How do you get out of your depression?

Jennifer - posted on 04/24/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Well, I dont want to sound whiny or obnoxious or pouty, but I am honestly depressed. not because of my son, or because of anything my husband does. I just get in a funk or a rut, and cant seem to get out. I try to keep positive and busy. keep the house clean, keep laundry clean, garden, play with my son. But i cant help feeling, I dont know.. alone? My body aches some times to the point where I just dont feel like getting out of bed. I do, always do.. but it is becoming a tougher fight with the blankets. my heart feels heavy. i get constant anxiety. angry butterflies in my stomach. And then there is the crying. I cant stop crying. It makes my son cry and my husband feel inadequate. with out pills, how do you get out of your funk?

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Stifler's - posted on 04/29/2012

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I know exactly how you feel. I agree eating healthier foods and exercise really does help the weeks I walk every day I am a lot better and calmer.

Erica - posted on 04/26/2012

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Diet and exercise can do wonders. I'm not overweight and certainly not a "pill popper". I still firmly believe you need to speak with your OB. They aren't going to shove pills down your throat, they may be able to give you some help.

Carolyn (tootie) - posted on 04/25/2012

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You need a proper diet and exercise. You would be suprised at how much your moods change when you are living a healthy lifestyle. The right foods can heal the body. If you look at most people who are on pills and really have a big problem with depression they are usually overweight eat a horrible diet and don't exercise. In this day and time their are to many people who turn to a pill for every little thing. Middle aged moms are the worst druggies in the US right now. I'm appalled at how many mommies I know taking highly addictive medications. I myself eat organic and try to get to the gym at least an hour a day.

Erica - posted on 04/24/2012

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Are you a new mom? If you just had a baby it sounds like PPD. Have you spoken to your OB about your feelings? I got to the point where I thought my family would be better with out me. Not wanting to kill myself, but to just pack a bag and go. My doc put me on welbutrin. Best thing I ever did. with in a month I wasn't 100% but I was much much better. That was in Sept. I am now off the pills and feeling great. Talk to your doc. She/he can point you in the right direction. There is light at the end of the tunnel, I know it doesn't feel that way

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Amber - posted on 04/25/2012

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I agree with carolyn about diet and exercise. I have felt that way before. I started going to the gym and eating more healthy food. Wow what a turn around. I think you should give it a try.

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