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Im new to the site have been diagnosed with Lupus for 3 years and right now am so depressed i dont know what to do.
 

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Hi Copper,
It was nice to meet you in chat tonight.

You should talk to your doctor and tell him your antidepressents isn't working. Maybe a change in dosage or a different one.

This board is full of updated information on lupus. You can post a question or do a search or go into chat like you did tonight.

Take care and hope to chat with you again.:)

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Hi copper and welcome to the sight.It was very nice chatting with you tonight and sure hope to chat more with you in the futue.There sure is an awful lot of wonderful info in here to be found and lots of wonderful people also to help you through everything.:)

Hope you find this place to be such a wonderful sight like i did ;) .


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Hi Copper,

I am so sorry, to hear your so depressed. I agree, talk to your dr, about how badly you are feeling.

In the mean time, everyone here on this site will be happy to support you..

Welcome, and I hope to read more posts from you.

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Hello Copper and welcome,

I agree with the others, it is very important to talk to your doctor about how you are feeling.

Many people almost feel that depression is their fault. It is not! And, it is a very important integral part of this disease for some people. It is nothing to be ashamed of.

I hope that you can get to feel better very soon.
In the meantime, I'll send lots and lots of strengthening hugs,
:grouphug2:

Katharine
 

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Hi Copper and welcome to this site. It is a great place for support and to meet others who know what Lupus brings day to day, depression can be one of them.

I agree with the others that you should talk to your doctor and maybe seek therapy. You have made the first step already by knowing that you are feeling depressed and expressing that.

Nice to meet you.



 

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Welcome to the site, and I'm glad you found your way to the chat room. I hope we can help you out. There are a lot of anti-depressants to try, so if one isn't working within a few months it's time to switch to another one. You may want to be sure to see a specialist in this area, and try therapy as well. I highly recommend CBT=Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It teaches you a way to think about you, your spot in life, your illness, etc etc etc. Everyone can benefite from this type of therapy.

Is your lupus out of control as well and your physical health state contributing to the depression? There are many options for treatment, and sometimes a second opinion is in order if it's been 3 years and you aren't much better by this point.

Welcome again - you've found a great place for information and support. We understand... (((hugs))) Hang in there - it will get better at some point.
 

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Sorry you having a bad time with the depression. Do go back and see your doctor. Hope to chat to you soon

Sheila xox
 

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Hello and a warm welcome..

you will find this site a fantastic source of support....
 
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