,

I just started posting on the site last night and I think you all can answer something for me/share your input on this subject. Personally, my depression episodes happen behind closed doors so to speak. Whenever I start feeling depressed or moody around people I usually just excuse myself from whatever is going on. Then when I get back home or to my dorm I just lay down and either cry it out (usually what happens) or lay down and watch t.v. trying to calm down and divert my attention elsewhere. What I'm getting as is that I'm a good student, I get good grades, I can focus well on the tasks at hand and be successful in whatever I'm doing(usually =PP) -- but it's like depression isn't even an issue at those times. But whenever something triggers I notice that it's usually when I'm alone or with one other person. Does anyone else feel like they deal with their depression after they accomplish what's supposed to be done for the day for example? Or does that just seem like a way of coping for me personally? I'd really just like to know if other people feel successful overall and accomplished, but then when the days over and your left to think about's like that's when my sad/inadequate thoughts settle in.

Just thoughts. Sorry if this was a rant.

"Between you and every goal that you wish to achieve, there is a series of obstacles, and the bigger the goal, the bigger the obstacles. Your decision to be, have and do something out of the ordinary entails facing difficulties and challenges that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else."

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   Posted 7/15/2010 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
You are managing to do something a lot of us can't do and that is focus.  When you are at school or doing homework, you are staying focussed on what you are doing.  That is difficult for a lot of us.  You are also being distracted from your depression.  You don't have time to think about it.  That is how I am with my fibromyalgia pain.  I keep my mind busy so I don't think about it.  You are lucky to have that quality.  Keep up the good work.
Hugs, Karen
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Jen B.
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   Posted 7/15/2010 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
That is how it feels for me too.
I work all day with first, second, and third I MUST focus on them. From the time I get in my car after work until I go to bed all I do is cry, I dont always know why I am crying,,, I am working with my doctor on an antidepressant called Pristiq it seems to help some, we are adjusting the dosages.

Never worry, what I am reading, are normal reactions. In your down time, think about positive things, not about things that already cause you stresss. put on a CD from a band you like (or a praise and worship CD).

It is SOOOOOOO easy to focus on the nasty junk that you should make it a point to focus on the positive parts of what is going on. Accentuate the positive....focus on the positive....look at life outside the box

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