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How does everyone deal with depression ?

Mar 15, 2017 8:24 PM

There are days I'm okay . Even happy and out of nowhere I get sad and start questioning everything that is going on in my life. The main one is. Do I really belong anywhere ? I know this is a different kind of pain then everyone has been posting . But this is how I feel at the moment. Counseling doesn't help me.

There are times I just want to stop talking all together.
Thanks in advance.

Mar 15, 2017 8:53 PM

The same happens to me. Happy one moment sad the next. Those are the days I'm mostly quiet. Everyone asks what is wrong. I tell them fibromyalgia is what is wrong. Makes me feel they are not listening to me when I explain all about fibro. Very upsetting.

Mar 15, 2017 8:54 PM

Keep working with a therapist- try different therapists until you find one you click with! Try medication. Meditation, sunlight, exercise, sleep and eating well help too

Mar 15, 2017 8:54 PM

I think my bipolar disorder has something to do with my mood swings as well. But I'm not fully sure

Mar 15, 2017 8:55 PM

Bipolar has highs and lows- high energy sometimes, depression other times. Meds really help!

Mar 15, 2017 8:56 PM

OneLittleRocket . Thank you . I did try meds but. Haven't find the right one for me to work with my bipolar med.

Mar 15, 2017 8:59 PM

I finally found a good bipolar med that works for me 2 years ago. Been off depression meds since because I am afraid of messing up what I am taking now. However I believe my bipolar meds might also be for depression as well . Idk

Mar 15, 2017 9:09 PM

Stayinginthefight do you ever get sleepy after ?

Mar 15, 2017 9:34 PM

I get sleepy throughout the day. Not so much at night.

Mar 15, 2017 9:45 PM

Same here kinda weird. I went from never taking naps to taking naps . Very weird for me

Mar 15, 2017 9:49 PM

There are days no matter where I am, my eyes start closing. The exhaustion takes over, and I must sleep. I never was a nap person. Now when I get to that point, even 15 min helps a little.

Mar 15, 2017 9:55 PM

Awww. My husband is the same way . Think a sleeping disorder

Mar 15, 2017 9:57 PM

The worse part for me is, when it happens in front of my students

Mar 15, 2017 10:01 PM

I bet 😊 I hope your doc can help rule things out for you .

Mar 16, 2017 1:13 AM

Depression is something we have to work I think. It's not unusual to have depression because of PAIN. Try to do things that make you happy. Spiritual things make me happy. Instead of dwelling on death (seems like I'm surrounded by it) religion gives me hope. Even a false hope at times seems better than no hope at all. God bless you!

Mar 16, 2017 1:21 AM

Thank you 2sweet2B4Gotten. 🤗

Mar 16, 2017 12:05 PM

Maybe you need anti-depressives. Or if your already on them. A change may be benificial. Good luck G xx

Mar 16, 2017 5:24 PM

Sleep, ice cream, oils, lavender incense, kitty cuddles, writing

Mar 16, 2017 5:50 PM

Music talking dancing
Work until evil people stepped into my world.

Mar 17, 2017 3:55 PM

Westrengirl have you tried doing things like adult/mindful colouring? When I'm colouring I lose myself in the colours I don't really think what colour I should use I look at my various types of gel pens, fine liners and pencils (I even have a few different sets of colouring pencils!) and i choose which colour feels right for that moment.....I have a lot of different sets but I try to buy the bright colours to keep from going too dark when I'm down.
Sometimes I go out for a drive, just to drive, sometimes I put the music on (I've only got my daughter's pop CDs in the car but most of them are upbeat!) and I sing along....Very LOUDLY and out of tune and other times i just like the sound of the engine....My new baby has brought my joy back in driving!
I had more to write but I forgot what they were!!! Lol too interested in my colouring pens and pencils and my new (pre loved) car to remember!!! 😂

Mar 18, 2017 8:47 PM

I've found support is best for depression. I took meds but had to stop due to severe reactions to all. I can't help with bi polar disorder but on good days I do more than I should and bad days I suffer and rest the best I can. Unfortunately due to the pain. I can't sleep without a muscle relaxer anymore. Nap when you can I sure wish I could. Talk to those you can talk to it helps. And keep your mind off of what is causing the depressed thoughts. Try not to give them the time of day. The more you feed into them the more it consumes you. Good luck

Mar 20, 2017 7:59 PM

Thank you everyone ^^^^ your guys support helps a lot . And done some of your guys suggestions. And they help

Mar 20, 2017 9:39 PM

Some days I wake up and am like hell, this is going to be an amazing day. Then some days I wake up dreading waking up and crying myself to sleep and feeling like no one loves me or cares. I often question my existence. I'm not sure how I deal with it, I just have great people and I just do stuff I love.

Mar 20, 2017 9:40 PM

Also eat good healthy food and be in lightened rooms and get rid of any depressing music. That's what helps me! Also animals!

Mar 20, 2017 9:59 PM

I think it's always good to have both a creative outlet (singing, art, photography, writing, etc) and a means of escape (listening to music, watching a deep TV show, reading, etc.). If you have a way to express yourself and a [healthy] means of escape, things can sometimes be a bit better.

Mar 24, 2017 11:23 AM

amccallister. I used to write poems but about 2 years I stopped

Mar 24, 2017 11:25 AM

Donovan . Thank you . My dog helps me feel better as well. He knows right before I start to cry and wants me to pick him up so he can kiss away my tears 😊

Mar 24, 2017 12:16 PM

No need to thank me! I feel useless when Im not helping people. It's my purpose in life I've found is to help people

Mar 24, 2017 1:11 PM

I understand that. I think we are all Earth Angeles . Sent here to help eachother the best we can

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