Everything posted by dodie
Taking a break from news
dodie replied to gandolfication's topic in DEPRESSION CENTRALI have been tuning out the news more and more often, since the election became more and more of a circus. I also c the horrible worldwide tragedies, terrorist strikes, school shootings, etc. They add to my already negative emotions. When reading the newspaper, I glance for a second, at the articles. There just might be something important or refreshing. If in the car, I have a music station I use. I turn on the news to get the weather. I usually end up with a sports report. The problem is that friends and relatives want to discuss with me the latest ruckus. How many times do I have to tell them I AM NOT INTERESTED!
knowing your depressed
dodie replied to loneyboy91's topic in DEPRESSION CENTRALThat's a very helpful list. It describes me and I have to keep remembering it is the depression which can cause all these symptoms.
dodie replied to Some Other Guy's topic in **A Special Forum to Welcome our 'NEW MEMBERS'!!**.Hi, Keep talking to us. I, for one, also have to function in the "real world" and it's not always ez. I do take Medication which does help me. Keeping busy and chatting with people helps. I take classes (tho often don't stay till the end.) People here have similar experiences and will be glad to answer and comment on what u r saying. best, Dodie
Does anyone ever feel like they have nothing to live for
dodie replied to scienceguy's topic in DEPRESSION CENTRALGood morning: All the answers above make lots of sense. The one thing I want to add, Duck, the "sleep" issue as u describe it, is something I share. I have learned that if I realize that it is a symptom of my depression (I realize I am saying the obvious) it does help to get me out of bed. Doing something small, while all u want to do is sleep, can move u forward. Also if u can make plans for the day, even something like an exercise class, or a book to read, it can help u. best, D
Does exercise really help that much? I think it does.
dodie replied to LanceUppercut's topic in DEPRESSION CENTRALA friend said there is an AA? saying that "depression can't hit a moving target." I have tried to follow this advice. I find that once I get out of bed and start moving, even doing some of my back exercises, I can move on with little or no burdened feeling.
dodie posted a topic in DEPRESSION CENTRALMy name is Dodie. Hope I am posting in the right place. I am a senior citizen. My dx is "situational depression." I am on 2 ADs, My mother suffered from depression. The doctors (mdoc and pdoc) who know me think my SO is the trigger or at least part of it. He is a great guy but, partly due to OCD, can be difficult to deal with. The disease started to surface a few years ago when both my kids were getting married at the same time. In one case religion was a serious issue, and in the second case, money. I remember going to depression lectures in the past so the feelings had been growing. I landed in the emergency room 3 yrs ago because I couldn't function anymore and TRIGGER I was in a deep dark pit. I now c the pdoc every few weeks, know I MUST keep bz, (I do have 2 so called jobs and go to lots of classes) and try to be flexible and open minded.