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edwina
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   Posted 4/20/2005 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   
when you are down? i am seriously depressed right now, and i just want to sleep. i dont care about anything else.
 i have no life in me and i cant see me living like this.
will it go away?
i am so tired and sad.
 how do you come out of this? these feelings sad seem to be getting worse and more frequent.

CheerDad
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   Posted 4/20/2005 3:45 PM (GMT -7)   
edwina,

If you have not already, please get professional help. I know it is difficult to motivate yourself to do so when you are feeling so down. Reaching out here is a good start, but it sounds to me as if more is needed than we can offer here. I am not saying don't come back, just saying to add more than just coming here. I can also tell you that when I am in the depths of life's struggles like it sounds like you are, I reallyhave to force myself to get out of bed and do something. Anything. I also know that it is important to reach out to others and I am glad you reached out to us. Take time to see some good in each day and try not to define if it is a good day or a bad day. Days are just days with many minutes and happenings that make them up. There is good in all days. Some more that others, but there is always good there if I look for it. Please keep us posted on how you are doing. Good luck!!!
 
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   Posted 4/20/2005 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Edwina!!!

Randy is right, you really do need some professional help. I wonder if you have any chronic disease process happening . . . that can cause fatigue AND depression. I think that lots if not most chronically ill people are dealing with depression as a bonus.

Even if you don't have a chronic process going on, depression very common. A doctor and counselor can make a huge difference in helping you find 'the real you' again.

Keep us posted how you are doing. And . . . yes depression can make you tired (although some people are tired AND have insomnia at the same time).

Blessings!
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Cloudy30
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   Posted 4/20/2005 8:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Edwina,
 
When I have a depression episode that is all I want to do too!  Just sleep- its often feels better than being awake sometimes. My depression episodes started three years ago and they started out very severe I too had a hard time getting out of bed but now two years from then I still have episodes but they are less severe  The things that help me get through my episodes is a counselor and trying different medication. They have made all the difference. I still am working on getting my energy up.  It is a great idea to have someone to support you and get you through this part of your depression.  Please keep us posted.  I hope you feel better.

FinalNirvana
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   Posted 4/20/2005 9:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, when I'm depressed all I want to do is sleep. I can't kill myself because it would hurt my family so I do the next best thing and loose my feelings by sleeping. It's hard to even think of doing anything productive. I'm constantly getting in trouble at school for not doing my assignments because all I want to do is sleep and cry.

edwina
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   Posted 4/21/2005 2:39 AM (GMT -7)   
yes, nirvana. i barely make it to school anymore. i how do i find a councelor?
sometimes i just done care id i died right now. i do have alot of heath problems, but i feel like my brain is getting messed upsomehow. i can feel something is wrong in my head.i am just so tired. but i am glad to come here and see im not alone in this,if it doesnt go away , i will see dr. thank you all.

Camey0777
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   Posted 4/21/2005 6:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
I have had situational deprseion lately. I have crohn's disease, haven't eaten solid food in 11 months and beinf fed through a tube. I aam 43 years young. the mother of two and grandmother of three. I have been in the hospital 5 times this year alone. I have a chemo port in my chest that is where I take in my liquid food, and pain meds. demerol and morphine. I was just release from ther hospital after a 28 day stay there with a lung embolism which cause my entire right lungs lower lobe to die and a blood clot in my heart. I was depressed and really thought this time I would not return home ever again, because so many things are wrong with me. I have a blockage in my small intestines and need surgery but can't have the surgery becuase I have the nutritional of a child in a third world country. and the doctors said they could get me through the surgery, but they don't think I will heal or ever come home again. Meaning I would most likely die. Now I was thinking about my family everyday and night in the hospital.. I was thinking about my home and everything that is mine. My grandchildren and how much I feel they need their nana ( me). iT WAS so easy to get into a rut, no, More like depression. But then I had to remind myself of all I have. Yes, my medical situtation is terrible, I am very qeak, have had blood transfusions and worry about who's blood is going into my system. Iwas making myself feel sicker with all this deopression and worry. Our thought can take us to the deepest depression. But I had to remember all that I truely have. I have hope in Christ, I have two wonderful kids (grown) a husband that is so good to me and grandkids that are beyound compare. I have to think about positive things even though things look very grim. You ahev to really think about all you yave had and all there is and all there will be. When I feel myself going into that depression I have to keep reminding myself why God put me here. I am here to serve others, To focus on my family, and friends. To try and in my way be a bright spot in someone elses life. I have had a good life. I have a roof over my head. I have collected the things in life that fasinated me. I have traveled, and done things that bring me joy. You have to really take stock and examine what you really do have. I know that all I have been through is making me stronger, even at times I feel so weqak and so tired.
It is so easy to let yourself go to that dark place and feel sorry for yourself and stay in that place. sadly it becomes a comfortable place sometimes and it's easier to stay depressed. We have no energy when we are depressed. But some where inside you , you have the strength to pull yourselof out of this depression. I am keepuing everyone on this site who is depressed in my prayers. I know that if I can go through everything that's going on with me and I PULL OUT OF DEORESSION, i AM PRAYING THE VERY SAME FOR YOU AND EVERYONE HERE. lIFE IS GOOD, AND IT DOES GET BETTER NO MATTER HOW DARK AND ALONE IT SEEMS TO BE. aNYTIME YOU WANT TO CHAT LOOK ME UP. pLEASE tRY Tto see the brighter side. what do you have to live for and wouldn't life be better with a smile ad compassionate friends and family.. Rake care.. gOOD LUCK AND may your depression subside soon... donna

