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6/11/12 10:30 P

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Thank you nsanoir

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6/11/12 8:21 P

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My sister suffered from severe depression and the following combination of meds worked for her:

wellbutrin
risperdal
adderall

She said that her feelings of hopelessness have gone away. Of sourse, always talk to your doctor about any medication.



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6/8/12 7:46 P

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RediscoverllH and jmorris85 thank you for your support. I did end up going to the er yesterday which was a big mistake cause they didn't do anything to help me. I explained everything that is going on and how i have been feeling. I even told them that i don't have an appointment with my psychiartrist until the end of July and i need help now. They told me that my psychiartist has nothing avainlabe until my appointment. I told them that my medication is not working and i need it to be changed. i also mentioned that i have been having problems sleeping and they gave me a perscriotion for 7 days worth of sleeping pills and sent me home. Today i called the crisis line and tolld them what ahppened at the hospital and they told me that they won't amit you unless you are sucidal. Which to me is very stupid. They should be helping people beofre they get to that point. i am not even saying that i needed to be hospitalized but i do need help. I feel like i am doing everything i can to get help for myself and no one is listening to me. I am so frustrated. jmorris85 I think you are right my psychiatrist needs a psychiatrist.

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6/8/12 12:14 P

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It sounds like your psychiatrist needs a psychiatrist. Please go to someone else even if it is only to a mental health clinic. Your doctor is adding to your depression not treating it. Also, do an online search for depression counselors or treatments. Maybe you can find a therapist that you can at least talk to over the phone. Try staying busy with some type of physical activity to give you less time to dwell on things. Or, take your anger and frustration out by shadow boxing, kickboxing, etc. Try watching some comedy shows. emoticon .

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6/7/12 6:30 P

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I forgot to mention....another thing that really helped me when I was struggling with depression is Vitamin D3. My grandmother is an expert on nutrition, and she recommended it to me. I thought she was crazy, but it really works. Of course, it doesn't replace the right anti-depressant medication, but it definitely works with it and can't hurt to try. I noticed that you are in Canada, and am willing to bet you also are low on D3 since it comes from the sun.

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6/7/12 6:27 P

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SUNSHINE, I don't know you, but I do know the feelings you are experiencing all too well. I have been where you are and I can promise you that there is another side to it, even though you don't see it now. First, let me say that I am SO PROUD of you for reaching out to us! We are here for you. I know sometimes when depression hits hard, it is easy to shut yourself off from others and stay in bed. Secondly, GET A NEW DOCTOR!!!! If you are in such a bad place that you feel you need to go the ER but are worried about the doctor being mad at you, he/she is NOT a good doctor! Again, I know this from experience. There are many bad doctors out there...I went through three really horrible ones before I found one who would listen and who knew how to adjust my medication. Not all anti-depressants affect the same neurotransmitters. Also, it is very common for many of the anti-depressants to stop working after awhile and you need to switch. It sounds like that has happened for you. Please know that THIS IS NOT YOUR FAULT! You are not doing anything wrong! This is a medical condition like epilepsy or diabetes, and you obviously do not have the proper medication to help you get better. I believe it is critical that you go to the hospital ER or nearest mental health facility (in my town they are separate). Tell them you need a doctor who is BOARD CERTIFIED in Psychiatry and who SPECIALIZES in depression. Don't worry about your eating, your weight, or anything else. You must take care of this first so that you are able to take care of the rest. I am praying for you. Please keep us posted.

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6/7/12 5:07 P

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Tanya, you are the employer of your doctor, not the employee. If he treats you this way, fire him and hire someone who will give you the care you need. You are worth it. Go to the hospital, tell the ER people how your doctor has treated you and ask that he NOT be called. Ask for a resident to help you take the next steps. Please.

