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Anyone else on ask live with depression? What helps you put it In the back of your mind?

I have major depressive disorder I don't take meds because they don't work I've tried dozen even had a surgery but no positive results I've some what been able to control it myself but was wondering what else I could possible do I meditate exercise have a hobby seen therapist but there has to be something else

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boondox4l

whats got you depressed
i have depression 2
i take my sadness out on poetry or writing a story
i also like to hit walls and punching bags
working out and listening to heavy metal music/ horror core
life sucks and thats a fact most of us live with
life can be better we just have to work for it really hard

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I get depressed for know reason if I do it's a really bad depression not just one day or a few hours but I love heavy metal any kind really I do write poetry in my head sometimes but even that's really depressing people say it makes them cry if they read it I do have a bad past but I don't think it causes much of it
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the past does cause a lot of stress and u need to let it go and forget about it
I've seen a lot and have done a lot over my 16 years of living and even though that not that long it still a lot more than most people see in their life time
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I've let go even forgave my birth mom for beating the hell out of me as a child but I'm just not sure if there's something else I can do I've let go of all the bad past I can think of
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forgiving her doesnt mean it hasnt affected you
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True.
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Tho forgiving her is incredibly impressive
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Oh I know it's affected me but it hasn't been so bad for me as for my older sister she still hasn't let go of it
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Go to the gym, eat fresh food, eat more vegetables, avoid corn starch, go outside, read a book, make some friends, and set goals.

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ECT will often work when medications don't help. you might try that. good luck

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I've tried ect before it helped a little but no much to make a dent
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I feel for you - I have chronic clinical depression - had it all my life. I am lucky, the medications help somewhat. I don't think that I will ever get over it completely, It is just a matter of coping. Not very many people will ever understand - they can't unless they experience it too. All I can say is good luck and take care.
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Sadness is a normal part of life that everyone faces. Even though it might sometimes seem like you are the only person who feels sad. But for some people sadness has no power over them, while others it leaves them devastated and unable to function. The Central Doctrine of Buddhism teaches about the 4 noble truths. These truths explain the nature of sorrow and how it can be overcome. I think you might find this wiki article insightful. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Noble_Truths

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I have it too just not major. I mostly like to write stories and listen to music I love. Be a weirdo and obbsess over things I love like Harry Potter and There For Tomorrow.

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Medications can sometimes take up to a month or more before you notice. You should never stop taking your meds without a doctor's supervision. Sometimes, stopping them suddenly can make the depression worse and even, with most antipshycotics, can screw up the chemical signals in the brain so badly, it will kill you.

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I live with depression and the only person that makes me happy is my bf<3 he understands me like no other...

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Depression hurts. Cymbalta can help. That's what I do, plus take a lot of sleeping aids

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Yes, that's certainly one that can help... Good advice.
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Major depression is serious condition and can be disabling. If it has lasted longer than three weeks (which yours has) then your body stops producing the hormones (norepinephrine, and serotonin, etc.) that are needed to keep your mind 'stable' and not dragging so much. Symptoms include fatigue, lack of motivation, lack of concentration, moods, inability to function (sometimes), loss of interest in things that used to interest you, changes in eating - either too much or too little, etc.Caused just by a hormone imbalance! Nothing where you can "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" so to speak. Once the body has stopped producing the hormones, there is NO WAY you can MAKE yourself produce them. Medicine and talk therapy are usual treatment and are IMPORTANT to help you to manage a fairly "normal" life, and the meds do NOT "make you happy"-all they do is cause your brain to slowly start producing the hormones, like putting fertilizer on dirt - it doesn't make grass, but it helps the grass grow. It took over a year for me to find the right meds that helped me get back on track.
So keep trying, my friend, and don't give up hope. There's an answer for you somewhere!

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Excellent, excellent answer. So very true. I can't stand it when some people say " just pull yourself out of it" you're right, it CAN'T be done.
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Yeah, I hate that, too. Even in the church, which I love, people find it hard to understand. It has nothing to do, necessarily, with what's happening around you, it's a physical thing. Of course, I'm talking about MAJOR depression, not just a normal sadness or even depression over, say, a death or some great loss. That's more like grief (of which depression is a part). It has nothing to do with "pulling yourself up by your bootstraps", but there are some things that help sometimes: plenty of rest, pray to your God, who loves you, try to "capture" your thoughts and think on good things (hard to do), the exercise and therapy is a GREAT thing (I find the exercise very hard to keep up), and even attempting small tasks (Like cleaning out a drawer) can help. The meds are almost crucial for clinical depression.

Can I urge you to keep trying till you find the right mix? It's (probably) not going to take you completely out of depression, but it sure will help you COPE with things better and not become paralyzed. I've been on meds for a long time, and now am doing pretty well - low-level depression is common with me, but the major episodes are less common, less destructive, and don't last nearly as long as they used to. This is with meds and talk therapy (crucial).

I wish the best for you. Many blessings...
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Yes, and I know the internal pain it causes. I'm so sorry for you. But I would advise you to get back on meds till you find one or a combination that works. You're doing everything else right! The exercise and meditation are great. Take care.

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i have depression

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