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29-04-2014, 12:45 AM (This post was last modified: 29-04-2014 12:55 AM by Dee.)
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29-04-2014, 12:57 AM
RE: Why Must I Suffer Depression
(25-04-2014 06:20 AM)Cathym112 Wrote:  [quote='Chas' pid='553815' dateline='1398383353']

Have you seen your doctor? Are you on medication?

Depression can be treated; you do not have to suffer.

Make sure the doc tests your testosterone levels. Even if you have muscles and the body of Adonis, you can still have low t.

I hope you feel better soon.
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Thank you Smile

(25-04-2014 06:25 AM)wazzel Wrote:  My wife found that theropy, meds, exercise and getting a job helps a lot with her mental stability. You can overcome this.

If you do not have money, there should be a local state mental heath facility you can go to for treatment. We live in a small town and there is no private mental health professionals so we actually go to the state facility for both my wife and daughter.

I have insurance that should cover it.

(25-04-2014 06:41 AM)DLJ Wrote:  I spotted this the other day. I don't know if it helps just knowing that you are not alone.

My 'lead weight' is diet related... too much wheat (bread, pasta etc.) the night before and I have mornings when it's a serious 50/50 as to going to class or taking an acid bath and dissolving into oblivion.




Thank you i'll give the video a watch.

(25-04-2014 06:51 AM)itsnotmeitsyou Wrote:  Hug

Why is not the question you should be asking. There is no good answer for that when it comes to depression. Depression isn't logical or rational, it is a cruel bitch that giggles at your suffering.

Many of the suggestions here are good ones. Find a mental health provider and get on medication and/or therapy. Here is a mental health provider in your area that you may be able to get help at.

Quote:Fees are assessed based on the client's ability to pay. A coverage determination will identify a persons' ability to pay along with any public funding that might be available. No one is ever denied services due to their inability to pay. If you need mental health or substance abuse services and do not meet the requirements for the program or CMHA-CEI is not the appropriate provider to meet your needs, we will provide you with additional resources in the community that can assist you.

I went to a place similar to that here in Cleveland when I was in your shoes. They gave me therapy and medication and asked only that I pay the modest fees when I got back on my feet. There are caring people out there who will go to the ends of the earth to help a complete stranger. Let them so you can get on with your life and start feeling more like yourself again. Trust me, I know what you're going through and if I could give you that hug IRL, I would.

Come to think of it, there is an answer to your question. You shouldn't have to suffer, at least not in the way you are and certainly never alone. Even if you have to pay for your treatment later, it will be worth it in the long run.

I'm looking into things but thank you for your advice and Hug

(25-04-2014 09:01 AM)Alex_Leonardo Wrote:  [Image: tumblr_mznf1dS1An1rgi7odo1_400.gif]

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(28-04-2014 07:02 PM)Mark Fulton Wrote:  [quote='JDog554' pid='553901' dateline='1398388451']

Used the last of the sugar to make kool aid haha

Hi JDog.

I have treated literally thousands of patients with symptoms similar to yours.

Firstly, you need to go see a doctor. You need to to establish a rapport with him or her and be compliant with what they suggest. You cannot trust your own opinions and judgements at the present time.

Apart from that, there are some simple things you can do. Firstly get out in the sun. There is a high probability you have vitamin D deficiency, and that exacerbates depression. You are also probably zinc and magnesium deficient so go to a health food store and get good-quality zinc and magnesium into you. If you're drinking excessive alcohol stop that. Go for a walk every day, Or if you're up to it, Go for a run. Eat fresh, not processed food. Take omega 3's.

Keep talking. Take advice from people around you, even if that cost you a little money and effort.
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Thank you for your advice, i'll see what I can do but I don't drink alcohol so thats a good thing.

(28-04-2014 07:26 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  [quote='Mark Fulton' pid='556770' dateline='1398733347']

Hi JDog.

I have treated literally thousands of patients with symptoms similar to yours.

Firstly, you need to go see a doctor. You need to to establish a rapport with him or her and be compliant with what they suggest. You cannot trust your own opinions and judgements at the present time.

Apart from that, there are some simple things you can do. Firstly get out in the sun. There is a high probability you have vitamin D deficiency, and that exacerbates depression. You are also probably zinc and magnesium deficient so go to a health food store and get good-quality zinc and magnesium into you. If you're drinking excessive alcohol stop that. Go for a walk every day, Or if you're up to it, Go for a run. Eat fresh, not processed food. Take omega 3's.

