(Closed) I'm tired of everything

posted 4 years ago in Emotional
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

gingerbee88:  I am taking what you take … cipralex is lexapro right?  I also have xanax for “emergencies” … when I am insanely anxious/angry/edgy/sad… it takes the edge off.  I try not to use it too often.  

Do you take vitamins?  I started fish oil and a multi vitamin and working out more.  It by no means is a cure, but it helps me feel good temporarily.  It is hard to be an anxious/depressed wreck after a good cardio workout.

If you are a hypochondriac though, honestly do stay away from medical literature, websites, etc.  I used to be worried about my health all the time and it has eased up a lot.  

Your anxiety and depression will probably always ebb and flow, but taking care of your health, seeing a therapist, the right meds, trying not to take on too much (one of my main stressors) … all of that can help, so don’t give up or feel hopless.  Just try to see it as, okay right now my mind is on overload, I am not healthy.  What can I do to get healthy?  Go from there.

Post # 17
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Bumble bee

Shoot4theMoon:  I think that is a wonderful idea! Focus on the joy you feel while dancing!

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I am so sorry that you feel this way. Please do NOT feel silly for being sad, when your life is very good. Depression comes regardless fo circumstance. It is an illness. Very healthy people still get sick. So very happy people still get depression. 

Like others have said, I would reccomend finding a new doctor to take a look at your symptoms. One thing I would absolutely recommend would be a holistic doctor – this helped me a lot. Someone who can perscribe medication, but also talk with you to help heal, and help with other areas of life (exercise, diet, and activities to alleviate symptoms). 

 – DEFINITELY try to find some form of exercise that you enjoy. It helps temendously.

 

 – I find that getting massages helps me. I don’t know if it stimulates happy chemical releases, or just feels good, but it helps

– Also try and get vitamin D!! Take supplements, if you can (check with your DR.), and get outside in the sunshine.

 – Try watching comedies, reading inspiring books, and surrounding yourself with positivity.

 – Look for online support groups. Online means your don’t have to go anywhere – and leaving the house can be daunting on bad days

– Indulge in a few of your favourite things to try and shake away a little sadness. Go OUT. Get in your car, turn on some great happy music, shop at a favorite store, see a friend, go on a date night with your fiancé, grab your favotie snack, count your blessings. Do everything you can to put a smile on your face. Treat yourself the way you would, if you were trying to cheer up your future husband or a dear friend 🙂 Tell yourself that you are going out for an afternoon of fun, no matter how much you don’t want to. Then see if you surprise yourself and come home in a better mood!

Good luck!! You are in my prayers 🙂

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Oh honey….no one is “normal”. Certainly don’t let that stop you from reaching out to people.

Post # 20
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Buzzing Beekeeper

gingerbee88:  Have you tried Wellbutrin? That was the miracle drug that helped me out of my depression. I did not have the other conditions you have, but maybe it would at least help with the depression part. If you haven’t tried that one, I recommend asking your psychiatrist about it. I’m sorry you’re going through this, and the stigma and embarassment just makes it even worse. Try to remember that it’s no different than someone with diabetes or another physical illness. When your chemicals are out of balance, there are symptoms. Your symptoms happen to affect your thinking and behavior. I hope you can find a treatment that works. I was severely depressed for a long time and really thought that’s just how my life was going to be. But after medication and some therapy, I have felt “normal” for about 10 years now and it’s wonderful. I can be driving down the highway and find myself smiling because there’s a pretty sunset off to the left, or because I remembered something cute one of my kids did. You can get here too. Have faith in yourself and let your loved ones support you when you need it. Best wishes.

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Sand Key Park- Clearwater Beach Elopement

I’m so sorry you’re dealing with this. I know how much mental illness can suck. Ever since I was a child, I have struggled with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, eating disorders…it’s an exhausting rollercoaster ride.

I know how it feels when everyone just wants to help an support you, but you feel like a burden (which you’re definitely not, dear) and don’t want to bother anyone. I know reaching out can be hard, but your loved ones have shown that they care, and they want to help you, if possible. Please, please try to reach out to them when you really need the extra support. I’m so happy to hear that you’ll be able to see a psychologist in the next month or so. That’s a great step to take. When you see your psychologist, a great thing would be to ask questions. They will be able to answer your questions and concerns. And, of course, 100% honesty. Don’t hold anything at all back. I’m sure you know that, but still. It can be hard for some people, and you didn’t address that in your post that I read, and I just thought I would also throw that out there just in case.

I’m don’t really have any advice other than that, I’m sorry. I just wanted you to know you have so much support and are understood. You’re not alone. <3

Post # 26
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I think I read that you’re in the process of finding a new psych because yours isn’t practicing anymore. As nuts as this sounds, psychiatric medications aren’t an exact science. They don’t work the same for everyone. It may be helpful for you to be on more than one medication simultaneously. It definitely sounds like you are depressed, and if the hypochondria is a persistent issue, sounds like definite anxiety, too. I would get into a doctor as soon as possible.

From personal experience, I have dealt with feeling like it doesn’t get better and that I’d always be stuck with this sadness forever, but I received a new diagnosis and was put on correct medication, and now I’m very stable and very happy. It does get better. Please get to a psychiatrist as soon as possible. If you have any suicidal thoughts before you can get an appointment, please call one of the hotlines for help. 

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

You said you are interested in going back for dance class, I highly recommend taking dance classes or even exploring any form of art therapy.  You can even do drop in classes for a trial run, and once you find something you like, you can then commit to a class program. Sometimes, you just have to let your body and mind frolic 🙂 All the best Bee.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee

I’m so sorry you are feeling this way… I’ve been feeling depressed the last few months (I’ve never really been depressed before, so feeling this was way scary for me), so I can’t imagine how hard it has been for you to have been dealing with it for so long.

Have you tried meditation? My friend who is a healing practitioner meditated with me once and I felt so calm afterwards. She made a video of it if you’d like to give it a try: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwy9vTETe7Q

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - Beautiful place.

I’m so sorry for you bee!!!! 

I know it can sound crazy but, have you thought about changing your diet? 

Theres this documentary on Netflix called Food Matters, try watching if I believe it can help you. 

 I also believe (and I can be so mistaken) in spiritual influences, so maybe looking at some meditation can help you. Go to YouTube and try some of the buddha ones. 

I hope you feel better.

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