I have lost Myself!

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I have lost myself to depression and anxiety.  I have become sedentary and talk my husband to take me out - Anywhere.  My mind is stagnant and I only look forward to the night and to sleep.  Don't talk medications, as I've been on them all.  My doctor does not want to see me for a month (to see how the Abilify & Zoloft) work together.

Everything I see or have brings me no joy.  I can bearly look in my closet as it reminds me of someone who is not here.  Shopping gives no thrill nor does anything else.

I am left in limbo - if Zoloft + Abilify don't work and the other meds didn't where do I go from there.  ECT?  Been there and don't want to go there.  It was 10 yrs. ago.  Absolutely barbaric!

Peope suggest yoga, tranquil music, walking - I have tried exercise at the gym and probably will continue.  But, my heart is still heavy!

Sorry for the negativity but that is all I have.

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    So what are you options? How are you?

    Are you feeling hopeless?

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    Hi Nancy, since it is a biochemistry issue which means you have to reset your chemical balance. I would suggest more intensive cardio. Forget yoga at least that kind of stuff for the moment.

    You have to get your heart rate up to start releasing endorphines..... Also, change your diet.

    Since you are here, which I great I feel you are open to trying things. 

    Eat beets for energy cut out as much sugar as you can or heavy food.  They will bring you down like alcohol.. gl

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    Hi Nancy, 

    I am sorry you are feeling so much greif. Has the doctor taken your blood to see if you have an underlying condition (like celiacs, or other autoimmune disease?) causing you to feel so badly or did something happen to cause your sadness?

    Hang in there, we can't do much but we can suport each other here.



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    I JUST saw this today : exhaustion and depression can be tied to stress & cortisol levels build up in the body. As well as weight gain.Stress being the main culprit.

    Subject:On cortisol try stress busters like Zinc & selenium,Brazil nuts , iodized salt, need-ashwagandha 1 capsule for thyroid.

    Cortisol is a stress hormone: solution for stress is to lower cortisol levels, eat whole grain cereal breakfast, one half cup middle day - omega 3 salmon, beans , afternoon eat  kiwi, vitamin C stops cortisol papaya, oranges and zinc. For dinner meat, red or white, always one half cup each time. The thyroid controls hormones signaled in the brain to the body together with the adrenal glands, regulates every system in our body. Including mood swings. Eating foods can help with the blues.it really helps me.

    So many suffer with depression need hope and understanding from others.  Depression is not a good place, especially if you find yourself stuck.

    As we all have those down days, depression is different that just feeling down. It's more that overwhelming darkness that can get a grip and it's hard to break loose. 

    Ways to break loose. I love to listen to music and do something for a neighbor, play with my beloved animals, exercise. Go out for a walk just move. Takes me somewhere else & I feel better. In just a matter of a few minutes.

    Anxiety and panic attacks are the worst. Many Meds do help. IThry can replace the hormones in the brain causing imbalance and depression.

    It is very overwhelming. I hope you understand.

    Maybe not everyone see's eye to eye on many thoughts but we do know how depression feels. It's different for everyone but miserable once your in it's clutches. 

    It does take time to find the right diagnosis for depression, seasonal depression or clinical depression, stress, or whatever the cause. I believe we all are helping each other the best way we know how thru kindness and caring for our forum friends. 

    Happiness, Laughter, & Peace

    Hope xxxx


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