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Having a rough time


Monday, May 13, 2013

I am having a rough time. I have bipolar depression and acid reflux. My doctor upped my lamictal strength last week and also added klonopin because of anxiety I've had since last summer. This has been getting worse, so I finally gave in to klonopin, but only a couple times a day (doc has tried to prescribe it in my last few sessions). Thing is, my depression is soooo bad. I've gained 6 lbs. (actually, in March I'd lost some, so I have really gained 10 lbs.) This just makes me more depressed. I feel so out of control. I have anxiety fits. I eat way too much, and haven't stuck with low carb eating. I had started exercising about 3 weeks ago, but fell at work - and haven't done anything since then.

Today is my day off from work. So..... I'm going to 1. formulate a meal plan for the week, 2. start exercising - make plan to start slowing as not to be overwhelmed. 3. begin cleaning/clearing up my house. I'd be so embarrassed if someone came to visit. Clutter everywhere. So, I'm hoping the if I can get rid of the clutter in the house, maybe I can gain some control in my mind.
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LINDA! 5/14/2013 3:36PM

    I suffer from depression and generalized anxiety disorder. I know that things are so overwhelming on certain days. emoticon

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*MADHU* 5/14/2013 6:44AM

    Please try Pranayama, Anulom Vilom, Kapal Bhati (check the videos on YouTube) for depression / anxiety / weight loss
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MARTHA-ANN 5/14/2013 3:45AM

    Sounds a great idea, having a plan.
I know I haven't got what you have but if I feel down a good walk seems to help, would that work for you? emoticon

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KATIWONT 5/13/2013 2:11PM

    It must seem overwhelming!! I hear ya! What I try to do with cleaning/clutter is set my timer for 15/20 minutes and see how much I can get accomplished in that time. Usually I go into "overtime" and feel great about it! And sometimes I'll go for another round. Good luck!

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AVANDREA_ 5/13/2013 1:34PM

    As most have said having a plan is a great way to succeed, it is why Spark People is so great. Just remember to tackle the clutter one area at a time, don't expect it to be done quickly... it took time for the clutter to gather, it will take time to clear it away again. Putting too much stress on yourself over it won't help at all. Take the time out for yourself as well, your worth it!

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BGUMBA 5/13/2013 9:44AM

    emoticon emoticon Make those plans for the day and stick to them. Take one little thing at a time so you don't become overwhelmed. Give yourself at least 15 minutes to get out in the sunshine and look at the wonderful things God has made. At the end of the day, look at what you accomplished. Sometimes we become overwhelmed by the big picture. Think of the big picture as a jigsaw puzzle, and each accomplishment as one more piece of the puzzle that is in its place.

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MYOWNHERO 5/13/2013 9:27AM

    I'm cheering you on from afar!

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HDHAWK 5/13/2013 9:18AM

    Making a plan is a good idea. Good luck to you!

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LAILA07 5/13/2013 9:02AM

    Clearing up clutter and cleaning always puts me in a better mood. I got married in August of last year and have four step kids. It's taking some time to get used to being responsible for other people besides myself. I find myself getting depressed a lot, especially when I'm so use to having a neat and tidy home. It definitely makes me feel better to be "doing something". Walking also helps me to clear my head and feel less depressed. I hope things works out for you. Having the support here will also help. God bless!

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JOHNTJ1 5/13/2013 8:57AM

    I have similar issues. It seems that my anxiety issues can paralyze me for days at a time, so I know how you feel. I have found that light to moderate exercise really helps. whatever chemical reaction it produces it helps my mood a lot!!! I don't over do it and I dont try to do too much at once.

Small victories lead to a lot of success.

I am right there with ya!!!

Much Love

John

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SWEETNEEY 5/13/2013 8:11AM

    I know that rearranging my room - did give my spirit a boost. But take it easy and set one thing to do a day and see if you can get it done. If you can walk just go out to walk - don't try to walk fast or anything, just take in the surroundings. How about some scented candles and a aromatherapy bath or a bubble bath.

Hope your spirit lifts. emoticon

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 5/13/2013 8:10AM

    Set Yourself Up For Success! And you've done that with your plan for the day! Follow through and complete it! emoticon

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