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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-19-11 02:48 PM
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2. Still in the midst of the struggle..
Edited on Sat Feb-19-11 02:51 PM by BrklynLiberal
Menopause did not do me any big favors. Having no job and therefore no health insurance for several years did not help either.

Been thru Prozac, Topamax, Lexapro, Effexor, & Zoloft...THAT almost made my anxiety drive me off a cliff.

Thanks to Medicare, I am currently seeing two shrinks, an MSW therapist, taking Clonipin, Prozac..again. Latest prescription is for "stop the voices" that bother me during my anxiety attacks. I never thought I would end up as a character in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".

Would love to get into a women's depression group therapy situation. Have not been able to find anything of that sort near me.

Trying nutrition, acupuncture, yoga, calling friends. Even called the Suicide hot line a couple of weeks ago.

No answers yet. Those that are not in this place think it is merely a decision we can make.."BE HAPPY". "Get up and do something productive" is what someone told me.
They have no idea how it feels to go to sleep every night praying that you will not wake up the next morning.

Whatever I may know rationally does no good when it comes to working out the emotional terror of anxiety, panic and depression.

If I find any success in current path, I will let you know...and please do the same.


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  -people who have dealt effectively with depression- ?? mopinko  Feb-19-11 09:26 AM   #0 
  - Dear mop, wish I had a magic formula.  elleng   Feb-19-11 11:02 AM   #1 
  - Still in the midst of the struggle..  BrklynLiberal   Feb-19-11 02:48 PM   #2 
  - DEAR Bklyn  elleng   Feb-19-11 03:10 PM   #3 
  - Thanks elleng  BrklynLiberal   Feb-19-11 05:03 PM   #4 
  - i tried to explain it to my husband. i told him  mopinko   Feb-20-11 08:30 AM   #8 
     - I completely empathize....and thanks for the good wishes.  BrklynLiberal   Feb-20-11 11:02 AM   #10 
  - What is happening?  EFerrari   Feb-19-11 07:11 PM   #5 
  - not much  mopinko   Feb-19-11 07:54 PM   #6 
     - Hmm.  EFerrari   Feb-19-11 10:59 PM   #7 
        - I aspire to reach the level you have described. It sounds like heaven to me.  BrklynLiberal   Feb-20-11 11:01 AM   #9 
           - Hi BrooklynLiberal.  EFerrari   Feb-20-11 12:27 PM   #11 
              - my doc nudged me to take a mindfulness class that they did  mopinko   Feb-20-11 03:21 PM   #12 
              - I tend to learn that stuff better on my own, even if out of a book.  EFerrari   Feb-20-11 03:27 PM   #13 
              - LOL. I will have to try that johnpaulgeorgeringo mantra.....  BrklynLiberal   Feb-20-11 05:07 PM   #15 
              - Thanks so much for the suggestions....  BrklynLiberal   Feb-20-11 05:06 PM   #14 
                 - I need to try to do more so it'll be me next time, asking for suggestions.  EFerrari   Feb-20-11 11:10 PM   #16 
  - A combination of two things--cognitive behavioral therapy and 5-htp.  Critters2   Mar-19-11 08:21 PM   #17 
  - thank you.  mopinko   Mar-20-11 11:18 AM   #18 
     - You're welcome. Good luck! nt  Critters2   Mar-20-11 03:53 PM   #19 
     - Interesting.  Le Taz Hot   Apr-05-11 08:26 AM   #22 
        - That's something of a classic PTSD/cPTSD response.  HereSince1628   Apr-05-11 09:53 AM   #23 
  - What worked for me  mdmc   Mar-29-11 09:02 PM   #20 
  - yeah, pain puts me in a bad place  mopinko   Mar-30-11 09:36 AM   #21 
  - My Sig Line is  Pharaoh   May-11-11 08:50 AM   #24 
     - canaries in the coal mine.  mopinko   May-11-11 04:29 PM   #25 

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