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UndertheOcean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 02:28 AM
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I am really , really really , really , really , really , really down tonight
what is the matter with me. why can't I stay happy.


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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 02:44 AM
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1. Hey.
You gonna be okay?

P.S. Unhappiness is an appropriate response to some circumstances, in my opinion. I've never met a healthy person who was happy 100 percent of the time. And I think the same applies to unhappiness. If either was a constant in my life, I'd talk with a doc about it.
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 07:20 AM
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2. Agree with the other poster.
It is a myth (often pushed in bad therapy, which reinforces the sense that you are damaged) that so-called normal people are able to "stay happy."

It's perfectly normal to have sadness, even great sadness, creep up on you at times. It is part of being human.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 08:17 AM
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3. Springtime can often bring the blues.
Hang in there. :hug:
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 08:32 AM
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4. Have you tried crying. I find that I always feel relieved after a good cry. After all when we were
kids and we cried whenever we were sad we were never depressed. If it is hanging around or keeping you from sleeping I'd go see a doctor about it. They have amazing drugs/meds these days.
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UndertheOcean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 03:33 PM
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10. The problem is , despite an ssri helping me immensely
it makes it very hard for me to cry
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 03:51 PM
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11. My suggestion is to go back to whoever prescribed the SSRI
Edited on Sun May-03-09 03:52 PM by hedgehog
and tell him/her what you are feeling. You may benefit from some talk therapy and/or a change in your prescription. Sometimes the SSRI does a lot for you, but another or a combo may be better. Good luck! Sometimes it takes a couple tries to get the right balance.

Try to get a little sunlight - you might be short of Vitamin D :)
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 09:17 PM
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14. I hear ya.
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 09:29 AM
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5. Hope you feel better.
It happens to everyone.
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 11:58 AM
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6. UtO: hope your day is better than last night - we're having
angel hair pasta with white clam sauce if you want to stop over....


:pals:

mark
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dembotoz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 12:32 PM
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7. hang in there--you have friends here
always remember that
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UndertheOcean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 03:32 PM
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8. Thank you guys. I am better right now ,
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UndertheOcean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 03:33 PM
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9. I know downs come with ups , but this is ridiculous
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 03:53 PM
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12. Cause life sucks, then the Buddha sticks you with a shiv in a back alley.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 04:41 PM
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13. *Hugs UtO*
Edited on Sun May-03-09 04:42 PM by Odin2005
It it continues talk to a psych! :hug:
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