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lovinpsp
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   Posted 7/9/2012 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I introduced myself a while ago and lost the thread somehow.  My name is Carol and I have been suffering from depression since 1993 but I had a bad relapse on June 21st and I can't seem to pull myself out of it.  The Psychiatrist said he wasn't going to change my meds and I spent a couple of days in a respite home but I found it more stressful than at home.  I am trying to fight this thing by doing things that I enjoy (which aren't many) but I'm so exhausted after that it's hardly worth it.
 
I guess I just need to know that someone else is going through the same thing and what you are doing about it.  I feel as though my life is over because of the limitations.
 
Thanks,
Carol

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   Posted 7/9/2012 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
HI Carol...

Thanks for posting. I am sorry that you feel so depressed right now. Since your doctor isn't going to change your meds, there are a few things that you can do for yourself. But I wanted to mention, you might want to talk to a psychiatrist or another doctor if you aren't getting the results that you want.

I meditate and it helps a lot to free the mind and relax. I can help you with that if you would like. Another thing that I do is walk daily. Not a lot, but enough to clear my head and get the endorphines going. Both of these things can help you. I only go around the block. I take my dog and walk with a friend. It does help me. Not only mentally but physically too.

Try to take life one day at a time. Don't let yourself get overloaded with worry of the future or distracted by things in your past. Stay in the present moment.

Do you have physical limitations too? That really makes it hard. I suffer from fibromyalgia and that and depression go hand in hand. Remember we here are all a work in progress. So we do understand what you are going through and would like to help you if we can. At least let you know you are not alone.

Take care, keep posting, it helps to write it all down.

Hugs Karen
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   Posted 7/9/2012 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Can you go to your primary doctor and maybe ask about a different medication and then maybe seek out help with another counselor since yours seems unwilling to help. Sometimes change in doctors is needed. It took e awhile to find my counselor that I have.
Many well wishes to you and do keep us posted as we do care.
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lovinpsp
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   Posted 7/9/2012 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your replies.  I can walk my dog but only for about 15 minutes because of back problems.  The problem is the motivation to get out there.  But I will try today as our heat wave has taken a break!!!
 
I'm seeing my case worker on Thursday as well as a Therapy Group Leader on Thursday afternoon to talk to her about getting into a group that would help me.
 
Last week I went out with a friend for coffee and came home exhausted and I enjoyed myself.  It just doesn't make sense.
 
One of my therapies is that I make graphics for cards and greetings on the internet.  I really enjoy that when I can get it right.
 
Many thanks again.
Carol

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   Posted 7/9/2012 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Carol,

Though you may only be walking 15 minutes, it still helps. It is a bonding experience for you and your dog too which is great. I have a friend that comes over and that helps me. Plus my dog gets rather demanding when she wants to go for a walk. So it works well for me. The walk only takes me about 20 minutes, so that isn't much more than you go.

I have never done group therapy, but it sounds good. The only thing is that you don't get one on one with the therapist, but it can teach you social skills and sharing. So it must be good for you.

I have found social situations to be exhausting at times. I think when we are depressed, it seems much easier to keep to ourselves. It is comfortable. But sometimes it does us good to go out of our comfort zones. So I am really proud of you for going out with a friend for coffee. I know it is hard when you are depressed.

I found with my fibromyalgia, I get exhausted over the simplest things. But depression can do that also. I hope that the group works for you. I am glad that you are going to have the therapy. Keep up with the graphics for cards. Sounds like fun. I haven't learned how to do art on the computer yet. I have some different things that I can do as I have a touch screen. But nothing comes out very good. I will keep trying.

Take care, keep posting.

Hugs, Karen
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lovinpsp
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   Posted 7/10/2012 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Karen:
 
I just wanted to let you know that I've had the best day yet since June 21st.  I rested Sunday and Monday and feel so much better.
 
I had a doctor's appointment today plus I did a load of laundry and that's the extent of my activity.  I will be taking the dog out a little later for my 15 minute walk.  I went out yesterday but found it really hard probably from lack of practise.
 
I don't know what tomorrow will hold but for today, I am OK.
 
Thanks,
Carol

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   Posted 7/10/2012 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Carol,

I am so excited to read that you had a good day. Here is to many, many more!!! I am really happy for you!!! Keep up the good work. Enjoy your walk. I went today and took off with my slippers on. Oh well, it worked anyway. Except mine is a car chaser and there was traffic on the road today. I have got to break her of that...

Take care, keep posting...

Hugs, Karen
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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 7/12/2012 3:40 AM (GMT -6)   
SENDING MANY HEALINGS YOUR WAY CAROL.

JAMIE
EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE PERSONALITY DISORDER,

RAPID CYCLING BI-POLAR DISORDER

REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

lovinpsp
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   Posted 7/12/2012 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I had a good day on Tuesday but have gradually gone downhill ever since.  I had two appointments today regarding my state of health and one was to get involved in group therapy.  I have a lot of papers to go through to decide what I would like to do and see another lady next Wednesday.
 
Right now I need rest.
 
Thank you for your love and concern.
 
Carol

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   Posted 7/12/2012 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Carol,

Good luck with group. I have never been myself. I understand it is good for you. Take some time to rest and go over the papers at your leisure. Take care, have a good day...

Hugs, Karen
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lovinpsp
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   Posted 7/16/2012 6:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Good morning:
 
Yesterday I had a really good day until the evening and down I went.  I didn't sleep well last night either so I'm not feeling well today at all.  I'm so frustrated because I had a few things I wanted to do this week and I'm not sure I can do them.
 
I do have an appointment with a lady where they have the group therapy on Wednesday so we'll see how that goes.
 
Carol

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   Posted 7/16/2012 6:19 AM (GMT -6)   
FEEL BETTER SOON. ALL THE BEST WITH YOUR WEDNESDAY APPT.

WITH HEALING COMPASSION, JAMIE
EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE PERSONALITY DISORDER,

RAPID CYCLING BI-POLAR DISORDER

REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

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   Posted 7/16/2012 6:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Carol,

I hope group therapy goes well for you. You may even make some friends there. You will be around people who understand because they are in the same boat. I hope today is a good day for you. Keep posting...

Hugs, Karen
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