BALDWINJ_03
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Been awhile...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Good morning Spark Friends!

I haven't been doing a lot with with Spark account lately. My depression has reached an all-time high and things haven't been going well. I just wanted to apologize to my Spark friends for not staying in touch. Please know it is nothing personal and I will do my best to get back on track.

Trying to figure out what to do for this depression. I've done meds before and none helped. My Dr's always say it is something else that causes me to be down. It's not just situational b/c this has been going on for WAY too long. Any advice or support would be appreciated.

Thanks for sticking by me friends...I really do appreciate you all.
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  • 1TRULYBLESSED
    I'm a little slow in reading this -- are you feeling better now that spring has (sort of) sprung? emoticon

    What's the update on the growth you were dealing with a few months ago? I missed that, too -- February was a really, really bad month for me. Guess it wasn't such a good one for you, either. But, we both survived, and so here we are! emoticon

    When I was battling depression, one thing that helped me was to turn my focus outward -- helping others helped me. I think you already do that, as evidenced by your comment on my page today, and all the times you've "liked" something on my feed and maybe made a comment on it -- I need to be better about doing that! Journaling is also good, and can help you identify triggers -- have you found that certain foods make it worse? The only thing that really, ultimately helped me, though, was Lexapro... I didn't need much, but it was enough to help me pull it together, until eventually I was able to get off of it. I still get a wave of the blues now and then, but mostly seem to be ok. Of course, now that I've moved from Texas to northern Virginia, we'll see how I do... at least I moved at the beginning of spring, and it's been a beautiful one so far!

    I'll try to stay in better touch so I can be there for you when times are bad. Hope you're doing better now! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2674 days ago
  • HEALTHY4LIFE360
    I hope to see you back to blogging... you are such a wonderful SP friend ... always there for others. Please know we're here for you too!

    Here's to a NEW Month and Spring around the corner emoticon



    2729 days ago
  • LILOPEASHY
    I'm sorry that you have been feeling down lately. I used to live in Maine and would get Seasonal Affective Disorder. I found that journaling really helped, exercise (when I could motivate myself) and talking to a counselor. I didn't know if you had tried any of these but it may be worth a glimpse. Hope that you are feeling better!!!!

    I also wanted you to know that I have really appreciated all of the wonderful things you have done for me while I have been going through a hard time. I don't really know how to thank you and tell you how much it has meant to me but it has been really amazing to know that you have supported me and I hope that you feel supported by me as well. :)

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    2730 days ago
  • MSKRIS7
    I kind of get down in the winter time when the weather is so bad. I live in Oregon so a dark dismal day keeps me in. I don't really feel depressed I just want to stay in my cozy little home.
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    2736 days ago
  • JSALERNO
    I'M SORRY YOU'VE BEEN DOWN. JUST REMEMBER WE ARE HERE TO TRY TO HELP YOU WORK THROUGH THINGS IF YOU NEED US. I THINK IT WILL BE GOOD FOR YOU TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH YOUR SPARK FRIENDS. WRITING THINGS DOWN MAY HELP. emoticon
    2737 days ago
  • FITNESSMONSTER8
    I'm sorry that you have been feeling down lately. I hope you are starting to feel better and can figure out what is causing the depression.
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    2737 days ago
  • CFMOSS
    Agree with all of the hugs - it's so tough when you don't know why or how to fix what's wrong - have my own version. even when you know some of the whys sometimes I just can't fix them - they're someoneelse's problem which affects me. aaaaack. so HUG HUG HUG.
    2737 days ago
  • IAMZBEE
    emoticon Hope you get things figured out.

    I had 2 friends who were diagnosed with thyroid disorders (one was hypo and one was hyper) and both suffered through depression.
    2737 days ago
  • DSHRUBS3
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    2737 days ago
  • JUDYHELP
    emoticon your getting back on track, you wrote how you feel. I also have depression/stress. I have been writing down my feelings and setting myself small goals. Taking small steps will give us long results in the end. Hang in their. emoticon because you are worth it. emoticon Judy
    2737 days ago
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