I am almost 2 weeks on new anti depressant dose and i am starting to sing or enjoy music on adverts. That is a good sign. I didn't sleep as late today either. It has been a long time feeling like this, around 4 months now. Side effect of headache are annoying though.
I'm just wondering, as you are now starting to sing or enjoy music on adverts, i would highly recommend, or t o suggest, that you if cost isn't an issue on that front, to purchase a cd player portable they do come as small portable players, - personal this is, portable players, and I would recommend that you listen to small doses of music, if you are in a posiition whereby if you have cds, and listening to music, now I listen to musicals, and easy listening music, can really be uplifting me away from feeling irritible, or stress, and in your case, I think that by hearing music through headphones, could really help you, to feel much more uplifted.
For the headaches, I would recommend a general main stream painkiller. Such as paracetamol.
Thank you both. I was listening to the music from an advert but haven't turned my own music on yet. I hopefully will do tomorrow, but it is late now. I have been listening to classical music but do miss the elation associated with more powerful music and also singing along to music, i miss that. I'm sure it will come back. I love all kinds of music, literally everything. When i am feeling my best, it'll be Arctic Monkeys or anything fast, loud and powerful. Other times it will be UB40 or Coldplay and those types of sounds. It is so varied, i love everything. I hope it'll come back soon. It would be nice to dance too. The Bupa advert is nice to see, the woman dancing who has probably had some difficult times with illness and is now better. I need to feel better.
Why did it make you laugh? Did it remind you of yourself?
I'm not feeling like singing this morning. Singing is for the happy and without a care in the world and i have so many this morning. I sing and dance when i am not in the real world and not thinking. I cannot ever imagine again feeling good enough to sing. I'm on a downer this morning.
I'm so sorry to hear your feeling down, today. Or earlier on overnight. I was going to make a compliment which is this;
in my years of MHF, and from a point of time as a Senior Member, I have never seen such a positive and uplifting couple of posts, in t he Depression Forum, or in other forums, I don't think I can hint which one, where they haven;'t been so positive, and uplifting. Yours about music and singing has broken that barrier, and it ought to enourage others to follow.
Well done, I couldn't post this last night, it had gotten too late for me.
I listened to music again today. I sat and ate my dinner with the radio playing and was singing to the two songs that played. I get irritated by the music quickly but it is nice while it lasts.
I am making meals again and did some baking too. I am thinking about looking through my recipe books again.
I still feel very down generally but i think this depression this time is leaving me slowly. It is a hard time of year for people who get depressed. I keep picturing myself in my summer clothes as they are so bright and sunshiny. I cannot wait for spring, sunshine, blossom. I am looking forward to snow briefly before then, but this grey nothingness i cannot appreciate at the moment. I am too grey myself.
Lu, what music do you listen to? I choose music to suit my mood. At the moment i am enjoying the radio but i get to a point where i have to turn it off immediately because it is irritating me. I keep thinking about if i was working in a shop that played music, and how i would cope with music when i got to that point. I would probably run out of the shop panicking.
I am ok at the moment. It is when i wake up very early that i feel worse. I feel some improvement but i don't know where normal is anymore. I don't know how other people feel every day so where is that normal line of energy and happiness. I don't feel happy but i have just about enough energy.
I'm just touching base to check how you are feeling/doing? I half hope that you are still baking/listening to music, and taking your new medication.
I was wondering, that you didn't know what to do with your long dark days, could you maybe I am wondering entertain the idea of to volunteer for a charity/organisation, they could always use an extra so to speak, pair of hands, to be helped out, just a tip?