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4/16/08 12:12 P

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Glad you were able to get a diagnosis and start on some medication. I hope that they will do the job quickly and will be feeling happy again soon.

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I also suffer from depression, but find that exercise really helps my mood. Also B12 vitamin helps boost your mood.

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4/15/08 10:52 P

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Thanks for posting and it's great that you're seeing a therapist who can treat you correctly. Hopefully the Prozac will help you with both symptoms.

I, like most others in this team, also suffer from depression and some medicines help with both for some people and some don't. No AD worked for me at all and my anxiety was getting out of control until I started taking Clonazepam and Ativan if needed. That seems to have helped me a bit, but I think exercising regularly has been what's helped me the most.

At least now you have someone to follow your treatment and see what works and what might not work for you and make the necessary adjustments.

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4/15/08 9:44 P

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Oops...I botched the subject line of this post. Sorry. I was going to delete it and repost but I didn't see a delete option.

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Well, my therapist made it official today so I thought I'd post for some support in hopes that others have stories of successfully pulling themselves out of a slump like this.

I've had anxiety since at least high school...but wasn't diagnosed until a few years ago. I was diagnosed with depression about 2 years ago. We tried about 4-5 different meds and then had to stop the medicine parade because I found out I was pregnant. I felt great through my pregnancy (aside from occassional anxiety) and then felt pretty good after I had my daughter. She is now 14 months old. I noticed over the last 6-9 months that my anxiety has gotten really, really bad and that it is turning into Hypochondria also...so I went back to therapy.

I've been seeing my therapist regularly again for the last month. Today she diagnosed me with "Severe Depression" and had me see the psyschiatrist for medicine. He put me on 20 mg of Prozac (I think that's the dosage). My therapist thinks that the depression is driven by the anxiety...which makes sense to me.

I am having such a hard time with this whole depression thing. I have ALWAYS been known as a happy person. One of those people that's always bubbly and fun to be around. I don't like feeling the way that I feel right now and just want to feel better...it's kind of embarassing even. It's been so gradual though that it's hard to know when it started.


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