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Unread 11-01-2013, 12:59 PM   #1
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Question Is this as good as it get's?

As the title says "is this as good as it get's". What if this day, today, is the best we are going to get. What do you think?
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I think a lot about this. I have come out of a really severe depression. While it is great that I am no longer in that really dark state I now wonder is this as good as it gets. Because I'm not miserable but I'm not happy either. I just exist. I get up in the morning thinking "oh boy I have to do this again" and do my best just to get through the day until I can go to sleep at the end of the day. If this is as good as it gets is it worth it?
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If this is as good as it gets for me, life will continue to suck because I'm in a severe depression. It's got to get better.
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I'm in the same shape, severe depression, and I've been here so long, it's almost convinced me that this is as good as it gets, however, I still barely remember what it felt like before this last depression set in, 9 months ago and it gives me a glimmer of hope of better days ahead. I've been down before and have come back up so I'll keep waiting for the upswing and hope it comes.
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let's just say....... NOT ENCOURAGING
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let's just say....... NOT ENCOURAGING
Sorry you are so right, I should have kept that thought to myself.
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why? I was useful to read it for me, you made me think about hope
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I mean, we cannot content everybody, to me, we have to express ourselves here, this place is to help each other, please, keep posting
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If today is as good as it gets, well, that bites.

I like to think that better is possible. I believe that somewhere deep down inside me is an optimistic person. Shame he's been being strangled by the pessimistic jerk looming above him.

I've been in a depressive episode for quite a while. The lamictal has stabilized me a bit, but I feel it's almost made me... so 'stabilized' that I'm kind of... just stringing through life now. The depression is still there. I almost wish for another 'up' sometimes. Even though I know people can barely tolerate me when I'm 'up'. When I'm depressed, I lock myself in my room. Up, they have to put up with my random ideas, my rambling, my incessantly wanting to do something. But it gives me the temporary illusion that I'm happy and that things are better.

And don't worry. I enjoyed thinking about it. Maybe should have a trigger warning, though.
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Several years after I had been diagnosed with ptsd and bipolar I asked my pdoc if this was as good as I was going to get. She answered honestly, I don't know.

But now I am on drugs that are effective in treating my symptoms and my mood is stable and I am happy with my life.
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