(Closed) I just want to feel happy.

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 17
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

sorry double post

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I feel you on this.  I’ve battled depression and anxiety in the past, the worst was when I was in college.  I also live in the midwest, so the winter blues only compound the problem.  Especially if you work indoors all day and then come home when it’s dark, never seeing the sun.  It sucks. 

I did have to take meds at one point when it was really bad, but mostly i stick to exercise and staying busy to keep me distracted through the winter.  I’m also on the pill, and noticed my mood was better when I went off, but my skin did not agree, and that didn’t help my moods, so I went back on.  Lesser of two evils, I suppose. 

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Definately go see your doctor, and see if you can get on meds. They have generic versions of most anti-depressants, which is better than nothing. Actually a lot of physicians will give you free samples if they know that money may be an an issue. Most depression or anxiety is more of a chemical imbalance than an environmental or emotional problem and once you get yourself back in balance you will notice a world of difference in how you feel. Also-be aware that sometimes it takes more than a few weeks to notice a difference, and sometimes you need to adjust dosage a few times before you click on the right medication/dosage to get back in balance. I wish you luck.

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