Thanks for the links. Some of them don't work by the way. I have good health insurance that my parents pay for thank goodness. It's just hard to find a psychologist that is good near where I live. My posts seem to get buried pretty quick around here. That must mean a lot of people are feeling the same as me. Take care people. JeffView Thread
I've been on antidepressants for about six months now and I still have bad mood swings. Sometimes I feel OK and more hopeful and others I feel terrible. I started out on zoloft and then the PA switched me to celexa. Been on that for about 5 weeks. I've also had bad insomnia for about 6 months now. Started out on lorazepam, Then remeron, trazodone, and now clonazipam. This drug makes me extremely drowsy all day. All I do is lay around all day. Even doing the most basic things is a huge effort. I have an appointment on Tuesday but I have no idea what she is going to come up with this time. I am also seeing a counselor but he is not helping much. He is more like a life coach than a psychologist. I need to see a psychologist to deal with all my problems but I'm having trouble finding one that my insurance accepts in my area. My brother has a mood disorder and he takes depakote and he says it helps him a lot. Maybe I should be on that. I'm just so confused right now. I'm unemployed now and I feel so terrible I can't imagine going back to school or applying for jobs now. Just so frustrated. Thanks for listening. JeffView Thread
Please hang in there. There is always hope. If you are still breathing there is more right with you than wrong. All these thoughts you are having are just thoughts. You don't have to listen to them. That's just the depression talking. You have people at home that love you and everyone here cares about you and wants you to get better. Please be kind to yourself.
I feel that you must choose someone to help you as soon as you can. Whether it is a doctor, close friend, or pastor at your church. Don't be afraid that you are being a burden on them. If you have to take medication for the anxiety and worry than do it. It can help level you out so you can slow down and get some rest. I'm not the best person for giving other people advice but I would say once your life gets less hectic you could practice some form of mindful meditation. The book "The Mindful Way Through Depression" could help you. Please take care of yourself.
I am still here. Mood is not very good. Depression and anxiety still a problem. Unemployed and frustrated. I sleep ok because I am taking remeron. Really would like to get off it but it seems like I can't sleep without it. Hope everyone else is hanging in there.View Thread