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Posted by @mainelady in Mental Health, Apr 4, 2013

Today I feel like I am barely hanging on. The prickly sensations on my back and arms are very uncomfortable and my racing heart keeps me feeling panicked. My vision feels like it is limited and I can't see beyond my nose due to this ongoing depression. My appetite is very low and I feel nausea. My next appt. is the 23rd but I call everyday for a possible opening that day to see what may work. I do not want to take something that will suppress my sex drive. Is this selfish to feel this way?

Tags: mental health, depression

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Posted by @piglit, Apr 4, 2013

Hi mainelady. So sorry that your feeling unwell like this. Maybe re ring and explain that you are really getting alot worse and they maybe able to get an earlier appointment for you. Your not selfish to feel this way it's not good when we feel unwell. I wouldn't be concerned about taking something that could lower the sex drive the main thing is that you feel better Im sure that your husband will be understanding with this. Take care Piglit


Posted by @mainelady, Apr 8, 2013

You are such a dear and thank you for your response. I met with them today and we are trying a new medication. You are right, once I feel better everything else will fall into place. Bless you.


Posted by @piglit, Apr 8, 2013

You take care and please let me know how you are feeling on the new medication. Try to stay positive and stay strong, everything will be okay and Im sure that you'll feel alot brighter very soon. Bless you too


Posted by @drewr, Apr 9, 2013

I'm not sure whether you're referring to the loss of sex drive or your general state of mind when you ask whether you're being selfish, but the answer is the same regardless: no. As far as meds go, especially, you might want to at least give a few different meds a shot - not all of them decrease your sex drive, it doesn't happen to everyone who takes drugs in these categories, and depending on the severity of your depression, which sounds like it's overwhelming today, it might be worth a slight dip in your libido. But the point is, it's your choice. Life is just a balancing act, a kind of constant series of prioritization - it's all the cost vs. benefit analysis that every decision must go through, and it's all about finding a balance. I wouldn't rule out meds, but stick to your guns and don't let docs pressure you. Go slow, have hope, and in the meantime just do what you're doing: seeking help from the people you pay to help you, and also doing some thinking about how your life as a whole might be affected by whatever meds whose side effects you might be afraid of. Hope you feel better by now, since your post is a few hours old.

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Posted by @mainelady, Apr 9, 2013

Thank you, thank you! I truly appreciate your thoughts and insights. It means the world to me. I get so teary when kindness is given to me.


Posted by @piglit, Apr 9, 2013

Just always remember that you are special as we all are in our different ways. Take care sweetie always here anytime


Posted by @rab1206, May 4, 2013


I totally understand how you feel. I was there 4 years ago when my daughter was born. I had severe anxiety and panicked very minute of the day. It took 18 months to finally get on the right meds and feel normal again.


Posted by @mainelady, May 9, 2013

Hi RAB1206, Were you diagnosed with postpartum depression? When my son was 7 weeks old my panic was so severe I was going to be hospitalized but I had my parents nearby who took us in for about 2 weeks and 10 months later I felt like myself once again. He is now 21 years old!! I believe we are strong women.


Posted by @kramer, May 6, 2013

Hi I suffer from depression matter of fact I'm fighting not to hurt myself right now I feel all I got is fake friends I wonder if people would miss me if I killed myself


Posted by @piglit, May 6, 2013

Hi Kramer may be a good idea to pick up the phone and talk to someone or go to your nearest Emergency dept. You are not alone there is always help you just have to reach out Take care Piglit


Posted by @mainelady, May 9, 2013

kramer, You would be missed! Please seek help because there is faith, hope and love for you. Trust me. Let me know how you are doing. I care.


Posted by @roxie43, May 18, 2013

You would be missed and the fake friends should not even matter. Surround yourself by real people who uplift you and not make you feel worse about yourself. Mainelady, I know how you feel as well. We have ups and downs with depression and when we are down it is horrible. If you feel like you need to be seen before appointments please call the doc and/or go to your ER because it's unsafe and I don't want anything to happen to Kramer nor you.
Most anti-depressants have sexual side effects but discuss options with your doc.
Hugs Rox

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