Depression

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Tea4TwoMom, Oct 15, 2002.

  1. Tea4TwoMom

    Tea4TwoMom New Member

    Hi again everyone. This illness is really starting to drag me down. Does anyone have any ideas as to what to do? I am a 36 year old mom with 2 teen-age girls who are constantly on the go. My husband tries to help, but how do I put this delicately....he's driving me nuts! I am really beginning to feel that if something doesn't change in my situation that I just will not be able to take it anymore. Any advise at all? I appreciate all the comments you all write. I read them all and know that you all do care. Thanks! Tracey
  2. Tea4TwoMom

    Tea4TwoMom New Member

    Hi again everyone. This illness is really starting to drag me down. Does anyone have any ideas as to what to do? I am a 36 year old mom with 2 teen-age girls who are constantly on the go. My husband tries to help, but how do I put this delicately....he's driving me nuts! I am really beginning to feel that if something doesn't change in my situation that I just will not be able to take it anymore. Any advise at all? I appreciate all the comments you all write. I read them all and know that you all do care. Thanks! Tracey
  3. debrastets

    debrastets New Member

    Have you sit down and told them just how bad you feel? I know this is hard to do! Some people unless they are going threw it dont understand! Thats why i come here alote! To get ideal on how to do and what to do for my pain! I also had to get help for my depression and go to meeting to learn how to live with my health problems. Sometimes my children go with me where they can learn more about it ! Good Luck! DEB !
  4. Cactuslil

    Cactuslil New Member

    My icon is running like hell and you should too. I am "running" late to the doc or I would visit more on this subject near and dear to my heart.
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    I know you hurt. I am in the worst depressive flare in my life and I first began treatment for clinical depression when I was thirteen and mental illness was considered some sort of personal or moral defect. It is not. The brain malfunctions just as does every other organ system in our body. You need to see a doctor and begin a recovery path. You can overcome this.....but if it is clinical you will need the assistance of a doctor just as if your pancreas was acting up. If it is situational, the Psychiatrist will refer you to a psychologist or socialogist that can help you address the issues causing you to be sad, anxious and/or depressed. Hang in...late to doc must go. Love CactusLil'
  5. pepper

    pepper New Member

    I know exactly how you feel. In order to deal with these dd's (I have both CFS and FM) I have been for individual counselling with a health psychologist - she really gave me a lot of coping strategies. My husband and I have also been in marriage counselling (with a therapist who understands CFS). It has helped a lot. Despite this, I could not cope without anti-depressants. I have tried to manage without them and my life was unbearable.

    That is my story. We are all different but can learn from what helps others. I hope you sort this out. I have been in your position and if I hadn't had the counselling and the medication I don't know where I would be today.

    Good luck. (((HUGS)))Pepper
  6. Allen2

    Allen2 New Member

    is on target. I have had clinical depression since I was 19(now I'm 57, but why should I be telling the entire internet community and the FBI and Homeland Security my age:)--A good psychiatrist saved my life and convinced me that so-called mental disorders were biochemical malfunctions in the brain, requiring the right medications and normally wise counseling and family support. God Bless, Al
  7. Rich

    Rich New Member

    My wife and I are actively seeking to get into a support group for the first time. Me, because I am the care-giver and I work full-time, and her because she is the one with the Lupus, FM, congestive heart failure, anemia, no appetite and weight of 84 pounds.

    Yes, I heartily recommend support and counseling. Both can do wonders for your mental outlook, which is as important as your physical health.

    Rich
  8. Wuame

    Wuame New Member

    I see a chronic pain specialist and a psychiatrist; I am fortunate, becuz both are the same person. I also see a T for counseling, and a massage T, which actually does a lot for depression. None are fully covered by my insurance, the massage not at all, at least not yet. But it does all seem to be paying off, with good exercise and a healthy diet if I keep up with it! And all those things do affect depression a great deal, as does sleep.

    Take Care All

    Wuame

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