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lowrider72
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   Posted 3/31/2011 1:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Please help me. i have been struggling with severe depression for some time now but I cant seem to make progress. I see a therapist but just cry the whole time plus i keep quitting my meds and then starting quitting and starting. i cant seem to help myself from doing that. i want help.

panther fern
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   Posted 3/31/2011 3:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I think that is very typical. you start to feel a bit better and then think i don't really need this. Being dependent on meds or anything means you are giving in, or giving up some of your control. Have you ever figured out what triggered your depression? I know it is a chemical imbalance but usually there is some buried secret you may not even know that triggers the deep dark depression. and do you have a good relationship with your therapist? Do you trust him/her? could you tell them anything?

Do you have a journal? Start one..even on a cheap spiral notebook. it doesn't have to make sense or rhyme or anything start by just whatever word comes in your head write it, and keep going with out thinking...brainstorming so to speak. take it with you to therapy.

have you tried biofeedback, learning coping mechanisms? deep breathing? do you see a psychologist or psychiatrist? If you cry the whole time... before you go in the journal write things you want to discuss... hand it to him/her... i do it all the time.. it is a bit strange but i don't forget what needs to get accomplished and it gives them insight to my thinking process. my depression is not so huge, I have several illnesses and i have some ptsd from some not so fun incidents in the past. so my depression is tempramental so to speak. I hope some of this helps you. I know you really want help, yet you admit to self sabotage with your meds, in your book write everyday 5 things that bring you joy, i don't care if it is a blade of green grass or a grass hopper. slow down simplify and look for the little things that are joyful to you. you can only write one or two things each day that made you feel sorrow. but the deal is once you write the sorrowful thing, mourn it. put one line through it and move on.

hope some of this helps.
diana

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   Posted 3/31/2011 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I think Diana has some very good points. Especially where you need to give the meds a chance. You have to put some effort into that. Especially if you have a chemical embalance like most of us do. Keep posting and know we all care about you. We want you to feel better.

Hugs, Karen
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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 4/1/2011 1:49 AM (GMT -6)   
feel better soon. with much healing compassion, jamie
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Precious Gem
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   Posted 4/1/2011 7:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, good suggestions. Being malnourished brings on a whole host of problems. Take good care of yourself and see if this brings on any changes. Probably starting and stopping the meds is not helping. I think you have to commit one way or the other. I hope you can do some soul searching and figure out the best way to be healthy and happy.

Gem

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   Posted 4/1/2011 7:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Meds are scary at first, but you really need to give them a chance. They really do help and combined with therapy they have worked wonders for me. Please give them a chance, its not a easy road but we are here to help.
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