(Closed) I just want to feel happy.

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Are you still in school? If so, your college should have a counseling center that you can visit for free. I would start with that. They can direct to your resources in the community, too. Will this be an option for you?

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I do think that antidepressants help. I take Zoloft and it’s okayyyy but I know people who take effexor (sp?) who have better luck. Some people say that antidepressants make them zoned out and if you experience that then you should try something else. For me I still experience all my emotions but it feels like the edge of the sad/angry ones is taken off. It doesn’t hit quite as intense.

I am definitely prone to depression, and can feel it coming on. I think that you should research different kinds of depression and see if you can figure out if you have a trigger (such as seasonal). I know that I’m depressed when I can’t think of anywhere in the whole world that I would want to go. Other than antidepressants or therapy I can’t really think of anything else to help. Sorry:(

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Indianapolis, if I remember correctly, has a huge learning hospital.  You might check to iff they are doing any studies with depression.  My dad did one of these here and they were able to pinpoint which area of the brain that needed the help.  Now they have him on some medication that REALLY helped him.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@ Bubu82 I am a professor at a community college, and ours has an elaborate counseling center. I think most CC’s in the nation have some kind of counseling available.

Believe it or not, I have students talk to me about this kind of thing every semester and I refer them or even walk them over to the counseling center and introduce them to someone there. I think school has a way of stirring up our emotions in complicated ways. Even I have been experiencing this as I’ve been in grad school and working on a ph.d. It’s perhaps the most depressed/anxious time in my life. I think it’s part of the learning process…you are growing, changing, in both your mind and identity. So it might even be expected that some ups and downs would be felt.

Work with a qualified counselor to help you manage the ups and downs and help you determine how much care you need. Big hug!!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

OH MY GOD!  I am sooooo with you right now!

I too have a hx of depression/anxiety/purely O.  I’ve taken meds before (the generic of Zoloft called Sertraline?)  Anyway, it seemed to really help me for a good while…even after I got off it…but now I feel like I’m getting back into my old ways.  I have the same feelings- and that’s what’s funny- I  always tell Fiance that I just can’t explain it!  It’s just BLAH…that’s the best I could do! 

Anyway, it’s crappy winter weather here too, so I’m wondering if that has something to do with it.  I’m debating about going back to my Dr and refilling my Rx.  I’m actually going to try tanning (wedding and shower coming up and I wanted to start anyway), so I’m hoping that will help.  I really hate the idea of being on meds, BUT, I also don’t want to feel this way at the wedding! 

:HUGS:  It’ll be OK and we’ll get better!!  =)  Let me know your progress- keep me posted!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

if you are on the pill it may cause you to feel that way cause it made me feel depressed and lonely all of the time. counciling never has helped and now that i’m not taking it i feel like a totally different person. if you arent on the pill i suggest drinking a lot of water and exercising! it will work wonders i promise! i hate exercising but i have to make myself do it cause i know it will feel better after i’m done. another thing you can do is adopt a hobby or join a club or a yoga company. i’ve been to therapy and it never has helped. changing my lifestyle is the only way i have been able to combat the dark side.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I have struggled with bad depression in the past. One thing that always helps me and that I recommend is to make sure you exercise. I know it is VERY difficult to do when you are depressed and don’t want to get off the couch. Once you get in a routine the endorphins you release during steady exercises help immensely. Eating healthy food as opposed to the junk food which I crave whenever I feel the least bit down also helps.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have a problem with depression as well. I know exactly what you mean =( I feel the same way. It made me have terrible sleeping problems so i started taking Paxil and it helped quite a bit. Though with those if I was ever late taking them I would start to go through withdrawals and be physically in pain and my I would go basically insane. I would refuse to take the pill and get even more depressed. I forgot them at home when I went out of town for the week and the first day with out them was terrible. I hurt everywhere and I was shaking, weak and irritable I felt like I was going to throw up but I never did because I couldn’t eat. Then the second day was worse. I decided I never want to rely on a medication for my happiness because it was ridiculous too ridiculous. Overall I have been better, I had a hard time coping without them for a while and I still get depressed but I am trying to rely on God more and it really helps. I wouldn’t be okay without Him =) 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

I feel you 🙁 Just today I was wondering if maybe I’m suffering from depression. I too am not motivated to do much of anything. There may not be anything actually wrong, but I just feel so bleh. Sometimes I feel like I am just completely defeated by life and feel like “whats the point?” (thus the lack of motivation). I’ve had more of those days than not lately, and it sucks. I don’t have much advice for you, other than seek a school counselor as others have said, but I just want to let you know that you’re definitely not alone.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@bubu……

i was on the pill for 5 years and eventually my body started rejecting the hormones and that is what happened when i became depressed and a huge bitch to literally everyone. i’m on the nuvaring now and it is incredible! don’t submit yourself to medication yet! that should be a LAST resort. sometimes that can turn people into living zombies. don’t get me wrong, i am happy there are helpful medications to help people with their struggle but switch up your routine and change the way you’re living before trying medication.

also i don’t know if you have ever looked into holistic medicine but there is a lot of scientific evidence that proves that you can change the quality of life you have just by reconstructing your diet and taking vitamins. i take niacin every day and it has helped people stop smoking and helped bring people out of depression

http://www.livestrong.com/article/70023-niacin-benefits-depression/

http://www.spasticgoat.com/spasticity/2010/10/niacin-the-depression-cure/

http://www.iampanicked.com/anxiety-articles/vitamins-for-depression.htm

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Bubu82: My sleeping problems are still bad ( I can’t fall asleep until about 1am usually) I can’t get my brain to shut down =(

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