Posted by Meltingpot on November 12, 2009, at 13:45:37
In reply to Re: At what point should they give up trying??? » meltingpot, posted by SLS on November 11, 2009, at 12:38:47
Thanks but I already tried adding Bupropion to the Seroxat and lamictal (not lithium though).
As far as mindfulness goes, I do try it. I lie in bed just letting my thoughts come and go without emotionally reacting to them but to be honest I just find it boring (I guess that's an emotional reaction :-)) and it feels like time wasting.
The other day I sat there at work, just letting my thoughts come and go, my thoughts went like this "my head hurts, I feel sick, now I'm tired and so on and so on. I still felt quite ill at the end of it but I guess that's the point it's not supposed to change anything. But then if it doesn't change anything what's the point of doing it? I don't really find it gives me any insight into myself either. I'm glad that it helps you though. I think you are a lot more objective than I am anyway.
I know Scott that your depression is a lot worse than mine (mine I think coincides with a lot of tension and anxiety, perhaps more so than depression) and I'm glad it helps you. It must frustrate you to hear me moaning about my plight when yours has been even worse.
But thanks for telling me to persevere, it's just sometimes I feel I can understand why objectively the NHS psychiatrists might be thinking "look it's time to call it quits".