Functional depression

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Gambler
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   Posted 7/6/2017 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Its been years since I've written on here. Is there a thing as being functionally depressive? I have bipolar depression and just have been real off lately. I got to work, but thats about it. When I'm not at work I am home sleeping. I have no desire to do anything or go anywhere and if I force myself to go out all i think of is getting home and going to bed. For instance my daughter, grandson, and I went to my dad's house for the 4th and I didn't have any desire to go. I wanted yo stay home in bed.

Kris

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   Posted 7/6/2017 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kris,

Depression effects us that way. We can't function. Have you talked to your doctor about how you are feeling? Have you been depressed before?

Just wanted to throw a couple of questions out there so we can try to help.

Keep us posted on how you are doing.

Hugs, Karen...

And welcome back to the forum.
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Gambler
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   Posted 7/7/2017 3:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Karen,

Thanks. I have had boughts of depression but it's always been me just staying in bed for 3 months. I have been hospitalized twice. The last time was probably 15 years ago. But as you know it's a daily struggle. Just like any disease. I am currently on Celexa. I have been on pretty much everything. I was diagnosed in the mid 90's. Lookingback growing up I've always had depression but back then we didn't know what it was. I know something isn't right cause I just don't feel right.

Kris

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   Posted 7/7/2017 6:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I think we know ourselves the best. Our minds and bodies.

When we don't feel right we know that something is off.

I am on a combination of medications. The doctor added a mood stabilizer to the mix. I use to take Xanax too but stopped. I take pristiq as an antidepressant.

So maybe they can give you what we call a cocktail of medication and maybe that would work.

I hope that you feel better soon. It is really hard to function when we have depression. I know I have problems with that. Even when I feel a little better.

Keep hanging in there. Know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Hugs, Karen...
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BnotAfraid
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   Posted 7/9/2017 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes that sounds awfully come.

Call and talk to the doc, let them know what is going on in detail.

You may need a mood stabilizer. I take lamictal. 100mg daily. Makes a Huge difference

Also, destress tolerance skills would be a could thing to bring into your daily life.

Peace
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