Depression really setting in

Posted by hgarm @hgarm, Jan 28, 2019

Things have been rough the past couple of months with My health. Seeing as there doesn't seem to be a light at the end if this tunnel I have found myself slipping further into depression. I no longer enjoy anything, I am barely sleeping or eating, I feel like I am watching my life through a fig that just keeps getting thicker. I seem to cry more and more each day. I went to see a therapist today hoping that it would help but it was just a consult and I think it made things worse because it brought up things that I worked really hard to push back. I feel like I am drowning and there is no way to come out of it and I just was hoping that there was help out there.

@hgarm – I'm very sorry that you feel so depressed. I know depression very very well. It's the pits! One of the things that have helped me is bringing back all the horrible things and coming to terms with them. I had to accept certain things that were in my past and deal more realistically with the present. It takes a while, it can make you feel awful, but it's worth it.
Are you on any antidepressants? I takes Zoloft and Wellbutrin. They really have helped me. I'll most likely be on them for the rest of my life.
If you can get outside, take a walk. We have to push hard and force ourselves, but it can be done!

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@hgarm Hang I there till you see Dr he will go ve you meds like parus ,merpreb said do walking or chair exercises or hobby you like and haven't done in awhile deep breaths

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@hgarm As @merpreb has shared we must push hard at times. Sometimes just sticking your head outside and breathing the air can help. I have found with depression that encouragement is helpful as it can be seemingly impossible to be self-motivated. It takes internal drive to take the initiative to move. Try not to succumb too far for too long as it is harder to climb back up.

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@merpreb

@hgarm – I'm very sorry that you feel so depressed. I know depression very very well. It's the pits! One of the things that have helped me is bringing back all the horrible things and coming to terms with them. I had to accept certain things that were in my past and deal more realistically with the present. It takes a while, it can make you feel awful, but it's worth it.
Are you on any antidepressants? I takes Zoloft and Wellbutrin. They really have helped me. I'll most likely be on them for the rest of my life.
If you can get outside, take a walk. We have to push hard and force ourselves, but it can be done!

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I am having a difficult time healing from surgery so walking and moving seems to make my pain worse but I am trying hard to get more active but as I said it seems like my mental health is getting worse

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@hgarm – Being depressed after surgery is very normal and can get worse before it gets better. And it can last for a while. Hang in there! There are a lot of people in this group who know just how you feel. I'm here for you.

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@hgarm

I am having a difficult time healing from surgery so walking and moving seems to make my pain worse but I am trying hard to get more active but as I said it seems like my mental health is getting worse

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@harm If it's hard to move just try to do best you can .What kind of interest did you do in the past that you enjoyed?Puzzles,search a words ,crosswords just some examples

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@lioness

@harm If it's hard to move just try to do best you can .What kind of interest did you do in the past that you enjoyed?Puzzles,search a words ,crosswords just some examples

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I used to like to read or spend time with my kids but I just can't concentrate and I seem to get agitated very easily and I just feel like this for has come over me

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@becsbuddy I feel so bad for hgarm If she wants I,ll try to do a long distance Tapping can you also for her ?don't know if it,ll work but ???

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@hgarm As the others have said, be careful, and be gentle on yourself. As you didn't say how long ago your surgery was, it may be an after effect of anesthesia. Talk to your primary doctor about that, or the surgeon. Sitting in a chair and doing seated movements may help. Do you have any comedy or light hearted videos/movies? Remember, taking a shower and putting on fresh clothes often lifts your mood. Fix a favorite meal, reach out to family or friends that will understand and support you, especially good if they are physically close. I hope you keep talking to us. Many of us have been in the depths of despair.
Ginger

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@lioness

@becsbuddy I feel so bad for hgarm If she wants I,ll try to do a long distance Tapping can you also for her ?don't know if it,ll work but ???

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@lioness I will do the same with intention.
Ginger

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@gingerw

@lioness I will do the same with intention.
Ginger

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@gingerw thank you I haven't heard from her

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@lioness

@becsbuddy I feel so bad for hgarm If she wants I,ll try to do a long distance Tapping can you also for her ?don't know if it,ll work but ???

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What's tapping?

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@gingerw

@hgarm As the others have said, be careful, and be gentle on yourself. As you didn't say how long ago your surgery was, it may be an after effect of anesthesia. Talk to your primary doctor about that, or the surgeon. Sitting in a chair and doing seated movements may help. Do you have any comedy or light hearted videos/movies? Remember, taking a shower and putting on fresh clothes often lifts your mood. Fix a favorite meal, reach out to family or friends that will understand and support you, especially good if they are physically close. I hope you keep talking to us. Many of us have been in the depths of despair.
Ginger

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I am 2 weeks post op and according to my surgeon these symptoms I have been having are not related to my surgery. I just keep getting told that they don't know what's wrong with me and it's just getting worse. I don't know how else to get better if no doctor's can help me and that has made me loose hope

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@hgarm

What's tapping?

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@hgarm Good morning I'm glad you ask about Tapping Tapping is the art of Chinese acupressure and psycholog combined Dr.Bob Procter and others discovered it you say certain things about your feelings while tapping gently on your own Meridian points you can rewire your brain thoughts. A better explanation can be found on Tappingsolutions .com .I hope you have the strength to look it up You sound a little better today I'm glad to hear this You have a lot of people who send out love to you and hope you get better Please go to the website for info .Also on you tube you can watch demonstration

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@lioness

@becsbuddy I feel so bad for hgarm If she wants I,ll try to do a long distance Tapping can you also for her ?don't know if it,ll work but ???

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@lioness, @becsbuddy– Since @hgarm is active on this post it's always better to address her and tell her how you feel instead of someone else. PM is always available for more personal messages.
Maybe say something like: I feel so badly for you @hgarm, may I give you a lesson?

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