Yes indeed. I started on antidepressants last week. What a difference. It’s like a cloud/screen has been lifted and I’m seeing things clearly for the first time in my life.
But yes it sucks. It’s a life wrecker.
::flashes Silo, but then again he is a straight man::
I know- but don’t forget that there is a light at the end of this tunnel…
sucks. Beyond comprehension. But there is life after it, and even during it.
I was going to say “Don’t let it get you down” but that’s about as fruitful as saying “don’t crash into that tree” after the crash.
Find something you like and immerse yourself in it. And get help. And I mean that in a positive, uplifting, enriching way, not a “dude, you’re sick. you need help. ::shakes head::” way, but you knew that:)
Lemme know if you need anything.
I hear ya Silo, I’ve been there, done that (am there right now). It does, indeed, suck!! If you wanna talk, I’m on AIM. I know it aint easy, but you can hang in there. If I can do it, you can too.
You always have my email hun, you know that!!! Also my number, usually best around 7:00-8:00ish my time…but I am here for you sweety!
I know what you’re talking about, Silo. Wish I could offer some helpful advice, but I think I may try the antidepressant route that dewt has taken. A close friend of mine is a lot better now because of them.
I keep hoping that I’ll snap out of it naturally now that the weather is getting nicer, but I keep obsessing about things that need to be done, future worries, etcetera and so forth. I try to keep the perspective that there are people that are worse off who don’t have the relative good fortune that I do, but it doesn’t seem to help much. That just makes me feel like a whiner on top of everything.
We all find our own way through this. I hope you find your way soon.
Hey, if you’re still up, e-mail me.
I KNOW it does dude… aww fuck do I know. For the past 2 years everytime I go see the doctor (which is often because I have perscriptions that need filled) I tell myself that I am going to mention it and ask for something… then I cant bring myself to mention it… and it goes on… and on.
I was in the pit of despair. People told me I’d come out of it. I didn’t believe them. But they were right. Now things are better, and I’m promising myself I won’t forget where I’ve been.
Call on any of us Dopers if you’re feeling crap. Many more of us than you probably realise have been there too.
“After the rain, it shines.” - Vietnamese Saying.
It gets better!
Indeed it sucks. I’ve been in & out of the tunnel for almost twenty years. With or without meds, it goes away for a while. With meds, you take back some control. They won’t change you or your life, but they will change your attitude & help you cope.
I hate taking meds, I see it as weakness. That’s probably wrong on my part…but I do, every am & pm. For years. Without them I may be dead by now, seriously.