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9/30/08 1:47 P

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RRRNDA, it sounds like your are doing better than in your first post, but I wanted to chime in with the words of support and offer a strategy that might help - when I am at the lowest of the low, it helps not to try to think of all the failures in the past and all the potential obstacles in the future. Just focus on how you can make this day, or even this moment if the whole day is overwhelming, a little bit better. What can you do to make yourself feel better right NOW? Go for a walk, write in a journal, call a friend, surf Sparkpeople!

YOU CAN DO IT! Hang in there. It WILL get better, and sticking it out WILL be worth it.



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Remember you can always come here for support. We care about you, and we are here for you. Take care, keep in touch, and hang in there. This too shall pass.

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9/28/08 11:03 P

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I want to sleep all the time too. Some of it is my mead's that I'm on the other is depression. It just makes you feel plain flat out tired. I had no motivation to get out of bed sense I'm alone. Got a cat and she makes me smile and gets me up after awhile as she needs to be fed.

You still have a family your so lucky. And they love you so count your blessings there. And don't hide your feelings from them. If you shut them out and don't communicate with them you will only feel worse and worse. You may feel like your being a burden but would you want one of them to be in pain or suffering and keep it from you? Your not a burden your a person. a wife, a mother and a friend so you are not worthless.

If family really isn't an option then speak to your Dr. again and if he doesn't get -- that you need help then you need a different Dr. someone who will listen to you and give you the help that's needed.


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I hope you are feeling better.

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stay in touch as you can!!! blessigns.... emoticon emoticon

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9/28/08 6:23 P

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Thanks. I am feeling really exhausted! I just woke from a 2-hour nap because I couldn't keep my eyes open. I am still having low moments throughout the day, but I think I am handling it ok right now. My son is here with me and he helps keep my mind off things (and is only 13!). He has a great sense of humor and tries to make me smile or laugh when he thinks I need it.

Thanks for all the support.

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Keep posting here. You will find lots of support.



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Glad you are feeling better today! Do something special for yourself today because you are special and you deserve it, too! It can be just a little thing but take time for yourself! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I'm glad to know you are feeling better today!
Keeping busy sounds like a good plan, but don't exhaust yourself, because that can backfire too.
Here's hoping you have a much better day today and that things will look brighter for you!
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I am glad to hear you are feeling better this morning but as Princess said please if you feel desparate go into the ER if doctors office can't see you or it is after hours. At your lowest point you could make a choice that is undoable.

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9/28/08 10:15 A

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Thanks. I do feel a tad better this morning. I hope it lasts. I am going to try to keep myself busy and see if that helps. Please keep in touch with me just in case though. Love you guys!!! emoticon

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I can understand what you are going through I get in bed and I don't want to get up either. I do get up. I know your tired so am I. If you exersize you will get energy and you will feel better. Try walking even for 10 minutes and you will feel better. I didn't believe it either but you will.

Life is Short,
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Improve it.
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? .•*´¨ )?? **Diane's* ??*¨)
Retired and Loving It .•*´¨?-:¦:-
?-:¦:- )? ¸.•*¨) ?¸.•*¨)? -:¦:- Love is not finding someone to live with; it's finding someone you can't live without
?~*-:¦:-*?~.•*´¨ )
?-:¦:- )? ¸.•*¨) ?¸.•*¨)?
Make time to read, you


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also RRRANDA, I am the one provides insurance for the Royal consort and our royal rugrats... so I understand... BUT you can/must go to the ER and/or psych-hospital IF you are really hurting deep in your soul/spirit/being... I have been to the p-hospital and will gladly go again if/when I need to go... it does help... so it is a big OUCH but you must recognize when it is time to get some serious help... and we/I am here to help... feel free to sparkmail... as you need.... many blessings emoticon emoticon

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greetings...RRRNDA... the depression-monsters are attacking you... i have only my own experience to share... such feelings of unworthiness and the reflection of the depression stuff upon the faces of our family... well, that is all parts of the depression-thinking...

Clinical Depression and all other mental health issues are physical conditions that 'mess' with the brain chemicals.. and cause the brain to think funky thoughts thru funky filters... and the meds will help...

but other things are needed for management of depression/related syndromes.... and sleep is one area of management--it has to be just the right amount--- not too much, not too litte... and mayber your new meds and life is requiring that you sleep some!!! emoticon

and then you have to do that good brain-fuel like good diet... and then OHMYGOSH that exercise stuff-so that the brain can get good oxygen emoticon

and if you are awake...try journaling... the best way to convince the brain to think better is by handwritting BUT typing will work... just be sure to let your eyes see your words...

emoticon lets start: I love myself; myself I love, love myself I,...(I like the Dr. suess ring to this)...

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I have been trying to eat right, but exercise just doesn't come. I am so tired all the time. I don't know how much more I can take of feeling like this. I was out of work from March til August, went back for 3 weeks, then boom!! here I am again, out. My dr keeps insisting on trying to go to work but every time I do I just want to run out screaming or cry uncontrollably. My family doesn't understand this and I feel guilty because I carry the family insurance, so if I lose my job or go on disability what are they going to do? Is disability even the answer? I am so confused. That's why I want to give up. I am tired of everything.

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Dear Rhonda~Oh, yes...every minute of your life is worth it! Think of all the lives that you touch and how much they would miss you. Think of all the wonderful things in life that you would miss if you went to bed and never got up! I have my bad days too, but keep plodding along and the sun always comes out again! I promise it does! I have been down some pretty dark days but I am still here, I am a survivor! You can do it! Talk it out with us here and you will get more encouragement from all of us! Have you been eating right and exercising? I find if I exercise even just a little it makes me feel so much better! You are worth it!!! emoticon emoticon

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YOU are worth it. I know how we sometimes hide feelings from those we love. It seems like no one understands. You can always come here to talk to us. We all suffer from depression and many of us from anxiety issues as well. We do care and are willing to listen. Please take care of yourself. Glad that you are seeking help from a professional. emoticon

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I have been having some rough days lately. I went to the dr. the other day and he upped one of my meds again. But, I still feel really bad. I am hiding my true feelings from my family because I feel like I am overloading them with all this depression/anxiety stuff. I don't know what to do!!! More and More I am having thoughts of just giving up, that nothing is worth living anymore even though my family is wonderful. I am so tired of crying and not being able work and being told to get another job or just keep trying where I am. None of is working. I just want to go to bed and never get up ever again!!!! What am I gonna do? Is it worth it????????


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