I was on 8 to 10 percocets 10s a day been clean for a month.But the depression isnt going away.I worked a part time job.I do feel better on the days i work.But after that I dont feel like doing nothing.Please someone tell me this feeling will go away to.Everyday it does get better..quit cold turkey.I never want to go back to the place i was.But how do i fix the depression?
Based on how you did this (and I applaud you effort) you may want to get yourself into a recovery or AA meeting to help you work through this with others who are going through a similar thing. Also on board should be a physician, because there is help to get your body to adjust. Because of how many and who knows for how long and if you're taking anything else, without the grounding offered by recovery program (with a Dr too) you may risk relapse, and I see you do not want that so why not reach out for the support and understanding that's all around you? Hope this helps a little and best to you.
You've been clean for a month? That really isn't very long in the whole scheme of things. Becoming dependent on this medication and then taking it away causes your brain to go through multiple chemical changes. It can take some time to stabilize and you may need supplements, and possibly an anti-depressant to help with this. Kudos to you for taking this on and getting yourself clean! That is no small thing and you are to be commended for it! If you haven't already it may be time to enlist a health professional, such as a primary care provider, or a psychiatrist, to see if an anti-depressant is the way to go to get your brain functioning normally again. Once again, congratulations on all your progress! You should be very proud of yourself. Hope the depression goes away quickly - ElizaJane
You know what? The further you get away from where you were... the easier it will become. If depression isn't something you previously dealt with... consider that a second blessing. The fact that you have quit cold turkey and without a support system probably wasn't a smart decision. But it is one you are now dealing with. You said that on the days you work you do pretty good. Perhaps on the days you do not go to work you need to get ready as though you were and get out of the house or take on projects to occupy your mind. If you can psych yourself out for work... you can do it any other day of the week. Consider this more of a challenge to conquer than a stumbling block and you're stuck there. It will get better... one month is good and then it will be 2 months... then 3 months... than 1 year... then 2 years. The time will go by quickly. Wow, I applaud you for doing what you did but geez, don't do that again. You have had a good outcome but not everybody does doing it cold turkey. I don't know what kind of part-time work you do... but is there a potential for taking on more hours??? Just saying... you sound like if you have a routine... you are okay... but occupying the other time... is a problem. Let's not make that a problem then... let's make it your freedom challenge and wow you have all the time in the world now because you are FREE from the grind. Congratulations on your efforts... you are ahead of the game... not behind the eight-ball. Make sure you are eating well and supplementing yourself. I don't know how well you are eating but I have heard many people here tell that good supplements have helped them through. For me, no junk food, no fast food, lots of water (about a gallon a day), I eat what I cook and cook what I eat. That has helped me lose a lot of weight. I mean a lot! That also helped with the depression that I have had for many moons. Maybe you are lucky and don't need to lose weight but perhaps you need to eat better. Good ingredients help the brain, too. I don't take medication any longer for that but I do still talk regularly with a psychiatrist. If you can exercise in any form... that will also help your outlook. Walking for the heck of it... swimming... hiking... playing cards... gardening... getting together with friends... just enjoy what you do. Again, I applaud your efforts so don't look back at where you were... keep looking ahead at where you can go next. We can give you support here, too. Keep posting if that helps so others can respond to you and give you there input...
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