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Just a quick note to say hi!
You deserve a big bear hug!
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
Thank you for everything!
Welcome to our community!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope you feel better soon!
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784558 tn?1276011429
05/09
So many wrecked lives with anx/dep. Have just recently subscribed to this site, but as yet no one has answered my questions regarding getting off AD's & coping without drugs. My depression/anxiety are very close linked. But it seems that I'm currently able to 'manage' my moods enough to keep me out of Psych. Hosp. Been there, it worked, but I soon had to go back ~ several times, now I'm struggling along trying to concentrate on the positive. It does help, but ain't easy. Side effects of meds are not to my liking, but can't have the pluses without the minuses it seems. Hope you beat this thing soon. Best wishes ~ Peace of Mind.
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467070 tn?1224628977
05/08
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.hi marilyn, i've been going through alot....thanks for the note, its nice to know someones thinking of me...
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Avatar universal
05/08
Hope you feel better soon!
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468830 tn?1246112822
05/08
Hi Marilyn,  It's good to hear from you.  I've been at my sister's helping paint, so having been online much lately.  I know what you mean about retiring.  I sure wasn't ready to "retire" and go on disability, but I guess my depression/panic had gotten so bad that I didn't see any other alternative.  I was grateful mine was approved in 7 mos., as I know most people aren't that fortunate.  It was pretty scary having no income for 7 mos! What type of work do you do?  I really miss working, but after battling this junk for 31 yrs., I hope to go back part-time, but won't give up my disability.  Sounds like your computer classes are going well.  Good for you.  Are you any more at peace with the loss of your friend?  It's hard to lose someone you love, that's for sure. Take care! Sondra  
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468830 tn?1246112822
04/08
Just a quick note to say hi!  Just wanted to tell you I hope that you're doing better, and that your weekend is a good one!  Sondra
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467070 tn?1224628977
04/08
thanks for the big bear hug lol, i would like to eat more but i just dont have an appetite. i have to force myself to eat......as for getting out more, since the car accident, i've been homebound (mostly) due to not having a vehicle anymore. the car was totalled, and at this time, i cannot afford to buy another car. my boyfriend and i were sharing that vehicle. he's lost his job, which was an hour drive away from where we live, and now we have to take the taxi to grocery shop, dr.s appoit's., etc...we're struggling financially..and it sucks. i want to go back to school..i dont want to be like this!!! the meds. dont work, & im really struggling, especially now w/ the weather getting nicer...the birds are chirpping outside, and im stuck in my appartement w/ depression and anxiety.
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468830 tn?1246112822
04/08
Just wanted to let you know I can relate. If you ever want to talk, you know where to find me.  It's so hard to lose a good friend or loved one, and I'm sorry that you're having to deal with that.  I'm glad that you depression is a little better, and good for you on the online classes.  I wish I had that much ambition, but I just can't concentrate anymore, plus, I haven't got much extra money right now for any extra things. I know what you mean about being drug free, as I sure wish I was, too.  Or at least if I'm going to be an addict, I wish the darn drugs would work!  Anyway, I'm going to attempt to go for a walk. It's supposed to be 55 degrees today, and tomorrow a storm and up to 10" of snow!  Anyway, hang in there.  Brighter days are ahead, right?  Sondra
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468830 tn?1246112822
04/08
You are in my thoughts and prayers.  Hi Marilyn, Just wanted to say good morning, and see how you're doing today?  I feel not quite as crappy as I do some days, so am going to head for the shower, then mix up a meatloaf for tonight, and invite my son and his fiance over for supper.  I will also call my oldest son, the one with all of the substance abuse and health problems, and pray that he answers the phone and will come over, too, but I'm not really counting on it.  I always feel that maybe if I could just get him over here, he'd realize I'm not the enemy, and we could figure out a plan for him.  I can always hope and pray, right?  Have a good day.  I'd better scoot!  Sondra
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467070 tn?1224628977
04/08
thank you, it deffinatly helps to know im not the only one...my depression has gotten worse within the past 3 weeks. i do not want to wake up in the morning AT ALL!  if it werent for having a 10yr. old, and having to get him ready for school in the a.m., i probablly wouldnt get up. i am only on 1mg. of clonopin, and it's deff. not sufficient for my panic attacks..since the car accident i was tried on lexapro, that gave me horrible nightmares. i stopped taking that, and my doc. has now tried me on a low dose of liquid paxil 5mg.i feel no different. my boyfriend watches me struggle, but cannot comprehend the despair i feel. he too, is one to wake up happily, drink his coffe, and do what he has to do.even with him here, and my son, i feel very alone. thank God for this website.
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468830 tn?1246112822
04/08
You are in my thoughts and prayers.  Bless your heart!  I pray that we all get a miracle, and can someday feel like it's worth even getting up in the morning, as I don't often feel that way anymore.  And I do pray for that miracle for my son, because at this point, I think that's all that will save him.
God Bless you, and thanks for the kind words and prayers!  Sondra
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469755 tn?1267837078
04/08
Marilyn,

