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Old 10-01-2007, 06:00 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by kym View Post
If it's genetic you really should either be on medication or you should be seeing a psycharist (sp?). I personally am on effexor xr and it's the only thing that works for me. A lot of times with medication it's trial and error until you get the right one.

Thanks. I was on meds for over two years, and it did help. The doc weaned me off of them a few years ago. It comes and goes, usually when I am overly tired or ill, but it's not to the extreme it was when I went on the meds.

A big part of what I am fighting now is the chemical changes caused by trying to stop smoking. It'll eventually balance out again. (Cigarette smoke contains anti-depressant chemicals)
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:38 PM   #52
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you are needed here to balance all our wacky hormones... right girls???
What little I have left are probably all whacked out.
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Old 10-01-2007, 08:30 PM   #53
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I never suffered from depression, but my ex-partner did (a few years ago). He was diagnosed with dysthymia, you could see it as a chronic depression. He was on heavy meds for a while because it got really bad. The meds helped him a lot and when he got better, our relationship was just not the same. I guess I had become more a counselor than a girlfriend, I didn't have a role anymore. At the end of it all I was so exhausted, I stayed single for 3 years! But he's doing much better now, it's all that matters.

In his case it would definitely come and go, some days were better than others. It's hard to get rid of it completely, but what's important is that you know the signs and you know when/where to get help, which seems to be your case. Good luck, and you can come here anytime to tell us how you feel!
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Old 10-01-2007, 08:44 PM   #54
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Originally Posted by Knitting_Guy View Post
Just ignore this post and go on about your business, it's just an attempt to put my feelings outside of myself as they shouldn't belong to me in the first place. Sorry to take up bandwidth.

I am not even going to try to offer advice... it looks like you have gotten a lot here and I hope it helps... even if it is just knowing that we are all here for you and knowing that this is a safe place to talk.

I had to chuckle though that you would make that last statement and possibly expect it to be followed through on. I believe this post will be reply #54...

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Old 10-01-2007, 09:00 PM   #55
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Mason...I click on your topics knowing I'll get a smile...and in the other posts it's always nice to see your view and giggle...know we are here for ya!!

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Mason, I wish you all the best. Your words to me on my thread about my weight were very uplifting. And never feel bad about venting to anyone on here! Some of my best friends are people I met online. I've known some people only through the computer for over 7 years! and they are real to me, and are my family. I've found a great appreciation for people again, and for mankind. Sometimes you only hear about "bad" people, evil or liars or something else online, but I have had some great experiences. Anyway, I hope you are feeling better.
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Originally Posted by brendajos View Post
I had to chuckle though that you would make that last statement and possibly expect it to be followed through on. I believe this post will be reply #54...

for you!
That's good, it was supposed to be humorous albeit subtle.
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Mason,

My whole family struggles with depression. I was on meds for 6 months before I decided that I would have to come off them so we could have children. My son is about to turn one and I've yet to go back on them, although it is a daily fight not to just crawl into bed and ignore everything.

My knitting helps a lot with the anxiety part of my disorder, but then finding I have very little time to knit adds to my depression.

Never apologise for needing to reach out and say "I'm feeling down today". Because it isn't until you say that you find that there are a truckload of people ready to help you through what you're feeling, or even just sit and listen to you.

Having people here that know what depression is, it's good that you can without people trying to offer useless advice or platitudes that don't help.

So vent away, cry, sob, make yourself a tea and eat a dozen choccie biscuits, watch your favourite movie or just sit in the sun and knit.. do what it is that YOU need to do to find your centre and to hell with everyone else. We're always here to listen:D
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i'm actually on a leave of absence from work right now for stress/depression/anxiety coupled with a host of personal issues such as finances, custody, etc. it just all came crashing down at once.

i'm sorry to hear you have something slightly similar going on. unfortunately, i can relate. right now, i feel like i'm down in a big black hole and the slides are worn smooth and i can't find my way out. THIS time, i thought to grab my knitting, so i can at least knit while i wait to get out of the hole. heh.
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