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Depression sucks ass. Good posts in here. Exercise helps me a lot.

 

I take St. John's wort as well, it seems to stop the fretting a bit. But jogging definitely is the key for me. I'm feeling alright now, but I haven't been making any music for about 6 months. Everything feels formulaic and soulless - maybe I need to learn an instrument or pick up another hobby for some inspiration.

 

The worst thing about this shit is losing almost all motivation to do stuff, vicious cycle etc. And the fact that I'm on edge a lot of the time, acting like a bitch, not being sympathetic, not able to concentrate, not enjoying stuff. I just don't feel like myself, sort of like the stuff Franklin was talking about, even though I think my depression is not that severe. I feel like I can do twice as well as this. The motivation is probably the last thing that comes back, I'm not sad anymore, but still not really motivated - don't really give a shit about my exams either.

 

Just don't give up, and remember it will go away eventually. Do stuff, even when it's hard to get off your ass and you don't see the point. Talk to people you love, talk with friends who understand (I have friends that are suffering from it as well, and it helps a lot talking with them, people that don't know how it feels can get you on edge even when they mean well). Perhaps you will get pissed at people saying you need to get off your ass, but you will see that it helps. If they ask you to come over or have a laugh: go! don't stay at home alone. Go outside.

 

All the best.

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I haven't been making any music for about 6 months.

 

your music's awesome dude! hope you make some headway with it before too long, i need some new sint!

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I haven't been making any music for about 6 months.

 

your music's awesome dude! hope you make some headway with it before too long, i need some new sint!

Thanks for the kind words man :) Won't be long now I feel.
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he doesn't have to go to work.

That's totally going to work! What a great idea.

yeah he won't have to bath or go outside much either,

 

couple of months of that always sorts you out

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Escitalopram Actavis. After 5 weeks or so this has taken effect and is now working wonders for me.

 

I "waste" my money on gypsies, I join WATMM (been lurking here for a year), I cry, old music is new music.

Anyways, now we will se about this lifestuff.

 

:facepalm:

 

 

My stomach is a bit funky though, also I barely sleep.

Advise?

I will talk to my doctor asap, but I know you people to be the shit, so..

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The past few months have been great, i decided to change my life completely. First i stopped abusing amphetamines, then decided to go to the gym and for my next life changing project i decided to eat healthy, i bought a juicer and will start buying fruits and vegetables and just trying to put good shit in my body. I've never been this excited about something in my life, for the first time in a long time i'm seeing a huge motivation boost, hopefully step by step i'll get the motivation/energy necessary to do productive stuff, maybe make some music, stuff i can be proud of, stuff that will make me feel like i havent wasted the day.

 

I've been down for so long this boost is actually giving me hope that the future is bright.

 

I hope you all find happiness.

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Congrats Deer. Good stuff.

 

 

Yeah I know that feeling of wasting the day. Some days I don't work or make music or practice drums/guitar and sometimes it feels like a vacation and sometimes it feels like I've failed myself.

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Awesome to hear Deer. I need to start biking again, been neglecting it lately because of the colder temps. When I was eating healthy AND exercising last summer I was in my most energetic zone in some time and felt awesome. Getting outside and pushing yourself to accomplish something everyday is important as it compounds the energy and grows. The reverse is also true, so the longer I procrastinate the more annoying and tedious it is to get into it later.

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getting accepted into a program has done wonders for my self-confidence...and apparently the ladies have been taking a liking to me...i feel like im one of those guys that starts out butt ugly at 18, and then is a middle-aged knockout at 45.....only a decade or so more to go...

 

edit: I meant to add, I think the physical attractiveness might be related to the constant jogging. Hopefully I won't injure myself any time soon, and I don't really see any more pronounced physical changes in my body (body fat looks about the same, same amount of definition, etc.). But it's gotta be doing something good for my health, endorphins, sleep patterns, all that good stuff.

 

Now if only I could quit my one indulgence day of two-four cigarettes and beers, I'd be set.

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The past few months have been great, i decided to change my life completely. First i stopped abusing amphetamines, then decided to go to the gym and for my next life changing project i decided to eat healthy, i bought a juicer and will start buying fruits and vegetables and just trying to put good shit in my body. I've never been this excited about something in my life, for the first time in a long time i'm seeing a huge motivation boost, hopefully step by step i'll get the motivation/energy necessary to do productive stuff, maybe make some music, stuff i can be proud of, stuff that will make me feel like i havent wasted the day.

 

I've been down for so long this boost is actually giving me hope that the future is bright.

 

I hope you all find happiness.

 

holy shit, that was 7 months ago, what happened to me, things got so much worse since that bit of optimism.

 

Im experiencing one of those walking depression things, i could deal with it fine but today is the first day where i feel im on the brink, this is starting to feel like a nightmare.

 

i dont know what the next step is, but my head isnt right, its full of fog and just bleakness, and i dont have any drugs/alcohol to deal with it (the wrong way), so its just sober me against this.

 

any advice, mmm?????

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Advice, yep. See what you get on this (though obviously keep such a personal thing private !) - http://www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/depression.aspx

 

And act on what it says. It'll really help man

 

When your leg, or stomach etc. feels a bit wonky you go to your doctor. If your mind feels a bit wonky you do exactly the same thing.

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see a shrink if possible, consider trying a med or two...good luck...if you've tried exercise, eating right, talking to friends and family, and it hasn't worked, then sometimes the best option is getting on medication. Side effects can suck - I gained weight that I never got rid of subsequently - but it can be better than the alternative.

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(though obviously keep such a personal thing private !) - http://www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/depression.aspx

 

I assume you just mean the results to that link, although I hardly see how some number for depression is any more personal than what Deer already just said. I'd say the opposite is generally true and having some IRL people to confide in is great.

 

Lately I've had a huge amount of trouble concentrating and doing homework and shit. This isn't that unusual in it of itself, just the severity of it. I've felt dissociated for about two months now, which is unfortunate since I was doing well for about 6 months before this. Gonna go back to my counselor soon.

 

Just a reminder to anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts, yes, your life is worth something. There are resources available for this sort of thing. http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ is a good place if you live in the US, for other areas, check this out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines .

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@Deer ( and everyone else for that matter) :

 

yeah like lumpenprol said, exercise, eating/drinking well, friends, family if that doesn't work you may need to see someone. I'd start by talking with friends and family if you haven't already. Do stuff that is easy on the brain, and fun, don't feel guilty, cause you probably can't do many productive things right now anyway. I've found that distraction really helps, I needed to get away from bad thoughts that were really counterproductive and almost self destructive.

 

Visit friends and family everyday, so you have people to talk to, telling them about your burden is the most important thing. (Important: go to people who are patient, the ones that will (try and) understand you) But also talk about other stuff, and again, do fun things. If I don't talk to someone everyday I go nuts, I shutdown and it gets harder to get out of bed.

 

Also, pay attention to the things surrounding you. Literally. Try to stop the train of thoughts and when you walk outside really focus your mind and attention "outward" on the simple things. MUCH easier said than done, but you have to sort of watch yourself to not get carried away and get lost in your own head. I'm still not very good at this, but yeah you have to check on yourself every few minutes (or seconds even) I guess. Guess this is also sort of an aspect of mindfullness.

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