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Depression is not fair!


Depression is not fair! It’s going on 30 years that I have had to deal with illness. I have been on and off meds and many therapy sessions. It’s always temporary and often meds don’t help. I’m getting so tired and just want give up . I’m so tired of the struggle. I try so hard but never feel great. I don’t a lot of this is out of my hands but I wish there was more I can do. I am currently taking 2 meds, Wellbutrin 300 and Prestiq. My head feels fuzzy all the time and hard to concentrate. Dr also tried me on Rexulti but that made me more tired. I need some hope to keep plugging along!

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Hello Dmcfnp58!

Hope springs eternal, my friend! 🌞 We’re probably close in age because I join you in the 30 year club! To me, there’s always something we could be doing. As I have said before, “action” is now one of my favorite words! I truly believe that we have to constantly move forward, taking action on our own behalf to stay positive and thinking in a grounded manner. It requires a commitment! We cannot stand idly by and wait on a miracle to take place! It just doesn’t work that way.

Hope exists all around us, we need only to open our eyes and search for it! Hope helps me see and feel that my higher power is alive and well in my heart. Are you at all spiritual?

no it certainly is not fair....and makes me pretty tired of it too many days....but your trying your best and really that's all we can do. It helps me a lot sharing here, hope you can get that too.

Dmcfnp58 in reply to fauxartist

Thank you! So nice to have people who can understand the frustration!! It’s ongoing work. Take care.

It is hard to keep going when life takes our energy, and it is hard to find hope. I have found for me that I have to find things to be thankful for. That switches what I think about and what I focus on. I have had to write out positive messages on note cards and place them around my house where I can see them. When I would get into a negative mood, I wouldn't have to come up with the positive on my own, I could just read them. Over time it has become easier for me to be in control of what I think about. I have also learned to exercise. That always improves my mood and thoughts. Maybe it is the endorphins or being outside. I look for things that I can enjoy-photography, art, listening to music. I do them even when I don't feel like it because it helps me out of the negative. I hope you can find what works for you to see the positive, to be hopeful, and to have the energy to carry on. Hugs.

Thank you! Can u share some positive messages with me.

"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." ~Jimmy Dean (I liked that acknowledgement that I can't control everything, but there are some things I do have control over.)

"It is during our darkest moments that we have to focus to see the light."~Aristotle

"Change your thoughts and you change your world." ~Norman Vincent Peale

"Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior."~Isaiah 43:1b-3a

"The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

~Deuteronomy 31:8

"The LORD appeared to us in the past,[fn] saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.

" Jeremiah 31:3

These are some of my favorites. If you would like more, I can look. You can also google positive quotes and find the ones that mean the most to you.

One more that I had forgotten about. "If you hear a voice within you say 'You can not paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." ~Vincent Van Gough

Thank you those are very helpful! Had a major anxiety attack this morning. So hard to see the light when you are dark in the tunnel.

Yes, it is hard to see the light. Having positive to think on though can help IMO. You are welcome. Hugs.

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