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by dougsan
Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: First post, long term depression
Replies: 5
Views: 2838

Jo_, your response was great, IMO but the suggestion to take a couple of hits of booze before therapy is bad. If you hinder your ability to invest 100% of your effort in therapy you are cheating yourself and wasting the shrinks time. I know you know this. Your "counseling sucks, but it's absolu...
by dougsan
Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Your Story
Topic: great day gone to waste.
Replies: 3
Views: 1499

Yeah, what is it that takes us from the top of the mountain and down to the bottom of despair without a pause? The triggers for me are reading about someone being hurt by a person in a rage stage similiar to mine, or a person having the same problems with his/her family as I did, etc. I know all my ...
by dougsan
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Articles and Essays | Medications: Experiences and Advice
Topic: Zopiclonified
Replies: 2
Views: 6290

What kind of shrink would deny a patient needed meds? A lot of them if they weren't the original prescribing doctor. Many of the docs I've seen have refused to continue another doc's prescription, arguing that they don't know if I should still be taking them. With computerizaton now, the docs can co...
by dougsan
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Expressions
Topic: triggers: depression, verbal abuse
Replies: 3
Views: 1659

Can you speak with a religious leader? How about Human Services? There are people, lots of them, whose sole role in life is to help people loke you. If you can't get out to speak with someone in authority use the internet to talk with these people who I know will assist you. In the meantime, FIGHT A...
by dougsan
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Expressions
Topic: I am so afraid :(
Replies: 5
Views: 1998

There is nothing I can add except, the place you're in is one you've visited before. You know you can get out of this mental prison, you've done it before. Remember you have the support of all us. Drop a line when you need a broad sholder to vent against or cry on. We all must stick together. Clear ...
by dougsan
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Family and Friends of People Living with Depression
Topic: I'm worried and confused...
Replies: 3
Views: 4001

Based on my experiences, which are somewhat similiar and detailed in another post, your job in all of this is to take care of yourself. Too much of what you're going through and you will be the one suffering from depression. Your dad seems to be like mine was, he doesn't understand what your mother ...
by dougsan
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: People rude
Replies: 4
Views: 1706

This is one of my flame buttons, people telling me to be more understanding. Goodness I try but they don't. I know there is a lot of stress in the lives of all of us, but all of us means you and me both. If I should chill. which takes a lot of nergy I can't afford, they should chill as well. It was ...
by dougsan
Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Your Story
Topic: The Hostess
Replies: 2
Views: 1468

Thank you. The short story was thought provoking and positive.
by dougsan
Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: Your Story
Topic: I hate my sister
Replies: 3
Views: 1681

I respect the frustration and difficulty of the position you find yourself in. I went through something quite similiar with my mother. Fortunately she was a drunk. I couldn't get her admitted to a psychiatric hospital, she had to do it voluntarily (state law). So, I took mum and dad out for lunch, g...
by dougsan
Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: NEW MEMBER DOUGSAN
Replies: 3
Views: 1691

Yes I've done quite bit of therapy over the years, when the side effects of my depression get too out of hand -- uncontrollable rage (during which I destroy furniture in my den, break windows, etc. In the distant past I attacked people when the rage got out of hand. It is not a pretty sight. -- very...
by dougsan
Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Picture Gallery
Topic: my son
Replies: 6
Views: 8211

He certainly looks like a boy, regardless of the blue. Beautiful child. Thanks for the pic.
by dougsan
Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Picture Gallery
Topic: My little piece of the world - Photoshop!
Replies: 28
Views: 20973

Very much enjoyed your pics. Quite creative and an excellent use of PhotoShop. Thank you.
by dougsan
Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Hi?
Replies: 3
Views: 1701

What are you suppose to do? Give in to the depression or understand its roots and fight it. There are many people in the forum, I'm sure, who will help you in your fight. How to fight? Talk with a shrink. Talk with people who are working on their depression. Simple? On the surface, yes. But ...
by dougsan
Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: NEW MEMBER DOUGSAN
Replies: 3
Views: 1691

NEW MEMBER DOUGSAN

I have been thinking about chatting in this forum for a long time. I am a 73 yo white male from outside Boston, MA. I am taking Cymbalta for depression and, save for the side effects, appears to be working quite well. Of course, the drug counters the depression but not the root causes of the depress...

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