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« on: March 06, 2009, 12:17:02 PM »

Dear brothers and sisters,

 Please pray for me as I'm going through another bout of depression, anxiety.  I don't want to alarm anyone or sound too dramatic, but this time it's pretty serious.  Thank you all so much.
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2009, 12:21:19 PM »

Lord, have mercy!
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2009, 12:25:40 PM »

Lord, have mercy!
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2009, 12:27:47 PM »


Lord, have mercy.
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2009, 12:50:09 PM »

Lord have mercy on Gabriel!
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2009, 12:56:36 PM »

Lord, visit & protect Gabriel against the lurking enemy.
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2009, 01:09:22 PM »

Lord, have mercy.
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2009, 01:13:40 PM »

I hope that you'll get out of it.
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2009, 01:28:26 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2009, 03:40:44 PM »

Lord, have mercy on your servant, Gabriel.

I hope it's not as bad as you make it out to be, bro.  Drop me a line, OK?
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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2009, 03:51:24 PM »

Lord, have mercy.
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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2009, 03:53:30 PM »

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« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2009, 04:02:35 PM »

Gabriel, whenever depression and anxiety come by my place with their suitcases, I think of the meaning behind the Archangel Gabriel's name: "God is my Strength".
There's also a passage in the Bible that may give you reassurance: "This, too, shall pass". Kiss
Lots of prayers and love, G! Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2009, 04:48:48 PM »

Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers!

 Last night after my evening prayers, I retired to my room and read a little more from the Ladder of Divine Ascent.  Soon afterwords I went to bed but noticed I was feeling really anxious about nothing in particular.  I began saying the Jesus prayer and soon fell asleep.  This morning when I woke up, I could not for the life of me, shake this overwhelming feeling of sadness and anxiety.  I crossed myself and wanted to lift weights for awhile thinking an endorphin rush would help.  Before I even got to my basement where my gym is, I became confused and spacey (moreso than usual  Tongue) and forgot what I was doing!  A few moments later, the sense of sadness became worse and I began sobbing uncontrollably.  I was calling everyone I trust, including my priest, but no one was available.  I felt as though I had no one to turn to.  I'm a lot better now (after some anti-depressants) and I have a check-up next week that I'm looking forward to.  I know that most of this is a chemical embalance because I've been diagnosed with depression, but I can't help but feel that maybe I was being attacked by demons as I have resolved to become a better Christian.  I apologize for my initial prayer request; I was really scared and spacey (I had to retype it several times) and probably gave y'all the idea that I was suicidal.  I was not, but I hope I never go through anything like that again!!  Anyway, thanks again for your kind words and prayers!

 In Christ,

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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2009, 05:32:40 PM »

Lord have mercy on thy servant Gabriel, and grant him healing of mind, body and soul.

And I'm sorry to say that Father is out of the country until Monday (in Canada presenting a talk). . . but feel free to call me if you need a kindly ear. We are here for you, brother. *hugs*
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« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2009, 07:00:40 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2009, 07:15:45 PM »

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« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2009, 09:27:36 PM »

Lord have mercy!

In this time of Lent in particular I think there are spiritual things that occur to try and drag us down.
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« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2009, 09:34:21 PM »

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« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2009, 10:51:55 PM »

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In this time of Lent in particular I think there are spiritual things that occur to try and drag us down.

Oh, absolutely.  I can testify (in general) to that, as well.  The "purple demons" are out in force, it seems.

Lord have mercy on Gabriel and on us all.
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« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2009, 12:44:46 AM »

Lord have mercy on Thy servant and grant healing and rest to him! 

Brother, if you need anything at all, give us a call.  You're welcome to come visit us any time!
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« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2009, 12:50:34 AM »

I'll be praying for you bro!
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« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2009, 03:43:14 AM »

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« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2009, 03:45:23 AM »

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« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2009, 01:00:30 PM »

Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers!

 Last night after my evening prayers, I retired to my room and read a little more from the Ladder of Divine Ascent.  Soon afterwords I went to bed but noticed I was feeling really anxious about nothing in particular.  I began saying the Jesus prayer and soon fell asleep.  This morning when I woke up, I could not for the life of me, shake this overwhelming feeling of sadness and anxiety.  I crossed myself and wanted to lift weights for awhile thinking an endorphin rush would help.  Before I even got to my basement where my gym is, I became confused and spacey (moreso than usual Tongue) and forgot what I was doing!  A few moments later, the sense of sadness became worse and I began sobbing uncontrollably.  I was calling everyone I trust, including my priest, but no one was available.  I felt as though I had no one to turn to.  I'm a lot better now (after some anti-depressants) and I have a check-up next week that I'm looking forward to.  I know that most of this is a chemical embalance because I've been diagnosed with depression, but I can't help but feel that maybe I was being attacked by demons as I have resolved to become a better Christian.  I apologize for my initial prayer request; I was really scared and spacey (I had to retype it several times) and probably gave y'all the idea that I was suicidal.  I was not, but I hope I never go through anything like that again!!  Anyway, thanks again for your kind words and prayers!

 In Christ,

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Ive been close to several people with serious depression or bi-polar disorder. While I am not a big fan of doctors I have learned that a proper diagnosis leading to meds that really help you takes some time and effort. Your doc needs to know the fine points of difference between the many varieties  and gradations of depression. If your current doctor's practice is not focused on this type of detailed analysis ask him/her for a referral to a Pyschiatrist. Pyschiatrists dont do talk therapy these days. They are all about meds.

It's also not too weird to check yourself into a local hospital with a good reputation for such things. If you admit yourself, you can leave whenever you want. But a week or ten days of dealing with just your depression and getting to the bottom of it can be the best thing you have ever done. Don't suffer, get it fixed.


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« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2009, 01:40:04 PM »

Lord Have Mercy!...............
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« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2009, 05:34:36 PM »

Please be merciful, oh Christ God!
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« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2009, 10:48:02 PM »

Lord, have mercy. Senore, abe pieta. Hospody pomyluy.

Dear Lord, please help Your loyal and faithful servant Gabriel. Please solve all problems facing him. Holy Theotokos, please help.

Lord, have mercy.
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« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2009, 12:25:49 AM »

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Lord, have mercy on Your servant Gabriel!
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