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Dealing with depression and anxiety

Discussion in 'Friends and Family' started by charlietheowl, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Will do Pinky. I hope you feel better soon. *hugs*
  2. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Thank you...there is a little more to it then that but I'm pretty sure with the weather changing and the time change coming up soon I sort of get in a rut where I have trouble adjusting. As you can tell I am not big on change. :/
  3. newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Get a sun lamp. Seriously...if you can't afford the real thing, try a daylight-spectrum lamp from the pet shop (fish or reptile section), though you shouldn't bask in it, just have it on nearby. I have a friend who also suffers from SAD (seasonal affective disorder) and she swears by daylight-spectrum lighting.
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  4. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I might it just majorly sucks because I feel like I have no energy to wanna do anything. Like I could just sleep my life away and it's not a great feeling. I mean as much as I complain in the summer about the weather at least I'm not feeling down about things and have the energy.

    EDIT- My sleeping hasn't been great this week anyways...:(
  5. RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    I don't have a sunlamp, but I have a lamp with a daylight flourescent bulb that I have hooked up to a timer. Haven't used it in ages because ... well ... I have to use an eye mask to block out the light from my clock and other ambient light and it kinda defeats the purpose, LOL.
  6. AlittleMayhem Well-Known Member

    I don't usually like to ask much of people but I'll make an exception here. A friend of mine is studying the highest level of Theology in the local theology college, which is why I don't see her as much as I used to. She's the most confident, easy-going, craziest and wonderful person I know. So it did come to a surprise to me when I was informed through deviantart that she had a full nervous breakdown in church. I think she's okay now and I've sent her a big viral hug but I am worried that it might happen again. She did mention before that the college work is hard and stressful. If you could, can you please keep her in your thoughts and/or prayers, at least?
  7. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Thoughts and prayers for your friend.
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  8. charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I hope your friend feels better soon.
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  9. RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    College is hard. I would imagine theology even moreso. This isn't just working out a trigonometry problem (shudder), but it deals with centuries of soul-wrenching (literally) problems with hundreds if not thousands of "solutions". May her heart remain steadfast through it all.
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  10. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Just an update on me I am actually starting to feel a little better today. My hubby had off today and we spent the day together so I think that helped lift my mood somewhat. Continue to keep me in your thoughts that it continues.
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  11. Hubert Well-Known Member

    For some reason I find it strange for me to be suddenly posting in this thread, and a bit shameful, as I've never really commented anything to anyone in here before... :o

    But lately I've been feeling pretty down in the dumps due to my extreme amount of shyness and quiet in my everyday life. I'm just (believe it or not) such a quiet person, and it just has been hard for me to break out of that lately.

    It seems like it all comes and goes in cycles...for a while I was really shy, and then I started to get out of that, then I dipped back in, then out, and now I'm in again, though this time it seems deeper than before. :sigh:
  12. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I'm actually the same way. On here I might seem loud and obnoxious but if you actually met me you would think I was a totally different person compared to how I act on here.
  13. Hubert Well-Known Member

    The thing about it is, I have recently become aware that my personality on the forum is the true me, the me that should be on the outside. Yet for some reason I just can't flip-flop the two sides to how they should be. I think a lot of it has to do with me almost "hiding" behind the computer screen that makes me be able to bring the real me out, though I just have a hard time doing it in real life. I don't know whether it is lack of opportunities or my social awkwardness or not, but it is just extremely hard for me to do so.
  14. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Same with me. Trust me I understand. I wish how I act on here reflected more of how I am in real life. I mean I am no where near as shy as I used to be and despite what hardships I'm going through right now I am generally a happy person. And I don't mind talking to people but I'm no where near as vocal as I am on MC. It's weird.
  15. Hubert Well-Known Member

    I know...I would love it if people could realize the true me that you guys see all the time on here, I feel like they would really love to see it rather than some person who doesn't talk much...yet as much as I try, I always fail...
  16. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Probably because it's easier to type then use your own voice? At least that's how it is for me. In "real" life I'm actually very insecure. And always worried about what people think of me. I know I shouldn't care but I've always been that way.
  17. charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry you're going through a hard time Hubert. It can be hard to try and act outgoing when you tend to be quiet, even if you want to be more outgoing. I had the same issue when I was a freshman in college. I wanted to have a big social life and make jokes all the time, but I tried to force it and felt really awkward. After a while I decided to try and let it happen naturally, and it worked. Perhaps you could try just letting things happen with your personality rather than trying to consciously be more outgoing.

    I hope you're feeling better soon.
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  18. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I wish I could gather the courage to tell you guys more about me but I'm scared to death to. :(
  19. charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Don't worry about it Pinky. That kind of courage comes with time, and it comes at different times with everybody. It took me a while to become comfortable enough to share my problems with my closest friends, and then even more time to share on here. Just take your time and do what feels comfortable for you.
  20. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I feel like such a loser sometimes. :/

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