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givinguponit24
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   Posted 1/28/2011 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
When will the depression of myself leave my body?
Does it take 4 months or 26 weeks?
I got out of the hospital on the second of October. So were not talking about another 2 months Im guessing til April 1st. Fools Day?

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   Posted 1/28/2011 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
In my opinion, it doesn't happen over night. It is so gradual that all of a sudden one day you notice that you are feeling better. You may not be on the right medications if it is not starting to improve by now. Are you going to any counseling or reading any books for self help? It really does help and they notice if you are getting better before you do.

I think that the best thing that you can do is talk to your doctor, let him/her know that you aren't improving. Maybe they can add something to your cocktail of meds. Like a mood stabilizer, unless you are already on one. I am and it helps with depression. Are you bipolar? You mentioned being manic in your other post.

I wish you the best and hope that you feel better soon.

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givinguponit24
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   Posted 1/28/2011 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey yeah Getting by I am feeling better but when I was normal I often got tired. Isnt depression a thing that makes you not sleep or sleep too much because I used to be tired during the day undepressed.
I have two or three mood stabilizers on the bottom of this post. Lamictal, Respirdal, and Trileptal.
I feel like I am better and you're right they do notice a change in my mood before I even do.
Excercise helps a lot.

Im on the right meds. Dr. Chen is a great doctor. Hes very smart and I have read pamphlets on it that it takes 4 months tops even from what my therapist said.
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   Posted 1/28/2011 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like you feel confident that the meds are going to work for you. That is a huge percentage of getting better. Being optimistic. I think you sound like you are. You are looking for hope and you are going to find it.

Keep up the great work on getting better.

Hugs, Karen
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givinguponit24
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   Posted 1/28/2011 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
It is. I am being better. I will continue the work.
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getting by
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   Posted 1/28/2011 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Good deal. And make sure to keep us posted on how things are going for you.

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givinguponit24
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   Posted 1/29/2011 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Things are going great. I am going to support group meetings too.
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getting by
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   Posted 1/29/2011 7:17 PM (GMT -6)   
That is so cool. I am so happy for you! Keep up the good work and keep us posted.

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   Posted 1/29/2011 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
for givinuponit24.
 
i am very pleased.
 
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   Posted 1/30/2011 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Support groups are awesome and I am so glad to read you have found one that is working for you. 

In my opinion, a good listener is what depressed people need most: someone who will listen, who will not judge or persuade them to come to conclusions they do not want. I know you have found that here and now in a support group. 

The sense of isolation can be reduced by sharing the feelings of solitude and loneliness with people of similar experiences. I am proud of you for being proactive. 

You are a very special person, givinguponit24 !

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   Posted 1/31/2011 8:58 PM (GMT -6)   
keep up the good work. with healing compassion, jamie.
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buglet90
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   Posted 2/1/2011 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
One thing that I notice with myself is that I still sleep all the time. I can sleep for 12 hours at a time and still be exhausted. I have even tried to set an alarm clock to get myself up sooner, but it's always the same result. But as I get up and go, I notice that I'm usually better than if I sleep all the time. Exercise helps me also. I have noticed that when I find that "escape" like exercising or just talking to a friend about how I feel, I don't sleep as much, plus I'm a happier person. One saying that I like to remember is "slowly, but surely". Slowly I get to feeling better, but surely it will happen.

I hope all is well with yourself. Just remember that when you wanna give up, keep your head high and find someone to talk to.

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   Posted 2/1/2011 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I sometimes get that same tired sleep. That is what I call it. And I can sleep for days on end. Barely getting up and still be exhausted. I took care of mine with medications. I take something to keep me awake during the day and something to sleep at night. And the day time stuff keeps me going so as you said, exercising gives us more energy. I try to walk as much as possible. I find it clears my head and gives me more energy. So there is a good cycle there too, you just have to find what is right for you. I meditate at night and that helps too.

I am really happy that you are feeling better. It sounds lilke you are anyway. Keep up the good work and keep the good attitude, it takes you a long way.

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givinguponit24
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   Posted 2/3/2011 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I want to be myself again
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givinguponit24
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   Posted 2/3/2011 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Buglet I am putting one foot in front of the other.
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givinguponit24
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   Posted 2/14/2011 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
mhmm.
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