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   Posted 12/13/2011 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I suffer from depression. I'm on meds. I take zoloft and resperidone. Recenly I increased the reperidone because of an uptick in the depression. Still not good all the time. Today I got a letter from social security with a lower amount stated than I thought I'd get for early retirement. (I hate my job.) I feel overwhelmed. I had other chores to do today, so I can't even call them until Friday, my next day off. Is it common to feel overwhelmed and not feeling like doing much, during a depressive episode? It seems like when I feel good I want to do things and work well getting a list done. On bad days I just do the minimum and try to take a good care of myself as possible. I used to be able to handle almost anything. Now, not so much.

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   Posted 12/13/2011 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
It's normal, (for depression) but it definately doesn't make it feel any better.
I can relate. I used to be able to handle loads of stress and still keep it together. Now I can't seem to handle anything and feel constantly overwhelmed by everything. Everything seems monumental and exhausting. I hope you get your meds sorted and everything works out so that you can still retire early and get back to feeling better.

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   Posted 12/13/2011 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Artblue,

I am sorry to hear this about your social security. I hope that you can get it worked out so that you can retire early.

Know that we are all here for you.

Take care,

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 12/14/2011 2:31 AM (GMT -6)   
overwjelmed is the synonym for depression...even the smallest chore is HUGE..procrastination is rampant... Ican lieinbed and look at dust bunnires for weeks-lol. Just try to do one small thing the first day and then increase...I finally keeep up with laundry, dishes and billd but it takes all the will power I have...but it's a good feeling too

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