Is Depression getting you down..........

By shoulders Latest Reply 2012-06-28 17:33:41 -0500
Started 2011-07-28 17:42:15 -0500

People with Diabetes have about twice the rate of clinical depression as those without diabetes. The anger and the guilt related to complications can cause a person to become depressed if he or she does not express the feelings or learn to cope with them. We also know that people who are depressed have a harder time careing for their diabetes.It is more of a struggle to pay attention to your diet and be active when you are depressed. The good news is that help is available. Medicine can work and so can counseling. A) DYSTHYMIC DISORDER;is very mild form of depression that last about 2 yrs. Symptoms include a poor appetite or overeatting, difficulty sleeping or oversleeping, low energy,fatigue. B)CLINICAL REPRESSION;so deressed that you loose interest in daily activities, weight loss or gain,loss of energy, difficulty sleeping, trouble concentrating, felling guilty and suicidial.

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Type1Lou 2012-06-28 17:33:41 -0500 Report

Last December 23, I was diagnosed with depression. The psychiatrist I saw ordered bloodwork and discovered that my vitamin B12 levels were seriously low. I immediately began to receive monthly B12 shots and taking a daily sub-lingual B12 supplement. He also prescribed a very low dose of anti-depressant (15mg Remaron). Well, today was my 10th visit and I will begin to wean myself off the Remaron tonight (splitting my 15mg pill in half) If the half daily dose after two weeks has no adverse effects, I can quit it altogether…hurrah!…and I no longer need to see the psychiatrist unless I feel I need it. I'm convinced that the low B12 levels were a major factor in my depression. Today was a good day and my experience with depression has a good outcome.

My1vendetta 2011-08-02 22:44:56 -0500 Report

This sounds so scary to me… I am new here, already have extreme deppression … And my entire family are diabetics… Me…as of now just a sugar freak tryin to learn about this disease. So that I can be prepared for what I am told is inevitable for me.. If I got more depressed lately id be in a lot of trouble … Already can't get myself outta bed or deal w life a lot of the time… I'm glad I came here already… I am learning a lot … Thanx o_O

MrsCDogg 2011-07-31 13:12:03 -0500 Report

I can relate! Not only did my mother pass diabetes on to me but she also passed a inclination toward depression. After the end of a bad relationship in 2001 I used antidepressants for 7 months. It helped greatly and I was able to wean myself off of them and be back to my old self.

George1947 2011-07-29 00:00:29 -0500 Report

I've had problems with depression (clinical) for many years, but with counseling and meds, I'm doing well enough that I can spend quality time with my family now. I had to hit bottom before I got started on the way up again. After spending 10 days in the county hospital in the psych ward, I started on new meds and found a wonderful psychiatrist. It takes work and being consistant.

Anonymous 2011-07-28 20:46:29 -0500 Report

that sounds a lot like me it's hard ya know, sometimes,i just want to cry ,because i hate being adiabetic, and being over weight.

My1vendetta 2011-08-02 22:52:38 -0500 Report

This also sounds a lot like myself… Just haven't been diagnosed w diabetes yet ..but my whole family has it… I just went thru a period of deppression about my weight… In result I ended up loosing sooo much weight that I looked really sick for awhile… Ahhh… Why does everything have to be so hard … Sorry to ramble on… I really just wanted to wish u a much better day now!!!

shoulders 2011-07-28 21:40:38 -0500 Report

Hello Anonymous, Hope your felling better tonight? You are not alone, we all have and some of us still are experienceing the same fellings and anger and fight that you fill now. I wish I could tell you it will go away and never come back but that is not the case. Are you just resently diagnosed as a diabetic? Have you recieved your first order of meter and strips and all the other stuff? Have you had a real good,long cry yet? Have you gotten mad,angry, and wanting to pull your hair out yet? There is several levels of excepting this illness. And I'll be here to help you in any way I can or that you want me to. It does take time, lets just start with tomorrow and then we will see what comes next. The weight will come down with work and the meds. for the diabetes. So please remember there are worse illnesses in this world than diabetes. If you want to talk just send me a message. Your Friend, Shoulders

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