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Tue Sep 6, 2016, 01:15 PM

Everyone check in, please

I'm doing ok, about a 5 or so. I hope all of you are doing as well or better. Happy Belated Labor Day!

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Reply Everyone check in, please (Original post)
steve2470 Sep 2016 OP
elleng Sep 2016 #1
steve2470 Sep 2016 #2
nadine_mn Sep 2016 #3
steve2470 Sep 2016 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2016 #5
steve2470 Sep 2016 #6
hunter Sep 2016 #7
steve2470 Sep 2016 #8
PoliticalMalcontent Sep 2016 #9
steve2470 Sep 2016 #10
retrowire Oct 2016 #11
irisblue Nov 2016 #12

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 01:17 PM

1. Thanks, steve.

I'm pretty ok, maybe 8/9, but my daughter isn't doing well at all, and thinking of her (and trying to 'help') pulls me down.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 01:19 PM

2. all the best to you and your daughter!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 01:45 PM

3. Thanks Steve - normally I am around an 8 but now

I am at weird 3/4, this weekend I really got hit hard by a feeling of dread - like all the depression symptoms hit me all at once full force (sleeplessness, not enjoying favorite activities or mmmm food, irritable, slightly paranoid, constant worrying and just a feeling of ick). I can't shake it and I don't know what is causing it (no change in medications, no major life stressors)

Now I can't sleep (worry/dread) and I am pretty sure my lack of sleep is making all the above symptoms worse. I keep thinking that if I could just sleep for more than 45 min at a time I would feel better.

I have never felt this way for so long before - I am usually pretty good at getting out of a funk with music, playing with my dogs, or watching something funny.

Hope everyone is doing well

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Response to nadine_mn (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 01:55 PM

4. feel better soon

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 02:49 PM

5. I'm doing pretty well, and thanks for asking, Steve!

I'm feeling quite validated these days on forums outside DU and that really helps.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 03:03 PM

6. so glad to hear it, and I hope your health is good!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 11:24 PM

7. I'm uncertain, to the point of not getting much done.

Crashing and burning, complete with hallucinations and hospitalization, does little for one's self-confidence.

I've got a regular psychiatrist, and new meds that seem to be working. They make me dizzy sometimes. That side effect is supposed to away in time.

But, as usual, I'm a terrible judge of my own mental state.

I feel like I've got a lifetime's experience faking it, and I do, up until the point I go over the falls.

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Response to hunter (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 11:53 PM

8. all the best

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 03:20 AM

9. I'm in, albeit a bit late.

I've had my good days and my bad. I felt great earlier today, but I've fallen back into my nightly routine of either not feeling anything or feeling bad.

Hoping some day I'll be able to change that. The gym has been helpful, but there's still that sense of loneliness. Think that's the thing that gnaws at me most.

Cynicism level: High

(Thanks for the post, Steve)

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Response to PoliticalMalcontent (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 05:37 PM

10. all the best to you

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2016, 10:54 AM

11. checking in.

I'm here.

GOD DAMNIT BIPOLAR DISORDER ARE YOU DEVELOPING ANXIETY ISSUES NOW?!?

FUCK.

okay so you probably all read that and were like whatever! But that's okay then. I'm just letting it all hang out!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 08:56 PM

12. well the election results were disappointing

I did spend 3 days sleeping too much as a coping method.

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