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by Isap
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: Sertraline 200mg starting dose
Replies: 1
Views: 2430

Re: Sertraline 200mg starting dose

Hi Sam The advantage of starting ADs at a high dose is that they may kick in quicker. The disadvantage is that the side effects may be worse. It may be that he started you on 200mg because you were on that dose before. Can I ask why you stopped taking them? Or were you on a different AD in between? ...
by Isap
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: hello
Replies: 3
Views: 2589

Re: hello

Hi Laura You're very lucky to have a supportive husband. Many people don't have anybody! His presence will ensure you do nothing stupid. Those thoughts are normal for all depression sufferers but they are just thoughts, not reality. When you have them, try and laugh at them. CBT will definitely help...
by Isap
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: On the edge
Replies: 5
Views: 3020

Re: On the edge

Hi there welcome

Idap
by Isap
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Safe Room
Topic: Sleeping as a coping mechanism
Replies: 3
Views: 3799

Re: Sleeping as a coping mechanism

Hi lob I was going to say the same as rsxo. When I was having therapy for depression the guy said "don't sleep all day" It's cometely understandable but won't help you get over the depression. Instead it will prolong it indefinitely. You need to force yourself to be active, starting with s...
by Isap
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Feeling depressed due to being single at 30
Replies: 38
Views: 25372

Re: Feeling depressed due to being single at 30

And FINALLY ..... If you knew the situation I was in, you would almost certainly be gobsmacked. Imagine the worst situation it is possible to be in, and triple it. Homeless? I'd take that option any day. You're a logical and intelligent dude. Work it out. The only positive things in my life are 1) I...
by Isap
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Feeling depressed due to being single at 30
Replies: 38
Views: 25372

Re: Feeling depressed due to being single at 30

Hey Gorbachev! I found you a couple of Aspie's dating sites on DuckDuckGo (hate Google). I know you won't stoop so high to find yourself autismdating.net uneepi Actually there are others too The three degrees you did were in subjects with about a 95:5 male to female ratio. But medicine? Odds are in ...
by Isap
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Sadness
Replies: 6
Views: 2137

Re: Sadness

Hi Doreen I'm on venlafaxine. It took 6 weeks to start working. What dose are you on? It should be at least 150mg. If anxiety is main concern then you can increase to 225. For depression it can be up to 375mg. It seems a shame to have to change when you'll have got through the worst of the side effe...
by Isap
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: Needing to reach out
Replies: 5
Views: 2468

Re: Needing to reach out

Hi there

Your story is very common. You are not alone.

Are you on medication?

You've got to end that relationship but you need to plan in advance where you can go and live presuming he refuses to leave. Horrible situation though

Take care

Isap xx
by Isap
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Recovery questions.
Replies: 6
Views: 2576

Re: Recovery questions.

Great! You're the first person in over 4 years who has ever taken my advice. It helps me all the time. I pretty much know #4 off by heart. Isap Hi Isap, I want to thank you again for this. This has helped in a way you couldn’t possibly imagine. I have no idea why people dismiss this but they really...

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