As funny as this may sound, this site is God sent. To know that others are struggling with some or all the symptoms I have has actually eased the anxiety a little. I just got back from Kaiser, I had my first mammogram.  I am doing my part to make sure I have a full physical.  I had all blood work done, everything came back cleared.  It will take three weeks for the mammogram results to come back.  I pray that they come out with no problems. Tonight I am going to Kaiser for another appointment to insist that they do further test on the ringing in my ears, the blurry vision and the pain in and around my jaw. Thank you too for writing me and thank you for your encouraging notes.

Mary
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468830 tn?1246112822
04/08
Thank you for everything!  That's pretty much why he doesn't talk to me, because I haven't really done an intervention, but have had him admitted for a 7 day assessment (that's the longest they can hold them against their will without legal action), and I've done 2 involuntary commitments through an attorney.  I've written to that show "Intervention" a bunch of times, as I don't have $1000/day to put him in a good treatment center for months, and that's what he needs.  I've legally done everything I can do, and 30 days in a treatment center against his will just makes him angry & hasn't done any good, and in this one-horse town, everyone I've talked to in the medical/substance abuse arena don't do interventions, so I keep praying for a miracle.  Sondra
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468830 tn?1246112822
04/08
You deserve a big bear hug!  I'm so sorry about your friend, too.  It's so hard to lose someone we love.  From reading your bio, sounds like you suffer from the same afflictions that I do, except I've done the xanax withdrawal, and am now a 25 yr. klonopin addict instead.  Vicious cycle!  You were very brave to speak at Melinda's memorial, and it was a tribute to her that you did.  Have a good day.
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468830 tn?1246112822
04/08
Thank you for everything!  I appreciate the hug, as I need a lot of them.  Was a tough weekend, but mostly due to my oldest son and some more disturbing news I've gotten about him.  He lives a block away from me, won't talk to me or let me in when I go over to check him, because he's so missed up I think he's decided I'm the enemy.  He'll be 35 May 17, if he's still alive by then, and has had a drug/alcohol addiction for 16 yrs.  He's had very brittle diabetes since he was 4, and I spent the first 18 years of his life trying to keep him healthy, only to watch him slowly kill himself the last 16 years.  And there's nothing I can do for him, but pray, and sit and wait for the call that his body finally couldn't take it anymore.  Please say some prayers for him.  Sondra
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469755 tn?1267837078
04/08
Hi MDBROWN25...

Just a note to say HI.
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Avatar universal
04/08
Hi Marilyn
Thanks for the note and the support. Yes many people chimmed in and wanted me to stay, you being one of them so i am making a go of it. I need to be less reactionary to there brarbs and negativity. I just want to move on and let it roll off like  water on a ducks back. Take it like a grain of salt my grandma would say ( preferrably sea salt ) he he
I think you will do well here also. Good to know you!!
Your friend
Daniel
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Avatar universal
04/08
Just a quick note to say hi!
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Avatar universal
04/08
Wishing you the best of luck.
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398532 tn?1231467560
04/08
thanks, I think I will write a few letters, one to the company he works for and another to the ADA.
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Avatar universal
04/08
I called you man forgive me
I am off to a good start he he!!
Dan
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Avatar universal
04/08
Hey thanks my  new friend.
Sorry for your loss my heart goes out to you.
You are so right. i really  tried not to get caught up in the negativity but i got sucked in.
I think i will just talk with friends and observe from afar.
I am in ocean shores area. Just moved here from colorado last year.
Glad to know you and hope we can exchange help and support to eachother.
Take care yourself man

Dan


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