I've suffered with depression and anxiety for years. I guess after years, you just get tired of trying. I just want to go to sleep, forever
Don't know what to do: I've suffered... - Anxiety and Depre...
Dear Mitch49. I feel the same. After awhile you get tired of the pain. It might help to talk to someone who understands what you are going through. Write back to me. My name is Mary-Lou.
Thanks for replying Mary-Lou! It's actually nice to hear that someone understands. Although I wouldn't wish this depression and pain on my worst enemy, it sucks to see so many people on here suffering. I'm sorry you feel the same as me. It just gets so hard sometimes!!!
I totally understand. I have depression for around 10 years and it seems never ends. Sometimes you just want to escape from everything and everyone. It will be okay at the end. We will be okay.
Thank you so much! I know we will be ok. I guess I just need to be reminded sometimes.
Hi Mitch49. Sounds familiar. I am so tired of being tired. Sleep is my best friend. I don't understand why and I don't know how to help you, but just want you to know....you are not alone in how you feel. I'm hoping this site will help us and maybe we then can help someone else. It can't hurt to try!!
Thank you for your reply! I know, being tired just shouldn't be! And the sleep, oh my gosh, my sister just asked me today what I took to make me sleep so long. I told her nothing, its it's just bad depression. Thankfully, she understands but it's a real drag that she lives with it too! You're right, it can't hurt to try to help each other. Thanks again!
I feel the same way, and I don’t know how to help you but knowing that you are not the only one that feels that way, I just sign up for this group and I realizing that we are not the only ones with this problem and that people that knows us don’t know how to handle us, but maybe we can help each other
Thank you for your reply. I did the same thing, just signed up to see, and wow, as i said in an earlier reply, i hate to see so many people on here suffering so! But I'm thankful for the people who replied and even though i knew i wasn't alone, I can really see that now. Thanks again!
I am sorry you are feeling discouraged! I understand the battle is exhausting and feels hopeless at times. Pain whether physical or emotional wears on us after awhile. Have you learned some tools that allow you a break once in awhile? I've noticed there's an ebb and flow to life. There's times it comes in droves of exhausting battles and other times we get a break. Sometimes, the breaks are mini and they don't negate the challenge for the next round. I work hard to catch the thoughts in my head that beat myself up, talk negatively, etc and argue them with reason. I also work hard at remembering this too will pass. There will come a brighter day. Often it's darkest just before dawn. When we feel most discouraged and life feels to heavy to burden the load we often are just a hang tight moment before the break and rest comes. Hang in there! You were made with purpose and not for this battle. You are an overcomer! You are stronger than the depression and anxiety!
Thank you for your reply! It makes a lot of sense. I've had some cbt, but if you don't work at it every single day, you're less likely to make it work. Thank you for reminding me that I need to work hard at those thoughts and change those feelings. Thanks for all of your encouraging words!
It does feel like hard work at times and we can have the lies go through our head there must be something wrong because we have to work so hard at it at times. That's not true. I see it as an enemy that tries to break down my strength and capture me. If this were a physical war we'd fight for our lives. The battles to overcome and defeat the lies that can occur in our mind is no less of a war. We are more than conquerors! Perhaps the battle wouldn't be so hard if there wasn't such an amazing special gift we possesses to offer this world. Big hugs! You're not alone!
Tell us what have you tried. Sometimes drastically changing lifestyle helps. Have you been traveling, surviving in woods, met new girl etc?
I rewired my daily life and certain thinking regarding my work and goals and my mood became MUCH better.
Traveling also has been named the magical cure