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how do people live with it

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 17, 2006
  • 05:10 PM

how would some one have depression and live with it?

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  • I am diagnosed with Bi-Polar disorder and I have more depressive episodes than manic episodes. I was only diagnosed 2yrs ago but have lived with this since my teenage years. It isnt easy, but with the right combination of medication and therapy life does get better believe it or not. The thing I try to remember is that if I can make it through today maybe tommorrow will be better.And about 99% of the time it is better. I also have a family that cares about me whether I think so or not! And I wouldnt want to hurt them by hurting myself. I just wanted to reach out to you to let you know that I understand where you are coming from and let you know that you are not alone out there!God Bless!:)
    kitkat2 17 Replies
    • November 17, 2006
    • 07:05 PM
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  • Fake it till you make it and One day at a time.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 25, 2006
    • 00:02 AM
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  • I kept mine to myself for years because of the stigma attached to mental health. There is overwhelming evidence that talking therapy work, even better that medication, so try and seek professional help. You work together with them and they help you set achieveable goals to put your life back on track.
    talented_crackhead 10 Replies
    • December 21, 2006
    • 00:02 AM
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  • This posting is to all who suffer from Bi-polar and depression. I found a supplement that can help reduce and maybe eliminate the need for anti-depressants and it is something that your body needs anyway. What I take is: 21st centuryTriple Omega complex 3 - 5 - 9Reflux free (their is alot of other good brands-just be sure it is reflux free) It might sound like I am making a pitch for this Brand - but I am not. If you check this website and other medical websites to see about Omega supplements used for this purpose and other medical reasons -including the American Heart Association - you will see it is being used successfully for: depression, Bi-polar, people with Rosacea, acne; it can help prevent a heart attack or stroke, plus many other things. I can only speak for my experience - it has really helped me - maybe it can help you too. What have you got to lose? I take 1 softgel a day. It takes about a month before you start to see the full effect of it, but when it happens, you will be glad that you tried it! GOOD LUCK TO ALL...TAKE CARE...SKEETER. :)
    skeeter 42 Replies
    • December 21, 2006
    • 00:40 AM
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  • It's easy. Keep your mouth shut and don't waste other people's time with your bullsh*t problems, regardless of how "important" you believe they are. Suffer alone. You deserve it.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 4, 2007
    • 00:17 PM
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  • Despite the high cost of living, it is still extremely popular.
    Non Servium 85 Replies Flag this Response
  • You are lucky to have a family support system. I have no family and sometimes I don't see or speak to other people for several days, but I know that we never know what tomorrow brings. If I get extremely anxious I get online and get into a free bingo game with a chat and it's surprising how it can get your mind off yourself and help to feel better. :rolleyes: Taking a shower or a walk around the block can 'up' your mood as well. Depression is a difficult thing especially when it's the result of things that made you feel 'outside' of the 'group', whichever group that may be. When you grow up with low self-esteem, it's pretty easy to slip into depression. I remember when I was 4 or 5 years old, whenever an adult came to our house I would hide under the dining room table. If anyone found me there I'd be too embarrassed for words, just embarrassed 'to be me'. :o I have no idea how that came about, I was adorable, smart and funny. But at the time, that's not how I felt. And I still have those same feelings. :confused: Being around people, I think, is the best medicine. I'm much older so I'm really feeling stuck alone and in a rut, but I keep trying to get out around people, even if it's just a trip to a store. Never give up. There will always be some happy times even in your darkest hours. ;)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I like to wallow in it, and do drugs till i have a psychotic break; then dry out for a while, and do it all over again. The only reason i wake up everyday, and do this time and time again, is i have faith someday i'll find something to give my life meaning. Someday i'll know what love feels like (again), and i'll know what it means to be happy. If not i can always kill myself later, i'm sure god will take pity on me and let me into heaven. But in the meantime there IS still hope someday things will be different.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 4, 2007
    • 07:23 PM
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  • When I first found myself alone and discovered that my family didn't care whether I was dead or alive is when I went to a psychiatrist and kept trying diff med cocktails until I 'thought' I was feeing better. They haven't invented a pill for circumstances beyond our control. At that time I put a sign up on my wall that said "NOBODY IS COMING TO RESCUE YOU"... not cheerful, but true. It didn't motivate me to do much because I couldn't think of anything to do but I do know that it's all one me to learn what a life it. I'm just hoping I eventually just pop up with a new idea, so far, not so good. :( It seems like everytime I reach out to do something good for myself, something happens to screw it up. I started a clinical trial to lose some weight. I procrastinated about applying for a really long time so it was a big step when I did and then actually went. I for sure have the placebo even though I'm really eating healthier, but my hunger is the same. I'm embarrassed to go for my next followup because for sure I haven't lost any weight, but hopefully I'll force myself to go. Doing ANYTHING, like going there, is a help even if it doesn't feel like it at the time. :cool: Your game isn't helping you for sure. I can't really talk though because when I'm extra sad I take something so I can sleep and I'll keep doing it until I wake up and that sad pain is gone. It's better to be alive and miserable for the few moments of joy here and there than to be dead forever without even having the pleasure of biting into a piece of pizza. Forget about an afterlife, this is the only one we're sure about. Do ANYTHING! Cut your toenails. It's true that you never know what will come about to cheer you up. You're right, we won't give up hope, not ever.Just writing about it shows that we are a lot stronger than we feel. We're really cool and have a lot to be proud of. Most people who 'appear' to be happy would never lay their laundry out like we do mostly because they are afraid to 'feel' those emotions that are painful and everyone has them. ;)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 6, 2007
    • 00:36 AM
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  • :rolleyes: It's easy to be depressed and live. The difficult part is putting on a mainstream costume and going out into the world to 'play the status quo game of life'.Some of us just can't do it.So once we recognize that we aren't going to join the sheep, we try to understand why we are different and why we can't seem to play. Being depressed is a gut wrenching condition, but brings on a lot of introspection and effort to discover whatever could have happened to put me in this state. And we spend a lot of time reading, writing and talking to strangers online.Sometimes we are really just damaged, and pills can't fix your empirical reality, but there really are a lot of things to do once you have realized that depression is a for real thing and there are ways to live and learn with the condition.I don't feel hopeless, but nothing has gotten any better for me in the last 15 years or so. I keep trying new things, forcing myself to go out when I really feel like I can't, etc. Life is a real challenge with this handicap.For starters, the overwhelming sadness is completely paralyzing. This is probably the time we spend imagining ourselves doing other things, and we become the world's greatest procrastinators because once we snap out of the dregs, it seems the motivation to carry out even the simplest of plans is just gone. But out of the blue someone can knock on the door for an unexpected visit, even if it's just a maintenance person from the building. It's amazing how much that little bit of human interaction can give you energy and change your mood.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 24, 2007
    • 06:07 AM
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