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Unable to hold back the genetic tide, I find myself gardening in my carpet slippers, asking for a knife and fork in McDonalds and agreeing with the Daily Telegraph. I'm beyond help - what about you?

Thanks to b3th for the suggestion

(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 13:39)
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Not my parents, but my son.
Every father thinks how wonderful it would be to have their son grow up like them, but this recent article on the BBC News web site made me realise that's not what I want, not in the slightest, not given my frame of mind in recent years. It finally made me get off my arse, go to the doc and do something about it. Only a couple of days later and things have already improved (SSRIs can work), my little boy has said he loves me even more now I'm less grumpy.

I know it's not funny, it's not entertaining, but to me it beats pretty much everything I've read this year.
(, Wed 6 May 2009, 13:42, 6 replies)
We have a history of depression in my family so I worry about my nephew as he grows up.
Glad to know you're getting help though : )
(, Wed 6 May 2009, 13:54, closed)
Thank you
I was told it can take 6 weeks for the effects to kick in, but I was surprised when I realised I felt so much more normal only a few hours after taking the first tablet. Apparently this isn't uncommon (from the small sample of friends in similar situations) and it's still a long process. Fingers crossed things continue in the same way!
(, Wed 6 May 2009, 14:22, closed)

Different things work for different people. I have a preferred chat room that has seen me through the worst over the last few years. Glad the pills are working for you :-).
(, Wed 6 May 2009, 14:44, closed)
'I like this' doesn't quite seem enough - I've been in a similar situation (no kids admittedly) and I felt so much better after starting medication I was truly astonished as to why the flabbergasting fuck I hadn't done it months ago.
Congrats for manning up and getting help :)
(, Wed 6 May 2009, 15:00, closed)
SSRIs definitely DO work
and without them, I would be seriously screwed.

They make me just hard to live with, instead of fucking murder to live with.
(, Wed 6 May 2009, 16:43, closed)

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