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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. :)
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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. 
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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.
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A-Chenery Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Best of luck with it, glad to hear the meds are working right.
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TheDoctorsNurse Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Glad you were able to find a medicine that helped. 
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Luinemarelda Featured By Owner May 18, 2014   General Artist
<3 <3 glad it is helping
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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.
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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
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lordkorv Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
glad to hear it!
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Arcalian Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Hang in there!  Your art is amazing.
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Willzilla1978 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey,

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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