I just found this page my Dr. Recommended. I wanted to talk about this to see if anyone has felt like this.
2 days ago I really felt the effects of crippling depression. I really felt like I was fighting with myself, I've had depression from a young age but I always somewhat pushed off what I felt and never went to my Dr about it but that's also because I was too young to go by myself. Until a year and half ago is when I did something about it after having a serious episode of depression and anxiety. I took up counselling that was provided by my university. However, after my 2nd session my counsellor made me feel 10x worse than what I went in with, she said one thing that triggered me and I went down this deep hole again, I wondered for months as to why she should say something like that and I could never find an answer. That whole year got really tough for me and I decided that I couldn't continue with my studies I think due to my depression I lost my love for life and that including the subject I was studying.
But I think that was my biggest mistake.... After I dropped out I went into my first serious depression episode. The only source of comfort I would get is walking to Tower Bridge area and just watching the water flow in the river and watching tourist's having a nice time with their family taking pictures. I was indeed jealous of their happiness.
Soon enough I started to have nightmares of me crying and jumping off at the highest point of tower Bridge, in my dream as soon as my body hits the water I would wake up. Since having these dreams I have limited the amount of times I go there. Before I use to go at least once a week now it's once a month.
Anyways fast forward a year to now....... The worst feeling I had was 2 days ago...
I found myself feeling heavy and doing everything much slower. At night it was worse I can't even describe the way I felt and I just remember feeling nothing and then felt really sad because I felt nothing then felt stupid and useless and dumb because I felt nothing I really thought to myself "wow you can't even do that". I really googled 'how to get through the night depression' obviously nothing relevant came up.
At that point I felt really desperate for help for me 'how to get through the night' meant how do I take a deep breath and release this heaviness I'm feeling and feel like it's going to be ok, how do I get through this night without doing anything stupid?
I really felt like I was fighting with myself that night... Luckily I pulled through but now I realise I do need help from a Dr I can't rely on myself everytime there's always a limit to the amount a person can handle.
Does anyone have tips on how you would deal with that situation??