Not doing much better today

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older guy
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   Posted 2/18/2012 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, my name is Display.

I posted yesterday because I was having a very down day. Today does not seem to be much better. I had a really hard time getting out of bed, not until past noon. I do have things I need to get done and depression really gets in the way of that.

So today I will just push through my desire to sit around and vegetate. This means doing some errands, etc.

The desire to sleep is always present. I find myself wanting to get 12, 14 or 16 hours a day when I can. I guess I don't really have anything to look forward to when I get up.

Don't know what else to say today, would appreciate some feedback or suggestions.

Thanks,
Display

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bayoub2
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   Posted 2/18/2012 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey display

Pushing thru the apathy is a good step usually...I mean life goes on even when we don't feel like part of it...but it doesn't conquer depression...at least for me, it just lessens my guilt about layin around-lol

Are you seeing a counselor? Or maybe an adjustment in your meds? Cymbalta worked great for me really well, then I had to switch meds...again...I hope that is not true for you but just a possibility.

Today is gloomy here and I am feeling very lethargic and apathetic myself. Hope tomorrow is a better day-let us know

Maggie
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   Posted 2/18/2012 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
keeping you in my healing thoughts. jamie.
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getting by
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   Posted 2/18/2012 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Thinking of you Display, I hope that you feel better.

Do you have any interests or hobbies that you can do. I have recently started drawing again. I usually do that when I get depressed. It helps a person to feel better.

This is a real hard time of year too. I hate february and march sometimes. Winter is long here. Starts sometimes in October and doesn't end until May. So that could be playing into it if you are in a cold climate.

Do you take any vitamin D3? It helps with moods in the winter. I take 2000iu a day, I think I could use more. That could be something that would help you and vitamin D3 is cheap. You might want to get your levels checked.

I truly hope that you feel better soon.

Keep posting.

Hugs, Karen
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Sweeps
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   Posted 2/18/2012 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Display---My wife went to that so called better place three+ years ago. I have had periods of depression. My solution to those down times is a long walk. Many times I would prefer to stay home and sleep the day away but I know that is not a good thing to do. No matter the weather I walk. Fortunatrly I am blessed in having a park nearby with a walking trail. If the weather is inclement I walk in a mall. Please try walking. You will be surprised how your 'blues' just go away. Good luck.

older guy
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   Posted 2/18/2012 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your replies, Karen and Sweeps.

Karen, I live in Texas and usually by now it would have been warmer, but this has been a cold February. Unfortunately, it is all too easy for me to just want to stay home.

But today I did go out to do some errands and almost immediately felt better. I will try to remember this next time I am procrastinating about going out. In my depression support group, the leader did mention this week that it's really helpful just to be out in the world, around people.

Sweeps, walking is really hard for me. It is so easy to put it off. And I'm always a bit chagrined when I do walk, I realize how out of shape I am. But I will try...
Display

depression and anxiety
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cymbalta, lamotrigine, zyprexa

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   Posted 2/18/2012 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Even if you just walk five minutes a day at first it really helps. Gradually build yourself up for the task. I try to walk daily, but with this weather, it is hard. So I started an exercise class. It helps, but I have a hard time keeping up.

I hope that you feel better soon.

Hugs, Karen
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