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382218 tn?1341185087 It is so good to have this forum as a place to talk about our aches and pains and questions and anxieties, among other things, so that we don’t need to burden our loved-ones with all this stuff all the time. It's not that I think we never talk about it, but I know I need to give it a rest sometimes. I imagine hearing this stuff from the perspective of a spouse, parent, friend, etc. probably leaves them feeling quite sad and helpless at times.
1458597 tn?1286376717 To all those who are depressed because of deaths, missing loved ones, job issues etc - again my heart goes out to you, this is a different form of being down that I simply can not comprehend and am trying to understand right now. It is fair to say that you are in a depression also but equally you are far more likely to snap out of it than someone who is medically depressed.
Avatar m tn that is causing the depression. Since you have not mentioned what has led to your depression it is hard to say what might help. There are natural substances such as St. Johns Wart that have some success. Check with your local GNC and ask about natural remedies that help restore dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain. Exercise is a must. The harder you can push yourself the better. This will produce endorphines in the brain which lift your mood.
Avatar f tn Hi I'm 13 and ever since I can remember I've always been scared about my loved ones dying. However I only seem to think about it at night in the when im about to go to spleep and then I start to cry for at least 15 minutes sometimes up to 30 or 40 minutes. But I live quite a good life so I don't understand why this happens to me. My family doesn't know Yet but I plan on telling them soon although my dad did find out when I was about 7 but it was gone and now it's suddenly came back.
Avatar f tn I am not sure what the heck is going on. Firstly I want to rip the head off of my loved ones then I am crying and looking for forgiveness from them in the same breath. Holy man its feels like I am an emotional basket case. I have never taken any kind of depression medication and was wondering what is the best one that helps? My family is awsome but no one deserves to be walking on egg shells because I am feeling all messed up!! Any suggestions, advise would be great help at this time.
Avatar f tn I have nightmares quite often and especially I have lately had extremely disturbing dreams including being sexually abused and neglected by all of my loved ones. I put all of my efforts into my schoolwork and even with good grades I still feel like I am doing as well as I should be. I feel no matter what I do, I can't impress anyone. My friends, my parents, my teachers, especially myself.
700590 tn?1279945879 If you feel up to it, try to reach out to your loved ones and spend some time with others, talking about your friend, or talking about anything else. I still struggle every day with the loss of my friend, and it's still hard to for me to imagine my life moving on without her. I know what you mean when you say that you're not suicidal, but you just can't conjure up a desire to fight right now.
209591 tn?1267418314 I have been experiencing major depression for the last four months. Before that the depression would come and go. I am at the point where I cry and cry and cry. On an average day I may sleep 12 -- 16 hours, and when I wake up it feels like I have been up for days at a time. I have really isolated myself from family and friends in the last month, why dampen their spirits right? During the time before you got diagnosed were you all experiencing bouts of depression?
5143317 tn?1383751420 or something you're doing to yourself. It's sometimes very hard for our loved ones to be compassionate, because if you've never experienced something like depression or an anxiety disorder, it just doesn't make sense to them. Once you get started in therapy, I would recommend talking with the therapist about your husband attending a few sessions. That way the therapist can educate him a little bit, and explain to him how to be more supportive. Best to you, let us know how you're doing!
Avatar f tn I still have most of them left, because I just try to fight my way through the symptoms. Because I do not have depression, I really think other meds (Zoloft, which is what he wanted me to take) is not appropriate. If I only take the lorazapam as needed (like once every few days when it happens), is it still addictive? Thanks.
Avatar f tn 2) It explains the affects of our illness in good detail for our loved ones (as well as those trying to answer the questions?) Check it out and see what you think. http://bipolar.about.com/cs/depressive/a/red_flags2.htm?
Avatar n tn The girl dog is fine with the new baby (he's 4 1/2 months now) and the boy dog loved him at first. Then all of a sudden he started limping, not getting out of bed, walking slow with his head hung low. We have spent probably $500+ on x-rays, blood tests, etc...you name it. We thought he was deathly ill but the vet cannot find anything wrong with him. We've decided it must be depression from the baby. What can we do to bring him out of this funk???
Avatar m tn She is very happy and knows that she is loved and well taken care of. I make sure of that!) Truly though, this depression thing has almost ruined my life. I do feel hopefull everytime a start a new medication regimen and my hopes up high for this new Fetzima. It just came out mid 2013, so Doctors really don;t know much about its effecticy. That kinf of worrys me because all of us taking this drug are guinea pigs. No one knows the long term effects this drug may have in the future.
Avatar n tn There is no scientific reason for anyone diagnosed with depression to be given psychiatric drugs for it as there is no proven link between depression and brain chemistry to date.
Avatar n tn Even at this low dose intermittently I notice withdrawal symptoms which includes depression, anxiety, panic, etc - I can go on an on. All in all it seems my ability to deal with life in the long run is diminished, my motivation gone, ability to handle lifes twists and turns gone unless I continue to take it. This really ***** because I feel I am a shell of the person I used to be. I wish I had not even started this. I believe the only benefit is in the short run only, a week or two max.
