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Ricky2020

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« on: January 18, 2020, 11:13:25 PM »
I am new here and am going through a very bad bout of depression and I can’t see anyway out

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Re: Hi
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2020, 04:41:57 PM »
Welcome along, Ricky!  Sorry you're going through a rough time right now... might be worth having a word with your doc?

I couldn't see a way out either, but I promise you there is a way out - keep holding on as best you can each day and reach out to us here whenever you need to!

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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2020, 07:01:04 PM »
If I was you I would make an appointment with your GP.no matter how bad it is there is help and you just need to reach out :hug:

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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2020, 07:32:34 PM »
I know what you are saying is true however it just seems to be getting worse
I am finding myself losing my temper so quickly it scares me and I just can’t seem to see the light at the end of the tunnel

Will post more a little later tomorrow when I have my thoughts together

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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2020, 10:01:14 PM »
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2020, 03:10:37 PM »
I know what you are saying is true however it just seems to be getting worse
I am finding myself losing my temper so quickly it scares me and I just can’t seem to see the light at the end of the tunnel

Will post more a little later tomorrow when I have my thoughts together

Your GP is definitely a great first step but I promise you that there *is* a light to aim for and you can come out of the other side of this with the right support.  I know it's scary right now, but maybe request a referral to a CPN and some kind of therapist - either a counsellor or psychologist or anyone else?  You might have to join a waiting list, but with the right support, you can definitely come out of the other side.

Talk to us here on the forum whenever you feel you need to and don't be afraid to make appointments with your GP while you're waiting for the referrals too.  You aren't alone in this, Ricky2020!

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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2020, 03:48:27 PM »
It seems like I have no clear direction in my life at the moment cause of things beyond my control which is driving me potty things beyond our control really leaves me feeling very low and feeling very alone like I am an outcast but it’s been like that most of my life so I should be used to it right

But I am fighting back but I don’t know how much fight I have in me
Watch this space

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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2020, 06:50:19 PM »
Don't give up on life as tough as it may be but you do really need to speak to your GP  :hug:

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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2020, 12:10:59 PM »
It seems like I have no clear direction in my life at the moment cause of things beyond my control which is driving me potty things beyond our control really leaves me feeling very low and feeling very alone like I am an outcast but it’s been like that most of my life so I should be used to it right

But I am fighting back but I don’t know how much fight I have in me
Watch this space

You've done the right thing by reaching out, Ricky. 

We all understand how you feel 'cos we've all got (or are recovering from) a mental illness so we understand exactly how you're feeling.  Docs can provide help and support during appointments which really can help, but we are all here for you between appointments - 24/7/365.  Keep fighting and we will all be right next to you, cheering you on and helping you back to your feet when you are feeling particularly low.  Keep on keeping on, Ricky!

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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2020, 01:55:58 AM »
I am not sleeping at the moment it is starting to drive me and my wife round the bend as when I do get to sleep I end up sleeping the day away and being very ratty with it

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« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2020, 12:57:58 PM »
It used to be the same for me too... it just adds more frustration to the exhaustion you are already feeling, right?

A couple of thoughts that might help:  no caffeine of any kind after mid-day just in case... give it a week with just having caffeine in the mornings to see if that helps or try decaff tea and coffee after you've had your lunch - that's what I've had to do for medical reasons and I honestly can't tell the difference in flavour!  The second thing is not to go to bed until you can barely keep your eyes open and turn the night thingy on in Windows if you use your computer right up until you go to bed (like I do) and no telly for an hour before you want to head to bed either... ideally no technology at all, other than the radio, for an hour or so before bed.  In reality that's not possible all the time, so maybe you could reduce the amount of technology rather than stopping it altogether?
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