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Sn0wflake

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For so long I didn't know that wanting to be dead was part of being depressed or even classed as wanting to hurt yourself. I just thought everyone felt that way.

Now my depression gets worse and makes it hard for me to do anything. It's been years since I've been to a Dr and I've moved away so I don't know which Dr is good where I live now. I can't even face having to find another Dr to help me at the moment.

How do people learn to sleep when dealing with this? I'm awake till 2 or 3am. And how do you get up in the morning. I like to be up early but find it extremity difficult lately.

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I still think everyone feels that way, how can they not?
Sorry you're feeling so bad.
I guess sticking to routine helps. Trying to do the same things at the same times. Wake, eat, wash, dress, etc. You could maybe try a herbal sleep tablet like Kalms nighttime, or sleepy tea with valerian. Just til you get back on track.
Sometimes we have to force ourselves to do these things, but I feel it's important to keep to a routine, but one that's not too much pressure. Stick with the basics, and maybe add things when you feel able, like a walk outside or other exercise, or talking with a friend.
Hope you feel better soon
Xxx
 
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I think it is easy to not acknowledge that you have depression because once you do it changes your life. It is really hard when depressed to look after yourself and to do things like socialise. It is important to find a doctor and if you have a friend with one just join that surgery. A doctor will start to help you in different ways with your depression. Good luck in getting help.
 
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I try to keep into a routine as I know how easily I can slip. I was in a good routine of exercising but 3 weeks ago I lost my job and I just found everything that was going on in my head too much and I could not find the energy to do it anymore. I feel better when I get outside but it's hard to keep on top of everything and find time to go outside for a relaxing walk.

I really don't have the energy to talk to a new doctor about my problems. I can usually pull things together when I'm sparkling to someone and I'm not always able to communicate how bad things are to them so I go away frustrated.
 
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Losing your job is hard to get over and I know how hard it is to go outside for a walk even though you know it will be good for you. I know how frustrating talking to doctors can be and how upsetting so I always write a list of my problems down and give it to them when I arrive then they have to understand. You have to go feeling you will not getting frustrated but get the next step to feeling better. A new doctor really is the answer.
 
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I've often wondered if everyone feels that way at some point, but I think most people would totally deny it and would be shocked if you admitted you'd ever had a single suicidal thought. I can't imagine not wishing I was dead, would be nice though.
 
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If you are feeling suicidal, you need to see a doctor right away, even if you have to go to an emergency room to find one. Ask someone at the hospital, or a friend, for a referral. If all else fails, you can use a phone directory or Google to find a local doctor. I hope you feel better soon.
Since your family doesn't understand that you have a medical condition, it will help you immensely if you find emotional support elsewhere. This site is a good place to start. Your doctor may be able to direct you to support groups that meet in person as well.
 
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