[Trigger] When I was 8 years old I was rape and did not report or seek help, and have been depressed ever since. When I was in my 20's I was date raped twice, I did not report it or seek help, and anxiety has been building ever since. In my 30's, I began trying self help therapy and saint johns wart, but I got side effect, I couldn't use certain products on my skin, and I couldn't have dairy, and my vagina was giving off a bad oder whenever I got nervous. After weeks of going to the gym 2-3 times a week and doing the eliptical for about 30 min each time just fine, one week I could only get through about 15 min and I started to see lights before my eyes, I was dizzy almost passed out, exteremely tired, and my head felt suffy. I started reading about Saint john's wart and saw that could be it so I stopped and all the symptoms went away, its been about a year and I still can't exercise or do much of anything. My family has a history of diabieties so I'm not sure if I'm sick, or if I'm on the recovery stage of my emotional healing. I am about 10 pounds heavier than before not being able to exercise. I do not have the money or transportation for medical help.View Thread
I am 34, female, obese, no job, no car, no friends, no boyfriend, fell out with most my family, never married, no kids. I constanly feel like pond scum. I keep thinking once I lose weight my life will be great, but my one coping mechanism that works is food. Just been diagnosed bipolar too.
I am constanly starting again on a diet, on a job, on a story because i'm a wannabe writer. I do good for a few days or a couple weeks then I'm right back where I started or worse. I've started meds, its been a few months now but I still can't get things moving. I know I need to go to therapy too but how do you find a good one with no money. I feel so helpless.View Thread
I know how you feel it happened the same way for me it just progressivly got worse and worse. I just started on meds a few days ago. I'm hoping this works also getting therapy. But I know its a process and it takes time. So I'm trying to be patient and stay hopeful.View Thread
Is anyone else addicted to TV I guess its become my distraction tool I feel ok while I'm watching TV but when I'm not I feal anxious and depressed. I feel like such an idiot there are so many things I'd rather be doing and need to do, but it like a compulsion. I sit and watch TV all day long. Help!View Thread
Just wanted to let you know you are not alone, you could have been describing me. Reading others posts and the tips and articles on here have really helped me. And don't give up on the meds try something else.
Do you journal or have some other way to express yourself? Do you have someone to talk to? Do you exercise? I read yoga's good for depression.
I also read meditation is great, they say negative thoughts is what feeds depression so I guess if you can train your brain to just stop and be still, maybe we can starve the depression. I've been trying it but I have not been able to be consistent. Hope to hear from you soon.View Thread
The best thing you can do is talk to someone when you feel like that someone who understands and cares. We all have days and even weeks like that. Talk to your doctor too. And find ways to celebrate each day. Lame right but do something you like, or have your favorite food, make love, laugh. It does work.View Thread