I felt Nothing with this medicine, once 'up to reg. levels' after being prescribed and taking it for over 5 weeks, I felt as though I could not Cry nor could I Laugh and be happy.
I was in a permanent state of "numb" and felt as though just sitting, and not doing or saying anything was about all I could accomplish.
I weaned myself off by lowering the dosage over two-months and then I was done, told the Doc. and we have not re-addressed the issue (my fault, I know) :(
Lately I have been crying uncontrollably at movies and songs, but I sometimes know why I cry, because of childhood trauma that I experienced as a young child and am just trying to overcome and heal from it now
A couple of days ago I was incredibly down: so self-critical and believing all of the lies my head was telling me about myself and moving way too fast inside this bipolar brain of mine. So I made the choice to increase my Abilify dosage from 5 mg to 6 mg. As had happened when I did it before, I felt better the very next day, my mood improved and I am feeling calmer inside. But I also seem to be feeling somewhat numb which… read more
Medications that used to work well for me BEFORE menopause, now cause a host of yukky icky-nesses (migraines, nauseau, severe crying spells, suicidality.) And the one medication that works for me AFTER menopause, I could not tolerate before.
I have a few potential life threatening illnesses that r dangerous if not kept in check. I'm going thru a bad episode with my COPD right now Course it's triggered worse depression than usual. I'm on more meds for breathing but my body seems like it's just wearing out. At times, I can't walk 30 feet without panting like I ran a marathon. My body and mind just feel different and a lot worse on all accounts and it… read more
Does anyone ever get days when you can't distinguish how you feel? Like you're numb? And like your head is all 'fuzzy'? Like when you've just been woken up from a deep sleep suddenly but it goes on for days.... I don't take drugs or anything. Is that normal?
How you guys ever felt so much rejection from the people that you use to be in a relationship with and that thy just completely shut you down over and over even at your most vulnerable? Or how about feeling rejected by your friends who is suppose to be there for you but they chose to be about themeselves.
Seems to me having major depression has become quite fashionable. It's as if every other person who has ever felt sulky or sad purports to be suffering from depression. We know that the condition is waaaaayyyyy over diagnosed in some parts of the world, especially in the US. And even without a formal diagnosis, a hell of a lot of people claim to be struggling with it. Most have absolutely no fucking idea what it's really like.
I don't mean to suggest that others don't have problems,… read more
I often get a strong feeling of hopelessness, loneliness, sadness depression. When it comes over me, I feel like crying. I don't know what to do. I tried keeping my mind occupied or speaking to people so that the feeling goes away, but it doesn't. Has anybody felt this way? How do you deal with it?
I have never in my life felt so down and out,this has been on going for 3 years. Ever since i started working i have been trying to keep calm with myself and all those around,my colleague suffers from depression and a little bit of bipolar (thats my opinion). She is on depression medications and i initially joined this group hoping to understand her but i think i am more in need for this than her,can somebody help.