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RN who has been there

Most of the suggestions are wonderful. I just want to put some education and food for thought out there, because so many of us have been there! I have tried many different antidepressants, SSRI's and currently taking a combo of a cyclic Trazadone and Prestiq(yeah a new guinea pig approved FDA drug). After being on 8 different antidepressants i the last 10 years. I have found that they can be life savers for severe depression. I am 37 and have been practiced on for the last 10 yrs! Remember the medical field Practices medicine, none of it is exact!!I am convinced that they change your brain chemistry so that you cannot get over your next bout of depression without an antidepressant. I am angry about these meds and some of there nasty side effects HOWEVER I am also thankful for them, When you start thinking the ones you love may be better off with you dead, or anything even close to this, Please seek professional help! It is a dark lonely SCARY place to be. Be patient they take time and when you feel a little better you will have your own work to do. Be proactive and educate yourself about depression side effects of drugs that you are asked to take, the including signs and symptoms of mania, or bi polar disorder. It is possible for them to cause (my observation only)manic like symptoms that can cause you to be labelled bipolar. Exercise is the BEST antidepressant of all in my experience. But if you are suffering a moderate to severe depression and someone tells you take a 10 minute walk around the block when you feel like your lucky to have the energy to take a shower in the morning you need help!! This would not be the time to reach for unstudied remedies for depression if for no other reason than you need a doctor monitoring your depression, an ally to help you beat this gripping illness! I obviously believe in herbs and alternative therapies or I would not be on this site, but we are talking about a potentially fatal illness I cannot in good concious recommend anything else. What works for one may not work for another. Some depressed people exhibit symptoms that are vague and even opposite of what may come to mind when you think about depression.I have seen many pts have excellent results with the same meds and dosages that I felt made me much worse. Develop a pratnership with a doctor that is comfortable treating you at your level of depression. This advice( which I am much better at giving than recieving) may save a life. PLEASE TAKE CARE YOU ARE WORTH IT!! I am a hospice nurse, all of us eventually have our time to pass on, nothing is sadder to me than when we pass before GOD was ready to take us to our eternal home. LIVE WELL AND SEEK HAPPINESS FROM WITHIN!!

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MELISSA

I AM VERY THANKFUL FOR YOUR POSTING. I HAVE SUFFERED FOR 14 YEARS WITH WHAT WAS ORIGINALLY CALLED SEVERE DEPRESSION. I KNEW THAT SOMETHING ELSE WAS WRONG. AT THE BEGINNING OF IT ALL IN 1995 THERE WAS NO SUCH TERM IS BI-POLAR.DEPRESSION CAN BE A LIFE THREATENING ILLNESS. I AM CURRENTLY ON A DEPRESSION MEDICATION THAT IS WORKING FOR ME, BUT LIKE YOU OVER THE YEARS I WAS BASICALLY A GUINEE PIG FOR THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY BECAUSE MENTAL ILLNESS AND DIAGNOSIS WAS AND STILL IS IN A WAY IN ITS INFANCY STAGE. IF ANYONE OUT THERE HAS A SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS YOU SHOULD FIND A GOOD FAMILY DOCTOR, A GOOD PSYCHIATRIST, AND YOU SHOULD PRAY AND I MEAN EARNESTLY PRAY THAT GOD HELPS YOU THROUGH YOUR SITUATION. I, THANKFULLY HAVE A HUSBAND WHO HAS STOOD BY ME AND THIS ILLNESS HAS ALMOST DESTROYED ME AND EVERYONE AROUND ME. I AM NOW UNABLE TO WORK BECAUSE OF THIS. PLEASE BEFORE YOU TRY ANY HOMEOPATHIC MEDICATION SEED MEDICAL ADVICE. AN GET VERY INFORMED ABOUT YOUR MEDICATION, THE SIDE EFFECTS, LEARN ALL YOU CAN ON THE INTERNET ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE DIAGNOSED WITH AND DON'T BE SCARED TO GET A SECOND OR THIRD OPINION. ABOVE ALL , HAVE FAITH IN GOD. YOU WERE PUT HERE FOR A PURPOSE, NOT BY MISTAKE, AND HE CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE, AND YES MIRACLES DO STILL HAPPEN. GOD BLESS . I HOPE THIS HELPS SOMEONE.

Jacky

I thank God for 'Redeemed People' who aren't afraid to say so!!! I have been in this scary, life altering battle for about 6 years now. I gave up most everything trying to rid myself of excess stress, but depression is a different monster. It's a chemical change taking place in our bodies and man made drugs help us to cope, but they are far from curing us. So as stated by RN, make sure you're rooted and grounded in The Creator of Life because that's the only way you will overrcome this frightening chapter in life. God Bless!!!

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