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It’s been over 4 weeks now since I’ve been on the Venlafaxine. I’ve also just started Lithium. If the Lithium doesn’t do anything then I have opted for more ECT. My last course lasted about 3 weeks before I relapse d. I’m now worried that I’ll relapse again. Just wondered whether anyone else has been in this situation. I feel like the living dead and really don’t want to go on anymore
 
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I know how cold and dark that living dead feeling can be. Don't give up Sassyb, the only way you can lose this fight is if you no longer go on. Every day you strive to get better is a victory! You should be very proud of keeping yourself up through the hurt!
 
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Thanks PsychoPrince for your kind words. Some days you just want to give in but I can’t do it to my lovely family. Your words are encouraging.
 
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Thanks PsychoPrince for your kind words. Some days you just want to give in but I can’t do it to my lovely family. Your words are encouraging.
You're winning with every breath, Sass. It's very inspiring to watch.
 
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Hi Sassy. You seem to be on your way with the course of treatment for your disorder. What exactly is going on? Sounds like some serious stuff. ECT I am not sure about never went through it. Stimulation to your brain would hopefully work to get things right again. I am on venlafazine going on 9 years now. They just increased my dose. I am going to stick with this medication and get rid of all the rest-like anti psychotics and Valium. Lithium sounds positive. I sure hope it works for you. Lots of hugs and love Jules
 
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Thanks Jules I have tried a few antidepressants in my battle with severe depressionfo llowing a manic episode when I was sectioned. ECT has helped in the past when I was ill, but I never relapsed. My depression is so severe I can’t laugh or enjoy anything
Hi Sassy. You seem to be on your way with the course of treatment for your disorder. What exactly is going on? Sounds like some serious stuff. ECT I am not sure about never went through it. Stimulation to your brain would hopefully work to get things right again. I am on venlafazine going on 9 years now. They just increased my dose. I am going to stick with this medication and get rid of all the rest-like anti psychotics and Valium. Lithium sounds positive. I sure hope it works for you. Lots of hugs and love Jules
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Sassy I can not remember the lat time laughed or enjoyed something. Funny that you would bring this up Now I am at a standstill. Whatever happened to the old me? Lots of love and hugs Jules
 
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