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05 Jan 2005

Mood swings - Meds issue
Hi CS,
Thanks for your response, yes it is a difficult situation. My mood went from positive to negative in a matter of seconds and I don't feel like I am really coping that well. My moods have only now begun to stabilize to some extent and I am worried that if I skip a month or so that I will go back to where I was or worse as I still have this sense that life is not really worth it. I still can't seem to shake it, even though I do feel a lot more positive and as if I can sort things out, but it feels like a mountain that is too high and everytime I reach a point of success I fall back, like taking one step forward and two back, so not making much progress.

I am looking forward to the start of the new job, I feel that it is definitely a good thing and I know that I am capable of doing the job. I am just worried that my moods and depression are going to impact and I cannot afford that.

Unfortunately there is no medical aid associated with this job so the problem won't come to an end, but I have been paying it out of my own pocket since the beginning as well as the doctors costs as this medical aid here was pathetic, they only covered a small portion and then at least the hospital costs, however my total costs are in the thousands, so ja it is a bit of a problem. I do believe it will come right in time but the nerves are a bit shot.

Sorry for babbling on but is my concern valid with regards to the mood swings and depression? Still majorly depressed but coping.

Take Care
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01 Jan 0001

Yes, you will cope. Fortunately, we don't usually need to know HOW, to be able to do it ! Why not explore what might be available through a government clinic ? If you can be stabilized on any of the drugs they supply, it might be possible to make an arrangement to at least get your meds through such a clinic, maybe at a local medical school ? We need to keep creative ! You seem to have tended, apart from the more usual larger and slower mood swings, to have had more frequent and much shorter swings, so maybe you can also learn to ride them out, like a surfer ?
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