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Roxie: Thank you for your encouragement & caring. I am grateful for

Posted by @xin in Just Want to Talk, Apr 22, 2012

Roxie: Thank you for your encouragement & caring. I am grateful for this venue where others UNDERSTAND!!! AND no one is telling me I shouldn't, mustn't feel the way I do. It is good that you can just listen to me howl & open your heart to hear the pain & know what I mean. I do see a psychiatrist & she is a dear. I am trying a medication that I haven't had before (thought I'd been through them all these many years!). Cymbalta - have you heard of it, tried it yourself, know anyone who has???? I've only been on it for 2 weeks, so it is too early to tell if it will be effective. I was looking at your health interests - we are the same except for the sleep apnea. I very much admire your phrase: "Humbled by my illness buy never ashamed." This is such a good attitude. Much of the time I am saying to myself, "I am a loser because I am depressed, and I am depressed because I am loser." That is the disease talking. It steals away your self esteem. Keep in touch. Let us "keep on dancing" despite the DARKNESS.
Xin @roxie43

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Posted by @piglit, Apr 22, 2012

Hi xin. Just letting you know that you are in my thoughts and keep dancing. I do with butterflies Take care my dear freind Piglit


Posted by @roxie43, Apr 23, 2012

Hi Xin,
Never be ashamed of something that you had no control over nor caused. We cannot control the brain but we can have meaningful lives with the proper recovery plan. I had ECT last year so my medications were decreased and what works best for me is Remeron. I have tried Cymbalta, a newer anti-depressent but it was not helpful. It's important to keep in mind that what works for one person will not work for another. Try to take them as prescribed and if you find that your mood is not improving let your doc know. I will have you in my thoughts and don't hesitate to reach out whenever you need to.
You are not a loser. You are a human being that is worthy of all things great!
Hugs Rox


Posted by @china, Apr 23, 2012

Hi xon. I feel just like you recently and really feel shame. I am doing my best just to make it through the day without feeling hopeless. I am so tired of being sad. Something has 2 change 4 both of us.

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