Posted by jujube on November 10, 2004, at 8:07:39
In reply to Re: Needing support » jujube, posted by katia on November 9, 2004, at 21:52:36
This is the second depression I have experienced. The first was 8 1/2 years ago, at a time when I was struggling with overcoming alcoholism. I am happy to say that I have been sober for now been sober for over 8 years.
What you are going through is awful. But at least you know now that what you are experiencing is an actual disorder, recognized by the medical community. It doesn't make it easier to deal with while you are going through it, but it may give you a some piece of mind knowing that you can get help for it.
I'm glad that you are making an appointment with your pdoc. I would also encourage you to start a new thread perhaps about Seasonal Affective Disorder to try and find out how others have dealt with it or are dealing with it. As I said before, you may need an AD dosage increase for this time of year, or a change in AD.
Hang in there, and take care of yourself.
> Was this your first depression?
> Geez..now that i have awareness about myself; I realize I do become depressed in winter. It's amazing how this shift has happened suddenly for me. I will call the pdoc tomorrow and set up an appt. meds just don't seem to work for me though. maybe a sunbox would help. this is awful. I forgot how depression really felt.