Posted by whiterabbit on July 18, 2003, at 20:10:16
In reply to Re: any help will be appreciated!, posted by gabbix2 on July 18, 2003, at 17:06:24
I'm alone for the weekend too but it's not bothering me right now, I'm just glad to be home after work and then traffic in bad weather...I get wound up pretty quick around other people, need plenty of time alone to unwind.
Here's something you can do, if you don't mind me being so forward...let's figure out what's going on in your head, girl! All of your feelings are familiar to me, they are symptoms of depression and I can relate to every single sentence. Like Gabby said, the agitation and restlessness is part of the depression, and if you can get the depression under control, the rest of it starts falling into place.
I'd be interested to know the details of your medication trials - what medication you've tried, what dosage you were taking, how long you stayed on each medication, the side effects and any benefit you may have noticed, and why you stopped taking each drug.
I know some things now, let me tell you, because I made EVERY SINGLE MISTAKE you can possibly make and still be alive, during my insane odyssey...but some good did come out of these hard lessons, because now I feel the need to help other people on their journey, if I can. I'm not out of the woods all the way myself, probably never will be, but I've traveled the path that you're on now. I know it well.
There isn't one answer, one diagnosis, one medicine, one therapy that works for everyone. That would be way too easy...every person has to find their own way. Still, you may have something or know something that can help others, on this spiritual journey we're on, and I can tell you one secret:
When you are able to offer help to someone who needs and accepts it, that "empty space" in your life begins to fill up.
It's true. So, Casey, let's get you out of there.
If a whackjob like me can stumble onto the place where emotional healing begins, just think of all the things that you could do once you find the same place. The possibilities are endless, but first you have to make your way out of those woods. Follow the yellow brick road...
Gracie the Good Witch