Depression seems to be back

March 30, 2009 1:56pm CST
Usually I"m depressed in the winter months and can manage it with medications. The past few years (I think), I haven't needed to take anything because I seemed to manage it well and things weren't that bad.... I know for sure this year I didn't take meds but now I'm not clear on whether I took meds last year or not. Usually by this time of the year when there's a bit more sunshine and spring is in the air with all it's cheeriness, I'm fine and functional. Except for that one year where the depression was so bad, I was weepy and miserable until around the end of May. I'm not sure what triggered it that particular year but it was bad with a capital letter B. This year (the last twelve months or longer) I've had some stresses that have made me really unhappy. The past few months have been terrible. Some of it is due to the club we were going to and all the badness that spun out of it. Today, just as we thought I was going to be okay because the last ties to that club were gone as of last saturday -- I get a call and emotionally, I'm on the short end of that stick. Already as a result of the club people, I have very strong doubts as to who I can and cannot trust. I'm tired and I have little energy for anything. I'm not interested in much.
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@besthope44 (12145)
• India
8 Oct 10
I use to manage depression, listening musiq, playing violen and i like chocolates, and i feel i get refreshed after having my chocolates. And best remedy is Meditation, try breathing exercise, it will help you balance and handle depression.
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
30 Mar 09
Since it seems your depression is seasonal maybe you could try getting more light. They have lights now that you can use at home to help with seasonal depression. I think a short visit to the tanning bed would help as would walking or some form of exercise. Taking higher doses of Vitamin B help me too. And talk to people. People who you can trust. Even if its just us here. I've had a couple of instances recently where trusting people became very hard and I sunk into a depression for awhile despite me taking my meds. I stopped exercise (which is probably the worse thing I could have done). It took me a while to get to feeling up to exercise again. I realized later that I should have pushed myself into exercising and I probably would have gotten over it sooner.