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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-12-2015, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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I have been battling this feeling i get for a very long time. It is not constant, in fact i was "myself" for over a year before the episode i am experiencing now. I feel trapped inside a cloud where i cant think clearly, and just overall dont feel like myself. Ive missed some work, usually using my vacation to sit at home and cry from sadness and frustration. Doctors are always asking to find what my triggers are, but i cant find any. I love my life, my wife, my son, my job, (which i cant afford to lose.) I love fishing and hunting, but when i get this feeling it overcomes all others with sadness. I just want to be myself. I am so sorry for my wife and others who have to step in and take care of my boy, when i dont feel fit to take care of my self. Everything feels so much harder to do. Im terrified i wont get better.

I stopped taking my medication last fall, and the dr was ok with that, saying if in a few months, I dont have any symptoms, i can be discharged entirely. Now i feel worse than ever and hope i can get better and back to work to care for my family. I am not writing for pity, but to help others understand.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-13-2015, 12:52 AM
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Re: depression

Troutman, thank you for taking the time to write. Also for opening some potential discussions. As with any ailment please seek professional care and follow their guidance.
Do you find yourself liking a particular routine or the opposite (multiple changes often)? We have two gentlemen that struggle for periods of time. Then they seem to not struggle. Both keep journals of daily activities. They have not found their "triggers" but each found something to help minimize the periods.
Good luck and thanks for sharing.

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Re: depression

I seem to work best in a pattern. Changes are not good for me. I went a day with out sleep trying to work and turkey hunt and that might have done ne in this time. I just hope it goes away fast.

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Re: depression

I was struggling a little with depression two years ago. I was sedentary, obese, and just plain miserable. I started exercising and changing my diet. Within a couple of months, I was healthier both physically and mentally. I'm not saying its a cure all but it helped me tremendously. I'm a completely different person than I was when I started.

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Re: depression

Buckethead is spot on about exercising. Also, do you drink alcohol?
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Re: depression

No i dont drink and if im not working i am on the go, when i am myself. When i get this cloudy feeling i dont feel like i could find my way home if i went out and about. I dont drive like this.

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Re: depression

Get checked out and if there is a physical reason see what meds or life style changes you can do to improve and move you out of your funk.
Just being able to realize your on a slide could be a good thing and doing activities to reverse the trend is easier than to let it get out of control.
I have several guys working for me that I can tell if they start going off their meds and there is a night and day difference when they do. They say they don't like the way if makes them feel tired all the time, have dry mouths or be in a fog but in the end they go back on them again.
Good Luck, hope the nicer weather makes you feel better and thing start perking up for you. Keep the faith.
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Ball park, how old are you?

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Im 21 buckethead. Married, 1 kid, no real stress other than the bills we all have. Have a great jobso we really dont stress over $$.

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Well fellas today is my first attempt at going back to work. Very nervous, hope all goes well. Wish me luck

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