Depression made worse by injury

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Quit my job of ten years due to overwhelming depression. Medications weren't working. Now I've got it under control by quitting drinking and changing medications. I was ready to go back to work after 8 months---they were happy to take me back. They actually called me. 8 hours earlier I'd broken two bones in my ankle and will be recovering for months on my couch alone. Anyone else gone through setbacks like this?

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    YES I HAVE I WAS READY TO GO BACK ON THE TAXIS THEN SOMEONE SAID SOMETHING ABOUT MY girlfriend and then i want from being on top of my game and i just want bang all the way down to bottom

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    I know exactly how you feel, after 7 years+ not working i tried to go back this year, only to last 6 measly weeks. I felt so bad that i ended up leaving, a family member had given me this chance and it felt like i'd thrown it back in their face, unintentionally! I am still awaiting a camera test in hospital to see if i have coeliac disease. Oh what fun my life isn't.

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    Hi Erin - "Life is what happens while we're busy making other plans," sang Lennon. So true. I'm guessing that the employer will still be happy to take you back after your ankle has healed. Meanwhile load up with dvd's or hook up with netflix etc. Get immersed in some good productions - there are so many out there. Just be careful with the chocolate and popcorn - and try not to worry about anything. There is nothing you can do until you are healed.

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    Patient is a virtue - how could you have predicted this? When you're well go back slowly! I know how you feel being bored though but not to worry, it's an accident! Try to enjoy yourself now you're off.

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    Hello my names Leela.

    Call your emergency services for a chat and some advice. Whenever i felt suicidal i called the emergency services. They always gave me so much love, attention, help and diagnosed me with depression. Call the emergency services and you will realise just how loved you really are...to people who dont even know you personally !

    Many many people would be heartbroken if they knew how you're suffering, including me ! And i dont even know you personally but so many of us feel or felt that same way you do now. So we are all in it together. You are not alone. Just ask for help. I feel much better now. I just wish Id asked for help sooner.

    But however if you're not feeling suicidal then call someone to talk to however hard it is you need to force yourself to get help. Go chat to your doctor. If you dont have a good one then find yourself a big doctors surgery with lots to choose from. That's what i did.

    Now i'm happily on anti-depressants (happy pills) because i didnt have enough happy cells in my brain so i had to top them up. I had panic attacks and they cured them. I had insomnia and they cured that. I had to try out various medicine combos till i found the right one for me but I feel much better now. I just wish Id asked for help sooner. You may need to see your doctor again to increase your medicine or try a new or extra medicine.

    Also they let me try out all different kinds of therapy (one to one or group therapy) to help me feel better and learn to love myself and forgive myself for all the mistakes i'd made in my life.

    Lots and lots of sympathetic hugs from your new friend Leela Davis xxx

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