What to do on those bad days

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totesmcgrotes
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   Posted 10/24/2010 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been suffering from depression and anxiety for several months now and after getting on what I think is the right dose of Zoloft, I had started to get better, be more hopeful, active, calm, and happy.

Now, the past three days I have felt pretty down, uneasy, anxious, and all that hope I had is gone. I keep having several good days and then some bad and then several good and then some bad. My thought is that eventually the bad days will be lesser and the good days greater. Is this what getting over depression is like? Or am I supposed to be happy and then fine indefinitely?

Trying to Understand
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   Posted 10/24/2010 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
We would all be very happy for you if you found treatment that would cure you and you would be happy and fine indefinitely. It doesn't usually go that way.

Your hope to have more good days than bad is a good one. Hang onto that.

In the meantime, you need to see your therapist/doctor and let them know you are having mood swings. Or something like that.

Have you stuck to the basics? Sleep, same time, wake same time, eat something solid 3x/day, some sun and fresh air each day, exercise/walking, no alcohol, sugar, caffeine? Some people have noticed that these things effect them more than they want to realize when they're feeling great and stop them, or are feeling bad and need comfort.
Sandy
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Respect baby steps. Most work gets done an inch at a time. Just break ground.

Some get annoyed that people are so odd; lucky folks know that's the fun part.

totesmcgrotes
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   Posted 10/24/2010 10:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I guess I have been sleeping more than usual and Ive been sitting around and playing halo instead of being out and about. I've also been drinking a lot of caffeinated tea lately.

Trying to Understand
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   Posted 10/24/2010 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Things to think about, and address as you are ready.

The doc/thereapist is more of a MUST.

The other things are part of your health maintenance program.
Sandy
BP II
Severe depression

Respect baby steps. Most work gets done an inch at a time. Just break ground.

Some get annoyed that people are so odd; lucky folks know that's the fun part.
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