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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-11 08:24 PM
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can I join? I need to talk...
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I have been suffering from severe depression for months...well,years
part of it is the chronic illness thing.
Part of it is the economic thing.
Part of it is the coming-out thing.
It goes on and on.
How do you cope when your"things" seem so minor compared to others?
I feel wrong even mentioning it...except it's all I can do to get out of bed any more.
I'm lucky-I have good insurance and will see a psychiatrist eventually...will it even help?


sorry to bother...it feels good to just...talk.
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  -can I join? I need to talk... w8liftinglady  Jun-07-11 08:24 PM   #0 
  - Don't compare with others, w8, depression is personal and awful.  elleng   Jun-07-11 08:38 PM   #1 
  - thank you. sometimes,validation is the best healer...  w8liftinglady   Jun-07-11 09:40 PM   #2 
     - I know, w8; been there, done that.  elleng   Jun-07-11 09:52 PM   #3 
  - you don't deserve to suffer.  mopinko   Jun-07-11 09:55 PM   #4 
  - All I can offer is a virtual hug  postatomic   Jun-07-11 10:18 PM   #5 
  - It's okay to take care of yourself.  EFerrari   Jun-07-11 11:07 PM   #6 
  - Thank you...Of course,  w8liftinglady   Jun-10-11 12:25 PM   #7 
     - I suggest you take this up with your g.p., if you have one;  elleng   Jun-10-11 12:48 PM   #8 
     - Yes, psych-pros will probably want all the medical conditions that could effect  HereSince1628   Jun-10-11 05:12 PM   #10 
     - Good suggestion  postatomic   Jun-11-11 01:07 PM   #11 
     - I hear that. I've been surfing a depression w/o a doc for about 4 years now.  EFerrari   Jun-10-11 03:22 PM   #9 
  - Just remember....you are not alone  Evoman   Jun-12-11 01:47 PM   #12 
  - You blog says many things I've not been able to say  postatomic   Jun-14-11 02:00 AM   #13 
     - It's been a weird experience, blogging.  Evoman   Jun-14-11 11:37 PM   #16 
  - I kind of relate to the feeling wrong about mentioning it part, in two ways.  Forkboy   Jun-14-11 03:53 PM   #14 
  - Sounds like you're hurting a lot  LiberalEsto   Jun-14-11 08:18 PM   #15 
  - the garden  mopinko   Jun-15-11 07:49 AM   #17 
  - My psych doc upped my antidepressant again...and this time it seems to be helping.  w8liftinglady   Jul-12-11 12:02 PM   #18 
  - ALWAYS here, w8. Good to hear meds working;  elleng   Jul-12-11 12:56 PM   #19 
     - Holding hands, friend!  w8liftinglady   Jul-12-11 04:16 PM   #20 
  - Hugs hugs hugs...  Fire Walk With Me   Sep-01-11 04:40 PM   #21 
  - Have you ever heard of a "weighted blanket"?  BrendaBrick   Sep-05-11 12:46 PM   #22 
 

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