• Depression

    Asked by Gizz on Sunday, May 12, 2019


    Depression, I have been feeling down these last couple of days. Is there anything I can do to get out of this down sprial?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • po18guy's Avatar

      Sorry to hear this. What, do you think, is the cause? Is it some factor in your immediate life that can be addressed, involuntary feelings, or dealing with diagnosis/treatment? Oftentimes, when we suffer from simple depression, we have fallen into the trap of withdrawing into ourselves. If possible, it is good to go outside of ourselves. One way is to engage in activities that are especially meaningful, have friends visit or visit them; help those who are worse off than yourself, or other things that provide a sense of personal value.

      If, however, nothing seems to work, more serious intervention may be necessary. If this is not a persistent problem, there are short term medications that can improve things dramatically. If that is the case, a call to doctor could not hurt. Contact with your treatment center's social worker is another option.

      I hope that you quickly pull through this and emerge beyond it as your good old self.

      6 months ago
    • Gizz's Avatar

      Thank-you po18guy. you kind of hit it on the nail of the cause. Usually these feelings have been happening just these two days and by the afternoon I am feeling better. I do go out side and sit in the yard in the sunshine and listen to the birds and just breath. This helps.

      6 months ago
    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda (Best Answer!)

      It is quite common when going through a major illness or treatment to feel depressed. We are taken out of society so we can do what is needed to survive. Medications can escalate the feelings. Friends can step away because they can't handle what you are going through. Plus many other reasons.
      If this lasts longer than a week or so, call the doctor.
      During treatments, I saw a counselor who helped me talk out what I was feeling. It helps.
      Also, exercise can help. Walks outside, yoga, and other things can help with depression.
      Eat healthy if you can, drink lots of water, rest and take care of yourself. Hugs.

      6 months ago

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