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I had a realisation this weekend that I am suffering from depression again, I had it 2 years ago and managed to lift myself from it although at the time I was on tablets and had my fiance with me. I am now in a place where I only know the people from work, I love my job but am finding things increasingly hard to cope with, I think the depression is a reaction to the last year in which I had a rough ride with my fiance then we broke up in October. I feel relieved now I know whats wrong with me and it explains alot, but now I need to get back on my feet, look after myself - but I dont know where to start, and some days I just cry and cry. I need to be stronger- I am quite negative about things- which was never me I had a really positive outlook on life at one point. Im not unnactracitve and would like to say have a great personality thats quite witty, but I feel helpless at the moment, whats the best steps to take- I realise I have to speak to my Doctor.

Asked By: C-Unit - 1/21/2007
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I agree don't start labelling urself as depressive & all that negative thought. Doctors (I'm sorry to say) mostly are of no help but give anti-depressants & sometimes refer you to a psychiatrist. But you can ask your GP to refer you for CBT (cognitive behavioural therpay) on NHS but usally there's long waiting list... More
Answered By: Wilhelmina - 1/21/2007
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I'm sorry how you feel. I think the first step is you need a good friend who you can talk to and go out with. Is your family close at hand. Maybe they can help. I always find nobody can help like close family. Sorry I cant be of more help. I wish you all the best for the future, and just try to be positive.
Answered By: honey - 1/21/2007
 
I cant help sorry
Answered By: Ghetto Skater - 1/21/2007
 
Yes, you need to see your doctor first, because depression will colour everything and push you towards making the wrong decisions in life. Make a conscious effort to socialise with people at work if asked (even if you don't like them that much - you meet other people that way) , look after yourself, get regular sleep... More
Answered By: Miss Behavin - 1/21/2007
 
well the first thing u shud do u stop thinkin it as depression or sumthin.......the more u think the more bad u feel... More
Answered By: crazy_ash - 1/21/2007
 
First, understand and appreciate that when you get like this, you are your own worst enemy. You cannot trust yourself, and you might very well be lying to yourself when you say that you can "lift yourself" out of it. For example, you may say you "need to get back on your feet" when, really, what you need to do is mourn... More
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Answered By: jwfbean - 1/21/2007
 
When you need surgery you take a surgeon in with you...If you have to go to court you take a lawyer...Right? Well when you lose Love the cure for and old Love is a new Love....And when thing,s are to heavy for us to bare and deal with who you going to call?....Not a DOCTOR you call own JESUS...He is the answer to any... More
Answered By: patricia - 1/21/2007
 
You have the answers yourself but you sound very lonely. I know how you feel cos I'm in a similar place myself i.e. break down of long term relationship & a messy one at that, I don't socialise with anyone, but honey ultimately we have to take those first steps to recovery ourselves this is the unfortunate side of... More
Answered By: jessica_rabbit - 1/21/2007
 
i can relate to some of your symptoms.i was diagnosed with depression recently and take fluoxetine daily.i find it hard still as i don't have that many friends plus unemployed which makes filling the day up quite hard.its easy to say fill the day up but be abit selfish and just do things you like to.or make friends on... More
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Answered By: Sarah M - 1/21/2007
 
Babe depends how bad it is you might need a treatment. If you keep crying then yes 1 month prozac will help you out. Then start exercising , eat right , sleep well , take a LOT of magnesium as it will reduce anxiety & stress and think positively. Rent movie at blockbuster and laugh. Life is a journey you can choose to... More
Answered By: Joseph C - 1/21/2007
 
The best way to see mental disorders is a series of varying degrees of depression and stress. Mild stress produces an excellent person for creativity and performance. More depression saps the energy and creativity that these people once had as the leave neurosis and become bipolar. There are three levels used to... More
Answered By: words_that_live_on - 1/21/2007
 
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