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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 10/13/2006 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
i have two questions:
1) is weight gain / wanting to eat everything all the time normal with depression? i feel like recently not only do i have a want to eat more, i have the ability to...just wondering if anyone else is experiencing / has experienced this... it stinks because i also am less likely to go and workout because i have no energy...vicious circle... :O/
2) how do you  bring up the question of medication while talking with your therapist? i feel like it may be a viable option, but have not yet been able to bring it up...any help?

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   Posted 10/14/2006 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I am going through the same at the moment, I don't want to eat 'meals', I just want to eat everythign else - 'to pick', the thought of eating a cake makes me feel really hungry, but the thought of sitting down to eat a dinner has the opposite effect on me. I'm guessing it is comfort eating. I go through phases depending on my mood, some weeks I go all healthy and others I just pick my way through the days. So you are not alone, I would like to think it is 'normal' and as I have more good days, the picking will lessen. I haven't really put on any weight in this time though, so I am not adding extra pressure on (yet). Whether this is normal I don't know, but at least we are not the only ones like it. I guess everyone deals with things differently.

Regarding the meds, I don't know. I also don't know who should have meds and who shouldn't. When I finally plucked up the courange to go to my doc (only after encourangement from some fo the HW members) I didn't need to. After a long chat that had me squirming and feeling at an all time low for admitting I have problems, my doc suggested it to see if it helps - a bit like one step at a time, lets see if these help you. We both agreed that the meds are not there to solve the problems I feel I have. They are there to just help me get to grips and have enough 'oomph' to start trying to make the changes I need for a better life.
If you feel uncomfortable asking, maybe if you sent your doc a note before your next visit explaining that you think it may be an option, that way he can bring it up rather than you. OR take the note with you.
Whatever you do, I hope you don't ever feel that you are on your own in all this, you will be surprised and how many people want to help one way or another. Especially here at HW - it is good to sound off against those that have been there.
Let us know what you decide.
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