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Old 12-06-2006, 10:46 AM   #1
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Unhappy Going on 10 years

Hi, I've been depressed for 10 years. I've been taking Zoloft since 1998. It definetley helps. I also take Ativan to help me sleep. Also helps. My issue I cannot seem to beat is getting out of bed in the morning. So much negative stuff has happened to keep knocking me down, I just gave up trying to get up.
I again, am starting a new job on the 11th. I moved back to Vermont in 2005 to get away from an abusive boyfriend. Since then, this is my 11th job. I keep getting great jobs, then calling in sick. Till I either quit or get fired. It's become a vicious cycle I can't break.
I got the job offer last week, right away I called a Counselor. I meet with her again tomorrow. I am so scared I will fall right back into my cycle. This time, I'm afraid I won't make it out. I will lose my Son, & that is it for me. Any suggestions??

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Old 12-06-2006, 12:18 PM   #2
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Re: Going on 10 years

My doctor gave me a good piece of advice for this. He said changing the sleep hours will help. Go to bed earlier and get up earlier. It takes some getting used to, but it definitely helps me. The first hour of the day is still my low point in terms of mood and energy, but it's a lot better. The sleep cycle is so messed up in depressed people, there is not enough restful sleep and too much REM. By getting up earlier, less time is spent in the REM stage which is stressful and exhausting.

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Old 12-06-2006, 12:35 PM   #3
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Re: Going on 10 years

Max, if this is your first try at counseling it should help a lot.

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