How to cope with depression and go on with day-to-day activities

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Hi there my name is Lisa and I am suffering with anxiety and depression. I'm wondering how anyone out there suffering from the same thing quotes with their day-to-day activities

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How to cope with depression and go on with day-to-day activities


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@lisag.4669‍ I am sorry you are dealing with anxiety and depression. I struggle with depression daily and fear of the future. I struggle mostly because of the physical pain and conditions I have and the things I have been through in my life.

I do my best to cope. I force myself to get up and try to not focus on the physical pain and my limitations despite being forced to reckon with the pain and limitations with everything I do. I do use CBD and marijuana and Kratom to help with the pain.

Depression I take Lexapro.

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I'm stuck because I'd SO MUCH rather be helping people than basically watching my whole family & life fall apart. I have had one disappointment, tragedy, failure all in this Snowball type NIGHTMARE. The Anxiety causes my whole body to tremor, I can't eat, drive, I rarely leave the house. No insurance so I went to a "clinic". They did18 different meds over a short period of 8 mths, making Everything Way worse. I give up. I'm so sick of myself, it's so disgusting! WTH is wrong with me. I was about to complete my nursing degree. I have a 4.0, I scored a perfect score on my final IN A/P. Why can't I figure this out!

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@Chelsea O my gosh 18 meds? 

I am sorry you are dealing with this. I am struggling now to and I would just say keep pushing on and stay busy. I hit depression (before now) when I was young and in college and it was after losing some family members that I Was very close to and then my parents getting divorce shortly after because everything just started to fall apart. I mvoe away from home... had to get away and I just started exercsing, working, and going to college.... I was so busy I never had time to think about it.

I am not depressed because I suffer daily from physical and nerve pain... which kills me. someties I lose feeling in hands and I feel like I cannot focus because of it.

How to cope with depression and go on with day-to-day activities


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@lisag.4669 I would say try and stay busy; it helped me years ago when I first had a bout with depression. Do you know what stemmed or set-off your depression? Perhaps analyzing that may help if you are able to fix that.

For example, I know currently my depression was set-off from my physical pain and systemic conditions... it just has become overwhelming. If I could fix my physical ailments (which unfortunately I cannot because the surgery had failed and made it worse) I think my depression would be a lot less. So, perhaps analyzing may help? I don't know.

How to cope with depression and go on with day-to-day activities


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My dad passed away about a year and half ago.

How to cope with depression and go on with day-to-day activities


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@lisag.4669 I have had anxiety all day along with bipolar which has got me acting like a child with the terrible twos

How to cope with depression and go on with day-to-day activities


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Hi,  I have suffered with the depression associated with the loss of loved ones [a sister and twin brother in less than one year] too.  The symptoms from my lupus is accentuated with depression.  I find that exercise like walking has improved my mood.  I started with walks in my neighborhood and then moving to a lake/park with a nice trail and found many people ,singles and groups, doing the same.  I have teamed up with some and many days enjoy the solitude of the walks.  The exercise has helped with my sleep.  I find that I have less restless nights and seem to wake up with improved morning symptoms.  I wish you improved health!

Sincerely,

Gail

How to cope with depression and go on with day-to-day activities


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Yes walking is a great stress reliever and helps with anxiety

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