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Tough Morning

Monday, October 12, 2020

It is a tough morning to get moving today. I have been having some wicked vivid dreams lately. I think it is the new medication I am on for my depression. Before my alarm went off, I was running to catch a bus. I swear my heart rate was up during this time. Uff, not cool. It also stormed during the night which woke me. I didn't hear much thunder. I sure did hear it pour down some rain. The yard and driveway is pretty dry considering. I couldn't decide if it smelled like skunk or weed this morning when I took the dogs out. I decided to wait until the sun was up for a walk. We live close to a highway which is one city limits so wild animals do find their way around (not often thankfully). My daughter woke up and her depression is kicking her butt this morning. I don't know what to do to help her. Anything I offer she turns down. I am scared she is going to end up down that dark and black hole like last year.
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  • GO_GAL_GROW
    Years ago, when my doctor diagnosed me with depression, I remember being in denial about it. Thank god I grew up, and set out to learn everything about it. Once the meds were regulated, life changed for the better.
    137 days ago
  • CHERIRIDDELL
    So sorry depression is up because of COVID.Take care,
    137 days ago
  • KATIE5668
    Depression is indeed a scary thing and how to get past it..Well I believe Diane gave some very good advice!
    137 days ago
  • MNABOY
    Hope you get them regulated.
    137 days ago
  • DIANEDOESSMILES
    Been there Jill. Sometimes the depression meds are a necessary evil. I stayed on them until THANKFULLY thru the therapy and classes on how to handle anxiety, living successfully with depression etc. those helped me out a lot. Eventually I went off the meds, it's been 4 years. Sadly most of those meds cause side effects, but if they work,,it can be worth it. Let your Dr know about the nightmares, they may be able to play with the dosage or another med that's similar to that one.

    Its so scary with teens and young 20's with depression. I went thru it with my GD (I was mostly raising her at the time) the best I can say and it depends from kid to kid, if I asked point blank questions, she'd clam UP tighter than a clam on a snowy January morning!! I living on the harbor in Maine, they DO!! But if while watching TV etc. we were just chatting, ,,, she'd easily open up. Teens think they know the answers (they don't) and are usually so emotional,,, everything is so much more "right" "Wrong" in their world. But it was for ours too at this age. It's scary!!! I was terrified at times, so I hope you have support for you around your precious D. Years later my GD told me that she always knew I was there, even if she didn't talk, she knew and it was a big comfort for her.

    How did work go?
    138 days ago
  • 2BDYNAMIC
    Sorry to hear You have been having a tough time and hope things start to get better. I know from experience From many years ago those medications can do strange things. I am sure I don't need to say but you might want to have a talk with your doctor about it. Take care.
    138 days ago
  • IBHOOKD
    Praying for you and your family. Depression is horrible , up one day and crashing down in a nano second at times. Been there. Learned to trust in Christ as my source of hope, strength, and value as a person... not the lies Satan puts into my head. 🙏
    138 days ago
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