(Closed) Has anyone here dealt with depression?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’ve struggled with depression my entire life. When I was 7-8 I threatened to run away from home at every little joke about me my parents made. Even now I’m depressed, I have just found a way to cope with it and accept that’s who I am. (It’s a symptom of a medical condition I’ve had my entire life.)

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think you’re feeling really overwhelmed with wedding, school, money, life.  It’s enough to throw anyone in a depression and it probably doesn’t help that it’s getting to be winter also.  I know a lot of people deal with Seasonal Affective Disorder where the lack of sun and light and being inside depresses people.  I think that money is a huge concern for you right now and I think you’re probably just feeling really alone in your worries.  I know it’s hard but you should sit down with your Fiance to let him know what the situation is.  Does he know that your savings has gone down or does he think you both still have 10K saved?  If you two sit down and have an honest conversation about money and the future, maybe you can come up with a plan to budget the next few months and maybe it’ll motivate him to get a job earlier.  At the very least, you won’t have to stress out alone if he knows the situation.  Hope this helps!

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when I was 17 after years of struggling with depression and anger issues. It hit really bad when I hit puberty. I was depressed and moody and developed severe insomnia to the point where I wouldnt sleep for days. My depressive phases are more frequent and last longer and my manic phases are angry manic. I spend weeks just… pissed off at everything. I had an emotional breakdown in class when I was 17 and my high school counselor finally forced my mother to get me into therapy (she was in denial and was always claiming it was just teen angst). Thats when I got my diagnosis, bipolar disorder with a side of general anxiety disorder. I got into a counselor, a psychiatrist that put me on prozac and mood stabilizers and started seeing a sleep specialist.

I am no longer on medications and I rely on just keeping tabs on my brain to keep me out of my funks. When I’m very stressed though, I get in a sorry state. I get very depressed, stop sleeping and can literally worry myself sick to the point where I am vomiting.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

See for me it’s not really a choice, which kind of sucks but that’s okay. It’s something I’ve learned to deal with.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@SweetRose2011: Depression can go both ways. Sleeping more is a symptom of it, I know when I’m in my down periods I sleep tons more.

I was diagnozed bipolar depressive when I was a teenager, but I hated the way medication made me into a zombie, so I just learned to deal with it. I can flip out at the drop of a hat (angry manic), but for the most part I’m in my depression state. I cry…a lot. Over nothing. And I’m generally just not a happy person, I’m always looking for the bad in things. Unfortunately I dont think Fiance understands that this is a medical condition, he always just thinks I’m being moody or that its that time of the month. He says if I think its a real condition then I should go talk to someone and be treated for it, but until then he doesn’t really see it as an issue.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@SweetRose2011: Depression actually has a clinical definition. When someone is diagnosed with depression, that doesn’t mean they’re just really sad or down in the dumps. That means they have some kind of chemical imbalance that is causing them to feel sad.

Being sad when things aren’t going well is normal. Difficult experiences can trigger depression, but they don’t cause depression directly.

People who are actually depressed aren’t just “choosing” to be sad. You can’t tell a depressed person to snap out of it, or stop wallowing in their misery, any more than you could tell a person with diabetes to stop being diabetic. It’s a condition that is very misunderstood by the general public.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’ve had anxiety & depression my entire life.  It got really bad during my divorce & I’m sure hormone craziness didn’t help.  I found a good therapist & my doc put me on Lexapro.  He told me that treating my depression was my #1 priority in life because until that was evened out, nothing else in my life would work.  He was right.

He also said the meds wouldn’t change me.  But one day I would wake up & feel like myself again.  Also right.

Now it’s been about 7-8 yrs & I’m sinking a bit again–more hormones & stuff going physically wrong that’s causing chronic pain.  Hopefully, that can be fixed soon enough.

I tried switching to cymbalta for the pain but the depression came roaring back–OMG I’d forgotten how wretched it is.  I’m back on my trusty Lexapro for a long time to come.

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