Dana, I'm so sorry for your feelings of suicide. I have had them as well and it was most prevalent when I was around your age. I was a young "seemingly happily" married mother at your age though, and this just complicated my feelings of regret, guilt, and confusion as to why I wasn't happy. I don't have religious beliefs to lean on either and sometimes I wish I did...wish I COULD believe, because it might help me feel a bigger sense of purpose. But I just can't. I'm not sure what the answer is, or if it's your age, but as I got older my depression changed, or I became more accepting of it. I'm not saying it's not hard!!! (I'm on this forum too!) But I'm just saying the nightly suicidal thoughts may taper off as you get older, based on my experience. Hang in there!View Thread
I find that I have a very strong physical response to my depression. All of the major muscles groups in my body become incredibly sore, and it's frankly a struggle to get up to use the bathroom. I know that it's related to my mind because when I go to work, I become so submerged in my work (distracted from my mind) that the physical symptoms go away for that time. When I get home, they all come back and all movement feels like I'm pushing through and ocean of sand. I wish I could work out, I know it would help me, I just am in so much pain. I'm not sure if anyone else has this symptom or any suggestions on how to help. Thanks.View Thread
I feel like I'm in a similar boat as you are. I'm a working mom with kids that are a bit older than yours. I have the same feeling that life is (unreasonably?) hard. When I look at my life from an outsiders view it doesn't seem that bad, but every single day I struggle to face it. And any thing that pops up (a broken down car, or a pipe bursting) throws me over the edge. We've never seem to be able to get a head financially even though we've tried so hard to. I feel your pain. I'm not sure if you are or even CAN cause your depression. But I feel you.View Thread
I'm very interested to hear peoples responses to this post as well. I've been diagnosed with depression from a very early age also (probably familial) yet I never stay on medication for any length of time as I am constantly worried about the long term effects of the meds. I wish I could help but I seem to be in a similar conundrum.View Thread
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