major depression

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   Posted 6/27/2009 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I am really desperate I can't seem to shrug off this depression.  My tension headaches are sometimes unbelievable, I just can't describe them to anyone.  Sometimes I seem to be on top of things and then this illness comes back to haunt me.  I'm so desperate I don't know what to do anymore.  I have been sick for a very long time.  Ever since my parents dies something in me has died to. 
Am I ever going to get well again.

Post Edited By Moderator (getting by) : 6/27/2009 9:39:28 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 6/27/2009 10:39 PM (GMT -6)   
First off, the worst thing to do is to consider ending things, because as it seems like a quick fix, its far from that. The truth is, there is no quick fix. But, there is a fix. Its hard to deal with, I know. I deal with it as well, like many MANY others on here and everywhere in the world.

Obviously, my first suggestion is anytime you are thinking of harming yourself, call someone, whether it be 911 or a friend, or simply go to the ER. My next suggestion is talking to a doctor. A GP probably wont help you very much, mine never did. But finding a therapist is a great idea. Or a psychiatrist because if needed they can prescribe meds. (assuming you havent done any of this already since I dont know)

But mostly, talk about it. The second worst thing you can do is to ignore it and not talk about it. Which is where we can help you. Vent about everything. Anything that may be bothering you, whatever. Talk about how you feel. You may want to try to do things like go out, or whatever. (that usually doesnt work for me, but it has helped others)

But, my point is that if you cant shake the depression and it affects your life and has been persistent.... DO something about it. Dont wait. Dont ignore it. Dont hide it. Dont hold it all in. Depression is an illness and nothing to be ashamed of or anything. But, you really need to do something about it. Major depression usually doesnt go away by itself. It may take time and effort and it can be frustrating, but in the end if it gets better and you can live your life the way you see fit.... by all means, its WORTH the effort and time.

I hope this helped some. I always feel like I am trying to help other people so much that I forget to take my own advice! But, Im still fighting for my recovery so..I hope this helps just a bit and I hope you can shake the depression and get back to living your life. Take care and remember that we are here for you if you need to talk.
Lyrica (15 months-quit Feb. 09), Paxil (10 months-quit 6-4-09), Started Cymbalta 6-6-09, Rozerem, Melatonin Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks-currently in therapy-new pdoc-possible Borderline Personality Disorder...
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"Sometimes it is best to forget what you feel and remember what you deserve"

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   Posted 6/27/2009 10:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bella,
Here aNational Suicide Hotline
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
This is a combined network of the Amerian Association of Suicidology, the National Hopeline Network, CONTACT USA, and many other organizations. Call are automatically routed to the nearest crisis center to the phone from which the call for help is placed.

Helpful Web Sites:
Suicide Hotlines (listed by state) (includes Suicide Crisis Center and Depression and Suicide)
SuicidalTeens.comre a few resources that might help you...
I hope that you start feeling better soon.  Click on any of these and you can get help.
As Christi has said, don't hold this in.  We are here to help you so please don't dispair. 
Keep posting and let us know that you are okay.
Hugs, Karen
  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 6/28/2009 7:44 AM (GMT -6)   
hey bella, i am worried, obviously you are in pain, post was edited, thus be safe, pls seek immediate assistance if you feel unsafe. i, we care. jamie. many healing prayers to you my friend. jamie.

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   Posted 6/29/2009 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bella,

I hope you will come back and post with us again, and I especially hope you will reach out for some help with your depression. Please do that......there is wonderful help out there, and there are ways to get through this and feel better. You are not alone in your struggles, and there are lots of us here who care, and can relate to your pain. We all want to know how you are doing, so come back and talk when you feel up to it. Sending love and prayers your way.
Moderator, Depression Forum
“Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.”  ~Kahlil Gibran



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