Depression and Diabetes??

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 5/1/2005 11:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Tpe 2  since 1998...depressed for six months.  My experience is some lows mainly since I have lost my appetite.  Am on glucophage, actos, amaryl and prozac.  Anyone willing to share stories would be welcome

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Date Joined Jan 2005
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   Posted 5/1/2005 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Designs,

Depression is very common among diabetics, in fact anyone with a chronic illness is more prone to depression. You say you've been depressed for 6 months. Is that how long you've been on the prozac? And, is it working?

I was on antidepressants about 5 years ago after my son passed away. I have bad side effects with any of those med's, but was able to last long enough to get over the worst of it. There have been a couple of times when I felt I should go back on but the side effects are just intolerable. Did the 'white knuckle' trick and got through. Wouldn't recommend it to others, it was just what I had to do.

The only difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
-Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

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Date Joined Aug 2005
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   Posted 8/16/2005 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   

Hey Designz,

HI my name i serena and i know how you feel about being depressed...I dont know if my depression is caused by being a diabetic.My mom told me awhile  back that depression run in our family...I deal with my depression in a kind of a wierd way,but it helps me out...I would rather be here for my friends than worry about myself..When i help people out it makes me feel better...Also another way is that i get depressed alot just sittin at home all the time..I would rather be out working or with my friends..I have found out that i dont get depressed as much when i go out to a bar i go to everyweekend..I feel at home there and people are very nice..I go out to dance it takes my mind off things...but also what helps me is i know i have my friends and family here for me.

Serena Blair

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