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Re: Should I bother anymore????

Posted by Meri-Tuuli on February 28, 2006, at 9:08:03

In reply to Re: Should I bother anymore????, posted by Maxime on February 27, 2006, at 20:31:50

Hi there,

> Sigh. I am beginning to think I should just give up. So much of my time and energy is put into finding the right med and being deeply depressed and suicidal. 2 months in the hospital didn't even help.

Perhaps there is something in your environment that is causing your depression? I find I get suicidal with stress, so I therefore look at ways to reduce my stress levels..... I went through a period trying to find the 'prefect med' that would work wonders for me....I mean its easier to blame a chemical imbalance and to think that 'if only I found the right med/combo..' rather than face up to the idea that it might be your circumstances/history/hurtful thought patterns... Have you tried CBT? Sometimes, I think, its about control. If you have a painful living environment eg being isolated, unemployed etc etc, its often easier to try and change the things that we think we have control over, ie our medication, whilst ignoring the things that we think we can't change, eg unemployment, being stuck in the house. So we channel our engeries into finding the prefect med .

Anyway at any rate, I truly sympathize with you - its horrible. Being depressed in itself is depressing!! And thinking you're going to be like this forever. But try and focus on the things that make you feel good - a walk on a sunny day etc. I try to view medication as only part of the whole picture - there are other things that can help, eg CBT, omega 3 oils, exercise, changing your environment. Little by little things will come together.....have you thought about St John's wort???? I'm taking it, and I have to say, its the best 'med' I've ever taken.....and no side effects!

I'm really sorry you're going through this. I hope we can all help you through this difficult time.





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