Felling depressed

lizmul
By lizmul Latest Reply 2013-08-15 17:57:07 -0500
Started 2013-08-08 01:09:53 -0500

I have been diabetic for over 6 years now… Only the last few weeks I have been feeling really depressed. I just don't know where to go from here, I have been crying constantly, an don't want to go out anywhere. I am stuck an don't know what to do.

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9 replies

KG66
KG66 2013-08-12 20:46:20 -0500 Report

Hey Lizmul! How old are you? (don't need to share if you'd rather not!) I'm 19 and was diagnosed almost 2 years ago. August 19th will be my second anniversary of finding out. Anyways I suffer from depression. Last year I went through a rough patch. I had always felt a little worthless but it go really bad last August. I cried almost everyday, I didn't want to leave the house, I felt sick, I hated myself and got very angry with my loved ones. I went and got help from my doctor who gave me pills (didn't work) I had to quit my job and school because my family and doctor were afraid that if I stayed I would be suffering even more. My mom was afraid to leave me alone so I always had someone with me.For 9 months I focused mostly on my mental health. Of course I still am working on it but I can honestly say after reaching out for help I am feeling a lot better. I go see a counselor who I love and she teaches me tricks on how to deal with my issues. My biggest recommendation for you would be just to talk to someone. Don't think you are weak for reaching out for help. It could save your life…

I hope things turn around for you! :)
KG

lizmul
lizmul 2013-08-14 12:27:37 -0500 Report

I am 30, I went for my 6month diabetic check up (which is back to normal an well) an the nurse only asked me how I was. An I broke down. An she gave me the number to gateway, an spoken to my doctor an he signed me off for two week to see how I go without work. Since being at work made me worse. I have an appointment on Monday to disuse what steps I need to take an what direction i need go go in. You are right asking for help was the best think I did. I still feel depressed but kinda have a little bit took of me with the help I have received so far.

Liz :)

silvie mae
silvie mae 2013-08-08 23:51:12 -0500 Report

Lizmul, Life is a difficult challenge and it sounds like you've taken some heavy blows. I just want you to know that you have purpose and you are loved. It is hard to understand sometimes why we must walk through such difficulty and pain. But if you reach inside yourself you will find reasons to keep fighting and ways to turn the heartbreak and hardships into valuable lessons and tools that will strengthen you and help you find peace. Love yourself and treat yourself with compassion. Seek help when you need it. Perhaps you might try creating something beautiful maybe, art or writing a poem. I know many times in my life I've fought with depression and I would write a song. I call it writing it out. It always helped me. I know not everyone writes songs, but any creative outlet can be beneficial.
I hope you begin feeling better soon. Don!t let the darkness consume you, breathe in love and light focus on any positive thing you can think of and allow yourself to embrace it.
Wishing peace for you and sending you a ((hug))

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2013-08-08 22:52:34 -0500 Report

Hi lizmul,

I am sorry to hear you are feeling so depressed. Do you have a mental health professional that you could talk to? If you aren't sure how to start, you might talk to your doctor.

Don't go through this alone.

Gary

lizmul
lizmul 2013-08-14 12:30:17 -0500 Report

I took the 1st step to getting help on Tuesday there at my diabetic check up. (My diabetes is back under control) an spoke to my nurse an she helped me as well as taking the next step on Monday when I meet up with my doctor.

Thank you Gary

Liz :)

M.organ
M.organ 2013-08-08 11:03:51 -0500 Report

I am so sorry you're feeling this way :(. I've had diabetes for 18 years and I've definitely had my moments. It's hard when you get stuck in that downward spiral. But it's also one of those things that you have to snap yourself out of. There is so much support out there :). Trust me, these ruts are hard to get out of but you just have to keep pushing through. You are worth taking care of yourself! You deserve to have a happy, healthy life and avoid all those long-term consequences of not taking care of yourself. I'm here if you need to talk :) and I will pray for you! God has taken care of me all these years and He will certainly take care of you :)

lizmul
lizmul 2013-08-08 07:38:49 -0500 Report

I don't stay close to my brothers, I am close to them just don't know how to talk to them about the way I feel I am the only girl in my family an we lost our parents when I was in my late teens.

Madmankm
Madmankm 2013-08-08 07:31:04 -0500 Report

I am hoping this finds you well, and better. Depression is very serious, do you have family close you can talk to?

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