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I need some help!!
October 2, 2002
2:09 am
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nattie
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hi guys,
I haven't been here in awhile, kinda was hoping I could do this alone but have missed your feedback. I'm sorry to hear about Blondie...is she ok? I was shocked to hear about what happened.

Anyway, last thread I told you about loosing my job because of stress and me calling out too much. They dropped me with no insurance and no money so I can't see my therapist and I'm having a reallly hard time lately.

I find myself always crying and very depressed, more so then I have ever been. I have no feeling to do anything, even shopping at the grocery store, once a fun time, I use to enjoy it but now is so hard for me, getting out the door is an all out hassle. I can barely wake up sometimes and don't even wanna leave the house in fear I'll get a panic attack.

I was thinking a part time position somewhere not stressful would be better for me right now. Everyone says I have this great potential and talent and that I'm smart and can do anything if I put my mind to it. But that's the problem, I can't seem to put my mind to anything anymore like I'm walking in a fog ready to cry at any moment for no reason. I'm so tired of feeling this way so I sleep all day to pass the time.

I want to go to my doctor so he can give me something to relax but since I'm a addict/alcoholic they won't. How do you get past all this if your so depressed.?? And for obvious reasons I can't see a therapist cause I have no insurance now.

My boyfriend says I put blame on everyone else for my troubles, like my parents and how I had it hard growing up with a schzophrenic mother and turning to alcohol as a teenager. I use to drink to fit in and feel comfortable around people, now I can't do that and it's even worse, I just avoid parties/people all together.

I am currently taking paxil and have been since I started that position 4 years back for anxiety, now it just seems like it is a constant thing anymore.

Any suggestions? Please help!!!

October 2, 2002
1:15 pm
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I am new but I can say how I for sure know where you are coming from. Since I am experiencing the sadness and depression thing going on, I am not sure other than a therapist what case of action you should take. talking about it is a good idea. Do something htat makes you happy...that might bring you out of the fog. 🙂

October 2, 2002
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Some therapists work on a sliding scale based on your income. Do whatever you need to do to get in to see the Dr.

October 2, 2002
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I was prescribed medication but refused to take it. They wanted to put me on Celexa and Depakote (an anti-depressant and a mood stablizer for bipolar disorder).

I have a lot of anxiety, but I have several non-medicinal tactics up my sleeve to relieve anxiety and depression.

One of them is exercise. I know, I know - it's hard to work up the effort to even MOVE. I have an arsenal of tapes and DVDs for these cases. That way I can still be alone at home, avoid contact with others, and elevate my mood. I usually like yoga or pilates. I have the yoga journal's 6 tape yoga series, prenatal yoga (which has been stowed in a box until further notice), a karen voight pilates dvd, and the New York City Ballet workout (which is really fun and easy and I highly recommend it).

Two is sunlight. Sit by an open window. Go for a short walk. Get at least an hour of exposure to sunlight a day.

Three is a pet - having a dog ro kitty can lower blood pressure and relax you instantly. Dogs like to cuddle and need a lot more attention, like being taken out to go to the bathroom - but having another being there to force you to go outside at least twice a day is a good motivator - and you always have someone to talk to. (HEY! I talk to all 4 of my animals.)

Four is doing something creative. I love painting with acrylics and watercolors. I usually get a photo or picture from a magazine and enlarge it on the canvas/watercolor paper. But you can make collages, knit or sew, write poetry, or get a paint-by-numbers painting (those ARE fun, ok?!?). The craft store is a good place to start. There are kits that teach you how to do stuff. I learned how to do silk painting with reliefs with a kit.

Five is movies - for me, movies are a great escape, and on a night when you feel lonely, watching a movie that makes you tear up or laugh until you pee, is fun. For me, anyways. Books are also great.

Six is a journal - write something, anything - it doesn't even have to make sense. Sometimes my journal has a sketch, or a string of words, or a doodle - just something, get it out there, you don't have to label or identify it - just let it out!

Anyway - those are my tactics. Hopefully they will help a little, if you can't get to a doctor quite yet.

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