Living with Depression Every Day

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Happiless
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   Posted 5/13/2010 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
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Every day is a struggle. Some days are better than others, but all days are affected by my depression, anxiety, and fatigue like you wouldn't believe.

Happiless
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   Posted 5/13/2010 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I know there are others out there who suffer as much or more than I and wish to share their experiences, what they find helpful, have someone listen, really listen and understand what most people who do not suffer from depression can never understand. It is all consuming in your life.

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   Posted 5/13/2010 5:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Happiless,

Welcome to the forum. Yes it is hard to understand depression if you don't have it. The irritability, the sadness, fatigue, achey muscles. Some of us have it all. And yes some have it worse than others. But that does not dismiss the fact that a person suffers with it.

I found that going to the doctor and getting medication helped, plus getting counseling. Also eating right and getting plenty of exercise. I also do meditation and practice deep breathing for anxiety. There is a lot that you can do for yourself and I would start by seeing your doctor and then getting meds or counseling. Counseling helps me a lot. I have learned a better way of thinking and perceiving things. Perception is a big key to thinking right.

I hope that you feel better soon. Take care.

Hugs, Karen
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Happiless
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   Posted 5/13/2010 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for replying to my post. I have been on meds it seems my whole life and have run the gambit of them all. I am 51 years old and have been dealing with this for as along as I can remember. I have just started back with a therapist and hope that this will improve matters greatly. Exercise is very difficult for me but I do try. I also eat well and take medication to sleep. I have chronic insomnia, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression and on and on. I haven't given up but find it helpful to have other to talk to even when in therapy. So again. Thanks for the reply.

getting by
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   Posted 5/13/2010 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah,

I have to take all kinds of meds for the fibromyalgia and depression, and the other things you get at our age. I am 51 also. So I know where you are coming from. I really do find that the meditation and getting out with nature helps a lot. Being at peace with the world I guess. That is the best that we can do anymore.

I hope that you have a wonderful night. Take care.  Keep posting, as it is nice to have somebody to talk to.

Hugs, Karen


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Happiless
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   Posted 5/13/2010 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I will surely keep in touch. I also like nature and working in my yard is my therapy and distraction from all the noise inside. It helps me relax.

You have a great night also and be safe and well.

getting by
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   Posted 5/13/2010 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you.

I needed to hear that. It came at the right time.

Hugs, Karen
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Sashaxx
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   Posted 5/13/2010 10:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, new member here. I can relate to you Happiless. I also suffer from Anxiety, depression and fatigue and have done since in my 20's. I am 43, married, and have two children, but some days I feel so alone . I found it hard to make friends and it has been that way for me growing up. I know some people may see me as reserved but I find it hard to connect with others, and that is what I feel caused my depression. 5 years ago we moved to a new area and I still havent any friends so I keep to myself.
I am on medication for my depression, but I may need to change it as it is not really helping.
Anyway just wanted to say hello. Take care.

getting by
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   Posted 5/14/2010 5:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sashaxx,

Welcome to the HealingWell depression forum. You have found a good place to come to. Keep posting and let us know how you are doing. You are welcome to start your own thread anytime.

Hugs, Karen
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Happiless
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   Posted 5/14/2010 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Sashaxx. We are glad to have you here anytime. I think that most of us that suffer from depression, fibromyalgia and anxiety can if not learn a lot from each other to be helpful, we can be supportive and offer a listening and understanding ear for those who share our common demons. Connecting with others who share my issues and who can understand my pain and loneliness in it is most reassuring and helpful. I hope that you can find solace and comfort here and that we can be of help just by listening and offering suggestions.

I know it must be extremely trying having to deal with life with family and children and trying to keep your pain from affecting them. It's a hard thing to do and we need each other to help us through times when things get really tough or we just need to blow off steam and have some listen who really understands and sympathizes without being judgmental.

Hope to hear from you again.

Post Edited (Happiless) : 5/14/2010 8:04:32 PM (GMT-6)


THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 5/14/2010 11:13 PM (GMT -7)   
hi happiless, jamie here.
 
male, 37 on testosterone for life, do not produce it. so i fully understand fatique. t1 diabetic, cholesterol, mdd, severe borderline personality disorder, massive insomnia and a plethera of other medical stuff!! constantly tired, depression does not help, nor does diabetes, but i try like heck to manage it. cheers, jamie.
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Sashaxx
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   Posted 5/15/2010 2:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Karen & Happiless. Reading posts in here, I think I have found a place where I can share and also listen to/read about others that are going through similar issues.

THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 5/15/2010 4:17 AM (GMT -7)   
welcome sashaxx. jamie. :-)
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REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.


Lakehouse Girl
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   Posted 5/15/2010 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Happiless, I feel the exact same way.  I've been suffering with it on and off for 10 years.  i'm always told to take one day at a time and when I really do that, it does help.  Are you on meds or seeing a counselor?

Sashaxx
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   Posted 5/16/2010 1:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jamie, thanks for the welcome :-)

xx Sasha xx


THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 5/16/2010 1:41 AM (GMT -7)   
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REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.


Happiless
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   Posted 5/16/2010 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so excited to see so many responses to this forum. Welcome to Jamiee and Lakehouse Girl. I have just started seeing a counselor again...Lakehouse Girl. I have been on meds for most of adult life. Taking one day at a time is the ONLY way to deal with my issues so I agree totally with you on that one. Most days are a real struggle. Moods, anxiety and difficulty with focus are work change from hour to hour sometimes. Then some days are very good and makes me feel more like I have accomplished something.

Happiless
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   Posted 5/16/2010 2:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I went to a a gathering at my daughters house last night to celebrate her and her husbands birthdays. They are only a few days apart. I knew I had to be there, but I wasn't really there. Do you know what I mean? It's like your are someone else, watching whats going on but not really able to participate. It is very frustrating. Like blending into the background and not being seen or heard. I have a very difficult time making friends due to this strange behavior on my part. I can not control it, it just happens and sometimes at the most inopportune times, which can be very embarassing. Like forgetting names and words and standing there like an idiot trying to maintain and listen to the conversation, but are totally lost. IT FREAKS ME OUT!!!

Sashaxx
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   Posted 5/16/2010 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Happiless. I can totally relate to what you have just said as I have been in this situation many times. Sometimes I feel like I am invisible or standing back and watching from the outside. And yes..it is best to take one day at a time. I have a part time job I love and it gives me confidence as people have said I am good at it. Some things happened to me when I was in my early 20's which affected badly and I became withdrawn. Over the years things have got worse although I do have good days. I am currently on Citalopram after being on Flurox ( which I had to change due to side effects ). So, yes one day at a time....
xx Sasha xx


Happiless
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   Posted 5/16/2010 4:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so tired....work tomorrow and as much as I love my job....I dread Mondays. I have no energy on Mondays..which is strange since you would think you could rest up on the weekend. nono I dwell on the weekends on what I have to do on Mondays and I guess that does not help. I still find it very hard to just let things go and don't worry about them until necessary. A symptom I call brain runaway or being highjacked by the a remote. someone else has control and I cant' stop then chanels from changing. Just CRAZIENESS............Silence would be a life savor.

Happiless
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   Posted 5/16/2010 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   
If anyone is interested, try the chat room for depression..that way we can communicate a little more freely. I check in and out as often as I can. Hope to hear from some of you there.

Old Hippy
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   Posted 5/17/2010 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all... Well, I guess I am the elder here ...58 yrs young--lol It's hard, when living w/depression becomes a life-long gig. You would think after all these years--I would have mastered the disease, and not the other way around... Good days, bad days--at least, I am still here to experience them! It's nice to know that there are folk <such as yourselves> who can relate to what depression feels like --<up close & personal>, yet, still be able to reach out to others in need of a friendly cyber-ear. This forum is a wonderful meeting place where one can find kindred souls to help alleviate the isolation & emotional challenges that one faces--when living with depression and I am thankful that I have found it... Peace out... L

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   Posted 5/17/2010 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I am 51 so I am not far behind you. Yes it is nice to have someplace to come for advice and support. I am so happy that I found this site with all of the wonderful members. As we all experience depression from day to day, this is a nice place to come to share and vent too.

I am glad that you like the forum, I think it has a lot of wonderful members, including yourself.

Hugs, Karen
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Happiless
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   Posted 5/17/2010 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to our forum Old Hippy. I hope that you feel comfortable enough to use us as sounding boards and maybe even to provide some support and understanding for the obstacles you and all of us face day to day. I think we have some great members here who are of a mature age who can relate to each others problems and needs.

I reiterate what Karen said and am glad that you like the forum.

Again, welcome, Happiless

susan 1234
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   Posted 5/17/2010 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   
hi im new dont know where to start or what to say sorry, hi to everyone anyway
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