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PostSubject: Depression got me   Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:02 pm

I didnīt know what happened, or where this came from.
One morning I just couldnīt get out of my bed. Following days I walked like a ghost with no desire to do anything.. to play with my kids, to eat, to take a grap on anything.

Gladly my wife drove me to doctor and forced me to walk in the door.

Diagnosis was: work related stress, burn out and depression.

I have had it for a long time, but I didnīt realize it. Working too much, not much of sleeping.. feeling all the time tired. So long time that I thought it was normal.

Now Iīm resting and learning to go to sleep. Not doing work for a long time.

I love my wife, she propably saved my life.
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PostSubject: Re: Depression got me   Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:10 pm

As someone who has suffered from (still do occasionally) depression and anxiety, I can fully relate. I'm glad you have your wife and family, as they can really help you focus. I pray for everything you need to deal with the depression and overcome it.

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PostSubject: Re: Depression got me   Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:32 am

I suffer from all that too BD and Anxiety I have good and bad days but since no financial relief or vacation (real one) i see no light at the end of my tunnel im glad your wife made you go to the dr. Meds have helped me cope with mine better
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PostSubject: Re: Depression got me   Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:07 pm

Thanks OBF and Addy.

Yes, without a family I would be alone. And I can relate to your point Addy. As a freelancer and entrepreneur my cashflow just dried for some time. Iīm glad that I live in a country where state compensates something. And that my wife has permanent job.. Our budget gets smaller now, but we can manage on some level and I can take time to rest and recover.

Doctor strongly recommended me medication, but I didnīt take them, because honestly Iīm affraid of medication. Iīm affraid of messing my chemistry. This condition comes from too much work... so I took counseling and therapy instead. But I know that for some people the medication is a life saver.

This day has been better. Yesterday was propably the worst day of my life.
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PostSubject: Re: Depression got me   Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:27 pm

I guess it depends on the root, if its psychological then yeah prob better off not taking them , but if its chemical (which i suspect mine is) it helps you cope i know for me it helps but when its very high stress not so much at least maybe it does and i just dont see or feel it....

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PostSubject: Re: Depression got me   Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:06 pm

I take meds. I find it gives me the ability to cope with things and think more rationally and clearly. It certainly isn't a "fix it all". Sometimes meds are necessary, but sometimes a little bit of counseling and lifestyle changes can help. Don't be afraid to talk to a counselor or specialist. And by all means, get out fishing.

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PostSubject: Re: Depression got me   Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:01 pm

Iīm not against medication. And for Addy, youīre right, if your condition is about chemical unbalance, then the meds are necessary.

And everything that helps out walking your path is good for you.

Iīm just affraid of them. I have never used much of medication. Iīm trying to go without.

I miss fishing. But thing is that latest fishing trips were work, photographing and videoshooting. And that just reminds me of work.. Iīd love to find it as a hobby again.
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PostSubject: Re: Depression got me   Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:01 pm

There's nothing wrong with trying to do it without them at first.

Take some time and go fishing, but leave the camera at home. That's also a good way to catch a really good fish; when you don't have a camera handy.

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PostSubject: Re: Depression got me   Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:38 pm

There is no shame in depression..Glad you are working on getting better..I have seen what depression has done to several family members
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PostSubject: Re: Depression got me   Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:10 pm

Iīm not ashamed of it. Like in this forum, it is shared with many. There are fellows suffering of it.
Iīm just... wondering how I got into this. What happened? I guess that is the question many asks. It seems to take place in a sudden.
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PostSubject: Re: Depression got me   Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:08 am

I didnt mean you but it still a secret too many..In this world today i think its going to be more common..I didnt mean to offend you ..
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PostSubject: Re: Depression got me   Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:03 pm

Can certainly sneak up on you.

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PostSubject: Re: Depression got me   Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:13 pm

Eilene1015 wrote:
I didnt mean you but it still a secret too many..In this world today i think its going to be more common..I didnt mean to offend you ..

I wasnīt offended, donīt worry. And you are right. It is a shame to many, and yes I also believe it will be more common in this world where there is no peace no more.

And with a word "peace" I mean that we live in a world where people face more and more pressure from every side: work, family, media overflow with traditional media.. social media.. etc. And everything is faster, you have to adapt things more and more.. and be flexible and multitask.

There is just too much that people can handle. Some survive, some will break. Itīs sad actually.
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PostSubject: Re: Depression got me   Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:54 pm

I think depression, and mental illness as a whole, is coming more out in the mainstream as well-known personalities speak out.

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