depression and diabetes

By jessikabaker32 Latest Reply 2011-11-19 02:50:43 -0600
Started 2011-11-17 20:21:54 -0600

i have type 1 diabetes and depression sometimes it gets so bad all i can do is just cry. my husband says im weird one minute im ok then it seems like a ton of bricks fall on me i have tried antidepressents and it is a joke i get mad and want to kill someone is this weird or does anyone else have this

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Jan8 2011-11-18 17:37:49 -0600 Report

persevere in your search for an antidepressant just for you. I have been through many and it took a long time but my doc had found the right combo for me. I am glad I didn't give up. I am back to me again and I love it.It is worth it .

jessikabaker32 2011-11-17 20:36:39 -0600 Report

what is t1 if i may ask ive had the depression since i was 18 and tried to offf my self and it get worse sometimes

jayabee52 2011-11-17 20:53:50 -0600 Report

T1 (type 1) is an autoimmune disease where your antibodies attack your own beta cells in the pancreas and destroy them to some extent — if not totally — The Beta cells are what produces insulin to manage one's blood glucose (BG).

I have been on the edge of offing myself ever since I had been in my teens.

jessikabaker32 2011-11-18 18:27:18 -0600 Report

i sound like a stupid but i have had type 1 diabetes since i was 1 sorry for the brain fart…lol i get them alot

jayabee52 2011-11-19 02:50:43 -0600 Report

Jessika, The ONLY stupid question here (in my opinion) is a SINCERE question which is NOT ASKED! (I have plenty of "brain farts" too!)

jayabee52 2011-11-17 20:30:03 -0600 Report

Yes, Jessika, you're not alone! I have T2 and I have had a lot of emotional disturbances in the past. I have gotten my BG levels down to more of a normal level and I don't have those problems as bad now. I have never gotten so angry that I want to kill, but I have wanted to damage myself.

How long have you had T1?

Caroltoo 2011-11-17 20:28:27 -0600 Report

People react differently to different antidepressants. Have you talked with your doctor about your reactions and/or tried more than one type of antidepressant. The right one, can be very helpful.

Trying several is a very tedious process because it takes 2-4 weeks before you can tell if some of them are having any affect at all. But when you get the right one, it should really help control the "weirds".

jessikabaker32 2011-11-17 20:30:47 -0600 Report

i have actually been on 7 and i give each 1 to 2 months befor i go off i cant take seeing red at everyone but thank you i will speak to my doctor to see if they have any different ones

Caroltoo 2011-11-18 20:01:09 -0600 Report

You might also ask your doc about bipolar disorder. The explosive anger you are talking about isn't usually a part of depression. (Anger is, just not at this intensity.) Bipolar flips you from the pit of depression to the high emotional extremes that you referred to and you said your husband described it as "weirdness".

You may be so concerned (and ligitimately) about the depressive side of this, that the doc may not have the full picture of the opposite extreme. This would lead your doc to look at a whole different array of medications and you may find some help. I hope so, because I can hear this really is uncomfortable for you!!!

Before your next appointment, why don't you and your husband sit down and make a behaviorly specific list of the behaviors that you observe, then share the list with your doctor next time you see him. Carol

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