Health Depression

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phantom13

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Sep 12, 2007
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I have Restavit which is over the counter stuff. Only use it very sparingly to help reset the sleep cycle (you can become dependent on it if you overuse it).

I do generally feel pretty groggy the next day but it does what I need.
 

Shell

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Jul 2, 2005
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I dont think ive ever come dependent on a drug fwiw.

But yeah will keep it in mind.


Like i said, the less pills the better probably. Was so stoked I didnt have to take ANY allergy meds (except for puffers) this year. None, nada- so good.
 

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MannumPower

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Dec 15, 2006
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I always feel like I’m just a moment away from breaking down even when things are going good. My mind seems to be very fragile, hate that I hate myself, wish I could go back in time and change the things I’ve done that I hate myself for.

this is just a vent post for healing purposes
 

Perth gal

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My psych gave me a prescription for sleeping tablets- something idk. 2mg.

I find tho after chatting to him about it, suddenly my sleep has kind of gotten better since. Instead of 4 hours a night, its 6 hours now. And one night a few days back i slept a solid 7+!

Im going to hold off from filling the script.
Melatonin I think.
 

Run n Spread

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Apr 2, 2013
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I feel like a ******* pinball ATM. I'm handballed from a GP to counsellor to psychiatrist to psychologist and it's over whelming.
Would rather just stop. I'm tired and stressed.
 

Run n Spread

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I don't think my GP gets it. Very nice person and pulled me out of the fire but long term no. I just think a lot don't really get it. They work study hard and have a clear path but don't get how others can fall apart. Or maybe I'm off. 2 appointments were too many.
I always feel like I’m just a moment away from breaking down even when things are going good. My mind seems to be very fragile, hate that I hate myself, wish I could go back in time and change the things I’ve done that I hate myself for.

this is just a vent post for healing purposes
This I'm always a day from buckling
 

Gameova_

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I don't think my GP gets it. Very nice person and pulled me out of the fire but long term no. I just think a lot don't really get it. They work study hard and have a clear path but don't get how others can fall apart. Or maybe I'm off. 2 appointments were too many.

This I'm always a day from buckling
How you been doing lately dude? Been ill for a month, had surgery so couldn't go anywhere for a few weeks and past week had a cold which is still lingering. Depressing.
 

Run n Spread

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How you been doing lately dude? Been ill for a month, had surgery so couldn't go anywhere for a few weeks and past week had a cold which is still lingering. Depressing.
Ok I guess. Mostly just work home pretty tired from it all. Need a few changes but stuck on a treadmill at the minute. Feel like a pinball going between docs and counsellor. Need a break from it all.
Injury medical hospitalisation sucks and I'm grateful I'm ok in that sense. Chin up and recover well
 

Kram

I'll brik u
May 2, 2007
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FWIW- I'll never take my parents for granted again. Esp my dad. He's the "strong and silent" type. Srsly- honestly growing up I thought he didnt like me. (love me yeah, but not like)


I got a beer the other day at the golf course, I met him when he finished his game. His mates came over and got introduced to me and one goes "OMG!!! The famous Michelle!!!! Your Dad doesnt shut up about you".

I could have cried. I felt so ******* bad in that moment.
My dad I always thought left poor sis 3rd out of us. Now with dementia she is the one he always talks about, when he can.
 

MannumPower

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One of the worst things I’ve found from having depression and anxiety is the loneliness. Even when I’m feeling good which is most of the time these days I still have very few if any real friends or mates left. I’ve sabotaged everything through this illness. Looking at my phone it’s been years since I’ve been asked how I’m going or do you want to come round for a drink by anyone. My artwork on Facebook is mainly liked by my wife and her friends none of my mates ever comment . I feel so unwanted in this life sometimes because it feels like I’ve been given up on. The joys of depression. This exterior I give off is completely broken inside.
 

ash_1050

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One of the worst things I’ve found from having depression and anxiety is the loneliness. Even when I’m feeling good which is most of the time these days I still have very few if any real friends or mates left. I’ve sabotaged everything through this illness. Looking at my phone it’s been years since I’ve been asked how I’m going or do you want to come round for a drink by anyone. My artwork on Facebook is mainly liked by my wife and her friends none of my mates ever comment . I feel so unwanted in this life sometimes because it feels like I’ve been given up on. The joys of depression. This exterior I give off is completely broken inside.
Sounds like you need to pick up a few social hobbies to meet some people and rebuild a group of friends. Best of luck mate, it sounds like a bit of a slog.
 

craigos

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Sep 2, 2014
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One of the worst things I’ve found from having depression and anxiety is the loneliness. Even when I’m feeling good which is most of the time these days I still have very few if any real friends or mates left. I’ve sabotaged everything through this illness. Looking at my phone it’s been years since I’ve been asked how I’m going or do you want to come round for a drink by anyone. My artwork on Facebook is mainly liked by my wife and her friends none of my mates ever comment . I feel so unwanted in this life sometimes because it feels like I’ve been given up on. The joys of depression. This exterior I give off is completely broken inside.
It's never too late to reach out to old friends. Whilst you are thinking "they've given up on me" they may also be thinking the exact same thing. Men are stubborn and would rather sit in silence than be the first one to stand up and speak.

A simple, "long time mate, hope you're doing well" could be the start of returning old friendships to what they once where. You have to be honest with yourself though, are you going to catch up with a mate for a beer/coffee or whatever if arranged?

Good friends leave stuff in the past, if you're honest in your communication with them you'd be surprised how receptive most people are, especially as adults.

Good luck my man and I'd love to see some of this artwork of yours.
 

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MannumPower

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It's never too late to reach out to old friends. Whilst you are thinking "they've given up on me" they may also be thinking the exact same thing. Men are stubborn and would rather sit in silence than be the first one to stand up and speak.

A simple, "long time mate, hope you're doing well" could be the start of returning old friendships to what they once where. You have to be honest with yourself though, are you going to catch up with a mate for a beer/coffee or whatever if arranged?

Good friends leave stuff in the past, if you're honest in your communication with them you'd be surprised how receptive most people are, especially as adults.

Good luck my man and I'd love to see some of this artwork of yours.
Cheers for the words mate, it’s bloody hard to speak up when you’ve let so many people down and the fear of rejection runs rampant in your mind. Here’s the latest painting I did
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Metalcrusher

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It's never too late to reach out to old friends. Whilst you are thinking "they've given up on me" they may also be thinking the exact same thing. Men are stubborn and would rather sit in silence than be the first one to stand up and speak.

A simple, "long time mate, hope you're doing well" could be the start of returning old friendships to what they once where. You have to be honest with yourself though, are you going to catch up with a mate for a beer/coffee or whatever if arranged?

Good friends leave stuff in the past, if you're honest in your communication with them you'd be surprised how receptive most people are, especially as adults.

Good luck my man and I'd love to see some of this artwork of yours.
Great advice.
 

GROTTO

TheBrownDog
Jul 5, 2013
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I hate this roller coaster. These lows are brutal. I’ve been up for weeks and now I’m deep down, way down. I’ll bounce back
Hang in there, there is always someone on Bigfooty to chat with at all times of the day and night.

If you can try to sleep well and eat well, you would have made big positive strides.
 

Run n Spread

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Exhaustion is starting to kick in. Plus in certain ways I'm falling apart. I'm nearly 40 feel exhausted all the time but have to keep going. Don't really have a lot to show for. Feel like a failure
 

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