may 17th 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

Hi everyone,
Sorry I havn't been posting it has been a rough couple of days for me. I hate it when i feel like this. All I want to do is stay in bed under the covers. everything seems like a task. I just want this depression to go away. I am sooooooo tired emotionally. I want to thank evdryone for all the support you have been giving me it means alot
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    emoticon to you, Tanya... I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get caught up on your blog here. That period it takes until an antidepressant or antidepressants start to work can feel excruciating, partly because there's that expectation that things are really going to start to improve. Whenever we begin to harbor that hope, there's the thought that it's already begun to happen...when in fact, it takes a while for the brain's neurotransmitter chemicals to respond to the new medicine. So that waiting period can actually feel much longer than it really is.

    While you're waiting, I don't think it's necessarily so bad to give in to the desire to nap a little more. It's one way to give yourself - and those painful emotions - a rest, while things "reset" in your brain. You're very likely to feel some improvement soon, but meanwhile, why not just "go with the flow" and rest up... You've been through a great deal, and it's only natural that you might feel some battle fatigue at this point. If you can gently remind yourself (and always be gentle with yourself) that things are definitely going to improve, you won't be so hard on yourself...and the kindness and compassion you give to yourself will have a great chance of gradually soaking in, too.

    We're always here for you! emoticon Susan
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    I am praying for you!
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    I have been taking the new medication for ten days. No I don't feel any changes as of yet but I was to that it can take 2 to six weeks before I start to feel better. I am so tired of feeling this way.
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    What Pam said is very true. We can't always let what we feel direct what we do. You know that fresh air and exercise will improve your mood. Find something not too difficult and get absorbed in it to distract you so you raise your levels of Seratonin in your brain and that makes your mood better. If it feels too difficult to do at first make yourself whatever you drink, like a good cup of tea or coffee or hot chocolate, and go sit and look out the window for awhile. Try some small arm and leg movements as you are sitting. Before you know it your mood level boosts and you feel much better! You can defeat the depression monster emoticon
    IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team
    2256 days ago
    emoticon Wish it was getting better. Thinking of you everyday...
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    How long have you been on the medicine so far? Are you noticing any changes? I'm hoping it will get better . . . slowly . . . but surely.

    Just know we are here for you - whenever you need us.

    No matter what, I'm rooting for Team Sunshine!

    2256 days ago
    emoticon sometimes we have to MAKE ourselves get up, get out, and get going. Usually, once we do that, our day seems brighter.

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