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joygrisham
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   Posted 9/23/2005 4:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Normally I have no difficulties with depression, except for Sundays. I certainly don't want to go on meds to deal with one day of the week, but it's been getting worse. It's better if I am busy and with people, but that's often not possible.

Does anyone else get this way? Any suggestions?

Thanks

wolves92
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   Posted 9/23/2005 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I get this way. I am not on any meds right now. I was at one point and they made me worse than without. I understand where you are coming from. From what I understand there are good days and not so good days. My opinion is don't get to worried until the not so good days out weigh the good ones. I have found that if I talk to someone it helps. Again these are my past expereiences and opinions. Keep on smiling.

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   Posted 9/23/2005 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Joy!!! Welcome Wolves!!

Sunday CAN be sad just because of the work-grind starting again the next day. Have you tried planning something physical (like hiking or walking) for Sunday? Sometimes getting active can be a really great medicine.

I wouldn't want start on rx meds for a once a week problem either. Maybe St. John's Wart or Sam-E would be beneficial. Haven't tried them, but some say they work well for mild depression.

Keep us posted!

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   Posted 9/23/2005 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Just adding my welcome and concerence to Rosie's comments. If the problem only occurs once a week there are several alternatives to meds. Changes in routine activities on that day can also help alot. Good luck and hope you find the answers you are looking for.
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joygrisham
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   Posted 9/23/2005 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks to you all.....I'd try St. John's Wort but I hear that you shouldn't use this if you are on BC.....

Physical exercise is a good idea.

I find that most of my friends/family are busy on Sundays so I'm often alone. Being alone and single at 45 is hard.

bevhea
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   Posted 9/24/2005 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I have an email friend who had difficulty with sadness and depression on Sunday.   After reading about her many unhappy Sunday's in a row, I decided to tell her that I was going to make my Sundays as depressed as  hers.  I was going to do a big or nasty cleaning job every Sunday. 
 
Since then I have done many the jobs I always let go before that.  I cleaned my car top to bottom, front to back (it was bad; that took 2 Sundays), I washed every wall and ceiling, scrubbed and waxed the wood floors (many sundays), I sewed a see through cover for utiltity shelving (one sunday) and reoganized a giantic geological collection (still in progress).
 
My Black Sundays help me feel better all week long.  If I begin to fret about not having done some big nasty job--I quit thinking about it, because Black Sunday is coming.  Maybe, I'll do it, maybe I'll do something else.  It doesn't matter, but there will be more Black Sundays.  Mondays are the best--that's when I see the results of Black Sunday--and it sure does make me feel good.
 
I sent my sad friend reports of what ever work I did.  By the third week, she was going places and doing things, and was happier.  By then I was estatic that I had three jobs done.  I wouldn't give up Black Sunday for anything.  You might just wind up liking Sundays too.
 
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bevhea
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   Posted 9/27/2005 3:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I just thought I'd check in to see how Sunday went. I didn't make mine a Black Sunday of cleaning, and guess what, Monday sucked. When I wrote the other I intended to finish differently. Something came up and I had to finish quickly--so here's the rest of the story:

I was going to offer to tell you what awful job I did, so maybe like my email friend, you would think getting out of the house was preferable to cleaning misery. It worked for her.

Hope your Sunday was better than they have been in the past.

bev

joygrisham
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   Posted 9/27/2005 4:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I actually had a very good Sunday, thanks for asking. I spent the day with my boyfriend, which is a mood elevater for me.

He actually gets depresses, too, on Sunday nights.....but often prefers to be alone. I left his house at 7:00pm.....

I never know when it's going to hit. I'd say it hits more than it doesn't, though. And when it hits, it hits hard.

bevhea
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   Posted 9/27/2005 4:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad you had a good Sunday. Take some time to think about what you did. Then when it hits again, maybe you can lift the depression, by going back to one or more of the places you and he went today. Don't know that it would work, but it might.

Again, I'm happy Sunday went good. If the above idea doesn't work you and always imagine this old woman doing the yuckest job you can think of and maybe that will put a smile on your face.

bev

desire
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   Posted 9/28/2005 2:05 AM (GMT -7)   

smurf  I think one should get to the reason for the Sunday depression.  If the depression is not due to brain chemistry one should not take medicine, but should find the reason.  Maybe it is due to some worries about the week that lies ahead or a religious thing?  I'd reflect on my life - do you enjoy your job, is the stress levels to high, are there enough challenges, are there to many challenges, what was the weekend like:  did you achieve something, did you use the time constuctively, did you rest, etc?  I get depressed and I know there is a reason for it.  I'd rather deal with the cause of the depression than to tollerate the depression and trying different methods to avoid it.  My suggestion is probably the more difficult one, but it might be worth it...

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joygrisham
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   Posted 9/28/2005 4:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Bev....you're a sweetie!

Desire, this has been happening to me since I was a child and I do think it stems from starting another long week.

But it has happened no matter if I was in school, or whatever job/occupation I was doing at the time...It does not happen so much if I have a Monday off.

desire
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   Posted 9/28/2005 4:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Then maybe you should do something to make the week beter and not only change what you do on Sundays?

edwocb
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   Posted 9/28/2005 6:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I just read your post about Sundays.  My hubby also gets more depressed on Sundays.  I also think it is because he know that he has to go back to work on Monday.  My hubby misses about 3 days in a month & it is usually on a Monday.  I hope you start to feel better.

dbab
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   Posted 9/28/2005 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I do have to agree that Sundays bring me down because knowing Monday is around the corner. It mostly comes though from the thought that I wasted my weekend. If I get up late on Sunday, its even worse. I will get up around 6am now on Sunday, do all the cleaning and its done way before noon and then I can veg or play all day and try not to let the thought of Monday bring me down. I also think that it is because everything falls on your lap on Sunday that you had to get done over the weekend (laundry, grocery shopping, cleaning) and it causes stress.
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bevhea
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   Posted 10/3/2005 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   
So how did this passed Sunday go?

