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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 9/2/2006 11:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all.. I'm so happy to have found this forum/site :-)
I've was diagnosed and have been on paxil now since about 1999, however I believe I've been depressed for much much longer but I had no idea what was wrong with me. I was so afraid that I was just going crazy, loosing my mind or something. I had no idea that depression could cause someone to feel the way I did, have and still do at times.

I'm going through another bout of depression sad
To make a long story short, I was in a disagreement with someone, I was driving, the other person beside me under the influence of alcohol, lost their cool, punched the window of the car as well as the inside roof. I believe this is what has caused my set back. (I was in an abusive relationship almost 19 years ago now and this action scared the daylights out of me). I've never dealt with my abuse or anything for that matter. I am now dealing with it.

I was off work for about a week, went back this past week on Tuesday.. I still don't feel like I should be there> my Dr didn't make me go back however I couldn't afford to stay home and had to go back, I still want to cry/sleep all the time. I don't have the patience for the customers (or anyone) especially when they are yelling at me. (I work in a call center) Im not sure what I can do, I worry if I don't do something I'm going to end up getting fired. I've hung up on customers, which is a big no no, but I can't take it. It's too hard on me.

I made this alot longer than I had planned.. (sorry eyes )

open for suggestions...

Post Edited (Sunnee) : 9/3/2006 12:01:20 AM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 78
   Posted 9/3/2006 1:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I would avoid that person.
If that person is dear to you then you might want to try alanon.
You will find support here.
Shine on Sunnee!

Regular Member

Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 52
   Posted 9/3/2006 1:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Sunnee, welcome to this forum. I'm also taking paxil daily and xanax as needed (almost daily). Whatever you do
don't stop taking your meds. - are you able to take xanax or activan?. At work, sometimes the stress level gets too
high, and I need to take half of xanax to prevent being too anxious. I hear you - having depression and working with people - customers - is no easy matter. Talk to your doctor to see if you can take something else along with paxil to help you deal with "angry, screaming customers". There was a time in my life when, I did not want to "feel" anything
anymore - emotions were too painful. Thank God for meds. And this forum.

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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 1629
   Posted 9/3/2006 4:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sunee,

Welcome to the healing well forum. We are happy to have you here. Im soory you are suffering a set back. It is likely that what happened to you has started this off and triggered a relapse. I would advise you to talk to your doctor about how you are feeling and see if he can suggest any further meds or alternative help such as counselling or psychotherapy. This could help you come to terms with whats happened in your life.

I hope you feel supported here. Keep posting and let us know how you are

Take care of yourself
co-moderator : depression

New Member

Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 19
   Posted 9/3/2006 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi ... thank you all soo much for your reply's.
I have actually just started psychotherapy and this past Thursday started going to a group session for depression. I don't think I realized before that these options were out there for me or maybe I just thought I'd get through it on my own.. I'm not even sure but after this relapse I've realized that I have to do something about it. Searching the internet was how I found out about the group in my area. Thank God for the internet :-)

I did get an increase in my paxil however I didn't know about the other two. Someone I know actually has taken the activan to calm herself.. I never even thought about it or realized that it may be an option.. Thank you soo much for that bit of advice I will have to speak to my Dr about it.
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