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    Smile Hello

    Hello,
    I'm new to this site and discovered it in the search for help with my depression. Many of the posts have provided valuable information for coping and not feeling so isolated. I just wanted to be in contact with people who really understood.

    I was diagnosed with depression last year but I can honesty say that I had depression since childhood. In August 2005, it became unbearable when I experienced anxiety attacks at a new job - the job of my dreams. Sadly I had to quit because I couldn't function. I had crying spells and dreaded walking to my office everyday. At that time I decided that I needed to do something and get to the bottom of my illness. I am currently on an anti-depressent but still have problems with insomnia.

    Anyway this is a wonderful site and will come back to it often. Thanks.

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    Re: Hello

    Welcome to Psychlinks Vicky

    Glad you decided to join us.

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    Re: Hello

    Hi vicki67!

    Welcome to Psychlinks. I'm sure you'll find lots of great information and great people here.

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    Re: Hello

    Nancy we posted at the same time and used the same smiley!!!!

    We truly are two of a kind...scary some days!

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    Re: Hello

    As they say great minds really do think alike

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    Re: Hello

    Hello Vickie,

    Welcome to Psychlinks. Feel free to join in any of the ongoing discussions or start one of your own.

    It took a lot of courage on your part to seek help with your illness, but the end result is worth the effort.

    Depression is an illness that can be treated but sometimes takes a bit of time before you and your doctor find the right combination of medications that work for your particular brain chemistry.

    Let your doctor know you have difficulty sleeping, and to help your doctor, be sure to specify the exact nature of your insomnia. It might be difficulty falling asleep with racing thoughts or waking up early in the morning with difficulty to fall back asleep.

    During your course of treatment there might be some bad days, but as your treatment progresses, there will be more good days than bad days.

    Keep at it, Vickie and don't give up.

    How is your personal support system, family and friends?

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    Re: Hello

    to Psychlinks, Vickie! We're glad to have you here with us, and hope you can find like minds with whom to share your ups and downs. Most of us have been there, so we do understand.

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    Re: Hello

    welcome vicki67, glad to have you with us.

    i was wondering about your insomnia, which anti-depressant are you taking and at what time of day do you take it? some of them may have the side effect of causing either drowsiness or of waking you up more. if the latter is the case, then taking it at night would cause problems with your sleep. i suspect this is what happened to me when i first started my medication.

    also i was wondering if you have been prescribed any sleep medication to help you get a good night's rest. i found that sleep has made a big difference in recovering for me. you may want to discuss options with your doctor if you haven't already done so, and also, there are sleep medications out there that aren't habit forming.
    ~ our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising each time we fall - confucius
    ~ it is the journey, not the destination, that matters
    ~ keep hanging on, the sun will come shining through for you again

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    Re: Hello

    hello vicki, nice to meet you

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    Re: Hello

    Hi Vicki and Welcome,

    I am sure you will find many people on this site that you can connect to.
    I have always found an "ear" when in need. I was diagnosed with depression approx. 5 years ago but I also have panic attacks and insomnia.

    I also would like to say that I have come a long way from 5 years ago and now have some tools to deal with my panic attacks. By the way I am also taking the antidepressant Zoloft.

    Again Welcome and hope this site is what you are looking for.

    Take care

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