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Old 08-08-2015, 06:56 PM
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You're right, it was hard for me to find your thread, I just saw it today by accident.
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((((((((Hugs!))))))))

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Old 08-09-2015, 01:10 AM
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Hey Frank, I totally understand how you're feeling. Two months or so ago I was deeply depressed and just could not for the life of me imagine how things might get any better. I really think there is a good chance that after several weeks on antidepressants you will notice an elevation in your mood. Just be prepared for it to take up to two months and to have to endure side-effects that feel somewhat like anxiety. I was in a pretty bad way, and it worked for me. Just give it time, and be really kind to yourself in the interim. Deep depression is a f'ing awful feeling - no question - but here's hoping the meds make all the difference. I think you may find that luck just turns up on your table and squawks "Hey, buddy, where ya been hidin' out?! Let's go partay!"

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Old 08-09-2015, 10:28 AM
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Be strong Frank Lapidas
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Old 08-09-2015, 11:21 AM
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Hang in there Frank! It will get better. You are doing really well

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Old 08-09-2015, 04:31 PM
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Hi Frank. Just checking in to see how you are. Hope you are okay
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Old 08-10-2015, 05:56 AM
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Hola comrade, hope you are ok, check in with us
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:46 AM
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Just nipping in to stalk you a little Frank. Good to see your holding up there.
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Old 08-10-2015, 06:19 PM
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Hello all. Sorry I haven't been here to reply to each pf you. I'm in a pretty dark place right now and it's about all I can do to just log on to SR. But at least I'm not seeking solace in booze. Odd that I'm where I am just days after starting anti-depressants. Maybe they forgot the anti part of the medication.
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Old 08-10-2015, 06:25 PM
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anti-ds always took a little time to 'work' for me.

Hang in there Frank
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Old 08-10-2015, 07:25 PM
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It takes a while to kick in. In the meantime, do anything you can think of that gives you a boost. Just going for a drive, listening to songs I enjoy is enough to give me a shot in the arm when I'm really low. Do something just for YOU. You're all about taking care of others but you have to invest in yourself too. Otherwise your well will run dry.

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Hang in there buddy. It will pass.
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I am a little down myself so we can both stomp our feet and have a whine about how life sucks. It will get better.
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Old 08-11-2015, 04:50 AM
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Glad you're not drinking Frank. Hope those meds start working for you soon
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We're just glad to see you posting. Things are going to improve.
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:27 PM
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I'm feeling like sh1t too, hope you're feeling better xo
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Hope you feel different ie better soon as well jsbodhi

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Hello. Still a dark time here. Not sure I remember a bout of depression as debilitating as this. But I'm hanging in there, no booze. I'm on my eighth day of Cymbalta, 20 mg. And yes, I know it's too early to expect results. Suppose to bump it up to 40mg next week.

Thank you all so much for your support and encouraging words. It helps.
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This most recent time I went on an SSRI was easily the worst bout of depression I'd had. I felt there was no hope whatsoever. It was the third time I'd taken them over my adult life, and it took much longer to work. Couple of months. I know I've said this before, but I hope it helps to keep hearing it.

Great that you're checking in when you can. I know that feeling of just wanting to retreat entirely, but I think human contact helps a bit (((Frank)))

I hope you are okay too, Jsbodhi. Sorry to hear you are feeling like that.
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Old 08-12-2015, 05:51 PM
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Guess I need some help right now. Please;
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