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Was Wondering On Anyone's Bad Days Do They Ever Feel Numb Inside?

Was Wondering On Anyone's Bad Days Do They Ever Feel Numb Inside?

Hard to describe this but I mean like does anyone feel numb at times but just carries on with daily life. Like as if you don't want to do anything. You feel nothing but no point explaining to anyone knowing they won't understand as they haven't been through depression and that?

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I feel like that numb but low in mood, no motivation, lack of interest no energy to do anything I feel so lifeless and empty inside with little bouts of fleeting sadness that washes over me. Mostly… read more

posted 3 months ago

How Do You Find Love Again, When You Have Been Depressed For So Long?

How Do You Find Love Again, When You Have Been Depressed For So Long?

Background info: I've been depressed for over 25 years, was married, and had 2kids. I have been alone for over 16 years now, and can't believe that someone would even want to be with me. For all my shortcomings, depression and lack of self esteem. My kids mean the world to me, but they are older now and moving on with their own lives. I'm scared, terrified and afraid to even want to get close to someone male. I don't want just sex, i want a relationship. One that isn't one sided, on my… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I had to check the poster of this bc it sounds just like what I would write! Humans really do have more in common than not. I have been a follower of Jesus for 41 yrs. He has been my strength and… read more

posted 29 days ago

How Do You Get Through And Be Productive If Your Desire To Try Is Gone And You Feel Nothing?

How Do You Get Through And Be Productive If Your Desire To Try Is Gone And You Feel Nothing?

I have lost my desire to live. I'm not suicidal, but thoughts of my death sits on my mind like a jack in the box waiting to spring into action
I am unemployed and with financial struggles, feel the pressure of getting a job overwhelming. i feel like I'm not able to commit to anything because I will fail. My depression takes over, my body hurts and I'm not able to get out of bed. I would just end up losing whatever job I manage to get
I have a wonderful partner who has been doing everything… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I have suffered with depression since I was 17 I am now 65 for the last 6 months it is really bad I have no desire to do anything or motivation to do the things that I have that I can do which usually… read more

posted 24 days ago

Dealing With Symptoms Or Side Effects?

Dealing With Symptoms Or Side Effects?

This is my own personal experience... I had been taking a low dose of Seroquel for about 2 ½ years, feeling very depressed and low, my psychiatrist decided to take me off Seroquel I was prescribed Bupropion. I feel like a lot of the symptoms that I was accrediting to depression, were side effects. Extreme fatigue, grogginess, difficulty focusing. If I went to a depressive mind set I would be consumed by suicidal thoughts. Another thing... I have a severe neck injury, I have been… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

The solution is not more drugs

posted 10 months ago

How Do You Manage To Not Feel Bad About Yourself If You Can't Work Because Of Your Anxiety And Depression?

How Do You Manage To Not Feel Bad About Yourself If You Can't Work Because Of Your Anxiety And Depression?

I really struggle with this and feel guilty and worthless sometimes and my life feels pointless.

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

@A MyDepressionTeam Member: It's also hard physically that's why I only work part-time.

posted 7 months ago

High Sex Drive

High Sex Drive

Hi all,

Thanks for taking the time to read my message, I am at a point of being desperate and don’t know what the solution is.

I have suffered with depression all my adult life (I am 31) and have had periods where I have been perfectly in control with medication.

However when I am not in control my sex drive is dangerously high. I have been in a (generally) happy relationship for 13 years but in the past 18 months since turning 30 I have been uncontrollable. I still love my boyfriend very… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

You take care...and believe in yourself!!

posted about 2 years ago

Prayer Circle

Prayer Circle

Prayer is very powerful when it is purposeful and specific. Would anyone else think maybe a prayer circle would help, if we started one? Please let me know.

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Thank you David! I hope you are having a good day!

posted about 4 years ago

Does Any Of You Exprience Chronic Fatigue That Makes It Hard To Have Enough Energy To Function Properly An Do Things You Once Could?

Does Any Of You Exprience Chronic Fatigue That Makes It Hard To Have Enough Energy To Function Properly An Do Things You Once Could?

Hey, do you ever feel that way
I feel really heavy often and I lack the energy to even converse with people
When I play sports I run out of breath very quickly and I used to be a competitive athlete with amazing cardio.
I've done all the tests out there and keep going back to my GP and my doc what else can we test and do about it.
Of course all th tests came back negative. It's been lasting for about 3 years now and is so debilitating. I also feel slow and sluggish often.
Do you… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I'm sure of it

posted 4 days ago

Do You Check Your 'team Activity'?

Do You Check Your 'team Activity'?

I just wondered who checks their team activity
Reason I ask is, a lot of my team members never comment/like/hug posts I put up, even though they are in contact with me in other ways quite often
For those who don't know how . . . click on the 3 grey bars at the top left of your page, just under where it says mydepressionteam, this will give you a choice of things, the first of which is 'activity'. If you click on that it will take you to all activity and you can then choose 'my team activity'… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

@A MyDepressionTeam Member. Aww, ur spoil'n me sweetie, BUT hey ive got broad shoulders & can take them LMAO
Seriously, thanx 4 the huggle from one of my old posts, truly appreciated & sending u… read more

posted about 2 years ago

Does Anybody Else Have A Problem Remembering The Things That You Know Make You Feel Better When You're Depressed?

Does Anybody Else Have A Problem Remembering The Things That You Know Make You Feel Better When You're Depressed?

I have things that do help lift my spirits when I'm feeling horrible, like bubble baths, eating hot root vegetables, chai tea, going for walks, tidying or organising etc. but it's like they're erased from my mind when I am down. Sometimes I'm reminded by a friend and I paused and wonder why I don't think of them at all at the time.

I've even written them down several times in my journals to try and help me to recall them but I don't even remember to check the journal.

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Hi! I have a longhair cat (Nella) as a companion pet, but used to have a black cat like yours. I struggle with the same thing. I just had an emotional grinder of last week and I am working on some… read more

posted over 2 years ago
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