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Old March 28th, 2003, 11:24 PM   #136
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I think the longer I live with chronic depression the more I want to learn and help others, yet I can only go by my experiences. Since I was diagnosed many years ago with chronic clinical depression it means I can never not have some kind of medication to help the serotonin levels in my brain stay in balance. Heredity is a huge factor and my mother and her father both suffered from this disease.

I thank the universe or whatever higher power there is for these different meds. I wouldn't be here today if not for some of them. I think mostly people generally don't understand it and I'm not sure I do either, I simply live it

I do know someone saying, buck up, you can do this, doesn't help It only makes it worse because you think you're a failure, because you can't get out of bed, get dressed or live a life others think you should. I've done this and know it doesn't work or help. Panic attacks and agoraphobia are extensions of depression to a certain extent.

None of us are asking for sympathy, just understanding
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Old March 28th, 2003, 11:37 PM   #137
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Old March 28th, 2003, 11:57 PM   #138
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Yes I agree it could be heredity as I have said my sister had it and was on prozac. But after she quit taking them she now breaks out in hives from stress
they figure,that she can't even work now. And yes failure sure does play a rollin it. And I don't know much about it but I,m trying to understand it now.
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Old April 7th, 2003, 12:19 PM   #139
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Well I am trying to understand about depression. My head is so messed up right now I can barely funtion some days.I have such bad moods and have all but lost my sense humour.Ther are days now that I don't even know myself anymore. And I don't even know how to start to get back on track other than being here I guess. I thought I could do this alone again. But I know if I don't get some kind of help I,am going to lose it all.
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Old April 7th, 2003, 02:16 PM   #140
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Run, don't walk to the phone and call your Doctor/therapist or both if they're separate. Demand you see them today! You can't battle depression alone nor just with us here or from what it sounds like without medication. Don't fall for the hype on St John's Wort etc, because when depression is this severe, they can't help
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Old April 7th, 2003, 02:17 PM   #141
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Debbie, the first thing to do is see your doctor. Tell him or her about your suspicion that you have depression. They will help. Don't try to do this alone, it's not a "willpower" issue. Good luck and keep us posted.
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Old April 7th, 2003, 02:18 PM   #142
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Old April 7th, 2003, 02:44 PM   #143
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Old April 7th, 2003, 03:43 PM   #144
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Thank You Both

Already done. I will try to get back here but I need a little time off.



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Old April 7th, 2003, 05:54 PM   #145
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Old April 7th, 2003, 07:47 PM   #146
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Ty for understanding and I will miss everyone to.
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Old April 7th, 2003, 08:22 PM   #147
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Well damn skippy, I forgot the "do" in my above post.....geesh
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Old April 7th, 2003, 09:10 PM   #148
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Wanna know what's worse? I read your above post and "saw" the do where it wasn't.
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Old April 7th, 2003, 09:19 PM   #149
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ROFLMAO Addie, that's cause you know me so well?.....or is it because you're an editor at heart? I must admit, I checked my reply twice this time, before I hit the submit button
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Old April 8th, 2003, 12:25 AM   #150
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Could be that Addie is just seeing things? Although one must wonder about seeing "do" in places it isn't.
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