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IWantToSmileAgain
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   Posted 3/5/2011 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys,
Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I've had a lot going on with school...
I just feel like lately I've been avoiding everyone and everything.
I don't want to go out and I really only spend time with my boyfriend
And lately we've been fighting a lot. I haven't really been drinking and I
Did get the "feeling good" book. I just like want to stay home all the time
I'm taking all of my classes online and I just dont want to be around people.
I've been exercising a little and takin 5htp for the depression but I don't feel
Like it's working anymore. Any suggestions? I want to try and stick to natural
Remedies for depression. The last time I took pharmaceutical antidepressants
The side effects were horrible..
Thanks,
Britt

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   Posted 3/5/2011 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Britt,

There are many, many different antidepressants with different side effects. It took me four or five different ones before I found what was right for me. So don't give up. They are coming out with new ones all of the time.

Would you consider rereading the "feeling good" book? To see if you can get more help out of it this time? Or do you not think it will help you?

Staying alone isn't necessarily a bad thing, but we do need human contact with other people. I am alone a lot. And went through a stage where I just didn't want to see anybody or even answer the phone. But I had the time to do it, and I am probably a lot older than you are. I don't know if age makes a difference, but you sound young and I would hate to see you waste time that you could be experiencing different things. Do you like to be alone, or are you miserable and lonely when alone? Or are you just plain not feeling that good? I am suspecting the latter.

Are you seeing a counselor? I think it would be good for you. It sounds like a little boost would help you. Have you ever tried Wellbutrin? It is an antidepressant with a little bit of a stimulant effect.

There is St Johnswort too. That is an herb. Have you been exercising? That gives us energy. If you can get yourself to do so, take a walk and see how that makes you feel. Maybe you should call a friend just to talk? That often helps.

Either way, I sure do hope that you feel better soon. Take care, keep posting.

Hugs, Karen
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IWantToSmileAgain
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   Posted 3/8/2011 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Karen,

Sorry it took me a little bit to get back to you. I always truly appreciate your support and I want you to know that. ☺

I have spring break this week so I’m going to use the time and carefully read over the “feeling good” book.

I went for a long walk yesterday that lifted my spirits a little..so I think exercise does help me.

I do enjoy being alone to an extent, as long as I have something social to look forward to in a week or so. I am never fully alone because I live with my boyfriend but he works fulltime so most of the day I'm by myself.

I have been thinking a lot about it and I think the reason I have been avoiding people is because I was so hurt this past year by pretty much everyone close to me..I think I need to learn how to pick the right kind of people to be around.

Anyway, I will keep posting and as always thanks for the support,

Britt <3

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   Posted 3/8/2011 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I am the same way. I don't get close to people because I am afraid of getting hurt. I keep everybody at arms length. I do try to get myself out and visit now and then. I kind of get cabin fever from time to time. But I am happy by myself, so I do what makes me happy. I have a couple of dogs though that occupy my time. Plus the usual cleaning and cooking.

I am glad that you are reading the book. It really is helpful. And I am glad that you are going to keep posting. Let us know how you are doing. Keep in touch.

Hugs, Karen
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