Usually Ok

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-01-2007
Usually Ok
Sun, 09-23-2012 - 8:04pm

I am usually pretty happy: I have a wonderful husband, a fun job, my own place etc, but lately have been depressed (in the last week). Nothing is causing this but chemicals (and maybe work stress). I am on Wellbutrin, Abilify and PRozac and taking increased Abilify to deal with recent anxiety. 

Just the last few days, especially today I feel like crying. Its like having PMS but not being on my period. I have only minor issues in my life: my job is not paying well and my neice is having a rough time, both are not terrible situations (as they once were). 


I think alot of this lies in the fact I don't have any hobbies. I used to read and write all the time, but can only settle myself down to read for a little bit before I get bored. My husband has lots of hobbies so I want to get some as well. When I am idle is when I get depressed. 

I don't know if there was really a point I was trying to get across in writing this, but just wanted to check in.

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Registered: 03-20-2009
Mon, 09-24-2012 - 2:19pm


Sometimes I think we can get in a rut with our depression.  We do OK but there are still a few lows hitting us now and again. I guess some form of distraction, in the form of hobbies, can help us have something esle to focus on.



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Registered: 10-10-2007
Fri, 09-28-2012 - 6:05am

From one sunset to another sunset,

Thanks for checking in, I was wondered where you went.  I sent you a message, did you get it?

I hope you are feeling better?