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Mon Jan 9, 2012, 07:21 PM

Doing better.

I'm sure no one remembers but I've posted here off and on about my emotional struggles. Have been semi suicidal in the past and posted here a bit during these dark times.

Well I'm far from solving my problems, but I'm glad to announce that I have been doing better of late. Been back working at NCIX (a computer hardware retailer) for the past month and I'm just about to start a night class today. Just one class to ease my work load next year when I go back full time. I'm exercising every day, 40mins, and losing weight, I've lost 30+ lbs. I'm also seeing psychiatrist and I'm on a couple of meds which seem to be helping. I'm still anxious every day at work and off work but it's at a more manageable level, and it feels good to be back in the real world.

Course I've been here before under almost the same circumstances. I've lost weight before and was working, taking meds and felt better before slipping. And I've slipped emotionally quite a few times in the past, so this is no guarantee I won't again in the future. BUT at least things are looking up instead of down.

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Reply Doing better. (Original post)
Locut0s Jan 2012 OP
barbtries Jan 2012 #1
Frosty1 Jan 2012 #2
Little Star Jan 2012 #3
Betsy Ross Jan 2012 #4
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2012 #5
Locut0s Jan 2012 #6
Kellerfeller Jan 2012 #7

Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 07:24 PM

1. i hope things keep on looking up.

it's worth it, you are worth it.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 07:28 PM

2. Glad to see you back!

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 07:37 PM

3. This is good to hear. Good wishes to you. n/t

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 08:44 PM

4. Great to hear.

Print a copy of your message and put it some place in your home where you will see it when you are not feeling as well to remind you that things can and do get better. It is so easy to forget that when down in the pit. I know, been there many times. Glad that you have found some meds that are working. Remember that your body's reaction to the meds can change and require adjustment by your doctor. I have called my doctor at 10:00 at night to report a problem. Yeah, I was feeling crummy for days, but it was at night that I realized my meds might be the problem. I've learned to recognize a problem, but never as quickly as I would like. Stay on top of it. Depression is not a character fault. It is a disease, often with biological causes. And always know that you can come to DU for emotional support. So many of us share your experiences.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 08:49 PM

5. Hugs this is day to day



And enjoy it.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 01:48 AM

6. Thanks guys. nt

nt

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 10:33 AM

7. Congrats on losing the weight

 

It takes a self-discipline that too few today have.

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