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Hey, want some company, Nancy?

Posted by racer on January 2, 1999, at 18:32:31

In reply to Re: New year same boat, posted by Nancy on January 2, 1999, at 14:50:18

My life is in about the same place as yours sounds to be. I'm profoundly depressed, the meds are not working well, and I wish I could see the future. If there really is to be more of this hell, I don't want to be here for it.

The medication is not working, though it is helping. But the side effects are unmanageble. I don't even want to eat, because I'm so very nauseous after eating anything at all (dry crackers are enough to set my stomach off.) I constantly feel as though I've stuck my finger in a light socket, which is not pleasant at all. My memory is so very bad that I can't even remember whether I've got the pill bottle open to take the stuff or because I've just taken it, which doesn't make for happy compliance with the treatment plan. I'm sleeping either three disturbed hours or eighteen hours a day. And the wretched doctor available to me is dreadful.

I'm also not functional right now. Showering is an accomplishment, and let's not talk about my housekeeping.

The only arguably good thing I can point to in my life is that I'm still here. THere is a chance that it can get better, and if it does, I'm here to see it. I'm not even sure that I think that a good thing, but let's pretend.

Here's my discovery of the week: THe National Depressive Manic Depressive Association has local support groups that meet in various areas around the country. The people there are very supportive, because they all know how bad it is for them. Yeah, you'll be hanging around with crazy people, but at least they won't think you're weird... It really helped me to be around others who could empathize. The national group has a website, with contact information about local groups. Maybe it would help you, too. How much could it hurt to try it?

Good luck, and my best wishes for relief for what that's worth.




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