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Depression & Lighter Life

Discussion in 'Lighter Life Forum' started by humblebee, 11 October 2010 Social URL.

  1. humblebee

    humblebee New Member

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    I've been turned down by Lighter Life because I've suffered from depression in the past, although I've been fine for a few years now. They told me that I'd never be eligible, but I'd really like to try Lighter Life. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can get round this problem?:sigh:
     
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  3. cerealkiller

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    strange..I have suffered from depression in the past (not bipolar though) and I have recently been diagnosed with post natal depression. I am not taking any medicines, just counselling and have had no problems in joining LLT. You should speak to your doctor again.
     
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    There's someone in my group who suffers from depression (though I don't know anything more about her condition), and she was still allowed to join but I think had to get a letter signed by her doctor? It's not impossible.
     
  5. MsJMC

    MsJMC Strong women stay slim

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    Ask them at LL if they have doctors they use to sign people , as mine did when I joined .
     
  6. roundrachel

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    I have suffered from depression since I was 17 in varying degrees. The Dr didn't see it as an issue for doing LL as losing weight and subsequent better approach to life was seen as a much better option. I'm not saying that being slim has made me the happiest person on the planet but it has certainly made a lot of things easier mentally.
    I'd argue that LL can help LL and should not be a reason not to do it. Maybe go and see another Dr for a second opinion?
     
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    nutty me onwards and downwards

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    Hi, I suffer with depression and continue to take citalopram. It never came up as being a problem. I would ask what the reasoning behind it is.

    Nutty
     
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    Hi I've had postnatal depression twice and now stay on a very low dose of fluoxetine as otherwise I get very anxious, and it wasn't a problem for me to join LL at all. Can you get a second opinion? FWIW I feel better on LL, doing something positive, for me, than I have done in years!
     
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