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How lucky, you only got depressed; (sm)

Posted By: Big Pharma on 2006-03-30
In Reply to: Unfortunately, NO. Didn't help me. It made me depressed. Reverse effect. nm - Smoker

my girlfriend lived through the well-known FDA "black box" reaction -- the one where the antidepressant makes the patient agitated and exceptionally suicidal? Her shrink doubled her dose, then went on vacation with no back-up coverage available. Fortunately she knew what was going on and called her friends for help after she kept feeling the urge to hang herself or run out in traffic; we sat with her in 4-hour shifts, distracted her, and kept getting her to drink and pee in hopes of flushing the junk out. Finally, after 8 days, she could sleep again and felt better. Next time she gets depressed, she says she's going to do mushrooms as they're much safer.

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Great post and i agree 100%. As a former depressed person myself, ,I learned that the most depressed
people are self-centered whether they want to admit or not. I stayed in my cave and only talked about me and my problems and I was severely depressed (runs in family)
After I found God and started attending church regularly, I have completely changed and am off medications. I also give lovingly now to my husband, children, family, and friends and have recently taken over teaching a large woman's Bible study class locally and have never experienced such joy, peace, and happiness in my life.
It wasn't until I began taking my eyes off of me and started looking around at others in more desparate situations that I began to learn the true meaning of life.
Great post. I, too, think fasting is a life-changing exp. When I fasted from food for the first time (I am very overweight :) it was one of the most powerful experiences of my life. There's just something about withholding something that you truly desire or want - it's like putting out flames to a destructive fire within you and it feels GREAT!!!!
Depressed? sm
Write it all down. Then, when he calls, you can start rattling off the numbers to him. More than likely, he is feeling a bit guilty for not being there. Yes, we all know that he is doing what is probably the most important job in this world, but to him, he may not feel that he is fulfilling his duties to his family.

Ride with it, hon. Give him the numbers and he'll feel better.........and so will you.
depressed sometimes too
Just focus on good points in your life now, and things that made you feel good, like having that unconditional love, even though it was awhile ago, you still had it.  Even little things you come across every day like someone making small talk with you in line, or a compliment, or seeing your dog wag his tail or seeing an interesting shaped cloud, making someone laugh.  Not trying to sound hokey, but its true.  Theres ugly people who will use you and walk all over you in this world, crime, evilness, but if you make it a point to focus on the good and innocent, the bad won't go as deep, and you can bounce back.  Its like retraining the brain.  Life is pretty much neutral, but its our perspective that makes it evil or awesome. 
Depressed sm

I'll keep you and your husband in my prayers.  I can definitely relate to your situation.

In 1999, after having a very difficult pregnancy, being on bed rest and not being able to work, we ended up losing our house, filing bankruptcy and having my car repossessed.  My husband was self-employed also at the time.  I was deeply depressed.

With time and prayer, things do get better.  There is hope for you.  I know it's hard to see that now, but there is hope.  Don't give up. 

Have you tried talking to your mortgage company or other creditors?  Maybe they can work something out with you.  I wish I would have tried a little harder to work things out with our creditors.  I just practically gave up which is the wrong thing to do.

Things are a lot better for us now.  We're purchasing a new home (better than the one we lost) and have a new vehicle.  Things will get better for you, too.


He is depressed. He does need help.
Boyfriend who is depressed.
A great therapist I used to work for would tell folks in your situation, that you ARE not trained in counseling, therefore, you can not help him in the way he needs. It's just not your job so to speak. Go easy on yourself, it sounds like you have been very supportive, you now just need to decide how long your willing to do so.
I am just sooo depressed

Hello!! I am a newbie, stay-at-home military wife and my husband is the only one working for now. He is deployed right now and I am managing all the finances, since we have separate accounts, I transferred$1000 in my account which made him mad. It felt like I overspent and use the money for nothing. Money that I didn't even spent shopping!!! He knows where the money goes but he still questions me about every single penny I spent and I really felt so bad.

