Need help fast!

By bar59567 Latest Reply 2014-03-26 09:09:38 -0500
Started 2014-01-06 17:26:50 -0600

Okay all my connect friends I was doing great staying on track now my depression hit I can't stop crying and eating. Please help me!

26 replies

georgana 2014-03-26 09:09:38 -0500 Report

I know how you feel. Please talk to your doctor! I tried 3 different antidepressants before finding one that worked for me. main thing is do not give up!

georgana 2014-03-26 09:05:51 -0500 Report

I know how you feel. talk to your doctor. I had to try 3 different antidepressants before I found one that worked

Caroltoo 2014-02-16 15:14:17 -0600 Report

Hope you are feeling better now! Keep in touch with your DC friends. We are concerned and wishing the best for you.

LemonChocolatte 2014-01-12 22:29:45 -0600 Report

I just joined (Jan 12 2014) and hope you are feeling better. Sometimes we must cry and eat to get to the next phase… do so, just remember you are in control no matter what. Don't be afraid to seek professional help if needed. Let me also say this… You are courageous to ask for help from others, you could have very easily bottled up and suffered. DON'T !!! You are not alone.

Anonymous 2014-01-10 23:47:47 -0600 Report

haven't talk to you be fore but I have read your other post. You really need to call your Dr. and tell them know how you are feeling because you are going to a really dark place and you need to have help now. If you have to call 911 and tell them to send some one to help you would probably be the best thing you could do right now.

Sigried 2014-01-09 21:14:12 -0600 Report

I am newly diagnosed. I had no idea, no history in my family. I went to the hospital because I was feeling exhausted and constantly thirsty and told my blood sugar was 744 and would be a guest of the facility for at least three days. I have a history of heart problems and depression. The diabetes diagnoses caused me to hit rock bottom. I asked the health care professionals about this and they responded that this was a natural reaction. Its been 3 months, still depressed but getting better at hiding it. Maintaining a healthy diet, exercise, getting outside on a daily basis helps. We are all different, keep pushing your Doctor for assistance. You are not the norm, you are an individual in pain. Relief is out there. Take care

Grandmama16 2014-01-09 19:48:46 -0600 Report

Please listen to some of the other replies about getting help via a mental health professional which I am not. I simply have dealt with depression since childhood. No one would believe I have it. I wish I could help. Come back to this discussion and talk about it and let your Dr know how you feel. It may have to do with a conflict of meds.

Grandmama16 2014-01-09 01:29:49 -0600 Report

I've been on anti depressants for 20 years and I think some of the meds cause higher sugar. I was diagnosed in late 2012 but still take Cymbalta. I fall into depression too and just think I have no purpose anymore since kids are all grown, youngest grandkid is 9 but 1st Grt. Grandson is due next mo. I'm pushing 70, so tired, just want to eat more than low carb and get angry when recipes say low fat too. Give me a break. Low fat dressing and non fat meats and cheese on a salad? That's adding insult to injury. I can really understand how you feel and I have no one to talk to who wouldn't worry. See if your Dr. Can give you Nuvigil. It's for fatigue and does help mood too. I can't get anything done without it tho don't take it daily. I hope you can find help. Maybe a anti depressant would be enough. Keep on KEEPIN on.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2014-01-08 12:03:59 -0600 Report


After scanning the replies to your post, I see that you are working with a psychiatrist. He/she should be your first call. Your psychiatrist needs to know what's going on with you. I would also recommend asking for a referral to a therapist would also be helpful. Learning some new coping strategies could be a very good thing for you.


Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2014-01-08 12:01:01 -0600 Report

Hey bar,

I a concerned about you, my friend.

There can certainly be a connection between depression and diabetes.

Here is a link to an article I wrote awhile back that has a few ideas for you to consider:

Here's a couple of things I would recommend:

Reach out for help. If you have health insurance, call the behavioral health number and let them know you need to see someone right away. If don't have health insurance, check in on mental health coverage from the provider of your health coverage, or call community mental health. Again, make it clear you need some help now, not a few weeks down the road.

Or, if you aren't sure where to start, talk to your physicians. He/she can also give you some help. But when you call, make it clear that you need to be seen right away, or talk to someone on your doctor's staff.

Don't wait. Reach out for help today!

Also, talk to a friend, family member, or a member of the clergy, who can be a good listener and give you some support. Don't be alone with this. Do you have family members who can give you some support?

If you are feeling so overwhelmed by depression that you can't function, and you don't have an option available to get help right away, you can also report to an emergency room and let them know you are having a mental health emergency. You can be a seen by a mental health professional there, and get some immediate help.

Again, don't go through this alone! And stay in touch with us, my friend. You are not alone.