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6/7/12 4:39 P

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Thank you everyone for supporting me. I am struggling so much right now. I honestly don't know what to do anymore. I am reaching about the best way i know how to and nobody is listening to me. i am scared of going to the hospital because i know my psychiartrist will be made at me and kick me out like he did the last time i went to the er. It's a long story but he basically told me that i don't need to be in hospital and to get out. Honestly i cant handle him doing that right now. I think that would send me over the edge. At the same time i don't know how long i can handle feeling likes on my own. Will this ever stop? I feel so alone and discourged among other things right now.

Hanahscloudy- you asked me where i am from i live in Canada

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6/7/12 6:54 A

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Oh Sunshine!!!! I so understand how hard and hopeless life in general can be!!

I found this site, looking for a helping hand for my depression. My meds stay the same but I was having these low's that were starting to control me. I read a lot about depression here, joined this group, got The Spark Book - I got the audio version and put it on my i pod.

One day, Not long ago. I was walking along and I heard him say, "How supportive are you to friends, do you encourage others, when the fall short of their goals what do you say to them?

HMMMM, Well, I encourage, I hug, I cry and laugh with friends here , with my Daughters, and even to strangers on the street at times.

Next he said "Now, say and do those things to yourself, write yourself a note a letter?"

It feels a tad strange at first, but over the coarse of a few days, something clicked in my head. I instantly have all these negative things I say to myself when I mess up, and or discouraging things I tell myself about reaching for goals.

Anyways, so so long. I have been doing this, AND it's working..............Amazing.

It's not a textbook example but I blogged 1 letter to myself. Please check it out and see if you can see yourself in it all??

http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public
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You my special lil Lady, are a wonderful, compassionate soul. I read your blogs and the encouraging things you say to others. I highly recommend getting to know her!

Have a better day then yesterday, it is within your power Angel face!! One step, One day at a time.

I am available to you! 24-7 Write me, email me, Where are you from? I see myself where you are! YOU DO NOT have to be there alone.

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6/7/12 5:45 A

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Tanya,

There's nothing I can add to what Vicki and Carol have written. I just want you to know I've been there and care about the way you're feeling. I'm rooting for you and hope you'll follow the advice.

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Tanya = I can only tell you to please pay attention to what Carol Jean has said. You are a valuable person in your own right. I hope by now you have gone to the ER or contacted a friend to come be with you.

Your psychiatrist has fallen way short of doing what is expected. Do find another psychiatrist who will listen to you and be sure your meds are doing the job that is needed.

I know you love music....put on some soothing music and do the exercise looking in your eyes in the mirror and saying those 3 sentences. Say them over and over and watch for the shine to return to your eyes.

hugs and blessings,

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First and foremost, if you feel so lost that you aren't sure if you can see your way out, go the emergency room of the nearest hospital for help. They can give you temp. meds to help you move out of this deep depression and admit you if necessary for your safety.
Next, get a new psychiatrist... his job is to listen to you and to ask about how your meds are doing.
Next, do into a room with a mirror. Look only at your eyes, not the expression on your face and repeat these next sentences three times:
I am totally independent of the good or bad opinion of others.
I am beneath no one, and no one is beneath me.
I am fearless in the face of all challenges.
Look for the shine in your eyes that reflects the fire in your soul. If you do this exercise a few minutes every day, it will create profound shifts in your life.
Last, practice deep, full breathing to calm the fight/flight/freeze center in your brain so you can move into rest and digest.
Drink a warm/hot beverage of your choice.
Please take care of yourself and go to the hospital or call someone right now.

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Hi team,

I have been very depressed for the past two weeks. I can't handle it anymore. I feel so worthless and unwnated. I hate you i am and i can't deal with the pain that i feel inside anymore. i must have put on at least 10 pounds in the last two weeks. I 'm to scared to weigh myself. But all i have been doing is eating pure junk. I'm using food to cover my feelings so i don't hve to deal with them. I don't know what to do anymore. I have tried talking to my psychiatrist but he won't listen to me. My meds are not working anymore and i am slipping into
a deeper depression each day. Does anyone have any suggestions. I'm tired of feeling this way.

Tanya emoticon

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