Thank you guys for reading my post. I just felt like sharing this with you. I just need someone to talk to.

Hi, I am here. I was just too depressed today
I also was dumped a whole lot of work today. I just didnt want to cry in your ear. I will call tomorrow around lunch time if that is okay.

:) Thanks for thinking of me.

I almost didnt see this post. Too depressed to read. It caught my eye.
depressed as hell
Lost my in-house job...outsourcing...trying to find something at home. It's really rough....
depressed as hell
thanks...will do...
You sure you're not depressed? (nm)

one question for depressed
How do you pay for your internet connection?
Oh Lord, I'd be depressed again too! :D nm
Things are on the upswing, but have been depressed.
Gas prices soaring again, tens of thousands of people being laid off, plus the war and the hurricanes have certainly taken a bite of out a lot of budgets, not to mention increasing interest rates.  While the economy seems to be doing better, we are still walking a very fine line.   All you have to do is watch the news now to hear about how spending is down from last holiday season, that people are very cautious about buying big ticket items, the car manufactures are laying off 30,000+ people.   Doesn't hardly sound like a booming economy to me.  
Sounds like you are depressed....Nothing to be ashamed about.
I recommend you talk to your physician and maybe get in some therapy sessions, not necessarily medication, but get to the root of how you can assess where you are overwhelmed and what steps you can take to take control. This site is actually a great site, on occasion you will find some nastiness, but overall there are some wonderful women who are very supportive in situations like these.

I was diagnosed last year with depression and anxiety and although I was on meds, I think the therapy was major reason for my successful outcome. I learned why my life is so unorganized and stressful and I learned some very helpful tools to use on a dialy basis when confronted with these issues.

One thing I found to be helpful for myself is I started to take my shower before I started work, even put on makeup. It really does change how you feel about yourself. I recommend you start there.

Good Luck!
Not everyone wants to live in your depressed little world.
There are more fun things to think about. Unfortunately, all the things you mentioned will NEVER go away. Does not do much good to worry about them.
Yep, had a distant relative going through some depressed times and did just that
Unfortunately, NO. Didn't help me. It made me depressed. Reverse effect. nm
I think I was lucky....

I was raised in the Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains, of course this was a very, very long time ago in an ancient and far off place!  We had no neighbors except for maybe about 10 miles away or so.  Nearest town was 25 to 30 miles.  We raised, trained and showed the most beautiful show horses.  Of course my daddy always kept a couple of "not so good ones" around for my brother and me".

You know back then, when I reached the age of 10 and my brother reached 12, momma would let us take off on those horses for an entire day, (all the time), to go on up further into the mountains and enjoy life!!  However, she would get really angry if we tried to ride within sight of a "populated region"; we did that once and got in big trouble!!

Since I've grown up and had my one and only child, my son....to be quite honest, I don't know how she could have lived through all our adventures.  I would have had at least three heart attacks and two strokes.

I agree there is more media coverage, HOWEVER, there are a lot more people, and a lot more people brought up with lesser values than in the past.  We also allowing many illegals into this country to our detriment.  I was "fondled" by my grandfather when I was around 8 years old, in the dark broom closet of his house", but I never told my mother because she loved her father so dearly.  I did not let it jade my outlook on life, however, I did become more aware and was ever so watchful raising my son.  As far as I'm concerned, things ARE worse and it is not just because of more media coverage....what we have here is a major decline in the moral values of the human race.  We can thank parents of those perpetrators and the ACLU for that and probably a few others.    


ha ha ha ha

you are lucky to have such a job...
In the last 8 years, working for 3 nationals, I have never had the option of only working 3 hours/day.  When I first started at MQ, years ago now, I was statutory and was able to do that (when I made what I wanted, I would stop for the day, and it was okay with them as long as I met my minimum lines), but it was not long after they began with the mandatory requirement of a dedicated amount of hours. 

From then on in I have always had to commit to the hours, even when working for no benefits and whether part- or full-time...and the hours are tracked, with threats to accompany them (especially when I worked with PS) if I went under at all, ever, period.

