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Registered: 01-13-2012
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Fri, 01-13-2012 - 2:33am

I have been battling depression for as long as I can remember.

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Registered: 01-01-2012
In reply to: rhondajeans
Fri, 01-13-2012 - 1:18pm

Welcome to the board. I can't say that I have experienced depression just like you but I have had it most of my life. Right now my medication doesn't seem to be doing much for me either and I am dealing with depression and anxiety. As for your kids, it's really hard to keep it totally from them. I have a 15 year old boy and though I've done a pretty good job at shielding him, I realize that he has learned a lot. He's very patient and takes things as they are. His girlfriend has schizophrenia and he is awesome with her.

I just joined the board about a week ago and I know it's important to feel welcome so I wanted to post. I think we just have to keep posting and more will reply.

Take good care.

Nancy

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Registered: 01-20-2005
In reply to: rhondajeans
Fri, 01-13-2012 - 11:33pm

Hi and welcome to the board,

Please accept my sympathies on the loss of your father and your step=mother.

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Registered: 01-21-2012
In reply to: rhondajeans
Sat, 01-21-2012 - 6:48pm
Hello, I'm new here too although I was a member couple of years ago. I joined again because people here are truly so nice and helpful, and I'm sure u will be most welcome. Another reason I joined is because I have been dealing with depression my whole life and wanted to help. Concerning the medication, It sometimes does take u experimenting with many medicines until you find the right one for u since everyone is unique, but do give each medicine it's chance, because it takes 4 to 6 weeks to see results and start getting better, and that goes for almost all antidepressants. I know it's annoying but when u find the right one it will be worth it. Doctors have also told me that it is possible for a person to built a tolerance for a certain medicine after taking it for too long, so maybe this is what happened to you, either way I won't worry, there are many effective medicines out there. More over I'm so sorry for what you are going through, and you are allowed to grieve, but don't you ever think that there is no way out, there always is and sooner or later you will find your way back. Happiness is so precious and it's worth the fight so keep doing so and all this episode will soon be a part of a distant past that made you stronger. I wish you best of luck. Love.
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In reply to: rhondajeans
Sat, 01-21-2012 - 7:35pm

sossa1989,

Welcome back to the board!!

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Registered: 10-10-2007
In reply to: rhondajeans
Sat, 01-21-2012 - 7:43pm

Rhonda,

Welcome to the board!!!

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Registered: 01-21-2012
In reply to: rhondajeans
Sun, 01-22-2012 - 7:23am
Thank you :D