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June 10th, 2010, 03:52 PM
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Hello all! I am new to this board and saw this section and know I had to introduce myself. I am 24 years old and have been dealing with depression since I was 15. I am happy to report that a few months ago I finally got put on the medication I needed and my life has completely changed for the better. I am finally able to function and I finally understand how all those other moms do it. Anyways I would love to meet other moms that are going through or have gone through the same thing. I am a great listener and I love making new friends!
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June 10th, 2010, 04:18 PM
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Hello! I'm Elizabeth (23) married with one DD Angelica (14 mo) I'm glad that you've found a medication that works for you. It can be a tough process sometimes. I hope you stick around!
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June 10th, 2010, 04:43 PM
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Hi Elizabeth! Nice to meet you! I am glad to be here and hope that I am able to connect with other moms. Sometimes that is a tough thing to do on message boards!
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June 11th, 2010, 12:07 AM
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hi! welcome, im karie (23), so (34), and a son (2)!

Oh, i saw you reply to another thread and have a couple questions, if you don't mind:

I've never heard of dbt, What is it? Sounds interesting!

has the abilify affected your weight? I gained tons of weight with it =( My doctor swore it was weight-neutral. lol... then i switched drs and he was like "it's the abilify." =(( still trying to lose it, but i have no motivation....
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June 11th, 2010, 07:51 AM
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HI, welcome. I don't post much but I'm Tina mom to three kiddo's. I love my Happy Pills it's amazing how your outlook can change by a few chemicals.
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June 11th, 2010, 12:12 PM
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hi! welcome, im karie (23), so (34), and a son (2)!

Oh, i saw you reply to another thread and have a couple questions, if you don't mind:

I've never heard of dbt, What is it? Sounds interesting!

has the abilify affected your weight? I gained tons of weight with it =( My doctor swore it was weight-neutral. lol... then i switched drs and he was like "it's the abilify." =(( still trying to lose it, but i have no motivation....
DBT is different techniques that teach you to deal with overwhelming emotions. I'm not very far into my workbook yet but so far I have learned techniques for self-distraction and self-soothing. I have a hard time letting go of negative emotions and this workbook is really helping me with that. A lot of the stuff I have read so far seems so obvious but it's like I didn't realize it until I read it, KWIM?

I highly suggest that you look into getting one if you have overwhelming emotions that you have a hard time dealing with or getting under control. I bought my workbook at Border's for $22 and it is called The Dialectal Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook by Matthew McKay, PH.D. Jeffrey C. Wood, PSY.D. and Jeffrey Brantley, MD.

So far the abilify hasn't effected my weight, but I was pretty heavy before I started it. I haven't gained any weight since I have been on it but I haven't lost any either. I guess I'll know better how it is effecting my weight once I stick to a work out routine! (I have no motivation either!)

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HI, welcome. I don't post much but I'm Tina mom to three kiddo's. I love my Happy Pills it's amazing how your outlook can change by a few chemicals.
I love my hapy pills, too! LOL! And I also love your depression blinky in your siggy!
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June 11th, 2010, 06:26 PM
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welcome!!!

i'm Emma (26), single mummy to Gaby (3 1/2) & having daughter #2 via c/s on June 16!
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