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Living with depression

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

I have always lived with depression but lately it has been bad. I know I have a good life. I have a great husband and a bunch of beautiful children. I have a lot of good so why am I still so sad about life. I can't say and that bothers me. I have been snapping at people and been really mean to my family. I hate myself and that leads to eating. I want to eat everything in sight. Good and bad. I am trying to better my life. I have even stopped smoking in the past month but with this depression I can't be all that I need to be. I sleep for 12 hours a day and don't get around to exercising. How am I going to lose this weight if I am eating everything and not exercising?
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  • GINGB1985
    I am already under the care of a psychiatrist and therapist. I have been for the past 2 years. I am on medication but I don't think it is working. I have talked to my doctor and we have recently upped my dosage of medicine. Hopefully it will help.
    1164 days ago
    Hi, depression is a disease. YOu need to get some support and help - start with your primary care doctor. Explain your symptoms and ask for a referral to a psychiatrist and a therapist - I have needed both medication help as well as talk therapy. It may take time but try to keep at it.

    Having a good life has nothing to do with depression. You can have every thing in the world and still have this disease. It isn't something you can control, but you can control what actions you take to address it - as you would diabetes, kidney disease or heart disease. Wishing you only the best.
    1164 days ago
  • OMAJ1953
    I will pray for you. I know depression and anxiety are the worst
    1164 days ago
  • GINGB1985
    If I could just control it I wouldn't be I this state of mind.
    1164 days ago
  • TAPPY49
    There are no easy answers to your situation. Depression is not an easy ailment to wish away. Just know that there are people out there who understand your situation and will pray for you.
    1164 days ago
  • no profile photo BONDMANUS2002
    you are not. you have to own it. you have to control it
    1164 days ago
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