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Author: MichaelRead Big gold star, 5000 posts Feste Award Winner! Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 757637  
Subject: Depression Date: 12/31/2012 1:59 AM
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Of all the changes I have noticed since not taking the BP/heart medication and its side effects is the sense of depression has lifted. For the past two years things seemed to be blah and, frankly, I no longer cared. I looked at some of the writing I did on TMF before this and I couldn’t be that. Not me. Whoever he was wasn’t me these days.

There are many descriptions of depression but mine is the loss of laughter. A mind that can laugh cannot be depressed. I had stopped laughing and, worse, lost the ability to make others laugh. My writing was stilted and I stopped being able to see the funny side. So my days were essentially coping with depression scenarios: each one a magnification of the possible worse situation. And, even worser, a fixation on all I had done in the past that didn’t work out – and not a whisper about what did.

So here’s me dark cloud overhead trying to manage. I did but sourly.

So when, in the past few weeks, I found something funny it was like finding a piece of me that had gone and was now back. It is more than welcome.

Most medications list the side-effects and I would like to add one: ‘expect a complete loss of humor’. That alone would cause me to run for the hills.

A small thing yet to me a milestone. I have bought a video enhancer called The Darbee Darblet and one of the posters on Help with This Home Theater halco said the name reminded him of a 1920’s child film star. So I wrote this: http://boards.fool.com/darbee-darblet-sounds-like-a-child-ac...

I don’t think I could have written it a month ago

MichaelR
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