You said "is nothing like depression. You can't live normally when your depressed. But you can change that. It's an amazing feeling when you go from Depression to no longer feeling depressed. All of the sudden life feels really good."
Not trying to horn in on Kevins thread, but I could use some hope. I've come out of depression,in the past, and just like you said, life is SO much better. This bout has lasted long enough, and I do feel a little better, but just haven't made the last hurdle. In fact, I was beginning to wonder if "all of the sudden life feels really good" meant I was a manic depressive, and if I felt good, then I'd be manic.
Anyway, my daughter is having a 'medical emergency" just as I'm trying to 'emerge' from depression, and I would love to hear some words/advice about getting out of depression. Perhaps you could post some helpful/hopeful words for me, maybe even under "let the 'allopathic dance begin'.