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Re: Could Use Some Support whisper55

Posted by rainyday on March 18, 2004, at 7:34:18

In reply to Re: Could Use Some Support, posted by whisper55 on March 17, 2004, at 12:11:04

> I have been in therapy for over 5 years, different ones, also under a shrinks care.
> I have expressed my concerns and he just ups the meds. I am now on effexor, wellbutrin and xanax.

Hello, whisper. I found a medication twin! I am on the same meds, plus buspar which hasn't worked and I'm titrating off of it. I have come off 2 weeks of being extremely depressed, sad, anxious, and being the closest to suicidal than I ever have. It was so scary, I couldn't even post here. So - it is great that you are reaching out this way. This is a wonderful resource and very supportive.

My experience is that sadness is always all around us. Time and distance can help the sadness fade or recede a bit, but sadness is the yin to the yang of happiness. It's the human condition, and it's what *makes* us human.

Some things upset me more than others. I find, for example, that I have to take news holidays from time to time. Because wars, suffering, death, you name it; are in the news every day. I remember growing up that my mum used to turn off the TV if there were reports about wars, saying that I didn't need to know about it. That is denial - of course we can't turn away from the sadness in the world. But think of all the joy there is out there too: beautiful spring days, feeling good in the morning when you wake up, births, falling in love, it really does balance out.

Sorry for the long rambling reply. I guess you struck a nerve...





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