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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 3/28/2005 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
depression has totally taken over my life, or at least for the last 6 years, take meds they say, nothing works. I am married with four great kids who dont need this at all, and what if they take after me, they're crazy mom. No one in my family understands they think i can just get over it. I am on anxiety pills right now because I feel like I'm having a heart attack from the pains in my chest. I gave up on everything else, I need to return to my doc but I feel like I'm a pain.... In the past I have cut myself, which was while I was taking celexa. Now I just want to stay in bed and sleep the days away..... Crazy in my world.

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 3/28/2005 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't give up and no, you can not just get over it. Go back and see you doc, we pay them good money to listen and take care of us. It can take a long time to get the right combination of medications to give the help we need. When I get feeling this way, I try and listen to uplifting music. Don't know why, but it warms my soul. Good luck and let us know how you are doing.

We can respond to irritation with a smile instead of scowl, or by giving warm praise instead of icy indifference. By our being understanding instead of abrupt, others, in turn, may decide to hold on a little longer rather than to give way. Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness.


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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 3/28/2005 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
my biggest fear right now is i am having pains in my chest and i dont know if its all anxiety or if there is something wrong with me. i fear sometimes im having a heartattack.

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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 616
   Posted 3/29/2005 4:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Don't give up on doctors or medications, sometimes they don't work it's true... because you could be allergic to some types of them, there is usually a %1 or %2 chance you could get side effects from most anti-depresants, but you could always ask your doctor to try a difirent one just in case you think it could be the medication affecting you..

Just so you know, i have felt also that depression took over my life, but i know now its not true. deppresion is only an ilness and you can fight it like any other ilness. just like you fight a cold or a bad throat, by not giving up, hoping and doing the things that will help you recover.

For instance, if you have a cold you would rest, keep yourself warm, eat good food , maybe see a doctor ask him for some medications. all those combined toghether help you get out of your cold as quickly and safly as possible..

The same with deppresion, you can say i give up, or you can try getting help from doctor, walk, talk to a warm friend about it , read a book, watch a movie instead of sleeping your day you can find something nice you can do.

Take your kids for instance on a piknic if the wheather is good, just an idea :) or maybe a barbique if you have a back yard..
                                                     To be or not to Be

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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 472
   Posted 3/29/2005 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
smurf  Those who suffer from depression have their lives torn apart. Who knows why some people are fine and others are depressed or stressed. I really think I can control a lot of my depression if I put my mind to it. Easy to say, hard to do. I have come to the place in my life that has to choose if I want to be a dried up prune or a semi-social person. This is my space and you can't come in. This is your space and you can't come out. See what I am saying. We limit our abilities in the way we feel about ourselves rather than others worrying about you and your depression. That's crossing the "comfort zone" I just spoke of. We can chose to isolate ourselves which I did for over 8 years before I found this new thing called the Internet. If we chose to be a pessimistic your life wil not change. Mine didn't change until I brought to light what I was depressed about. Being an optimistic person gives us hope. I know it gives me hope. I could be having a bad day and be hell on wheels. My husband catches the overflow.
You are on the right board and there are people that care for you. I do care, otherwise I wouldn't be sitting here writing this post. Please listen a little more and rebel a little less.
"Lefty"   yeah
There is no such word as can't. Can't simply means wouln't. Grab as much as life as you can. Future is a long way away for those who don't believe. Don't build a foundation of life on sand. It will take it away with the tide. Love a little more, be unkind a lot less.

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