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Hello. I am new. I have major depression and I am on medication and go to therapy. However, I have noticed that my depression seems to be getting worse. I cry for almost no reason, I do not want to be around people, I feel like this will not get better. It would be nice to know that I am not alone. I suppose I am looking for support, especially locally, but at this point, I would be happy for any support I can get.

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Welcome!

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Thank you.

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hi how are you welcome to the forum.i am sure you will find it very useful and of great benefit to you.

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You're not alone. Many people suffer especially in silence. It's a process to get through. You are in right place to share your story. People are very wise, open, and knowledgeable here. Kudos to you for posting.

Writing my feelings here and helping others always helps me feel better good.

Take it one day at a time and give yourself some credit you are getting the help u need. Great job!

Take Care

XxSunni

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A major symptom of MDD is the sense that it will never get better. That is a total lie! Your brain is playing tricks on you. Please contact your therapist if you feel that you are getting worse. With the right treatment, you will feel like yourself again.

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Hi. You're not alone. My life has been going better lately but my depression hasn't gone away. Feels like the more life gets better the deeper I sink emotionally. It's hard to even talk about because of the judgment. I feel so guilty for feeling this way

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Feel the love Lesa🥰

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Welcome, I have been going through anxiety and depression off and on for about 36 years...so trust me you are in the right place. Friends and family don't want to hear it, so try and not confine in them with how you feel. I'm on medication and have a counselor but can't afford to go money's tight. I'm living on my savings. Can't find a job because of my age, people are discriminating against me. I spend about 90% of my time in the house, I talk myself out of going outside. So keep writing if you need too?

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Hey there. You are not alone by any means! I've suffered major depression on and off for many years(mostly on!). I'm on the max dose of cymbalta and see a psychologist every 3 weeks or so. At the moment I'm not working after having a botched foot surgery, and I think that had made me worse. I'm pretty much house bound and have to force myself to go out and do things, or I'd be a hermit. Although I'm quite happy with that! It is a struggle every day, and I find taking about it is so much better than not. Just keep doing what you're doing, and I'm here if you need someone x

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As for locally check the NAMI website for local services. On this site you'll find a lot of support. You definitely are not alone. I also suffer from depression and anxiety. Remember that its not your fault. We have a chemical imbalance in our brain.

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Please be very kind to yourself and give yourself time to work through it. I think the people who love you are probably not going to be as hard on you as you are on yourself, at least that's my experience. I know people I've dealt with in the past are too freaked out by the true devastation and tears of real depression to be helpful without letting them know it's soooo not them. I was blessed to have a very good friend who just let me lie next to her and sob. She loved me even when I was too depressed to love myself. There are people like that out there, so please keep yourself open to that possibility.

My life is now pretty dang good. I experience joy regularly and am far kinder to myself. I've decided I'm worth it. I'm betting you are too.

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you are not alone. i am going through the same. it's hard.

this is a great place to talk with others. i know it has helped me. it's very comforting knowing you can be open and people will not judge you here. they give great advice and it's helpful to express your feelings and have others understand especially when they can relate.

hope you feel better.

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I have the same issues.

I am going to call my psychiatrist on Monday (tomorrow) and let him know that I do not feel like my medications are helping me right now.

He did suggest doing the 'Partial Hospitalization Day Program'.

That is where you go for intensive group therapy & learn CBT & DBT & other coping skills & make a daily planner, etc.

You go from 9 am until 3 or 4 pm Monday through Friday. I believe the program is for 2 weeks.

I have to call my insurance company to get prior authorization from them first.

I am also looking into other alternative methods like TMS, ECT, Ketamine IV, Vagus nerve stimulator, etc.

I am even going to try following an antidepressant diet (I just ordered the DVD, so I don't know what it is yet).

So, you are not alone.

I have had periods of great happiness throughout my life. Unfortunately, depression & anxiety always creeps back in.

I wish that I had better news for you.

If I try any one of those alternative treatments & it should work, I will definately let you know!

Don't give up!

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I hope you find a treatment that will work for you too. I work full time, so I do not know about a partial hospitalization. I know that I will be calling my therapist tomorrow.

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Hi I’m Betty, welcome. I’m with you on this, hang in there! Making myself get off my butt definitely helps me stay on track and get out of my head. Yes sometimes it doesn’t work but usually does. Especially go outside in nature and deep breath for a few minutes or more. Sucks when we have to force ourselves to actually do something that probably will help.

Talk and vent anytime my friend 😘

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