Title: Always Battling Depression
Tap Dancer - December 28, 2006 07:37 PM (GMT)
I don't want to go into it too much here... Let's just say that I've suffered from depression most of my life. Every few months I go through a spell that lasts anywhere from a couple of days to a few weeks. Years ago I struggled quite a bit for a much longer period of time. It's happening again. From the end of November to about a week ago, I had it bad. I was ok for a few days and now it's off and on.
I still exercise, but not as much. Maybe every other day now? And I'm eating a little more than before, but not enough to make me gain back the weight I've lost over the last 2 months. I need to get back into the swing of things, though, before I get stuck where I'm at. I just don't want to do anything right now. I mean, I shower every day, of course, but I don't WANT to. It's like a chore. Maybe that's why I'm not exercising as regularly as I used to? Everything is a chore.
Does anyone else go through this? How do you cope?
SchnauzerMom - December 28, 2006 07:48 PM (GMT)
My husband has suffered from depression most of his life. The meds that he is on have helped a lot but he still has times when he gets really down. The only thing that seems to help is to force himself to get up and do what he has to do, to go through the motions. He would rather sit in the house and watch TV all day everyday but that makes things worse. Getting out and being around other people seems to help. At work, church and other places. The depression does pass but it's tough while it's going on.
Georgy - December 28, 2006 09:45 PM (GMT)
I know what you mean, I feel like that often, I feel most comfortable at home, people call me a homebody because i don't go out all the time, I just don't feel like it, I go thru these stages.Then I go thru stages when I do want to go look around or want actually clean or excercise.
I "cope" by just accepting thats how I am, I can't change it, my meds help me from being down and sad; I am thankfull for that.
You could put me in prison and it would not bother me one bit.
Tap Dancer - January 8, 2007 01:49 AM (GMT)
Depression is like prison in a way. Fear/unhappiness/loneliness is the guard that keeps you locked in. I'm feeling better these days. Not looking forward to the next episode, though...
SchnauzerMom - January 8, 2007 01:59 AM (GMT)
You've heard the saying "the light at the end of the tunnel." When my DH is going through a depression he feels like he is in a tunnel with no light.
UP Lisa - January 8, 2007 01:13 PM (GMT)
Hi. I too suffered from depression most of my life. About 9 years ago I was forced to start taking an antidepressant. I just couldn't take it anymore. It has helped so much, but I hate taking it, and it doesn't help as much as it used to.
Recently I started on a program called Radiant Recovery. It has helped a lot of people with depression through a change in diet.