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Jade - posted on 08/05/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Most days i feel ok, but other days i feel so low i just cant smile or laugh at anything. what can help ?

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JuLeah - posted on 08/05/2011

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You can know that it is okay to be there. We don't have to be happy all the time. And, if this is disrupting your life and you want change, options are out there.

Drink a lot of water, avoid processed foods, take up an activity you are passionate about, get involved in the community, help others .... swimming is amazing, but jogging or dance works too.

Make sure you are getting enough sleep. Lack of sleep leads to depression.

If that all that doesn't help, or you can't make yourself make all that happen, call your doc. It is okay to bring in a professional, that is what they are for. Good luck

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/05/2011

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I would talk to a doctor and find out if you may have PPD, or other depression. Good luck Jade, I hope you are feeling better soon.

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Elizabeth - posted on 08/06/2011

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Have you tried counseling/seeing a psychotherapist? Most problems can be helped with talking. Sometimes a combination of medication and talking is needed, but you would be surprised how helping "just" talking with a professional can be.

Kendra - posted on 08/06/2011

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Get a copy of the book, "The Greatest Miracle in the World". By Og Mandino. Read it cover to cover as fast as you can. It is an awesome book and can help.

I was on all the anti-depressants out there. I was on them for nerve problems after my last brain surgery. They are known for making people worse, not better. I have never felt lower than when I was on that poison. After a month or so trying to get use to them and giving them a chance to work, I found myself suicidal. I wasn't even depressed. Please be careful when allowing a doctor to prescribe these to you!

Og Mandino's book will bring you up and help you in ways the medicine can't even being to help! I'll pray for you!

Shona Holman - posted on 08/06/2011

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You can try cutting out fatty foods, caffine and most sugars to see if its an inbalance. You can also go to a doctor, but be warned he or she will probably just want to label you as bipolar. Or you can do what I do and love yourself and others.Life is hard and it hurts, somedays you need to let it out. Somedays a person feels old run down and unattractive. On those days treat yourself. Do your nails or your hair, don't be afraid to have a little chocolate. Sometimes you feel lonely, so join a chat room or go out of your way to say hi to someone new. The big one is feeling useless and worthless, and thats when I find someone with it harder then me an do something to make thier day. Drugs are not my answer I don't even take Tylenol, and I can see hw this world is designed to repress people. You are worth more and better then you know, but only you know what it is that holds you back. Make a conscience choice to feel better about things. Another big issue for some is money, and to that I say money does matter, but love matters more. Finally think about the phrase " this too shall pass " and realize that in the big scheme of things we are almost nothing, but we are something now, and to those who know us now. I hope this helped.

Jade - posted on 08/06/2011

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Thankyou everybody your comments are helpful :) will talk to my midwife next when i see her x

Tammy - posted on 08/06/2011

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if you think you might be depressed, but don't want to go on meds, try this. I know the person "Joe" on the website personally.... he's related to my cousin. I also take these nutrients and give them to my son and they are "just the little vitamin "boost" needed. Sometimes a simple nutrient boost is all that is necessary. http://www.truehope.com/default.aspx

M. Michelle - posted on 08/06/2011

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The best I can suggest is going to your doctor. I felt like this for a long time (several years), and finally went to the doctor a few months ago. I noticed that I felt worse during the week before my period, and was diagnosed with a serotonin imbalance. I have been taking Zoloft for a while now, and feel much better. The first month I took the lowest dosage they can give, and didn't feel much of a difference, but once my doctor upped my dosage to 50 mg a day I began to notice that I wasn't as moody, and I am now able to enjoy the life I've been given. It was so worth it to go and talk to my doctor and get some help. At first I was embarrassed about talking about it, but the help I've received out weighs all of that!!

Good luck. I hope you get some help and feel better soon!!

With respect,

Mindy

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