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I see that last time I put in a journal entry it was mostly about depression. Well, I tried a couple of anti-depressants during the last year. The first one worked eventually but it messed with my brain for a few weeks to start with and left me feeling very ill and disorientated. Some side effects stayed throughout so I decided to come off of that drug even though friends saw a definite improvement in my mood. I had to reduce it over about three weeks before I could try another option. The second drug took about three months to show signs of working but I persevered as there were no adverse side effects. The change was subtle and I wasn't really sure it was doing anything for quite a while, but finally I feel like I've come out of a dark cloud. I was there for a couple of years though. Generally I'm feeling more upbeat and more capable of sorting out my life and achieving things. I hope I can keep the black dog at bay.
  • Listening to: Mike Oldfield - Crises
  • Reading: Photoshop CS4 book
  • Watching: The Keys of Marinus
  • Playing: Don't play games
  • Eating: Jacket potato
  • Drinking: Tea - as always
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CivilWarLaserGuns Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Congrats! I wish you the best, that's wonderful news. :)
PaulHanley Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional
Glad to hear it, man! :)  I've had friends who've struggled for almost a decade to find just the right balance with medication.  One that actually gets the job done right is a rare and precious thing. 
ovenofshame Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
totally empathise with this the antidepressants didn't work for me either, i think i'm at the same point confidence is re-building getting myself back on track.
A-Chenery Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Best of luck with it, glad to hear the meds are working right.
TheDoctorsNurse Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Glad you were able to find a medicine that helped. 
Luinemarelda Featured By Owner May 18, 2014   General Artist
<3 <3 glad it is helping
Kasterborous Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
I know how this feels. I've been on antidepressants for three years now. Despite the side effects it's probably worth it since I can now function day-to-day. I'd rather not be on them, but I don't think I have that option at the moment.
sv7who Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
I've had depression for what the docs thinks virtually all my life, I am at my best now, so there is always hope , even if not an actual end. live for and try to remember the good days
lordkorv Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
glad to hear it!
Arcalian Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Hang in there!  Your art is amazing.
Willzilla1978 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

I've been through something very similar. It does get better, and with a little work it can stay better.

Love your work.
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