Trying to change.

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flightlessbird
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   Posted 12/22/2009 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   
In September, I dropped out of college. I never regretted my decision since I knew that I was still unsure of what I wanted to do, but I started a downward spiral. Now most of my relationships are not going well, me and my boyfriend frequently fight over how I'm never happy and I have estranged myself from many friends. I've been warned at work that my behaviour is getting out of hand as I frequently cry at work. I can't seem to be able to lift myself out of this hole I'm in.  I can't even begin to think about the future, I'm completely unmotivated.
 
For like the third time I'm trying to change my lifestyle. I want to start exercising everyday and eating right, and I'm even looking into medication but I want it to be my last resort. My only problem is that once I start feeling better from exercising and taking care of myself, I become lazy and sink back into how I felt before. Anyone share the same problem?


getting by
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   Posted 12/22/2009 8:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there,
 
And welcome to the forum.  What you are describing is normal for depression.  I highly recommend counseling if you don't want to go on medications.  But medications might be something that you need.  We all go through that sometimes.
 
Talk to your friends and let them know what is going on with you.  If you feel comfortable with that.  I hope that you feel better soon.
 
You have come to a good place.  We have many kind members full of compassion.  I really think counseling would help you a lot.  Give it a try.  Have no regrets.  You can always change your decisions with school and other lifes ordeals.  You will get better.  It is possible.
 
Take care,
 
Hugs, Karen
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THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 12/23/2009 3:51 AM (GMT -7)   
depression is an insidious beast, thus keeping up with things can be draining. karen has given you some excellent insight, talking with your doc is a good thing, medication can be extremely benefical, especially if you have a chemical imbalance in your brain. i walk and get stuck into music, anything that gives you a productive boost is a good thing, and with medication you will find that you will reinforce this element as you are more focused and less depleted. other alternatives are out there, your doc can on refer you to a good therapist and can give you some alternatives, assessment and ideas to combat your situation. i wish you well. jamie
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jurplesman
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   Posted 12/23/2009 11:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I know from experience that many people suffering from depression suffer from insulin resistance - usually a pre-diabetic condition - that causes your blood sugar levels to go up and down. Because you brain requires a steady supply of blood sugar levels, unstable levels will trigger the release of stress hormones. Constant release of these stress hormone will eventually lead to adrenal exhaustion and hence we have depression. If this is correct then we need to to treat the insulin resistance - diabetic or pre-diabetic. This can be tested medically by a special Glucose Tolerance Test, that should be distinguished from a test for diabetes.

The psychonutritional approach to the treatment of depression is explained at:


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THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 12/24/2009 4:17 AM (GMT -7)   
hi jurplesman. i am a t1 diabetic, and hyperglycaemia is no fun, for some it is akin to being somewhat indifferent, not psychotic, but you get what i mean. not everyone is pre-diabetic and or insulin resistant. hypoglycaemia is very dangerous. i have been in a diabetic coma, and i have had diabetic ketadocis as well, urinating every 5 seconds, blurred vision to the point of not nowing where i am going along with constant thirst. depression and diabetes may have some minor medical correlations albeit i have had both for over 20 yrs and let me say this, they are seperate medical conditions, and i am aware of how the endocrine system works as i was born annorchic, hypogonadism, and yes i am on testosterone and have been so since my teens, yes correlations are true, in terms of theraputic supply, but once this is in range the correlations have no bearing on the chemical inbalance i suffer from, and yes this is a seperate medical issue to my depression. i understand the cumalitive effects, but i disagree with your statement and i thought i would give you my 2 cents worth.
thanks, jamie
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.


getting by
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   Posted 12/24/2009 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Just remember that we are not here to diagnose Jurplesman.  You have your opinions and I respect that, but I don't want my members to get the wrong idea.  So I would suggest that you let them know that this is just an idea, not a diagnosis.  Many people here are doing well on their medications and there is not connection between their nutritional habits and with the diabetes.  So please do not try to convince otherwise. 
 
I looked at the site, make sure that you don't have a vested interest in anything.  I will be talking to admin to make sure that it is okay to have the site listed on your posts. 
 
I appreciate what you are trying to do, it is jsut that some of us are in a very volnerable state and I don't want to see anybody go off of their meds because of what you have posted. 
 
I hope that you understand what I am trying to say.
 
Hugs, Karen
  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
 
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

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