337923 tn?1423328772 I hear what you're saying. It can be hard sometimes to tell the difference. Here's my tatke: When I am depressed, I am always fatigued. When I am fatigued, I may or may not be depressed. I've had bouts of clinical depression all my life and have been (and may always be) on "prophylactic" meds . Fatigue has always been part of it.
Avatar n tn I am writing because I recently began suffering from anxiety attacks and perhaps some symptoms of depression, both of which run in my family. I was an avid pot smoker for several years, smoking at least three times a day. I experienced my first anxiety attack while I was high; at first, I thought it was a "bad high," but my second and third attacks told me it was something more.
4149717 tn?1389507161 HI everyone! Im finally on my computer (instead of my shattered phone) and can read what great info you ALL gave. Let me elaborate a little because a few of you touched on this. As far as if I was depressed BEFORE pills or not, I honestly can not answer that! I have been addicted to pills for 13 years and before that I was an alcoholic or smoking cocaine or doing anything else I could get my hands on.
Avatar n tn Skip, my friend, what a coincidence that we are both on Welbutrin. I take 300 mgs per day. I've been away from this board for several days but I remember saying in one of my last posts that I would likely be defeated by depression. Being somewhat spiritual, I believe that depression is the Devil's last resort to bring us down for good! When all else fails...? Sadly, depression is a fatal condition for many of us. I too, have found myself with a pistol's muzzle pressed against my forehead.
Avatar n tn These studies have demonstrated that consuming Tyrosine enhances the production of neurotransmitters and may, in fact, alleviate certain symptoms of depression and improve alertness and focus. Also, studies performed by the military have shown that consuming a L-Tyrosine supplement may enhance cognitive performance. What doses of Tyrosine should be taken? There are no definitive studies showing what doses of L-Tyrosine are most effective.
Avatar f tn Hi there; I also suffer with anxiety and depression, so i can totally understand how you feel. I was not prescribed Prozac, I am on Cipramil, but it takes 2 weeks according to my doctor for the drug to start working and can make anxiety temporarily increase when you first start taking it. Try not to think about if it is working or not because that will also increase your anxiety as well.
Avatar n tn I finally got to post!! I have been experiencing severe withdrawal/depression the last few days, so much that I have found myself crying on a few occasions, I have been feeling like there is no way out of this awful life style, and if I get close to being clean, I get scared when I think of leading a sober life..... I can't handle it anymore, I lie to everyone, I hurt everyone and I waste all my godamn money on drugs, what the hell is the point?
Avatar n tn I have read close to 100 posts if not more, and many of the withdrawal symptoms do NOT say anything about depression. Depression was my absolute worst symptom!! Is this not a normal withdrawal symptom? Most symptoms are the flu-like and diarrhea which I definitely did have!!!! The headaches are absolutely killing me. I need to look for something other than this narcotic junk to help me with the pain of fibromyalgia, although I didn't find it yet.
Avatar m tn You cannot carry all of this on yourself. Your only one person, one strong person, but one person, dealing with the loss of loved ones. I'm thinking , and i'm not a doctor this is just my opinion , and by all means if this is what you do have this is not your fault and it's actually the most curable personality disorder I think..
Avatar f tn Either way, the symptoms that you are having are real and should be taken seriously by both your doctors and your loved ones. I hope you will take care of yourself and go to your cardiologist and get this properly evaluated; let us know how that goes if you don't mind, we love to keep tabs on our community members! Looking forward to getting to know you better, -Heiferly.
Avatar n tn But i do not see it as screaming, I yelled at a teacher once cuz he touched my shoulder. I think i am normal, but from what my close friends and loved ones say i do not act normal. When I do drink what ever mood i am in get worse .... so if i seem happy i get mad quickly and i will not let anyone near me. and if i feel sad, i lock myself in the bathroom and cry and normally i will grab a knife so if anyone comes in i threaten them .... so either way i am trying to hurt someone....
Avatar f tn I made the decision to leave her and also make the decision to stop drugs. Its is truely sad to loose loved ones but is better for my well being in the long run!!!
Avatar m tn Being down and unable to sleep are symptoms of depression, and there are good medications to help you through all this. Getting another job right now would be impossible, but be grateful you still have one! Do not allow getting older to bother you, as it sure beats the alternative. I've lost several loved ones at a young age, son 31, husband 32, brother-in-law 38, grandson 18, brother 23. I'm grateful for every day, as I know how fragile this life is.
675347 tn?1365464245 ) I have a lot of 'history' (very sad things, deaths of close loved ones, loss of all kinds, survival struggles through horrible circumstances many years ago) So wonder if it's a kickback from all those things. But all of us have something hard in our lives, isn't that so? My life is easy now, I think, and has been for many years. I've carved out a good space which does suit me. I haven't much money but have a decent balanced life, so should feel ok.
Avatar n tn Talking with a supportive person — someone who has experienced true panic attacks personally; someone who is highly trained in treating panic attacks; loved ones who can offer support and comfort. If you are having any sinus infection, to use an over-the-counter (OTC) decongestant combined with an anti-inflammatory analgesic (pain reliever) like Ibuprofen. However, you should not use decongestants for more than 5-7 days at a time.Avoid indigestible, spicy, foods and meats.