Normals are also a thing of the past for me since the last few years...and same account?  Consider yourself triply lucky - I have to work on 5, 6 accounts, and more, to make sure I get my minimum hours and lines.  This is with a 99-100% quality, good work record and ethics, 8+ years of hospital experience etc, etc (like most ladies here). 

You are truly lucky.  Would you even consider mentioning your employer?  Could it be home-based from a national, or from a hospital, or do you have your own company?
You may be lucky sm
The Phoenix office was terrible to work for, sitting around waiting all day for a report or 2.  They would occasionally farm us out to the Dallas office but their accounts were pretty terrible, at least the ones I worked on.  Good luck with your venture.
You will be lucky if SS
in the MT field. They will chew you up and spit you. Get out, there are more companies that will hire you that are much better.
Lucky You!
I'm jealous as all get-out! I'd love to do that. I'm an MT student, as well as a scoping student. Currently, I work as a land secretary, typing up oil/gas leases, agreements, etc.
Lucky you!

I sent out about 220 nice brochures and did not get one line of work out of it.  And I have a lot of experience!

Really pissed now and wondering if I should waste my time soliciting a different area.

Lucky You! Wish we were all that lucky!
And also you are lucky to be
Lucky you!

Spheris and Medquist have not yet set up camp in your area, swooping in and taking every last crumb of work.  Then you have the decision of whether to work for them for pennies or have no work.

And if you are lucky enough to be one of their favorites at that point, they might even send you some decent dictators.

Lucky you. sm
Did you have a nickname?
You'd consider yourself lucky!
I have always paid the very highest possible line rate I can to the MTs here and gross count at that plus all the freebies, too!  But again, guess what?  I can't pay it to my SCs if the doc's refuse to pay a reasonable line rate. AND THEY ARE.  And I'm FAR from the only MTSO who's experiencing this tight-wad phenomenon.   Don't blame me for it!  I come from the school that you get what you pay for and you pay a little bit better than the average bear; i.e.. waving the carrot so to speak, so that you get top notch work/performance. I understand that, and you probably understand that, but guess what?  The docs apparently don't understand that, nor do they care.  So what about THAT don't you understand!?  Do you expect MTSOs to go in the red just for the opportunity for you or another SC to work?   
I don't know if I was just lucky, or
what, but I really didn't have a lot of trouble potty training my son. I wouldn't stress too much about him being 3 1/2 and still not there. My son was about that age when he finally got it. The big thing for me was that I just didn't *push* him. I didn't make a HUGE deal out of it. I did use pull-ups, but I didn't get upset if he had an accident, and it was like one day it all sort of came together. It may sound strange, but it's true. He stopped wetting his pants, and even stopped wetting the bed. And from that point on he has never had an accident. If you are home with him during the day and it's just you and him and the only way he will use the potty is to be naked, then let him be naked...maybe that way he will learn to be comfortable with it. All I know is that I didn't try to force it on my son (not saying that you are), and it really just sort of happened naturally. Good luck!
Lucky Ones
Wow, I guess I'm one of the lucky ones. I was able to stay in bed until 10:00 while my older daughter watched my younger one and my husband went shopping for my Mother's Day/birthday dinner. I also got a beautiful card from my daughters and a concert ticket that I had been wanting. My husband did miss my birthday a few years ago and giving him the silent treatment worked, the next day I got flowers. Hopefully, they'll be more considerate of you if you let them know how you feel.
lucky you! Do tell - where to ?
Haven't had a "getaway" in 2 years !
lucky you!!!!!!!
All of the above. I'm lucky too.

