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I've been off of anti-depressants for two months now

Thursday, June 20, 2013

I stopped taking my med's two months ago after slowly tapering them during the month of April. I have also been going to an accupuncturist, exercising and taking supplements to keep my mood up. I have my good and bad days. After being on the med's for 8 years, I notice I am having real emotions again which is strange after not having them for so long. I also get annoxious some days and I am trying to work through them as best I can. This is a scary process but I think it is so much healthier not to take meds. I feel like the meds made me feel ok about the status quo and not move forward in my life. Has anyone went through something similar? I need to hear some positive stories to keep me moving forward.

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SHERRY28269 6/20/2013 1:59PM

    I haven't been to a therapist in several years since being on the meds. I've thought about going back for some additional support as I continue this journey. I did discuss my intent with my psychiatrist (who prescribed my meds). He said he had not heard of cases where acupuncture helping with anxiety and depression enough where they could come off their meds completely. I am trying to take a natural approach. This includes changing my diet and exercising in order to help with stress so hopefully I will not have to continue with the meds. Thanks for sharing your story. emoticon

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5BADDOGS 6/20/2013 1:38PM

    All you can do is try, pay attention to your body, and see how you respond. Are you continuing to work with your therapist, to monitor your progress?

I have attempted to wean myself off meds, but was never able manage it without my depression raging back.

My husband however has been med free for a year, and is doing well.

So, it all depends on how you respond. My fingers are crossed for you!

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one step forward two steps back

Monday, March 04, 2013

I've been exercising consistently for the last few weeks but had a run in with girl scout cookies over the last two days. They are definately a trigger food for me. I hear Thin Mint cookies calling my name emoticon emoticon . I normally don't eat cookies that often, thank goodness they only sell them once a year. They do have an option to donate the cookies to the troops that makes it easier to support the girl scouts without actually getting the cookies. I will have to try that next time or only order one box.

What are your trigger foods?

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SHERRY28269 3/5/2013 9:36AM

    It is easy for me to walk by the girl scouts selling cookies at the grocery store without buying any cookies. My problem is I can't say no to my seven year old niece Caroline who is now a girl scout. emoticon

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DALID414 3/5/2013 12:21AM

    I never realized how many people have the Girl's Scout cookies trigger!
I see them outside my local grocery store and I walk right by them.

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PRETTYPITHY 3/4/2013 10:28PM

    Bread, as I learned this weekend!

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TLG71567 3/4/2013 9:51PM

    As long as you don't go overboard, it's okay to have a serving occasionally. If you can't stick to it, throw in a little exercise. Like you said at least it's only once a year. Enjoy them.

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Small Roadblock

Thursday, July 28, 2011

I am a little discouraged right now. I went to the doctor because I was having some pain in my foot after running and in the morning. It turns out it is plantar facisitis. The doctor put my running on hold for a month in order to try to get my foot to heal. I do want it to heal but I am scared that I am going to lose all the progress I've made while I take time off. I can still do exercise that is low impact like biking, swimming or the eliptical machine. I guess I will give it a try. I just like that running high - hopefully the month will go by fast and I will get a green light from the doctor to start again. I'll cross my fingers. emoticon emoticon

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JENG83 7/29/2011 11:12AM

    Oh no! That's my worst fear too, but I read somewhere that you should only have to go back 1 week in training for every 2 weeks you're off of your training. So hopefully you can heal up & get back at it! Good luck!

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Angel - a tribute

Friday, July 15, 2011

Yesterday I had to say goodbye to my faithful companion Angel. Angel was my grey and white kitty that I've had for 9 years. She was my grandmothers cat and came to live with me with she passed away. Angel had been sick on and off for the last two years and I didn't want her to suffer anymore.
It's so hard coming home without her here. I will really miss her. Some of her favorite things were ice cream and rottiserie chicken. She liked to lay in my lap when i was watching TV and purred like a motor boat. She would sleep with me and when she wanted to wake me up or get me to pet her she would tap my hand with her paw. It was so sweet. She was strickly an inside cat and hated to ride in the car. She was happy just being the queen of the house. I just paid the mortgage. I am trying not to be sad because she had a really good life and she was almost 17. I guess with time it will get easier I hope. For all the petlovers out there I am sure you understand how I feel.

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SKEETOR 7/20/2011 11:48AM

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CDNMSFIT 7/17/2011 11:33AM


I'm so sorry! I have to put my dog to sleep very soon because she's going paralyzed from her hindquarters up.. :(

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MADDEELOU 7/17/2011 10:04AM

    I am so sorry for your loss. emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/16/2011 11:05PM

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COMPUCATHY 7/16/2011 10:59PM

    We definitely understand. That is so hard. Wow...17...that is really awesome. She definitely had a great life and sounds VERY sweet. And it's wonderful that you took such good care of her...even in these last two years of sickness...bless you. Thank you for all your encouragement! I hope you have a TERRIFIC weekend! Enjoy! Celebrate your blessings! Spark on! emoticon

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CINDY195 7/15/2011 10:19AM

    And God asked the feline spirit
Are you ready to come home?
Oh, yes, quite so, replied the precious soul
And, as a cat, you know I am most able
To decide anything for myself.

Are you coming then? asked God.
Soon, replied the whiskered angel
But I must come slowly
For my human friends are troubled
For you see, they need me, quite certainly.

But don't they understand? asked God
That you'll never leave them?
That your souls are intertwined. For all eternity?
That nothing is created or destroyed?
It just is....forever and ever and ever.

Eventually they will understand,
Replied the glorious cat
For I will whisper into their hearts
That I am always with them
I just am....forever and ever and ever.

Author Unknown

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Wacky Wednesday

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

When I am stressed I always get up really was crazy...I was up at 4:30am. I am really busy with work so I used the time to catch up on some projects. Now it is only 2:29pm and I am ready for a nap emoticon.

My running is going well. I even ran in 95 degree weather last night. It was in a wooded area so it wasn't that bad. I've heard if you train outside in the summer you will be even faster when the weather cools down. I am taking today off and looking forward to cooler weather tomorrow.

Spark on!

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SHERRY28269 7/13/2011 10:25PM

    Why do you have to be up so early? I am more of a night person.

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LINDAMARIEZ1 7/13/2011 2:44PM

    I am up at 4:30 e very morning...or earlier!

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