Depression

Izo

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Toss stuff. Easier to deal with later if things go totally to shit.
Don’t be a tosser. I’ll see myself out :D
But yeah, much easier. Just cleaned out my childhood stuff from dads garage. Much relief. Also moldy teddies and old drawings suck. Meh.
Sun is finally up once I hit the highway for work. Izzz naaaaice.
 

Kyougou

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I am depressed as shit... I think... I tried seeing a psychiatrist... she gave me some stuff... didn't work... went back another time... now I'm on Prozac for like 5 weeks now... I feel worse than ever.
Trying drugs which I wasn't comfortable at all to begin with... and having no results is really driving me down.
Not really sure where it goes from here.
 

Miguex

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I am depressed as shit... I think... I tried seeing a psychiatrist... she gave me some stuff... didn't work... went back another time... now I'm on Prozac for like 5 weeks now... I feel worse than ever.
Trying drugs which I wasn't comfortable at all to begin with... and having no results is really driving me down.
Not really sure where it goes from here.
Been dealing with it for years. Easier said than done on all this I know, but...Get out of the house for the day. During my worst periods I would just set a plan of heading to some place interesting a few hours away just to have a mission in the morning. I was able to string quite a few interesting days out together during my worst times to break it a little bit. In my experience the worst thing is to just be at home sitting in it. It won't fix everything, but it does help on the worst days.
 

dizzie

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I am depressed as shit... I think... I tried seeing a psychiatrist... she gave me some stuff... didn't work... went back another time... now I'm on Prozac for like 5 weeks now... I feel worse than ever.
Trying drugs which I wasn't comfortable at all to begin with... and having no results is really driving me down.
Not really sure where it goes from here.

Might take a while for the Prozac to kick in, don't stop taking it until you've spoken to the prescriber. Could be that in a couple of weeks it'll help, could not work at all - It took 2-3 months for one person I knew, the difference was night and day once it kicked in and it really works for her.

Keeping busy, getting out and about, exercising regularly, talking things through, sleeping and eating well help.
 
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moonarchia

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I am depressed as shit... I think... I tried seeing a psychiatrist... she gave me some stuff... didn't work... went back another time... now I'm on Prozac for like 5 weeks now... I feel worse than ever.
Trying drugs which I wasn't comfortable at all to begin with... and having no results is really driving me down.
Not really sure where it goes from here.
Make use of the shrink if you are going that route. Just make sure you figure out what's going on in your head for yourself no matter which way you do it. Finding out why you are feeling XXX way or YYY way at the root is always top priority if you intend to fix it.
 
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sindaael

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I'm not often depressed. It's been a long time. Intelligence keeps depression away. I almost forgot a long time ago I was actually depressed. The time I wasn't introduced to intelligence.
 
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Foler

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I am depressed as shit... I think... I tried seeing a psychiatrist... she gave me some stuff... didn't work... went back another time... now I'm on Prozac for like 5 weeks now... I feel worse than ever.
Trying drugs which I wasn't comfortable at all to begin with... and having no results is really driving me down.
Not really sure where it goes from here.
First time on antidepressants?

It can be a shit show trying to find one that works and even then it can take weeks or months for it to kick in.. 5 weeks I’d think you’d notice something. It’s kind of trial and error as to which work.

Have you considered talk therapy? Sounds cheesy but it works. That’d be my first approach and then doing meds but I’d definitely do both together.
 
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Borzak

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I tried prozac when my shit first went downhill. I did not like it at all. I can see why they always mention possible suicide as a side effect. Then I took pamelor for a long time since it was also supposed to help never pain. I got off because I couldn't tell it did anything.

I have cymbalta which I haven't started yet, also supposed to help depression and nerve pain.
 

Sludig

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Any input on what might be best for wife to try etc, not a field im any good with.
Short version is wife is realizing she shortly may need to start coming to terms with being unable to have a kid and knows she probably will not be able to hold it well. Already here and there becomes a sobbing wreck as she's dealt with processes/ treatment.

Like 15 years ago I know she's tried one pill, not sure for how long but she hated it after the fact because she said it made her so bulb she didn't care about anything whatsoever completely apathetic to even good.
 

moonarchia

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Try therapy before pills. Always. And tell any shrink that tries to get her on pills on the first visit to get fucked.
 
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Cutlery

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Any input on what might be best for wife to try etc, not a field im any good with.
Short version is wife is realizing she shortly may need to start coming to terms with being unable to have a kid and knows she probably will not be able to hold it well. Already here and there becomes a sobbing wreck as she's dealt with processes/ treatment.

Like 15 years ago I know she's tried one pill, not sure for how long but she hated it after the fact because she said it made her so bulb she didn't care about anything whatsoever completely apathetic to even good.

Don't.

Sad is not depression. Not having kids is sad...but it's not depression. Depression is chemical imbalance. Fucking with brain chemistry is tricky business that can end well, but it can be a very long slog to find something that works. In the meantime, you are left with sometimes absolutely crazy side effects and are definitely not "yourself."

Anti-depressants probably accelerated the demise of my marriage by a factor of 5. It was insanely quick once we started going down that road. We didn't need drugs, we just needed to get out of the situation. Not having a biological child sucks, but any child that calls you "mom" is yours, regardless of genetics.