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  • in reply to: Living with ADHD & Depression-will I ever feel happy? #98228
    kdmcdonald22
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    Hi All, I am also wondering about acupuncture for depression and anxiety. I don’t think anyone mentioned it before but I was wondering if anyone has has gotten acupuncture and if so did it help? What was your experience?

    in reply to: Living with ADHD & Depression-will I ever feel happy? #98225
    kdmcdonald22
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    Thank you all for the wonderful positive comments and suggestions. Although I would never wish feelings of depression and anxiety on anyone, it is comforting to know that I am not alone and that others really do understand. I am still struggling with my hormone imbalance but it is getting better. I am also still struggling with getting on the right medication for depression and anxiety. My doctor has suggested Lamictal and I was wondering if anyone had any luck or experience with this medication? I am also wondering if anyone has ever experienced an increase in there depression once the weekend is over (going back to work)? For example, I notice that my depression seems to get better through the week, it’s like I need to have that routine of getting up, going to work, and working out every day…..then the weekend comes, which I love the time off, but I feel like I kind of get lazy, or out of my active routine and then when Monday morning rolls around it is hard for me to get out of bed to go to work and I feel more depressed. It’s crazy to me because I do like my job and I know that I need to be active to help me feel better…but it’s like something happens to me those two days that brings me back down in a slump and it takes half the week to get out of it. This one, I just might be ALONE in this feeling….I know it seems a little crazy but I notice this is how I feel a lot and I can’t figure out why.

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    in reply to: Living with ADHD & Depression-will I ever feel happy? #76351
    kdmcdonald22
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    Wow,I am overwhelmed at all of the responses! I never really thought people would respond, so I am pleasantly surprised. I appreciate all of you sharing your thoughts and advice. Some of you mentioned medication and I am wondering if anyone would be willing to share what meds helped them? I know that everyone is different and just because a med helps one person doesn’t mean it will help another, but maybe there is one that might be worth trying. I have taken Zoloft & Celexa a long time ago. I have been taking Adderall for several years now, but it doesn’t seem like it’s working anymore, and I have also taking Wellbutrin for a while now but it has not made any difference in my depression. Someone also mentioned working with a psychiatrist, which I think is a good idea. The problem I have is that I live in a small rural town (pop. 12,000), and honestly the healthcare, including mental health is very limited so I just don’t know where to look for the help I need. I have seen counselors before (which according to one of the posts, I will not get myself out of how I feel without therapy). It did help a little but it seems like everyone I see wants me to dig into my childhood and search for reasons why I am depressed, and honestly, most of the time I really have no idea why I feel the way I do. It’s so frustrating when someone thinks there is something behind the tears falling down my face. The reason for the tears is because there is nothing really bad going on in my life, I’m crying because I of that, because I feel so terrible and I don’t know why, there is nothing wrong, but I can’t make the feeling go away. I don’t know where others that have commented live but I live in eastern Oregon so if anyone has a doctor and/or psychiatrist in mind, I am up for any suggestions. Again, thank you all for responding, I really appreciate. Not that I wish this on anyone, but it is nice to hear that I am not alone and that there are people who understand.

    Thank you!

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