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onetime
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   Posted 12/5/2011 1:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone,

I have read through the forums for a little while and this seems like a good positive place for me to talk about some things.

I have a lot of issues: self-esteem, depression, anxiety, which cause me to not have/expect romantic relationships and not have passion or meaning for life.

Without getting into further detail just yet, I just want to know how I start to put things together. I have seen psychologists and psychiatrists and at the time it seems like I get a lot out of each sessions but soon I fall back into the old dark places and any progress is negated. I worked out over the summer, even without seeing immediate progress, but once school started up again I lost the motivation/purpose to continue to work out.

I can't seem to find a good reason to live each day. It doesn't seem like I can be happy.

Any thoughts?

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 12/5/2011 1:49 AM (GMT -6)   
hi from jamie, welcome.

maybe seeing your dr about a discussion of your situation i feel would be a good thing. are you on any medication? if not this might be a helpful thing at this time. keep posting, you have done real well in doing so. it takes guts. please know that we care. with healing compassion, jamie.

ps, am in therapy myself. maybe rengaging would be a useful thing for you to get some support at this time. others will post with more info soon. keep strong.
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onetime
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   Posted 12/5/2011 2:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm on Lexapro and Wellbutrin, have been mixing things up sparingly over the past few years. The only real thing I have noticed is that they have kept my anger low and leveled out my moods.

But when I sit down and examine my life, I still feel depressed even if the meds help me "go through the motions"

I'm going to therapy now but I know a lot of this has to be done on my own. I just don't know where to start! Physical appearance changes, dating, re-finding my passions, setting long-term goals, finding meaning, returning to my religion, fighting problems with ****ography, defeating my "loser's complex"

It's just so much to think about but so hard to tackle even one of those issues


Thanks.

It's Genetic
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   Posted 12/5/2011 2:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello, Onetime, and welcome to the Depression Forum,

Depression, in one way, is a lot like alcoholism. Some folks have it, accept it, get medicated for it, know that they  have anger issues inside that haven't been released, and then do nothing about it sometimes.

You hit on a major point for relief: return to your religious views. Living life knowing that you have guidance from above and recognizing that you are loved greatly can bring your life full circle if you can accept that there is a force in life greater than we are and that we have no right to judge ourselves or others. We have the right to live by our principles, and that's the best life there is.
 
Keep taking your medications, because there may be an inherited chemical imbalance that needs to be restored and maintained. The rest of recovery is going to be up to you to correct your diet, avoiding caffeine and alcohol at all costs (including chocolate, as well) since these all make depression worse and following a good diet.

Other than that, you should be getting along remarkably well after a year of practice and submission.

Have a good Christmas,

It's Genetic

Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 12/5/2011 1:48:08 AM (GMT-7)


getting by
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   Posted 12/5/2011 5:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Onetime,

Welcome to the forum. I am glad that you have joined us. I hope that you continue.

I think you are on the right track. You just have to keep pushing forward, taking it one day at a time.

You have some good ideas. And good suggestions. Keep seeing your counselor. Maybe you need more visits. Deeper counseling???

Know that we are all here for you. Keep posting.

Hugs, Karen
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bayoub2
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   Posted 12/5/2011 6:09 AM (GMT -6)   
welcome to the forum

if you think of ALL the things you want to start working on you will become overwhelmed and probably not accomplish anything. Why don't you start in very samll steps, like promise yourself you will go to church this Sunday or clean a closet, small doable tasks..I make a list for the day9Not week) and limit my self to a small number of chores, otherwise I get discouraged and bummed out again.

I hope you find some resolution and keep posting

Maggie
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onetime
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   Posted 12/6/2011 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
One of the toughest things for me is that when I am in a funk I have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning. I don't look forward to the day at all. A lot of them are the same and they seem to bring more anxiety to me than enjoyment of any kind

getting by
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   Posted 12/6/2011 6:05 PM (GMT -6)   
That is typical for depression. Being tired and not looking forward to getting up. I hope that you get through this soon.

Hugs, Karen
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