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Date Joined Nov 2011
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   Posted 12/4/2011 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
My Dr. told me that I'm probably going to be unhappy until I get out of my crappy job when I retire next Spring. Until then I'm on Zoloft and Resperidone. They just help me stay even, not make me happy. I used to be able to get myself out of funks until a couple years ago when I had a nervous breakdown. I feel so stupid that I have such a harder time getting myself out. I would have loved to just stay in bed today. Instead I made myself follow my list and when I couldn't shake a headache I finally took some Exedrin. At least now I feel a little better. I am doing all the right self care stuff. It looks like others here have good days and bad days. I couldn't understand when my other family members had this problem. This is a new problem for me, just like trying to lose the weight the Resperidone made me gain. My best MO for crappy days is do only what I have to do and take real good care of myself. I also went out to my favorite coffee shop and had a nice coffee and cake. I'd like some tips on what others do when they're having a down day.

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   Posted 12/4/2011 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Artblue,

I took risperdone and then switched to abilify. It doesn't cause the weight gain for me and I think it works a little better for me too.

It sounds to me like you are doing a good job staying busy and pushing yourself to be productive. One other thing that I could suggest is taking walks and meditation. I do both. The walks really clear my head and make me feel good. Meditation the same. Stay mindful of things that you are doing. Try to take life one day at a time. Have you thought about counseling? It might help you too. I really think you are trying hard and that is going to help you. Keep focussed on things. And keep posting here.

Hugs, Karen
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Date Joined Nov 2011
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   Posted 12/4/2011 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Artblue...I think you are doing all the right things and pushing yourself. Also, Karen suggests some things that are helpful. I forced myself to join an over 50's womans group this forces me to have to be somewhere at least once a week. At first it was hard to get myself motivated but, really once I go I forget about my other problems for a few hours at least. I think you are on the right track.

I am sorry I did not realize you are a new member so I would like to welcome you, I think you will be happy you signed up. The members here have been very thoughtful and uplifting.

Take care, Amy turn smurf smurf smurf turn

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 12/6/2011 6:18 AM (GMT -6)   
welcome. jamie. we are here for you. :-)


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