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Old 10-21-2014, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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Try St Johns Wort as an alternative to prescription drugs. But be careful about mixing with an antidepressant. Doctors just love to prescribe expensive meds when herbals work. Worked for me.
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:16 PM
 
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Try St Johns Wort as an alternative to prescription drugs. But be careful about mixing with an antidepressant. Doctors just love to prescribe expensive meds when herbals work. Worked for me.
How long after first taking St. John's till it worked for you?
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
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When I was unemployed, I tried to workout fairly consistently and I did volunteer. I was also in therapy and on cymbalta at one time. Its so hard. I was unemployed for 2 years. I also wound up divorced. So yeah, it was horrible. The good news for you is the economy is much better than it was even 2-3 years ago when I was unemployed. Anyway, I've been there. Try to force yourself to go to therapy, change medications, workout, volunteer, professional networking, etc.
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Historic West End
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Do you have enough money for a exotic international trip. You should get out of your environment and experience something international. You will come back refresh, inspire, and glad to be in the USA. You are valuable and needed, and your learned from the previous job will benefit another organization greatly.
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Old 10-22-2014, 05:45 AM
 
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I have a place I used to volunteer at/just don't feel like doing that, or anything else, right now.
Have applied for unemployment so that's something I can check off my list.

Depression is a ****ing *****!
I get where you are coming from. Sometimes though---we have to force ourselves. Get out and do it anyway. Although I have found myself to be a true loner, I know I need to get out and be with people sometimes. And for those moments, I actually feel better.

Also decide that you are going to have a great day today---even if you have to fake it. I read that book, "The Secret" awhile ago, it really re-wired my brain. I will admit I can easily fall back to my dark spots. I have a quote on my desk, "The secret to being Happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of everyday".

Even if you have to drag yourself to volunteer---get out and do it anyway. For a few moments you might feel good.

Keep us posted.
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Old 10-22-2014, 08:00 AM
 
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In my opnion, most medications are not needed... You get an illness or sickness naturally and there are ways to naturally get rid of it. I am very anti-medications and only take it when I absolutely have to.

So you absolutely need this medication? what would happen if you went off of it?

I can relate to that "blah" feeling. I myself find my life boring but I make the best out of things you know. Getaway trips really do wonders. I'm not sure where you live, but if your by a beach head out that way and enjoy the sun and ocean. do you like fishing? That's a great way to get your mind off things. Take a walk through the park, adopt an animal, hang out with old friends.... There's lots of ways to get out of a slump. Just don't medicate yourself with drugs and alcohol please!
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