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Brum 29
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 11/14/2008 4:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all.
Just need some advice really. My depression is getting worse, I do talk to people about it, but I am scared of pushing people away. Some days I can't even get out of bed and this is not like me at all.
Does anyone else feel like this?
Thanks      

getting by
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   Posted 11/14/2008 4:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Brum 29,

It seems that there is a lot of depression going on right now. I don't know, it must be in the weather. Just about everybody that I talk to is down.

Today was a hard day for me. It seemed like every thing that I did took extra effort. And nothing seemed to go right. I almost went back to bed too. I spent two years in bed though from depression and fibromyalgia. So I really fight it.

I hope that you feel better soon. Keep us posted.

Hugs, Karen
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trying2getby
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   Posted 11/14/2008 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Brum,

Yeah must be the weather and the season. I just had a change in meds today so I'm hoping for things to get better. Do you have a doctor you can go to, or a counselor or therapist? I have a constant fight with the bed too. My bedroom is downstairs, so even if I don't feel better, i go upstairs and sit on the couch. That's one step. Keep your chin up and do let me know how you are doing. We're here for you.

Take care,

Eli

Akram
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   Posted 11/14/2008 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
AHhhh the fight with the bed... it is a tough one for me too every single day... oddly I also want to stay awake in the wrong times too...
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getting by
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   Posted 11/14/2008 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I had that same problem too Akram, I would get energy at night time and stay up all night and then the next day. I was afraid to go to bed because I might not get back out of it. It would practically call my name.LOL...

Have a wonderful evening

Hugs, Karen
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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 11/14/2008 11:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a red couch calling MY name. In front of the couch is a TV. When I lay
on the couch and watch TV a lot of my mental and physcial pain go away. I
know it's not the best for me ... but lately it's been sooo hard to fight it.

getting by, I used to stay up all night too. That's when I felt my best and most
energetic. Now I have pain and depression at night so the problem is getting worse.

I hope it gets better after the holidays. I always like something to blame.

Depression runs in my family. My dad and his two brothers let deression get the
most of them. Terrible.

I'll never be that way.

Pamela

Does anyone here have pain and depression that keeps them from being able to
work?

enWayen
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   Posted 11/15/2008 4:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Heej Brum,

Most of here are feeling, or have been feeling similar as you. There are, however, things you can do about it. One is to visit a counselor, as they can be a great help in exploring what saddens you. You could also vent here on HW, there are probably members who can help you.

And Pamela, back in the day the depression alone was enough to stop me from doing, well, anything, except staying in bed.

Take care!
Erik
Acceptance is the key

The World is but a reflection. Smile, and it will smile back.

Try to keep smiling! :)


getting by
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   Posted 11/15/2008 9:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I have pain and depression and it does keep me from working. But I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. As I said before, I spent two years in bed, listening to life go on without me. It was horrible.

I got the pain under control with narcotics. And then got amphetamine to help with the fatigue. It saved my life. The pain is real, even though people think it isn't. There is a glitch in our nervous system that causes us to feel the pain. I found that moving around helps me from being so sore and stiff. It is hard, I know, but start gradually and that helps you build up to maybe taking a walk everyday. That really makes me feel good.

Keep posting, we will help you as much as possible. We are here for you. And hope to help you along the way.

Hugs, Karen
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CathyA
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   Posted 11/15/2008 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I think humans are more "natural" beings than modern society gives us credit for. Fall is a time when we are supposed to slow down, eat alot in storage for winter, and increase our sleep. I definitely am feeling more tiredness and less motivation now. If it gets really bad, you should consider trying a bright light for Seasonal Affective Disorder. That helps alot of people during Fall/Winter. I personally think we should all slow down in Fall......try to go to bed sooner, and not be so hard on ourselves for feeling this instinctual need to slow down. Maybe it would help if you tried to accept it as a natural occurrence this time of year? I know that doesn't help if we start getting depressed and can't keep up with all the things we're "supposed" to get done. But for me, at least thinking that my body is just responding naturally to Fall/Winter, makes me accept it more, and I try to stop fighting it, and try to stop putting myself down for feeling this way. And I know that the daylight will start lengthening again in about 6 weeks and my body will perk up because of it.
Good luck to you.

getting by
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   Posted 11/15/2008 9:56 AM (GMT -7)   
CathyA,

I think that you are absolutely right. I never looked at it this way. But I use to have a lightbox for sad. But like you say if we just go with it and not be so hard on ourselves, we will probably feel much better.

Great post.

Hugs, Karen
  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
 
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

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