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   Posted 5/29/2012 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, I am new here. I am hoping this might be be a helpful place for me to visit, as I have had chronic depression for 10 years now and am losing faith in my therapist and psychiatrist. I won't get into my story, but today was the worst day of my life, I suppose, as I sat in front of my computer all day long playing solitaire. I am worried that I no longer lack the motivation, or imagination to do anything else. I could not get out of this chair all day, and I am terrified about tomorrow playing out the same. My husband is going to be home soon, so I can't write more until tomorrow. This is my own private hell. I am looking for help or understanding or commiseration. I don't know if I'll find it here, but I thought I would try.
I know I'll make it through tomorrow, but I'm scared.
Hi there, I gave your thread a title...

Post Edited By Moderator (getting by) : 5/29/2012 3:20:51 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 5/29/2012 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Usetofly,

Welcome to the depression forum. Have you let your psychiatrist and counselor know that you aren't feeling that well? I would surely talk to them. You could need a med adjustment. I started taking a mood stabilizer with my antidepressant a few years ago and it really does help. You may need something like that to help you.

I walk a lot and that helps to. Do you or can you get out for a walk now and then? It really helps me mentally and physically. I take my dog around the block usually. So that is good for her too.

I hope that things get better for you soon. Often just writing things down helps. Maybe it will help you too.

Take care, write when you are able to. Do you think your husband has anything to do with your depression? Would he get upset with you for coming on this forum? I hope he is not controlling. I have lived with that before and it is no fun.

Take care,

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 5/30/2012 2:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Usedtofly and welcome!

I can't tell from your post if you are on an antidepressant but it sounds like you could benefit from one. I'm no doctor, this is just my opinion, but I was in therapy for years without much improvement and eventually gave up on it. When I finally broke down years later and went to a doctor for an antidepressant it was a huge improvement. It didn't fix everything but it sure made things bearable.
I hope you keep coming back, there are a lot of nice people here to talk to.
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   Posted 5/30/2012 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
It might be time for you to seek out help with another counselor, so I would urge you
to start looking...it's easy to sit in front of a keyboard playing games as it takes you away
from the real world, but you do have to face the world...maybe try going for a walk around the block
or something...and do seek out help with counseling....many well wishes and keep us posted as we do care...
* So many dx's I could write a book* "It would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...
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