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Lonely Planet
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   Posted 8/9/2012 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
 
Hi everyone, I've recently just started a new job, due to a lot of reasons (mainly financially) i've taken on a job that i know from the beginning that i'll hate.
 
the new job only requires me to work 40 hours which is fair & good but due to my depression it's been a real struggle just to make myself go to work everyday like everybody else is doing.
 
my energy level is REALLY REALLY REALLY LOW & i easily get outta breath, i have no energy for pretty much anything after work & all my time is spent lying on bed sleeping on my dayoffs cuz even a normal full time job drains me out terribly.
 
i don't know how to explain but i find all things depressing & feel powerless. i have isloated myself very badly for the last two years and basically don't have a social life, i can't even remember what it was like to have friends or fun.
 
was just wondering if anyone here has also had the same problem with not having enough energy and how they've overcome this?
 
Friay tomorrow, wish you all a good weekend in advance :)
 
love,
Lonely Planet
 
 

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 8/9/2012 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Lonely Planet,

You certainly are not alone in how you feel.

However, there are things that you can do to feel better. Outside of seeing a phsyciatrist and/or you family doctor to be on antidepressants which is very important, because that is half the battle. The following may help.

Vitamin A: Antidepressant and physc meds drain Vit A from our syst. plus not going outside we don't get the sun we need.

Vit b12: Take in the AM will give you energy and help the antidepressant work in your system.

Also try mindfulness exercises and/or meditation to relax the mind.

Stay strong!
Be still and know there is Peace.

Kabir says: "Student tell me, what is God? He is the breath inside the breath". from the poem Breath.
DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 8/9/2012 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
hi lonely planet.

welcome 2 the forum.

try to sleep well and have a good routine.

agree fully with bnotafraid's wisdom as well.

keep posting.

with healing compassion,

jamie
EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE PERSONALITY DISORDER,

RAPID CYCLING BI-POLAR DISORDER

REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

Caro11
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   Posted 8/9/2012 11:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey lonely planet,

I understand exactly how you feel. Bnotafraid's advices are very good. Also, isolating yourself is a normal reaction when on depression but very bad for your psychologic health. You know, it's never too late to reach out to friends or family members that you haven't seen for a while. Get out there and see people, it is a basic need.

Be strong and talk to your doc to let him know how you're feeling.

Hope you will feel better soon!
Caroline

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   Posted 8/9/2012 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lonely Planet,

Welcome to the depression forum. You have got some great advice from forum members. Is there anyway that you could go for a birsk walk? It really helps both physically and mentally. Sometimes when we are depressed, it is really hard to get started, but if you could get yourself outside and walk, it would do you good.

I would also talk to your psych doctor about your fatigue. There are antidepressants that can help with that. I have extreme fatigue due to fibromyalgia and I take adderall xr for that. It keeps me awake during the day.

Isolation is one of the first symptoms of depression as somebody stated similar above. It is very hard to get yourself out and about. Try calling a friend. Maybe have them come over and do something together. You really need to reach out when you are feeling this way.

Best wishes to you to have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Karen
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Lonely Planet
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   Posted 8/10/2012 7:21 AM (GMT -6)   
 
Dear BnotAfraid, jamie,Caroline & Karen,
 
thank u all for all the helpful info & support <3
 
im currently on Vitamin A & walking myself to work in the morning to get more sunlight, will go look for a good Vitamin B12 to my supplement diet soon.
 
i guess the hardest part for me is to reach out, i honestly don't have the confidence to do it but will try my best & see how things turn out.
 
wish u all a great day & hugs to all :)
 
love,
Lonely Planet

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   Posted 8/10/2012 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Try some vitamin D3 also. It really helps the mood. I take 5000iu of it a day. It is a cheap supplement and really does work.

Best wishes

Hugs... Karen...
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Savvy
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   Posted 8/10/2012 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
......Depression is just a word.....Just forget about it....see the trees, flowers, beaches, mountains. They all are standing alone from the past so many decades but they don't seem to be lonely....They add charm to our life......Just feel strong about yourself, smile and do whatever makes you feel happy.....Stop addressing yourself as a lonely planet......Life is a sunshine......Let it spread all over around you......
 
Savvy

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   Posted 8/10/2012 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Savvy,

Depression is more than just a word, it is our lives. We have to deal with it to move on. I understand what you are saying about appreciating things, which I can do. But there are many others who can't at this time. We are all a work in progress.

So yes, depression is more than just a word. It is an illness that has to be dealt with.

Thanks for your input.

Hugs...
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Savvy
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   Posted 8/10/2012 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi,

Thanks for your reply. Why I say depression is just a word because I've overcome it with all my strength and I regret all the days that I wasted thinking of that I'm lonely, I'm in depression. I'm suffering from Trigeminal Neuralgia, it is the worst pain known to the mankind. When the attacks come, people feel like commiting suicide. This life is so beautiful. Who has seen the next birth. Everyone has struggles in their life. Most of us feel lonely despite having supporting families. The time has come that we start discovering happiness. I know what you are talking about" major depression" which needs psychiatrist's help but why come to that stage.........

Regards,

Savvy


BnotAfraid
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   Posted 8/10/2012 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Savvy, Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet I still urge you to seek a doctors opinion for your current depression. It is always better to be safe than sorry. It can get worse in an instant or it can get better. You never know.

Savvy I would like to respond to your last comment. People get to that stage because it just happens. I also have TN and major depression. Life is a roller coaster ride for me because I have "reverse TN" and the depression comes and goes. Plus I have other "stuff" that effects my moods. Life is not always black and white, there is so much gray to live with.

Depression needs to be treated respectfully like any other illness.

It is the beginning of showing yourself compassion. The start of self love and the ending of self-loathing.

Trina
Be still and know there is Peace.

Kabir says: "Student tell me, what is God? He is the breath inside the breath". from the poem Breath.
DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

Savvy
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   Posted 8/10/2012 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Trina,

I think you're right....It just happens....It comes and goes......but I think we should be really bold while dealing with it.

I'm sorry to hear that you also suffered from TN and major depression but thankfully you have overcome it.

Take Care! Love

Savvy


BnotAfraid
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   Posted 8/10/2012 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree! Be as bold as you are able. Being proactive with your illness is the only way to overcome the limitation it puts on you; or to accept those limitations. The healthcare field today is not proactive for the individual patient. We all must do it for ourselves!
Be still and know there is Peace.

Kabir says: "Student tell me, what is God? He is the breath inside the breath". from the poem Breath.
DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;
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