Keep talking. Take advice from people around you, even if that cost you a little money and effort.

Great advice from Mark. My daughter went through severe depression. She didn't even want to get out of bed and I found a psychologist for her and drove her there. I almost had to physically pick her up to get her there. After several sessions she started to be able to drive herself. She takes an antidepressant and along with the therapy is doing great and will be going off to college next fall.

There is hope even though you believe there isn't. Really, there is. If my daughter can come back from such a deep mental hole you can too. I swear you can.


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Thank you for sharing that story about your daughter Smile Hug

(29-04-2014 12:45 AM)Dee Wrote:  [quote='ThePaleolithicFreethinker' pid='553806' dateline='1398382830']
Well try finding something worth waking up too. Don't things get you down. If there is a problem go and fix it. I learned that once every thing is together the world will just become a giant play ground.

Wow, if it were only that easy. Having the blues and having depression are two unrelated things. The blues is temporary and largely influenced by feelings; depression involves the brain.

I have suffered from depression all my life. I was a depressed 4 year old. A few years ago after some very tragic events occurred, my depression soared into a major depressive episode, and I bought a gun. I obviously did not die but was for the first time admitted to a psych unit and put on antidepressants. I took the meds for a year and decided to quit them as my affect went flat--not sad, not happy, no art.

Sometimes I am able to make myself do something, and sometimes I cannot. I do have an outlet for my depression--art. However, I am unable to always reach for it.

Hang in there Jdog554. See a therapist if you can. Otherwise, just hang on and keep your friends close. And, let your friends know about your depression if you have not; encourage them to keep close contact, visits are better.

Jdog554, there may be a root cause for your depression that's where a counselor comes in. Hug

Thank you Hug and trust me, my friends know. I'm trying my best to get it taken care of. Sorry you have to go through it too, you deserve a lot better and happier life.

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29-04-2014, 10:18 AM
RE: Why Must I Suffer Depression

Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors.... on Donald J. Trump:

He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere,
Ill-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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29-04-2014, 11:21 AM
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Damn. I forgot to take my anti-depressant this morning until I saw this thread. Thanks for the reminder.
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29-04-2014, 08:06 PM
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(29-04-2014 10:18 AM)dancefortwo Wrote:  
(29-04-2014 12:57 AM)JDog554 Wrote:  Thank you Smile


I have insurance that should cover it.


Thank you i'll give the video a watch.


I'm looking into things but thank you for your advice and Hug


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Thank you for your advice, i'll see what I can do but I don't drink alcohol so thats a good thing.


Thank you for sharing that story about your daughter Smile Hug


Thank you Hug and trust me, my friends know. I'm trying my best to get it taken care of. Sorry you have to go through it too, you deserve a lot better and happier life.

I should add some details. My daughter was diagnosed with a type of psychotic depression in which one hears voices and for which she was prescribed an anti-psychotic and antidepressant. It turned out that she was trying to keep my husband and I from knowing that she was transgender. After she spent time talking things out with the therapist and with us, she began taking female hormones and within a two weeks felt 100% better. She has been off the anti psychotics for over a year and may stop the antidepressant soon.

On a side note. Before she started taking hormones she had a special brain scan which revealed a more female brain. (she was born male) The doctor thought it should have been part of a study but she would have had to register with a scientific study prior to everything.

Anyway, see a good therapist. And having someone, anyone, give you a bit of a boost, a little bit of help, makes a world of difference. If you don't really have anyone and feel completely lonely try a meet up group. Google meetup.com . They have all kinds of groups you might find interesting.

People can come back from a psychologically very, very low place. I've witnessed it.

Well i'm glad to hear shes doing better, and I do have plenty of people to help, just sometimes i'm in so deep they can't do much and i'm sure i'll make it through, thank you for everything.

"If you keep trying to better yourself that's enough for me. We don't decide which hand we are dealt in life, but we make the decision to play it or fold it" - Nishi Karano Kaze
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29-04-2014, 08:06 PM
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(29-04-2014 11:21 AM)Black Eagle Wrote:  Damn. I forgot to take my anti-depressant this morning until I saw this thread. Thanks for the reminder.

Your welcome! Thumbsup

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