beating depression

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

leaveorstay
Regular Member


Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 20
   Posted 1/4/2008 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   
any success stories?? I'm REALLY looking for reasons to believe that my wife will get better.

getting by
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 40572
   Posted 1/4/2008 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I guess I could be a success story. At this time anyway. I suffered depression for years. Had many different therapists. Worked with cognitive therapy. But eventually went on medications. The best one that has helped me the most so far is called abilify.

I suffer with fibromyalgia also. That puts a real damper on my life but I have learned to take things one day at a time. Living in the now really helps. Not living in the past or worrying about the future. Which I have done both.

There usually isn''t any quick fix for this. It all takes time. Some of us have to deal with past issues before we move on. Some of us learn to put the past behind us and take it as it comes.

Your wife sounds manic, or bipolar. There are medications that help that. Like I say it takes a little time. So you have to be patient, as I know that you have. But if you can get her into therapy, which you have mentioned, with work on all your parts including the doctor, I think that she will come around. She already knows what her words and treatment are doing to the family so that is a start.

Don't give up, let us know how your sessions go. And most of all remember we are here for you.

hugs,
Karen
fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, clinically depressed and allergies


Wifeofdepression
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 144
   Posted 1/4/2008 9:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Read faithfully4 postings. She is doing so well now.

faithfully4you
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 870
   Posted 1/5/2008 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so touched that so many of you are believing in my posts.  It actually brings tears to my eyes and reaffirms my belief that I am still here for so, so many reasons.  The comfort I bring my friends on this forum leaves me speechless and my heart warm.
 
It is true I am doing better but I will tell you that it has been and continues to be a very steep hill that some days feels unclimbable.  But I keep climbing and struggling.  It is worth it believe me, when you feel that you cant go on, believe me I know, the advice I can give from my heart is this......always think tomorrow could be the day of reckoning and the happiness you strive for.  You have to think that EVERY DAY.  You may have a week of "those days" you may have months or even years but it is worth it trust me, if I use the advice I give to you, my friends, I can have the world that I could have had 4 years ago.  I will have it again!!!!
 
Hang tough my friends, and especially KEEP YOUR FAITH UNCEASING!!!!!!!!
 
I wish you all the love in journey.
Teresa
 
 The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.


Floppington
Regular Member


Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 43
   Posted 1/5/2008 8:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I definitely believe that people can and do get better. As Karen said there isn't always a quick fix, and it can require that you work with doctors and try several different things before you find what works, but there are many options for treatment and therapy, as well as medications. It takes time, and it may never be perfect, but the times when the skies clear and you can feel the good parts of life again make it worth the work to get there.
But I also think it's too much for one person to take on alone. You need people who can help and support YOU as you try to help and support your wife.

leaveorstay
Regular Member


Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 20
   Posted 1/6/2008 2:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks again everyone.
 
 Teresa- I have no idea who or where you are- but please know that there is a family that is still together today, and you are a part of the reason why.
 
As long as I can continue to BELIEVE that a better day is coming for HER- then I will never leave her side. I know that sounds like I'm saying I'm only here for the better, but that's not true. Right now she only see's the dark and unfortunately it effects more than just her and the friends on my other post have helped me realize that my 1st responsibility has to be to my children. I'm strapping up right now for another week of battle- once again confident in victory.
 
THANKS

faithfully4you
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 870
   Posted 1/10/2008 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Leaveorstay,
Thank you so much for the heartfelt opinion that you have entrusted in my posts.
The beauty of my posts is this.....I am a straight shooter as many of our group knows and I speak DIRECTLY from the heart and as hard as it is sometimes, I do think with my head, lol.
 
It comforts me that am impacting so many people on our forum.  When I have a day of despair, I think of all of you!!!
 
Hang tough there are going to be rough days ahead followed by days where you wish would never end!
 
Keep your prayers coming for me as I truly need them right now.
 
Thank God everyday for all that you have, no matter how so small they may seem.
 
God bless you.
Teresa
 
 The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, December 03, 2016 3:02 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,732,236 posts in 301,003 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151167 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Hope2day.
317 Guest(s), 16 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
imagardener2, Tagier, braddiefj, Lymepilot, Artist Mark, summer16, RoYal DiRty, White Bird, ASAdvocate, Awake_, snowboat, Malone26, HeyNoodles, trumpet123, JesperTrottier, julymorning


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer