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  • #55073
    Lea
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    Hi EB,

    I know how you feel. I find a lot of people who aren’t on the same journey can be critical and unsupportive, but if we were to change friends everytime we encountered someone who didn’t agree 100% with out values and ideas we would be left with very few prospects. They should learn to respect your opinions and at the same time, the more you work on yourself and progress through your journey, the easier it will be for you to deflect their negativity.

    It’s about them, not you.

    #50095
    Lea
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    Thankyou memm, I went to bed last night and decided I would wake up today and never feel depressed again. I did an hours session of yoga this morning and feel nice an energized, going to take it easy today and focus on meditation and self hypnosis and this week I think I will be treating myself to a massage and a new mattress, pillows and sheets… The unbelievably soft kind!

    Also, I found this…..

    If depression had no termination, then suicide would, indeed, be the only remedy. But one need not sound the false or inspirational note to stress the truth that depression is not the soul’s annihilation; men and women who have recovered from the disease — and they are countless — bear witness to what is probably its only saving grace: it is conquerable. – William Styron

    #50066
    Lea
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    Thankyou memm, that gives me some hope.

    #50035
    Lea
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    I’m skeptical about anti-depressants because I prefer the natural approach and worry how I would cope if i ever had to come off of the medication after becoming dependent on them. I try to treat my body really well and only put beneficial things into it, I don’t drink, don’t consume caffeine or gluten and don’t smoke and I try to consume as many foods known for raising serotonin levels as I can. I just don’t understand why none of this has made a significant difference.

    I am also breastfeeding still and plan to until my boy is 3-4 and my current GP has warned me about taking anti-depressants while breastfeeding.

    • This reply was modified 6 years, 4 months ago by Lea.
    #50034
    Lea
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    I have recently done up weekly routines/schedules to take the stress out of finding time to study, keep the house clean, decide what to get for dinner and to make more time to try new activities and bond with my son and I was sticking to them for the most part but had a car accident last Sunday and have no way around so I’m stuck at the moment.

    My son, since the accident, has been very clingy and hasn’t been sleeping properly so I am also very sleep deprived which I know would be making things worse.

    But even on the best days it’s so hard to get motivated! It’s like my mind is busy with all these great ideas and plans but I’m not physically putting them into action even though I know I am very capable.

    Logically, I know I am very lucky, I have nothing in my life that is worth complaining about and have all the opportunity in the world at my hands. I just want the will to live back so I’m not merely pushing myself through the day because of my son, I want to enjoy life.

    I refuse to believe that there’s no cure for depression, there HAS to be something. I’ve read about the GAPS diet which is supposed to cure things like Autism, schizophrenia and bi polar and have tried a few things from the book but the catch 22 being I’m too tired and depressed to go to much effort with food. High doses of niacin have been used to treat schizophrenia for years but a friend of mine had tried it for an extended period of time and he has worse anxiety than I ever did and is just as depressed as me so no change there. I’ve had improvements with certain things, for instance I had severe anxiety up until I quit gluten and after3-4 weeks without it my anxiety vanished.

    I’ve heard of electronic shock therapy curing a friends husband and things like saffron are as effective as prozac but again that’s just treating the symptoms. I cannot and will not live like this, I would give anything to rid myself of depression and be able to function like a normal person.

    #37397
    Lea
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    Hi Angelic11, sorry I have only just seen the replies! Where abouts in Queensland are you from?
    Peter, thanks for that! I’ll look into it =)

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