0215Daryl 2014-01-07 12:53:10 -0600 Report

Just know this…It will get better!!! I go through the same thing all the time…Every job I try fails because of my blood sugar swings and not only do bosses not get it but people around me as well .. Nothing like uneducated people all around me that think I am being lazy or don't want to work right!!! We fight the good fight every day, I could only imagine not living with Type 1 diabetes…What would stop me from success? Nothing!!!HANG IN THERE YOU ARE NOT ALONE K.

Caroltoo 2014-01-07 11:43:29 -0600 Report

Hi, Barbara,

Think we talked about this last winter, if I'm not mistaken. If so, can be the darker and cooler weather of December/January in the Yuciapa area of normally warm and more temporate Southern California. Also, it just after the holidays when many people feel a let down and depression. Since you have had family issues in the past, you may also be thinking more about them. Those are all possible triggers for your depression.

If you are really feeling suicidal, do call your doctor or the local emergency team. Mostf us don't like to stay on medications and some do have severe side effects, but short term use of anti-depressants can help get you turned around and back to doing better on your own,.

A slower, but effective for some, method is to increase your D3 vitamins as they help your body produce what it needs to for you to keep from experiencing SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). This is the type of depression that comes from your bodies response to decreased sunlight in the winter. Another natural medication that helps some is St. John's Wort. Its an herb in capsule form.

I'll check back tonight and see if you want to talk some more like we did last year.


Yerachmiel 2014-01-07 11:04:56 -0600 Report

You have a number of like minded and like dealing people here, tons more in the world. We've all had not good days - try music, a walk (if outside isn't like here, below 0 Fahrenheit) or look at pictures. CALLED YOURSELVES DOCTORS, again anti-depressants are know to cause horrible thoughts sometimes

Yerachmiel 2014-01-07 11:01:22 -0600 Report

If you could have perfect sugars you wouldn't have been diagnosed. Sometimes anti-depressants can cause worse depression: serious stuff, not something to play with.

kimfing 2014-01-06 17:41:09 -0600 Report

Hey we are all here for you! What's got you down, do you know?

bar59567 2014-01-06 18:16:27 -0600 Report

No. It just hit. I just don't want to be here anymore.

kimfing 2014-01-06 18:31:43 -0600 Report

I may be over stepping my bounds, but looking at profile picture, you have a lot to be around for. May i suggest a call to your Dr? Or go to er for some immediate help? Please call a helpline? Keep chatting with me?

dagger1234 2014-01-06 23:10:28 -0600 Report

I agree. You have a baby…that's one thing to live for. why want to be selfish and end your suffering and bringing more suffering to your family and child's life? NO! there are options. there is help.. it may not be the best to come to a message forum for help. GET PROFESSIONAL HELP NOW. ive suffered from depression spells, probably not as severe as yours but it can be preventable with the right medication and therapists! praying for u! DONT GIVE UP!

bar59567 2014-01-06 18:40:34 -0600 Report

I'm just so tired of fighting this depression and diabetes. I know I have a lot but it still hits me.

jayabee52 2014-01-07 01:58:16 -0600 Report

Howdy Bar
May I suggest if your current psych schecule isn't working for you that you increase the frequency of your visits with him/her. For a while I met with my therapist once a week. Once I got through the worst of it, we dropped back to 1 x/mo. If you don't think that you are working well with your psych then seek out someone new. Not every therapist works well with everyone.

Also you may need to take a look at your antidepressant to check if it is working for you. If you have been on an antidepressant for about a month and it is not doing what you need it to do, then please talk with your Dr to see if something else may be tried.

I pray you will find comfort and peace soon!

James Baker

kimfing 2014-01-06 18:48:24 -0600 Report

May i suggest not fighting w your diabetes and try to embrace it and try not to let it control you. I've been diagnosed since April but my hubby has been one for 30+ yrs n have seen him get frustrated, but then i remind him to get control so it doesn't control you

kimfing 2014-01-06 19:18:00 -0600 Report

Take small steps, only think about the moment u r in then ask yourself what do i need to do at this moment. For example: its my dinner time. I need to test, figure out how much im going to eat n how much insulin i need based on bs n carbs. I take my shot eat, log my info. Set alarm for three hours n go in w my day. I find something i enjoy doing like checking to see what's on this site or watch tv or maybe go for a walk. I don't sit n dwell on my disease because i am enjoying what i am doing

kimfing 2014-01-06 19:20:48 -0600 Report

If my bs don't happen to be perfect, because no one can be, i try to figure out why and learn from the why. Sometimes there is no why, just have to chalk it up to one small bad moment then move on.