My depressive, nasty job was doing one my husband let go--cleaning the patio. Since I'm allergic to pollens and other things in dust, it was about the nastiest job I've done YET. His ignored garage, which is even worse is on the list for some upcoming Black Sunday. I'll be like yesterday, with face mask, runny nose, aching chest, and totally miserable. I'll also be thinking about you and my email friend like I did yesterday.

bev

edwocb
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   Posted 10/4/2005 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
My hubby slept most of the day on Sunday. He got up & watched alittle Tv, ate dinner & went back to bed. Monday believe it or not was a pretty good day for him. He came home from work in a good mood. He didn't seem angry when he came home from Therapy. He even layed inbetween me & my daughter & watched Surface with us. It was so nice.

joygrisham
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   Posted 10/9/2005 2:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Well my last two Sundays have been awful because I broke up with my boyfriend yesterday. It's been coming for a month or so .......

I am so entirely miserable so I can't really judge this Sunday objectively. I haven't left the house in two days and ate half a pizza today. I feel so sick.

I have my first appt. with a counselor but couldn't get in until the 20th of October.

I know time will help this, but I just want to get rid of this pain.

joygrisham
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   Posted 10/9/2005 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for *keeping up* with me, even though I haven't been around much. I appreciate your support.

bevhea
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   Posted 10/9/2005 2:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry to hear the Sundays sucked. Breakups do hurt, and they hurt bad. The good news is that you are doing something to help yourself.

Excersizing and staying in touch with people are good moves any time, but especially while you are waiting to get into counseling. The combination will help you will think quicker and express yourself better during that first session. With some types of counseling, that's very important.

I'm still on my black sunday routine, today's job started out fixing to be fixing 3 computers. Mine is a laptop that I spilled water on. I found good directions on the internet, which will probably do the trick. That was some time ago. Never opened a laptop, so I've been putting it off (fear factor). Well, it's open now, and I'm frustrated. Bummer. Wish it would have been easier.

If I get it done, I have two more compters that other people need fixed. If not they get to wait for another black sunday.

Smile, I'm not happy either.

bev

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   Posted 10/9/2005 3:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I have noticed, that when I am out and about I am not as depressed. I like to go to church, and talk to people so I don't feel as lonely. It's fun. And at church, people want you to be happy so you will. Just a suggestion.

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Lynnwood
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   Posted 10/13/2005 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Sundays were always a down day for me -- I think it was mostly habit because they were down days when I was a child.

Finally, I realized Saturdays were good days, so I tried having 2 Saturdays instead of one of each. Of course, I had to make a few adjustments since stores & resturants change hrs on Sundays, but now my "replay Saturdays" are just as good as the real Saturdays.

joygrisham
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   Posted 10/16/2005 5:59 AM (GMT -7)   
So far, so good today.....I know it's only 7:57 a.m. I am forcing myself to go to the gym....then this afternoon I'll head to my favorite home away from home, Barnes & Noble to drink some of their amazing pumpkin latte and read all about fixing myself....lol.

I hope all you Sunday haters (is that too strong a word?) have a better day today.

Wotan
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   Posted 10/17/2005 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
  Hi Joy----i get this way starting SATURDAY---& it goes thru Sunday---both my depression & hypomania are worse.   I trryt
to make them feel like weekdays---do the same thing you do weekdays----Blessings----Robert

NLCOLE9
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   Posted 9/30/2007 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   
hello all, newbie to the site but i found it because on sundays when i get bummed i always google "sunday depression"- cuz i read this article about it a few years ago, that its this legit depression a ton of ppl suffer from and it makes me feel better to read about it- and i found all your guys posts! ive been getting depressed on sundays forever, since kindergarten.  i always figured it was due to some sort of separation anxiety from everyone i love, you know? everyone is home and all around all wknd, and its so nice, its so cozy, and then BAM sunday hits and suddenly everyone was anxious, we had to go to bed early, make lunch, do hw, blahblah AND, to top it off, no one would be around the next day. That sucks, that feeling as a kid that everyone is going their separate ways and you dont get to do whatever you feel like...... so when i get hit reallllllyyy badly (like tonight), i get a bunch of movies together that i love- they have to be cheerful, dont have to be movies, can be tv or whatever- and i just stay up til i feel okay.  because i absolutely cant go to sleep if i feel sad or anxious. the feeling is like this awful choked up panicky thing where i want to cry and need someone to cling to, but i figured out how to be okay alone with it.  and i stretch and i definitely sleep on the downstairs pull out sofa and not my room, because my room makes me bummed duringthe sunday depressions for some reason.  so thats what im doing right now :) hope everyone is pulling through and that monday doesnt bite......
<3 NL Cole

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   Posted 10/1/2007 4:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi NL Cole and Welcome to healingwell!
 
Im glad that you have found us and found so many people who have the same problem as you. We are very caring and close here and offer support to anyone who needs it so feel free to vent anytime you like... we are from all over the world so you are bound to catch someone online! We also have a chat session on a Thursday night if you fancied chatting to others. (Have a look at the calendar for the time in your time-zone) I hope you managed to sleep last night and that Monday has not bitten you!
 
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