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   Posted 4/21/2005 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
(((Donna))) You are having a very hard time. Depression is inevitable when you have a chronic illness. I think that you have said something very true that sometimes we need to step back and appreciate what we have. It is hard sometimes to see some things that way because of the chemical imbalances we have but part of therapy is knowing that as long as we are still breathing, we need to keep fighting. I was dx'd with depression for 11 years and never would have made it without God and the people in my life (family or not).

Thank you for the reality check and be well. HUGS
"Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you."
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 4/21/2005 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
(((((((Donna))))))

Thank you for your prayers. You will be in my prayers as well. You have such a good attitude. I'm sorry you are having such a hard time medically. But your zest for life is touching and catchy. Thanks for sharing with us.

Blessings!
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AlwaysRosie
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 4/21/2005 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Edwina and FinalNervana,

Expressing the feelings that you shared must be extremely difficult. I want you to know that we have posted a National Hotline number you can call 24/7 if you feel like giving up. It is the second post in the second topic on this board under "Depression Resources" or, you can click on this link. Please re-read CheerDad (Randy)'s post above. He has good advice for you.

Edwina, you can find a counselor by:

talking to your guidance counselor at school
calling your family doctor and asking for a referral
talk to your mom, dad, adult friend or relative that you trust
talk to one of your church leaders for referral or help
confide in a teacher who you trust and ask them were to get help locally

Please keep posting and let us know how you are doing.

You both continue to be in my prayers.

Blessings!
In His Grip,
AlwaysRosie
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Ell
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   Posted 4/25/2005 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Ive had clinical depression for a few years now and yes wanting to sleep all the time is a major symptom. You do need proffessional help but it wont help much with the sleeping but will help your downs and how to deal with them.

With regards to the sleeping. You have to get yourself into a routine. The worst thing for it is staying up all night (where i fail) and then sleeping all day. Also becoming more active will help, even if its just a walk around the block or something (getting outside does help).

Goodluck with it.
 


AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 4/25/2005 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Ell is right . . . even a bit of exercise and a routine are very helpful.

Edwina??? How are you doing this week?
In His Grip,
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curley
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   Posted 4/30/2005 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I do agree that you need help.are you on any kind of meds for your depression.I do hope that you get to feel better soon.


Curley...........
a.k.a.Mela..........

Always Something
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   Posted 4/30/2005 8:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Donna, oh my goodness sweetie, my prayers are with you, Ive read alot on here and it really helps, although it really makes me think i mean half the people on here have a chronic illness and have a reason for anxiety and depression, while me on the other hand have it and have no other health issues that im aware of, alot of us have our health maybe not our sanity but we are other wise healthy, so maybe through reading about the others with real illnesses it will help us to relize we have no reason to be depressed as long as we stay healthy....I really hope you understnd what I am saying and dont take this the wrong way, but people like you are truely an insperation to the rest of us ...I thank you for sharing your life with us and wish you the best of luck....
Sincerily
Kathy

Akram
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   Posted 5/2/2005 6:49 AM (GMT -7)   
((( Donna ))) thank you for a nice post there, i hope you make it out of those issues.. I too like to sleep to get away from things and have insomnia, it's a daily strugle to convince my self to fall asleep and wake up in time for work.
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