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Back again... and depressed dammit
October 16, 2006
11:54 pm
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Dillhol
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Ok, so I come here it seems about every six months and I stay a while. I like to help folks out and I enjoy everyone's feedback.

I have sunk into a serious depression again. I am drinking more heavily than I ever have before and I am missing alot of work and running out of excuses for why I am so sick all the time. I rely on prescription sleep aids to get any respite from being awake (and thus miserable) and yeah I take them with the alcohol. Not to mention, I will can go for days without sleeping if I do not take the sleep aids.

I have taken prozac, no help, zoloft, no help, and zoloft and wellbutrin at the same time with minimal results.

I do not know what the hell to do anymore. I do not know why I am so miserable, but every day is worse than the day before, so I wake up each morning knowing it is going to be the crappiest day of my life.

I thought a recent change to my career was really going to help, but it was short-lived.

What really works? What the hell will make the depression go away? I am willing to do anything to make life more bearable. What has helped anyone else who is suffering with depression?

October 17, 2006
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Hi Dill and welcome back.

Now this is going to sound like the obvious but you said..."I am drinking more heavily..." and then ask what really works, and what will make the depression go away...

guess I'd say... first the drinking has got to go - alcohol is a depressant and is making matters only worse... perhaps starting a twelve step program (AA) will help get the ball rolling onto answers.

October 17, 2006
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Counsleing has helped me throughout my depression battles. Journaling your feelings might also help. I also agree with Lovinglife that cutting down or quiting drinking would be a great help.

October 17, 2006
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Journaling is an excellent idea RW.

October 18, 2006
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try excercising, get the blood flowing. thats what my counselor suggested in the past

October 18, 2006
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and exercise is great too for depression! Yep, it does get the blood flowing and is noted to be excellent for releasing those feel good chemicals : ) And it doesn't have to be this intense work-out even a simple daily stroll around the neighborhood can do wonders.

October 18, 2006
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keep talking about what it is that bothers you or try to understand your feelings. Keep in touch, dont ponder alone and dwell, it becomes deeper and definitely, cut out the alcohol. I use prozac 60 mgs a day. Im depressed sometimes, but i am more aware of where the depression comes from and how to avoid it. Its hard, no doubt, especially when you are alone. Good luck

October 18, 2006
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1. Seek professional counsel and medical support.

2. Cut out the booze. It is a depressant.

3. Get into a support group.

4. Get involved in the struggles and problems of others. Find some worthwhile volunteer work and DO IT. Help some underprivileged kids learn to read or visit an old folks home or volunteer at your local hospital. The list of possibilities is endless. But the greatest cure for self-absorption (which leads to depression) is to become involved in OTHERS.

- Ma Strong

October 18, 2006
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and another great idea..."But the greatest cure for self-absorption (which leads to depression) is to become involved in OTHERS."

October 18, 2006
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I agree with all of the above.

Get off the booze and stop taking sleep aids, they leave you feeling worse the next day. Get into see a doctor, there is a new sleep aid out that is not addictive and does not leave you with the next day side effects like others do. Get in some excercise everyday like walking.

Atalose

~~Hope has a place, but not above reality~~

October 23, 2006
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Thank you for all your feedback.

I wish I had the energy to do all these things but it just is not there.

I did cut out the drinking, I don't really have to do it I just do the help make me sleepier. More heavily for me simply meant 1-2 as it got closer to bedtime on weeknights.

I know all these things work, exercise, being involved, counselling...

I just have no energy to get started.

I own a bowflex home gym, but it is disassembled from just moving, I dont have the will to even put the damn thing together.

If I am not horizontal, its because I am going to the restroom.

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