I'm lucky too - have a sm
really awful ESL that says "thank you, Bye, bye" when he finishes! Really cute.
I'd say you were lucky - in an old job - sm
I had over 300+ different doctors (acute care from a pool). Now I do not do the same doctor every day but do anywhere from 1-9 different doctors in a day; from a group of about 30 doctors (there are more than that though). Some days I only get 1, others 3 or 4, depends on what comes in. I used to keep a notebook and make tabs for each new doctor I did, one to remember format, two to remember any unfamiliar terminology and their style. You might want to do something like that until you get comfortable. I have not used my notebooks for several years now, but once a blue moon I get stuck on a word and just look in my notebook to find it. Makes things a lot easier when you are having trouble.
I am lucky
Mine are gross lines so take some off but have longer lines also.  But there are days I can hit over 4000 but these accounts have been with me for many years.  I can sometimes type what they are going to say before they say it.  I have never had carpal tunnel or wrist problems since starting doing this full-time 18+ years ago.  Do not have neck, shoulder or back problems.  Now a days I work my two 8 hour days and my two 6 hour days and one 4 hour day.  But again, after doing an account for 5 to 15 years, you know them inside and out, up and down.  I am one of the lucky ones, don't like to flaunt it and wish everyone could have the accounts and office staff that I have.  I count my blessings every day.   
I have been with this doctor for five years. I must admit I get paid decent $, but had to ask for raise. No benefits, no holidays, no vacation, and did not even get invited to Christmas Party. Maybe it is time to move on!  
I have been really lucky with
doctor's wives. I can't think of one who wasn't as nice as could be, but then I've been blessed with some pretty kind doctors, too.
Lucky you!
Wow!! My student loan didn't get discharged and it was originally 1992 but because I consolidated in 1999---ARGH!!!
You were lucky....sm

At the hospital where I had my Csec they would not tie my tubes, because it was a Catholic hosp.  Talk about discrimination!  Otherwise I would have had it done in a split second.

Men, indeed!

lucky you - if only the one I had

last night was that courteous. If you read my post, you would know that I was complaining about the dictator that was ESL that was not courteous enough to make himself clear.

geez - I thought this board was a place to vent a little without condemnation. Guess I was wrong - and here I thought I lived in America!

I was lucky sm
I found her by opening the phone book in a city that I was only living in for 10 months.  I called her, she needed someone, she tested me, the rest was history.  Then I moved and eventually she got a system where I could type for her from where I am.  I made the mistake of letting that job go when I was making more for a major company but we've kept in touch and I will hopefully be going back to work for here in the next month or two.  They are out there but it is probably a lot of luck in finding them.
Oh you are so lucky....
To still get paid even with no work!! I wish I could. But I have a backup job now so when I don't have work I will have a backup.
sometimes you can get lucky too
i found a brand new K. Advantage on ebay and requested they make it buy it now, and got it for 175. My first one i paid full price for; then i decided i'd better have a spare. there's many keyboards out there, but i studied the technology behind the kinesis and what i learned plus my experience, says it is very good on the arms/wrists/nerves. Maybe some of us will last longer in this business because of it. It does take a while to get used to, but well worth the effort i think. been using one several years now.
thats where I consider myself lucky ...sm
My primary account is pretty good, with very few ESL doctors, and with a low minimum requirement, it makes things much, much easier
Lucky NY'er
Lucky you in NY.  I was born and raised in NYC and Long Island and hopefully within the next year I will be going back to NY (I now live in CA).  It is so hot here today.  This is the 17th day of triple digits.  We broke the record today for the longest heat wave.  Right now it is 106 degrees.
You are a very lucky person..


I worked as an IC for for my local hospital for years just waiting for the opportunity to sign on as employee, which I was before my mom became ill. I was overlooked for those years and the last straw came a couple months ago when they hired another outsider.  I was good at the job, transcribing almost 2 hours a day and rarely did any work came back for changes. They haven't been able to keep up since..

I get calls all the time begging me to come back...as an IC...nope, can't do it. I've got a full time employee status job now. Sure, the money was good as an IC, but I need benefits, like holidays and vacations, pension, and savings plan. I'm no spring chicken. Would I go back if offered employee status? Maybe, as I really miss them, but not at the rate of a new employee either. I would want the rate that I should have gotten if I was an employee all that time. Am I being selfish? Or "ungrateful" as someone put it?