Down (for sure) not out

By Guardianstone Latest Reply 2010-09-02 23:58:01 -0500
Started 2010-08-25 19:15:22 -0500

Hello all;
I am depressed, but can't identify what is the cause. All I want to do is sleep (when I can). I don't care about any of my projects I need to finish soon. I eat because I have to. Get up for meds and bathroom breaks, for the same reason. I know eventually I will pull out of this funk. It's just . . . I'm unsure, upset, frustrated and feel like blaaaaaaah.
Talk again later, hopefully in a better mood.

Guardian stone (((H)))

9 replies

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-09-02 23:58:01 -0500 Report

Happy day,
forgive me for not being attentive to you my friend in your time of baaaaah. Praise God that too done pass. For I thank God for Jesus, & I thank God for you being there for me. Be blessed for you already know that you are favored in the name of Jesus.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.
Mama Dee

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2010-08-29 08:59:44 -0500 Report

Hi Guardian stone. You have received some great support from your wonderful friends on Diabetic Connect. I would like to second the importance of self-talk. When we are feeling down, it is only human nature to remind ourselves of how badly we feel and and how bleak life seems to be. And let's be honest, on some days, there seems to be a lot of evidence that life isn't all that easy. But I have learned that changing that self-talk can be really helpful in counteracting the negative messages. Remind yourself of what's good in your life -- friends, family, activities you enjoy, your spiritual connection... and the great support you have right here. And, taking stock of what's working in your life might also help you to identify what you need more of, to help prevent some of the down times. I would also encourage you to talk to a mental health professional, who could help you to strategize on how to help you to cope with the down times. Best wishes and positive thoughts to you!

Kaiyle 2010-08-28 03:52:10 -0500 Report

I just want you to know how incredibly special you are. We have all been there, but I found what helped me to come out of it, was expressing to someone how I felt and not keeping it all bottled up inside. Then focusing my attention on helping others helped to pull me out of my darkened room of depression. Then two months ago I discovered that my depressed state had been triggered by diabetes. God only knows how long I had been living with such an extremely high blood sugar that it didn't even register on the meter, but He kept me. So you've already expressed how you feel, and you help people on this site everyday through your encouraging and kind words. So come out of that room of blaaaaaah and join me, and breathe in the fresh air with me. Much love and BIG bear hugs for you, my friend.

newbie51 2010-08-27 07:56:14 -0500 Report

I know exactly how you feel. I have depression also and have my bad days. They don't usually last very long. I know you will get better, I did. I've had BiPolar since I ws a teenager and have had diabetes since 1994 so it does get better eventually. If you want to talk, I am here for you.

Guardianstone 2010-08-27 15:27:50 -0500 Report

Thank you Judith.
I needed the reality check. I'm not the only one with problems.
I just went off on a rant and rave. I am doing a bit of bouncing today. Nap time.

Guardian stone. : p

donna50 2010-08-26 21:52:37 -0500 Report

so if you need to talk jus email me anytime

Guardianstone 2010-08-26 22:16:17 -0500 Report

Thanks Donna50
I was having a realy bad day. Everything I tried to do or say seemed to go wrong. I know depression is part of my make up. I have been treated for this for several years. Maybe tomorrow a better day. (((H))) Thank you for the response.

Guardian stone

RAYT721 2010-08-25 19:51:20 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome to our site. What you're not mentioning is how long since your diagnosis. Everyone reacts to the disease a little differently. Some may have depression sooner than others while with others it may take time to sink in. Your depression may or may not even be related to diagnosis. What else is going on in your world? Are you under stress with employment, relationships, finances or other things that could be at the root of the depression? You may wish to consult a doctor and possibly consider a therapist that can work with you. How long have you felt out of sorts … days, weeks, months??? You are so right that this could be temporary and that one day you'll wake up with an attitude that "today's the day" and it will be. Sometimes it helps to talk to people and not necessarily professionals. Sometimes family, friends or even self-talk may be all that's needed. If I can help in any way, friend me (is that a word?). I sometimes get the blues and blahs and I would think we all do, diabetic or not. Once you get to the root of the issues, you can work on the whole problem because ignoring the emotions most certainly won't erase them and sometimes can make things worse. You may or may not benefit from medication but a doctor can assist along those lines. Let's open up a little and find things that bring happiness and focus on them. Yesterday's gone but tomorrow is a new day full of challenges and changes that may just give an "aha" moment to last the rest of your life. There's a frown on the inside but I bet one hell of a beautiful person inside that you're stifling. Come out come out wherever you are!!!

Guardianstone 2010-08-25 22:51:13 -0500 Report

Hi Roy,
We have talked before. Husband has been diagnosed as disabled since 2004/5 with a work related back injury. 2 years later Heart attack, with a quint bypass. During surgery died 4 times on the table. I had a nervous break down. He suffered with a stroke about a year later. I have been in therapy since the break down.
I was diagnosed with diabetes about 2007/8. The depression has been around since I was very young. I have good, bad and mixed days. I am just having a bad day. I will get over it. Thank you (((H))).

Guardian stone

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