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Could Use Some Support

Posted by whisper55 on March 17, 2004, at 11:59:03

Hello I am new to this site and read many posts and am glad to know others experience simular feelings. It is hard to find people who really understand depression/anxiety and I could use some support as sadness is all around me. Does any one feel the sadness will go away or it is part of our life? Thanks

 

Re: Could Use Some Support whisper55

Posted by Miss Honeychurch on March 17, 2004, at 12:07:11

In reply to Could Use Some Support, posted by whisper55 on March 17, 2004, at 11:59:03

Welcome, whisper! I have found so much wonderful support here, this site is a blessing.

Are you currently in therapy? On any medication? How long have you been feeling depressed?

When I first started therapy I was depressed. Not severely depressed, but depressed all the same. By going to therapy once a week I found one day that my depression had lifted. Not sure how. Was it catharsis? I have no idea.

How are you currently dealing with your situation?

 

Re: Could Use Some Support

Posted by whisper55 on March 17, 2004, at 12:11:04

In reply to Re: Could Use Some Support whisper55, posted by Miss Honeychurch on March 17, 2004, at 12:07:11

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.

 

Re: Could Use Some Support

Posted by Miss Honeychurch on March 17, 2004, at 12:15:05

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

Do you think the meds help you or possibly make things worse? I've never been on medication but have heard from friends that sometimes the combination can make things worse.

Do you feel like you and your T have a good relationship? Did you have reasons for leaving the other ones?

 

Re: Could Use Some Support

Posted by toomuchpain on March 17, 2004, at 14:23:28

In reply to Could Use Some Support, posted by whisper55 on March 17, 2004, at 11:59:03

i feel that sadness is always going to come back but i do feel there is laways sunshine after the rain even thought it may not feel like it at that point in time but i know for fact that things do get better..

 

Re: Could Use Some Support

Posted by Tancred62 on March 17, 2004, at 15:51:12

In reply to Could Use Some Support, posted by whisper55 on March 17, 2004, at 11:59:03

Hello Whisper, I'll try not to shout. Sadness is definitely part of life. That said, one can only know happiness by comparison to the sadness. Sometimes when I'm sad it helps just to go outside and look at trees and the sky; it gives me some perspective. It sounds silly, but just being in nature can calm you down and make you realize that the earth is spinning around the sun, the moon waxes and wanes, and both sadness, and happiness, comes and goes. Here's wishing you a good event!

 

Re: Could Use Some Support

Posted by justyourlaugh on March 17, 2004, at 16:01:21

In reply to Re: Could Use Some Support, posted by Tancred62 on March 17, 2004, at 15:51:12

whisper,,
sadness has been a longtime member of my life.
i am trying to make it go away..
but my main concerns is the full blown depression..once in the"hole"it is impossible to believe i can crawl out...but i always do..
i dont feel well,,and its true when i express this to my pdoc he wants to up meds or add another one..
i am glad you posted
be good to yourself whisper
j

 

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...

rainyday

 

Redirect: Could Use Some Support

Posted by Dr. Bob on March 19, 2004, at 13:36:36

In reply to Could Use Some Support, posted by whisper55 on March 17, 2004, at 11:59:03

> It is hard to find people who really understand depression/anxiety and I could use some support as sadness is all around me...

Sorry to interrupt, but I'd like to redirect follow-ups not about psychology or psychotherapy to Psycho-Social-Babble:

http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/social/20040316/msgs/326071.html

Unless they're about medication, in which case they should go to (just plain) Psycho-Babble. Thanks,

Bob


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