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January 17th, 2011, 09:01 PM
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My name is Margaret. I am married with two small children. I have been a lifelong sufferer from depression and I am hoping to find ways other than medications to control depression. I'm looking into learning more about exercise and diet. I am also trying to become a more spiritual person and I'm trying to make more friends. Looking forward to getting to know all of you.
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January 18th, 2011, 07:19 AM
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Hello and Welcome. i'm Elizabeth. I'm married and I have 3 stepsons and one Daughter. I have depression as well. I hope that you stick around and that we are able to support you!
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January 20th, 2011, 10:30 AM
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hello.... nice to meet u... and welcome!! im Julia 30 y/o .. my daughter is Hailee 12, and my son is Nevan 20 mo old. I tried to go without meds as i was on the absolute wrong one for me for 16 mo pp with Nevan... i was off everything for over 2 mo, and now been on my celexa for 7 - 8 weeks, and its amazing , the diff... but i also have found spirituality, and positive thinking, feeling, focus helps me A LOT. Im just geting back into excersize and eating healthy again also. I also believe that is very important wether you decide to take meds or not..GL with evrything!!
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January 21st, 2011, 08:41 PM
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Hey Margaret,

Welcome! I do not post here as often as I would like to because of work taking up sooo much time - but I am on bedrest until our baby is born so I can catch up!

I can not tell you how many times I have convinced myself that I can control and thrive and coexist with my depression without medication.

I am positive it can work for some people, but it can not for me. In fact, I have stayed on my antidepressant (150 mg of Effexor XR) throughout this entire pregnancy. My bedrest complications (high blood pressure) are unrelated to the medication.

Depression is very difficult to handle. When I am trying to deal w/ it without medication I find that while I am able to survive - it's just that. I'm in survival mode and not living.
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