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   Posted 9/23/2010 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
esprit said...
I have major depression-I have been on and off meds most of my life. I stopped taking my meds and seeing my doc about 4 years ago and maintained fairly well, but here I go tumbling down one more time. Recently started back on meds. I seem to think that when I start feeling half way decent I don't need the doc or the meds. I've been told for years that I will most likely have to take them all my life. I hate the fact that I can't manage my own feelings completely. I'm really feeling quite miserable right now!

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   Posted 9/23/2010 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Esprit!!!

Don't feel alone. I have to take them for the rest of my life too. That means that we have a chemical imbalance in our brains and the medication corrects that. So we feel how we would feel if we had the right chemicals. So try not to look at it like we can't manage without medication. But that the medication gives us the part that isn't there that is suppose to be. If that makes any sense at all.

But don't feel alone, there are a lot of us on meds. And coming here and sharing I think will make it easier for you. And all of us. It is nice to know that we aren't alone.

Hugs, Karen
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