I was wondering...when you got your depression symptoms under control, did you have more energy and motivation? I am hoping that I will. Right now, my poor house needs a good cleaning, but I find that I'm just exhausted and can't seem to find the motivation needed to get started.View Thread
Not a very orignal title for a post, but that's all I could think of.
I'm depressed and all I want to do is sleep. I slept all day yesterday and all night. Now I'm ready to go back to sleep again. I don't expect an answer from anybody, I just needed to write. It's during these times that I wish I didn't exist, but somehow I still wake up in the morning. Maybe tomorrow I'll wake up feeling better. I can hope, can't I?View Thread
My thought is that it's perfectly normal to go through a bunch of different emotions when something in your life changes your everyday routine. A broken leg alters how you get dressed, how you bathe, how you function every day. I think it's a grieving process...you grieve the old way of functioning. Let the tears fall! They are there for you're emotional healing. Assuming you're not already diagnosed with depression, I think this will pass once you're able to manuever better and especially when that cast comes off! (((hugs))) and healing! bornView Thread
I'm sorry you're having such a rough time! My husband is on Medicare (he's disabled, too) and he gets therapy through Human Services. I just looked up Human Services in San Jose, CA and there were several different sites to go to. Please go to your search engine and look at the sites and maybe they'll list whether or not they accept medicare for therapy. You may have to make phone calls to find out that information. Don't give up! Keep trying till you get what you need. You're worth it!!!View Thread
Thanks! After 2weeks on Wellbrutin, I'm finally seeing some results. I have some energy which is nice. I had a great day yesterday and even CLEANED! I'm looking forward to more energy and less depression as this med continues to build up in my body. Anxiety is a little better too. Thanks for your post! It's nice having someone to talk to that "gets it"!View Thread
I find depression to be something that never lets go of me. It's like a big storm cloud following me everywhere I go or a wet blanket hanging on my shoulders. My doctor said that I've probably been depressed since my childhood and it turned into Bipolar II disorder. So I'm guessing this is a life long illness to be dealing with which was not part of my plan for my life. I hate feeling depressed, but I have a hard time getting my immediate family to understand it..that I can't just put on my big girl panties and think positive thoughts and get over it. My husband gets it thankfully. He's suffered depression since his teens. He is very supportive of me. When the doctor changes meds or increases/decreases med, my family thinks that I should be all better immediately. I can't seem to make the understand that most psych meds take 2-6 weeks to see any improvement. And what sucks, that med might not even work and you have to try something else and WAIT some more! That's where I'm at right now. My meds aren't doing what they're suppose to do, so doc is trying new med. I feel like I'm a bummer to my family. I had to do some adjusting to be able to keep me from coming apart completely during Christmas. I planned rest times and had to cut out the middle of the day on Christmas to rest. If I don't, I just can't cope and I end up a basket case. My family (not my husband thought) thinks I should be able to do everything I used to do. I just can't. I feel guilty a little, but not enough to go back on my plan.
Well, I should quit chatting about this now. If you read this, I appreciate the time you took. I hope you all have had a restful Thanksgiving holiday.
I get what you're saying; I really do. What I most noticed in your post was that your meds are not working. Do you have a psychiatrist? Maybe it's time for a new/different anti-depressant. There are many and sometimes that makes all the difference if you get the right med. I would suggest you talk with your doc.
Thanks for checking up on me! How very kind of you!
I'm doing better as far as anxiety, but still battling the depression. I now have a new psych doc and he's fine tuning my meds. Have seen no changes yet, but it's only been a week and a half. Hopefully they'll kick in soon.
I'm so sorry you're hurting so much! I remember that the same thing occured to me and my husband. It was like he wasn't there, not present, just a lump. Then the psychiatrist found the perfect combination of meds and it was llike he was alive again! My kids had their dad back and I had my husband back!
Then....the insurance company decided not to pay for the one medication. So there we went again, back into the depression. Well, I fought and fought with the insurance company and finally did an appeal on a conference call with about 6 "professionals" on the other side of the phone call. I was so nervous. I made a heartfelt plea to them - I didn't get into the actual drug, they had that info - I just told them what a difference the med made to my husband and our family.
Anyway, maybe you can do the same. Try appealling with the insurance company. They'll even tell you how to do it.
Don't sit back and take it from them. FIGHT! do what you gotta do for you and your man!