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Old 08-16-2007, 11:38 AM   #1
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Question Brain on Strike?

Hi, I'm a newbie and not really sure how these things work. But there is something that has been bothering me for a while. Years ago my depression was a different animal, don't know if this 'new' symptom is down to the depression. I seem to have problems with thinking for myself, I'm having more problems working things out, its as if my brain shuts down; there are some times when I'm filling in forms when I can only manage a 2 or 3 questions and then my brain shuts down, or if I try to cook, there are times when I can't work out when things are ready, to try it out doesn't seem to occur to me. Am I losing my mind, or does anyone else have similar problems?

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Old 08-17-2007, 02:03 AM   #2
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Re: Brain on Strike?

Do you take medication? It could be side effects. I have a lot of the same problems. My brain has turned to mush.

Old 08-17-2007, 02:39 AM   #3
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Re: Brain on Strike?

Hi, yes I am on meds - flouxetine 20mg and quetiapine 300mg. I was also on lithium 600mg but was rather zombified, so came off it. Thanks for your reply.

Old 08-17-2007, 05:09 AM   #4
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Re: Brain on Strike?

A lot of people left responses for you on your other thread too.

Old 08-17-2007, 06:11 AM   #5
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Re: Brain on Strike?

Oh my gosh I am sooo that way too. And I have gotten so much worse. I feel really stupid and uneducated and it really bothers me that our friends see it too!! I'm on no meds right now.

Old 08-17-2007, 09:30 AM   #6
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Re: Brain on Strike?

i find that i cant find the words i need to express myself .
it is frightening. and when im doing something if i have to think about it i cant consentrate. and i find i think about the past that what depression does to you. im just not myself and people notice its not something i can hide,i used to be the happy one and quick witted and voicetress. now i hide in the back ground and dont want to be noticed
im on cymbalta. it has helped a little bit still feel nauses and headachey. but i have a little more energy and i sleep a bit better.but all inall not good enough.

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