|03-03-2009, 06:29 PM||#71|
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|03-03-2009, 06:35 PM||#72|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Knoxville, TN, USA
Whenever I get depressed, I head over to the target range and sqeeze off a few rounds. Great stress releiver.
|03-03-2009, 06:40 PM||#73|
Join Date: May 2008
Now, your body actually will react positively to receiving sunlight as well as physical exercise. It will not only help you feel better physically but if your mind follows your body you will feel better mentally. You have all sorts of chemical reactions that impact your brain and your body. You may even take vitamins or eat healthier to go along w/it.
Now, will you lose your depression right away? no. Not if you're really depressed. However, you will begin to slowly improve your being. Some people do Yoga, some people walk, some ride a bike. You don't have to push your limits. But you can absolutely benefit from it.
Finally, know your resources. If you have a clinical depression that needs dealt with on other levels then you may need medical help. Find out what is available to you. Do you have insurance? Do you have access to the United Way or another organization that can maybe help you find and pay for the costs associated with such issues. Maybe they can direct you to an organization that will help you with bills or finding a job or what ever is causing your stresses. Look them up in the phone book or try dialing 211 on your phone. Locally we have that number that calls directly to them.
Just some ideas. Hope things improve for you. Just consider that it may be hard now but when you pull through you can look back and see where you are better for having gone through it. Kinda hard to see it now.
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|03-03-2009, 06:58 PM||#74|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Take some time away from 'real life'.
It doesn't need to be for a long time, maybe just an hour a day. Go for a run, go to the beach, go to a movie, read a book, play with your kids, customize, whatever.
Do something that you usually don't have the time, or take the time to do in your day, something that you enjoy.
Take your mind off your worries and problems, and come back and face them with an aim to find a solution.
|03-03-2009, 07:00 PM||#75|
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|03-03-2009, 07:03 PM||#76|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Midway, PA
I tried antidepressants (because everyone told me I should), and after the eighth one, I swore I would never try it again. For one, I got nearly every side effect with no benefit at all - I felt tired, I clenched my jaw and ground my teeth, never wanted to get out of bed and had no sexual desire whatsoever. Second (and as a result of the failure with prescription drugs), I pretty much believe that all medicine is a placebo.
I'm a naturally moody person - I don't like summer, I hate the heat and the sun, I don't like crowds or large groups of people, I like being alone, I love dark rainy or snowy days. I think a lot of my problem was originally that society has this ideal of what people should like, and what they should want out of life - and I discovered that everything I liked and want out of life is the complete and total opposite. And that's perfectly fine. That was my first step towards finding "inner peace".
The second was realizing that the times I got truly, hopelessly depressed, when I just wanted to curl up in a hole and die, I started to analyze why I felt that way and what made me feel that much worse than the day before - and this may sound conceited, but it comes from intelligence. Do you ever stop and think about how much happier people who have no inner depths are? Be it superficial people concerned with what's on the outside or just those who just weren't raised to know better, they're generally happier, because they don't stop to think about (for me) how messed up the world is in general, and how terrible the human race can be to itself, or how irresponsible we've been to this planet, or how selfish the already-rich are when they could do so much more for the less fortunate. I still get depressed, and it's inevitable - it means you care, I think. But to avoid it, you just need something better to preoccupy your thoughts with. Books, movies, projects, even doing the dishes - these all help. Now, unfortunately, it doesn't fix the things that are wrong in your life, but it will help you keep going.
|03-03-2009, 07:18 PM||#77|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pana, IL
when the doc took her off, she was way better. She said she could feel the drugs coursing through her body and could feel the change in her mood due to them.
Of course, everyone reacts differently with meds.
I do hope the O.P. gets better. I've been through some down times myself and wish I had the support we have here, then.
|03-03-2009, 07:18 PM||#78|
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Join Date: Oct 2008
Drugs are not the answer. You struggle mentally to allow yourself to get better, and you can't do that with sound mind if you are on drugs.
I will share my battle with depression.
I got out of the Air Force could not get a job, could not collect unemployment (a nice thank you for my service to the country, right), my girlfriend left me for another guy, and my car broke down and I had to junk it. I was broke, jobless, car less, heartbroken, and finished.
I went to a local clinic simply to "talk" it out with a counselor. They set up an appointment for me and without even knowing what my problem was wrote me a freaking prescription to start taking immediately! I threw that away and never went back - those kind of people can't help anyone.
I was completely drunk one night, got into a fight with an oak tree, and told my buddy I wanted to commit myself to the hospital before I hurt someone or myself. He didn't agree but I persisted and he dropped me off at the emergency room.
They made me wait a few hours so that I would sober up before the doctor even came in. He asked me what my problem was and I told him my sob story.
He told me that he could commit me if I wanted him to but gave me something to think about. He said that when I got out of treatment at the hospital that I would still not have a job, a car, a girl, and still be broke. On top of that I would have a huge medical bill. He said the smartest thing I've ever heard from anyone - "take your life back, rebuild it, and move forward."
It was like a slap in the face. No one can do it for you, you have to do it yourself. You simply have to find the power within you to "Choose" to move forward.
No drugs, no more counselors, for me that one doctor is all it took. Within a year, a had a good job, little debt, a car, and found my wife that I have been with now for 14 years.
Things will get better, juts get your head straight, zero in on your goal, and move forward brother.
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|03-03-2009, 07:22 PM||#79|
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North West England
I watch a "Carry On" film, or anything with Sid James in.
Honestly, I'm not being sarcastic - I do suffer from clinical depression (have done for years) and when it hits, all motivation disappears - watching a classic film free of nastiness & spite lifts me out of it.
Obviously that won't work for you, but finding something that is to your taste will work wonders and make you forget 'real life' for a while.
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|03-03-2009, 07:34 PM||#80|
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Location: miami, FL
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