By dyanne Latest Reply 2009-01-12 23:50:32 -0600
Started 2009-01-12 00:56:40 -0600

I was just wondering for any of you who suffer from any type of depression which came first?? I know for me it was my depression , that in turn became my overeating along with a family history of diabetes I then became diabetic. I also think the depression is worse now due to mood swings that go along with erratic blood sugar levels. I was just hoping to hear what others think that have had similar experience.
Thank You dyanne

14 replies

sexyswamprat 2009-01-12 23:50:32 -0600 Report

My depression came first and it is directly related to having pcos. If anyone knows anything about Polycistic Ovarian syndrome they know that some of the side effects of pcos are really devasting and can effect your whole quality of life. For me, diabetes is just another side effect of having pcos.( I am insulin resistant) Although, this is not one of the devastating side effects and having diabetes has not caused me any depression. Atleast not yet anyways.

dj7110 2009-01-12 22:06:08 -0600 Report

for me it was the depresion first.. and like you diabetis runs in family and worked its way in amongst everything else

barbiesue 2009-01-12 17:23:40 -0600 Report

I have suffered from depression for a long time, binge eating is a favorite past-time when down.
I have had type 2 diabetes for about 7 years, but most of that is genetics. My dad and his mom were diabetic. I was the first of us 7 kids to get it, middle kid is me, but since I was diagnosed, an older brother and sister were diagnosed. But the depression was first. I also suffer anxiety and panic attacks. I am on Effexor 150mg in the morning and Mirtazapine 30mg at night. I also take Zanax for the anxiety and panic.

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daniel velazco 2009-01-12 19:47:15 -0600 Report

I was DX with Diabeties first, the depression came when I was DX with all my other conditions. It is really depressing to have all these illnesses to
deal with. Dan

sparkysmom 2009-01-12 16:01:42 -0600 Report

I have had Clinical depression and panic attacks since I was 11 or 12. At one point in my 20s I didn't leave my house for almost 3 years. Then came the diabetes last year.

BRIDG 1 2009-01-12 16:12:18 -0600 Report

I totally understand what you're going through. I to suffer from depression and type 2 diabetes. I've had p.t.s.d. since leaving Vietnam in April of 1969. The panic attacks and depression are just a couple of the symtoms that are associated with this disorder. My diabetes came from being sprayed with Agent Orange while in the war. BRIDG 1

dyanne 2009-01-12 17:10:36 -0600 Report

I do appreciate all the replies so far. I find it very interesting to see if there is any kind of conection ?? Thank you all.

caragypsy 2009-01-12 15:32:34 -0600 Report

I have had Major Depression since I was 15 years old. I have been a Diabetic for 5 years. And the depression has at times been worse.

AngelWatcher 2009-01-12 15:58:37 -0600 Report

I have been diagnosed with Chronic Depression and Bi-Polar disorder for over 10 years and just recently found I was diabetic.
I have talked with family members and It seemed the ones with the pshc. issues also had or have diabetes on my fathers side of the family.

2009-01-12 05:25:41 -0600 Report

Good question. I don't think I have have been depressed since being diagnosed with diabetes. I have dealt with major panic attacks since I was about 20. I can tell the panic attacks are coming more often, especially when my BS drops. Panic/depression, I'm not sure which one but I can definitely tell a difference now. I still take Klonipin which I've taken for over 11 years. It does stop the panic, however, I can tell I do need a stronger dose. I hope you feel much better soon! Take care, Angie

Goddess 2009-01-12 05:34:28 -0600 Report

I take Klonipin for my anxiety attacks. I'm on 2mg 3 times a day. Been on it for 8 years.

2009-01-12 06:10:41 -0600 Report

I take 2mgs twice a day. I'm going to my primary doctor this week and I hope he will increase it to 3 times per day. I think I would be fine with it after all these years of taking it. I didn't know you took Klonipin too. Thanks! Angie

DonnaAnn 2009-01-12 05:15:24 -0600 Report

yes, I went thru depression and ate what ever. Now I am going thru anxiety, and it is not doing me much better. But, I am trying to get back on the band wagon. Its just that the wagon travels faster that I can run.
it takes time to get back on track. Little steps makes great strides. So, keep plugging. I am trying now to surround myself with the good foods.