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post #1 of 19 Old 12-31-2010, 02:25 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Anyone Out There Ever Get Depressed?

Ok I mean seriously ball your eyes out aching heart depressed. Not anything you would run to your doctor for medication for (yikes I don't think) but enough where you just get so so drained?

Not feeling so chipper today, in case you couldn't tell.

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post #2 of 19 Old 12-31-2010, 02:30 AM
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Hmm. Well I have dealt with diagnosed depression in the past (runs in the family) but I have had times where I just have to have my own little cry fest because I get so stressed out with finals and work and all that. It's never fun.

If you're just having a really down day I've found some good music, a bubble bath, and a good movie does wonders.
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More than a one day thing but I am not chronic. Like everyone I have had my share of pains. I guess it will pass.

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post #4 of 19 Old 12-31-2010, 02:55 AM
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Well I do also have depression...not a terrible case but it runs very strongly in my family and it's pretty clear to me that it runs right this way, too. I outright refuse to go to a doctor and take meds, though, because to be honest I'm completely terrified of those things. You know what's helped me over the years, though? Working with horses, it's been a godsend. No matter how I feel, if I can go out and work with the horses I feel sane again. I've just got to find a way to get out of bed and out to the barn! I feel so blessed to have found something like this in life, without them I really honestly wouldn't be here.

I go through cycles of this and it's been a lot tougher since I've been horseless for awhile now, but I'm doing my best. We've all just gotta find a way to get by.
Sending out hugs, though. I hope you feel better soon
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Hey Pony! Thanks for that I think I may be suffering from PTSSD because I have had some issues since my son died 4 years ago and it just seems to kind of be getting worse. Like you, I hate the thought of medications and I don't want to see a doctor.

I won't really talk to anyone here because I don't want them to think I am broken. My friends either think I am lazy or rude because I won't go anywhere with them.. LOL I am a bit of a mess right now and have gone through one of those big headache launching cries...

Of course this always happens at 2-3 in the AM not at any reasonable hour.
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post #6 of 19 Old 12-31-2010, 11:07 PM
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I have anxiety disorder I believe. I worry about the littlest things. I have slight depression, but working with horses always makes me feel better. Or listening to music, and I've recently tried to get into reading. And OP you sound like me because I don't feel like going anywhere sometimes as well, but not always. I like to hang with my friends. I just go through spells. 8th grade was when I was hit hard by depression, and horses came in my life.
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Mary, bless your heart. You've been through a lot with losing your son and the holidays during the winter are the hardest time.....I can't imagine. I know you said that you don't want to deal with doctors and medications, but I would suggest that you think about having your thyroid checked and taking a good multivitamin or B complex vitamins. A few years ago I went through a long spell of waking up in the night, feeling exhausted and depressed, and progressing to feeling generally horrible after my dad passed away. It turned out that my thyroid levels were way off and losing my dad was the final straw that pushed me over the edge. It's easy to fix and will give you some energy to deal with all that's going on in your life. Good luck and keep us posted.
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post #8 of 19 Old 01-02-2011, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
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Hey all, wow thanks for all of the support and info! I do admit that certian times of the year are harder than others for obvious reasons. I have noticed though over the last year or so I find myself making excuses not to do things and just feeling like I don't even have the energy for the fun stuff anymore. This was what got me thinking something really is wrong and it has to change.

Ladytrails I will look into the thyroid thing for sure. I imagine it may be a bit out of whack.. why not the rest of me is. LOL :o) Thanks for that advise. I totally get what you are saying about how you felt after your loss of your dad. I am sorry that you had to go through that, my thoughts are with you!

Again, thanks to you all!! It really is nice sometimes to just get a little push in the right direction I guess. So here is to a new year and a new outlook. One day at a time and face the feelings inside head on. No need to let this beat me!

Happy New Year my friends!
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It sounds like you've got just the right idea!
Happy fresh new year!
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post #10 of 19 Old 01-02-2011, 04:43 AM
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I have a friend who has depression (the actual mental illness) and its really hard for her... :(

Feeling down? Saddle up!
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