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Tawny

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Do you think it may be time to take the antidepressants you have? It could help to lift your depression.
I have been thinking about medication this afternoon. I will need to talk about it tomorrow seriously.
 
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I think you are making the right decision, Tawny. Depression is such an awful thing to endure. If medication can bring even a slight relief then it is so worth it.
 
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I think you are making the right decision, Tawny. Depression is such an awful thing to endure. If medication can bring even a slight relief then it is so worth it.
It is only the side effects that stop me taking more medication. If it weren't for side effects, i might be back at work now because i could tolerate the medication that made me feel the best.

Hopefully one day someone will give me something that doesn't cause so many other problems.
 
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Is it all antidepressants that cause side effects or the one you have been given?
 
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It's the antipsychotics and mood stabilisers mostly. If i took more of my mood stabiliser, that would stop the depressions coming back so hard.
 
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That is very difficult. Do you think it would help to post in the bipolar section and see how other take their medication?
 
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It is possible, probably not but possible, one family member reads that forum so i don't write there :) i don't think they would think to read anywhere else and figure out which is me. I much prefer the journal for that reason, for more personal information.
 
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Oh gosh I am sorry. I totally understand. In that case, maybe a discussion with your doctor will be helpful? You can explain your concerns.
 
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I am depressed too. Feel like I don't want to ... It's more like "I don't care". I think I am tired of fighting. I did the good fight and then the Covid 19 came. I cannot reach friends on the other side (I mean at the other end of the bus-line). I am lonly and angry! :low:😫
 
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Sorry Blooming, i have a cat on my lap and coffee in my hand, a bit of comfort.
 
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hard to stay out of bed
bed so comfy and warm
 
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I am depressed too. Feel like I don't want to ... It's more like "I don't care". I think I am tired of fighting. I did the good fight and then the Covid 19 came. I cannot reach friends on the other side (I mean at the other end of the bus-line). I am lonly and angry! :low:😫
It is harder without people. Can you communicate via social media or email?
 
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I'm out of bed. I think as i had not eaten much, i was even more tired. I had some ravioli from a tin which isn't the healthiest but it is very easy to heat up and eat.

I am going to make stew or cottage pie tonight, and then i can re-heat it for a couple of days in the microwave. I have a bit more energy in the evening so will prepare for tomorrow. I need to do a bit of exercise tonight too.
 
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Family take my energy and they should not. They are not only unhelpful, but they also add stress which sucks what little energy i have away.
 
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