Ashamed to admit I havnt had a bath in 10 days. It's just to much trouble and I'm so very tired. I had no idea u could be so sad to the point of thinking your heart is coming out of your body.
Depression is certainly nothing to ignore. I have suffered from depression most of my life, trust me that has been awhile, lol. Fortunately, I now have the right medications on board and have a good doctor and therapist. I haven't been severely depressed in years. I want to encourage you to get help. You don't have to live this way. We are here for you and willing to talk all you want. Please respond.
Don't be surprised if you get an overwhelming amount of people that care responding to you! All of us with depression and all off us feeling as you do right now at some point in our lives. depression sucks! And people who have never experienced it have no idea what it is all About. If you ever want to private message me feel to do so
Dear Pam, please contact your doctor and let them know what is going on. I, wholeheartedly, second Laurie's response. Please don't give up on yourself! You can find people here who are willing to be your friend. If you need someone to talk with, I'm here for you. You really should talk to your doctor. I'm sure that you can get better with meds and talk-therapy. I wish you all the best. Please let us know how you are doing.
Hi Pam You have certainly come to the right place to find friends that understand exactly where you are. I've been there also, with anxiety added. I remember I had to force myself to take a shower, hating every second of it , but you will feel better if you do it. Exercise and walking helped me but I found a great therapist and a psych who worked with me to fine the right meds to pull me out of that awful pit. There is light at the end of the tunnel, even when you can't see the tunnel. Talk to us, we want to know how you are doing. Prayers are with you.
Pam, I am here for you should you ever want to chat. I think I have my settings such as to allow it. I think of myself as being pretty nice and friendly and this forum gives me an opportunity to communicate with people and hear what they have to say, something that would be very difficult for me to do when trying to communicate face to face. So the answer is YES there are people out here. You'll find people wandering these "streets" in the wee hours of the night/morning.
Hi, Pam! I KNOW you feel you are, but the last thing you are is alone. We're here because everyone of us is, or has been, where you are. Don't feel ashamed ~ nothing you say will shock us.
You have a disorder ~ just like diabetes or cancer ~ that can be easily treated, and there IS light at the end of the tunnel. You have to take control by making an appointment with your doctor or visiting a mental health clinic, and you can do it. You might be very surprised at what you are capable of doing and every step you take will make you feel a little stronger. You've already taken the first step in reaching out for help.
Feel free to come here any time you have questions or need to talk ~ it's what this board is for. There's no reason to live in misery!
Best wishes, WCV
Alot of us were just discussing this same issue, how we get so depressed that we don't care about our hygiene etc... Are you seeing a counselor/psychiatrist? Do you take any type of meds at all? First thing you need to do is get a psychiatrist on board and tell them what is going on, and second is to get a counsleor to talk to get your problems out in the open n deal with them one second at a time..there is no rush to tell all in the first hr session... you will be surprised how much a couselor can help... you can't just ignore this as I am sure you r well aware, for it doesn't just go away on it's own with the health of support... I have been under mental health care since like 1999 give or take... I never believed in going to psychs or counselor's/man was I so so very wrong... if it wasn't for them I wouldn't be hear to help you... I will befriend you, feel free to pq/private question me anytime...
your r not alone we r all here at dc to support/help you in anyway possible, but you got to make an appt asap..let us no what you have tried etc... so we can give further advice..sending prayers your way... hang in there PamC123... we r here for you keep the faith... your new friend...
I want to say a big thank you to each and everyone of you. It is a blessing to know that somebody understands. I divorced last year and moved to a small town to be closer to my parents. However my depression has gotten considerably worse. They want to help me so much but they don't know how. I went to a therapist for several months and he won't prescribe anything for me. My former Dr had me on Klonopin and remeron. I have seen a new md but she just added a sleeping pill which doesn't work. I have made an appointment with a new therapist for Wednesday and I am gonna find a new md. I have got to find a Dr who will help me. Again thank you all so much. I feel like I am part of a community now and don't a
Have to worry about what comes out of my mouth without u thinking I'm crazy. Yeah I have new friends
I know your feeling... even being married I feel lonely and depressed at times... after the Holidays taking down the tree was the hardest thing for me to do. I do not take meds anymore... I have tried so much that most of the meds just made me have anxiety and the shakes... my only down time is when I get my period and my moods are messed up. I would cry for no reason at the last few days of my period. I been watching touched by an angel for 2 weeks in a row... maybe because it keeps me ok. With my husband not working and being home all the time... it gets to me... If you want to add me too... I am here.
I can totally relate to you Pam... I've been depressed for about 7 years now and I finally broke down and told my doctor. It was getting so bad that I wouldn't bathe for days, wearing the same bath robe for days, not eating a bite of food, not leaving my house, and just crying all of the time. It sucks soooo bad. It is very very lonely. I have just found this site so hopefully it will help to know that others are going threw the same thing. Talk to someone right away! You will feel better too. I have been taking Cymbalta for three weeks and I'll tell ya, it isn't a magic pill. I'm still sad but I will wait and give it time to kick in. I really hope this med. helps because I want my life back! This one ive got now isn't working for me. I just turned 40, my only child moved out of the house, lost my job due to my medical condition, lost my father to cancer, and it just keeps going on...
You are not alone, Pam. If you would like to chat... please do. It may help. Hope the best for you...
Pam,My heart goes out to you and i really mean that,It,s a good thing you have come with an open mind to talk about the way you are feeling,This is the trouble with depression we just dont have the mental or physical energy or could,nt care to ask or look for help,People who have not been to this level just dont know what it,s like do they?
Ten days without a bath,I know pam it,s horrible isn't it,Ive been suffering like this most of my adult life and was depressed as a child as well but this is the worst,Pam try not to be too hard with yourself at the minute because you are not very well same as myself,Give yourself a break because it's not the way you want to be otherwise you would,nt have posted on here,I dont know how you are doing at present because it's been a few weeks since you posted this,I only joined today but if you ever want to chat then feel free to contact me,Im trying new things with medication at present with my Doc and Psychiatrist so will see how it goes,I have been very stubborn and scared to try it but cant put up with it any longer,Dont suffer in silence and take things slowly for now,You dont need anymore stress pam,Always here :)
I've been diagnosed with depression years ago. However I am currently not on any medication for it. I too stay home for days at a time without going out and admittedly did not bathe or shower. But I forced myself to change my routine. I started showering every morning upon waking, getting dressed and combing my hair. I started to realize how much it helped me to do this; even though I had no plans to go out. You'll see that it actually makes you feel a little better! You can look yourself in the mirror and like what you see .You are not alone; you're just brave enough to admit it. Always remember whatever you're going through, there are others going through it also. Good luck and I hope things work out for you.
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