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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 6/17/2008 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello All,

Well I have been fighting this battle and took the 1st step to admit that I have Anxiety! My boyfriend made a point of telling me that there was no need for me to be unhappy, so I went to the doctors today to discuss my hidden issues. Boy, it's hard to talk about yourself. I am 31 and have been dealing with depression for probably as long as I can remember, my doctor today gave me Zoloft. i am looking forward to updating my progress with you.

I've read here and there of other people taking it so, as I am getting more familiar or if anyone has any advise for me. Please don't hesitate! I am hoping to live free of Panics and Anxiety for ? ever would be nice but this might be a hopeful wish. i am happy to be sharing this with you, it's kind of healing.

Most of the time I feel that I am fine and talk my way into smiling and being happy but the odd time my mind can poison me turn me into a very unhappy person. I thing a good chunk of the people on earth are good but the bad ones seem to stick with the sensitive folk like us and keep us miserable.

I am really pushing myself to say that most people are good, I really try to believe that! But I think some of the time is other people and there rudeness or, chose of words that can put me into a frenzy.

Anyway, I hope that taking the drug route is the smart way for me? I usually don't take any medication so this is really making me feel like I am week?

Does anyone feel like me.... ?


Smile tomorrow is Wednesday!!

Post Edited (Poseidon) : 6/17/2008 5:43:22 PM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 6/17/2008 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   

Welcome to HealingWell, this is Kitt and I am happy to meet you.

There is something comforting about baring your soul to the members of Depression and still being able to be anonymous.

Begin to journal. Get honest with how you FEEL about things; how things "really are" instead of how you "think" they are. Write it all down. Be honest with yourself! Spend a lot of time thinking about what's happening right now, instead of dwelling on the past. There is no future in the past. Being concerned about something that has already happened; something you cannot change, keeps you stuck. To begin again; to really move ahead, you must work on YOU! Let go of the past.

I know that going over and over something in my mind after it's happened doesn't do any good. It just makes it worse. I can actually inflate an event after the fact and then it causes me more anxiety than the actual event did.

Remember you control your feelings, others cannot make you feel bad.  If you have toxic people in your life you may want to reassess your association with them.  Stick with us and keep posting.

The miracle of your existence calls for celebration every day.



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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 6/17/2008 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Poseidon, and welcome!

I'm glad you got to see your doctor today. If he prescribed the medication, I think you can trust it, but do be aware that some meds can take several weeks before you feel any effects.

I was on Zoloft very briefly years ago, but for me the side effects were a show-stopper and I had to try something else. I hope you'll have no difficulty; everybody's reaction is different. I know a few of the folks on here have great success with it, and I'm sure they'l be along soon to describe it.

Good luck to you!

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   Posted 6/18/2008 7:49 AM (GMT -6)   

Well done Poseidon - you have been brave enuff to seek help - that in itself takes a lot of courage :-) Sometimes we need a little counselling to go with the meds..and as Kitt said - journalling your thoughts can be a great help too.

Take good care.

Sista J.

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Date Joined Jan 2005
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   Posted 6/18/2008 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   

I think you have taken a major step IMHO and posting about what you are feeling is the best meds ........

Yep I do feel like that so often as I am sure many do

"TEARS OF A CLOWN" come to mind about myself so often
I sit and pretend
its all good" when it definitely isnt

I get my support and my luv from here
Healing Well ..........
The friends and family here are the best IMHO

Keep posting hun and know you are not alone

I wish you Peace............Luvs........LYN

Baby Steps will get you there just the same ..may take longer of course but you will reach your goals ...... yeah

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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 6/18/2008 7:35:53 AM (GMT-6)

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