Don't Bother Reading This - It's Just Self Indulgent Pity

I have been on depression meds for such a long time now. I am tired of trying to think through a fog. I have no interest in anything or anyone and most days do not even bother getting dressed. I have only worked part time (one day a week) for the last two years and know I would be better getting a full time job but the thought of working with others now repels me. I am morbidly obese and get very little exercise. I really don't want to be like this but everything is just too much effort today, and tomorrow seems a better idea.

I really need to try talk therapy rather than the pills - are there any therapists on this site by any chance.


SiouxC SiouxC
7 Responses Oct 21, 2009

I'm not a therpaist. But I've been depressed and I understand the feeling of emptiness and lethargy. <br />
Everyone is different, but what helped me was talking to my friends and family- I mean really opening up to them. <br />
I also forced myself to socialise, even for small amounts of time, especially when all I wanted to do was stay at home. I had to really accept my situation and accept that I was the only one who could change it. <br />
Finally, don't be too hard on yourself! you will be fine soon, it just takes time and effort. ;) hope it helped.

From your comments, you sound very depressed. This site is a good place to talk to people, and I hope spending time here helps you. I am neither a therapist nor a doctor, but it sounds as though you need to try some different meds as well as try to find a therapist that fits you; sometimes it takes several tries. And above all keep talking, through this site, through letters, to people on the phone and in person.<br />
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I hope things get better for you. ((((HUGS))))

Thanks Patcola - small steps and helping others is good advice.<br />
I used hypnotherapy some years ago to help me give up smoking, it worked a treat then but I can't see how to use it for my current situation.

P.S. I really like your opening, it made want to see what's up,maybe you should be in advertising. Good luck!

Hmmm sounds very sad,I feel the same way a lot. I have my ups and downs and sometimes I feel like what's the use.Have you ever tried hypnosis.I was very involved in it years ago,I felt it helped me a lot,need to get back into it .I moved to another state and it's not popular here .I did past life and all kinds of cool things that open you up. Have you heard of Meetup a web site where you can find people with common interests in your area.As for being over weight ,I have friends who have weight problems and they are the nicest people I know. Take small steps to get to where you want to be. You are reaching out ,so thats a start . Find some way to help others ,it will make you feel like good about yourself.

Thanks for your comment. What I really need though is someone I can talk to without having to make an appointment.

I am no therapist, but medication does not work for everyone. And sometimes medication works for a while, but then you may need to stop. If you are still depressed while taking your meds you should talk to your doctor, who I am also sure can recommend a therapist.<br />
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