Posted 10/31/2006 6:02 PM (GMT -6)
Heh indygirl welcome to HW. I'm new here myself but I think this is gonna be a good place to learn more about coping with depression. I've been on antidepression meds since shortly after my 10 yr old was born and have been on a variety of them. In fact I just went to the Dr. today and she added lexapro to the Wellbutrin XL I'm already taking. We'll see how that goes! Good luck with getting pg :-) ...do you have kids already or will this be a first? Anyway...take care...don't give up and like you said and I need to do this too!... get out and be around other people. tongue
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Posted 11/1/2006 8:51 AM (GMT -6)
Hi indygirl, I wanted to add my welcome to healing well, we are happy to have you join us here.  I am glad to see that your being proactive in your health.  Your new psychiatrist should be able to recommend a safe antidepressant for you to take while pregnant or going through the process of trying to get pregnant.  In the mean time you may want to look at medatation, medatation music, yoga and some relaxation courses all of which I have found are easy to do and help with my depression greatly (inaddition to medication of course).  Please do feel free to continue to post here we would love to hear more from you.  Take care :-)

Elisha
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Posted 11/4/2006 10:19 AM (GMT -6)
Hi indygirl, I'm one of those who finally gave up on meds because the side effects were so bad they were making my life completely miserable (just in a different way). Elisha has some good suggestions, and here's another. Try listening to subliminal music (I love The Ultimate Healer, you can find them on the internet). There are positive spoken messages hidden in the music and it works on your subconscious changing the way you think and feel and what you believe. I like it because I can play it while I'm doing other things like driving to work and I don't have to make time for it. I love to meditate and do guided imagery but most of the time it ends up being a good intention that never happens. If you are better at time management than me, a yoga class is also a great idea, to learn how to do the poses properly and then if you get a DVD (I like Sara Ivanhoe, again you can find them on the internet) you can do it at home anytime.

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