I am new here and think I am a bit depressed.I don't and never have had depression issues that lasted more than a few days, but this time I have been "down" for about
30 days now and I am a bit concerned
I had to move to a strange city all alone about
30 days ago. I do not know anyone here, I find it hard to make friends, and have given up all I do is work and come home and sleep and when the weekends come I generally sleep them away.
I do not like it but feel helpless to do anything about
it! and I really am lucky because I am healthy have a great job, no illnesses and really (life for me is good) but I do not FEEL it and I am depressed. And to make it worse I work totally alone and work out of my home so getting out from 9 to 5 like most people do is not something I do for my work that also enables me to stay home most of the time and I sit here more than I know I should.
I have lost interest in things I used to like, and I don't want to socialize and that is totally not like me! I do not know what to do! there are things I can do but I lack the desire to do them,there are church groups I could attend and some people I have spoken to thru a dating site but I have no desire to do anything and they move on tiring of me not wanting to go out.
I have spoken to my doctor and he gave me lexapro I haven't taken it yet because I worry about
the side affects and I want to KICK THIS DEPRESSION with out drugs.
I know things for me are really very very good, many people my age would love my position,a good job,great health, little stress not much debt and really a very good life I KNOW ALL THIS AND I WISH I COULD KICK THIS NASTY DEPRESSED STATE and do it with out drugs I just do not know how.
quite honestly as I said I am so lucky,good health, decent job life IS good but my brain wont cooperate and I feel helpless any ideas? I GREATLY WELCOME ANY HELP!! I am a 44 yr old male good health do not drink no drugs if there are any live forums I can chat or somewhere to call for help I would welcome that information
Post Edited (newbie44) : 5/4/2008 3:12:05 PM (GMT-6)