I find that I have to take life one day at a time, but I have fibromyalgia too and I never know if I will even get out of bed the next morning.
I go to counseling every month also and that really helps a lot. I have had depression for over thirty years, so it has become like, old hat, I guess that you would say. But I have tried many different meds and the only thing that has seemed to work without bad side effects is the effexor and abilify. Since the abilify, I have been doing rather good. Not much in the line of depression. My psychiatrist says that it is in remission. So that is good.
I try to keep a positive attitude, it isn't always easy, a lot of hard work. And I try to find pleasure in the simple things in life. But I don't do much. I can't work, which is a bummer. Though I would like to try, but know that I would only get disappointed. So if you can work, do so, it does so much for your self esteem.
Walking is another thing that does me good. It releases endorphines. When I can walk I always feel better. I also use meditation as a way to relax. And exercise helps a lot.
I hope that this helps you some.
Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies