Feeling really low today.......

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   Posted 9/14/2007 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Today I got up and I feel really low, so low I could go back to bed and sleep, sleep and sleep some more.
My sugar is 110 same thing it has been, good number I know, I don't know if finally everything is hittin me at once and a reality check is in or what is going on.
I am totally depressed and have been all week.
Am I alone, sometimes I feel like no one understands except you all. I feel like everyone thinks no big deal,
So I am going to have a pity party today and no one is invited but me. I sound crazy, I feel like it. sad

Debbie T
sleep apenia, restless legs, IBS, PLM, high blood sugar, chronic depression, anxiety,
Trazadone 1oomg, requip 3mg, Effexor xr 75mg,Dyazide, aprazolam when needed, cpap machine, lipitor, METFORMIN 1000mg daily

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   Posted 9/14/2007 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   

Along with the regular depression that comes from realizing you have a chronic disease you may have something else going on. If you have fibro there is a good possibility that you also suffer from Seasonal Affected Disorder (S.A.D.). It's very common in fibros and people of northern european ancestry. My doc diagnosed me in the fall one year. She said, "Do you just want to have a bowl of macaroni and cheese and go to bed?" I was floored because that's exactly how I felt!!! She understood the symptoms very well because she has it, also. Happens when the sunlight levels decrease in the fall.

If you can't move to a sunnier climate to fix your mood you can add more light to your life. I got a broad spectrum Happy Lite (from Verilux, I think) on eBay and keep it in my bakery when I'm working or in my kitchen when I'm doing family stuff. Regular light bulbs don't fix this problem but the bulbs that they use to grow plants are the ones you need. She started me out on 4 hours a day and my energy and mood did a complete turn around within a week. I even use the light during my summer busy cake season because I so seldom get outside in the summer.

Also, from my "Welcome" post: Don't be surprised if you go through a period of mourning before you finally get a handle on this disease. There is a grieving process involved with accepting a chronic illness and the loss of normalcy in your life. It takes time to go through the grief process before we finally get to the point of accepting and living with our diabetes. There is a website about coping with a new health concern that I found especially helpful. If you click on that link you may get some insight into your feelings. This won't make it all better but it will help you understand and see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. It just takes time and understanding friends.

Hope this helps.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
~Please remember that 50% of all doctors graduated in the bottom half of their class! Yours may be one of them...
"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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   Posted 9/24/2007 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Debbie cheer up dont let things get you down. Take up a hobbie, go for a walk or treat yourself to something you really want. its easy to get down and hard to get up so look at it like a challange and kick its butt!
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