- Nov 7, 2021
Is there anyone here who has completely recovered from depression.If yes could you please what you did.
Absolutely, i have been going through this alone for some time. Anything you can share will be good.Hi itsnotme4sure,
I didn't recover completely. All my symptoms went away for six months and then they came back. Would you still like to hear about it?
I will tell you what was going on in my life at the time and the things I did.Is there anyone here who has completely recovered from depression.If yes could you please what you did.
Thanks for sharing your story.I will tell you what was going on in my life at the time and the things I did.
It was 2017. I had ended a three year relationship and I was feeling good about myself. I was having inner child therapy with a therapist. This was making me feel good about myself too.
I was very strict about my self care routine. The main thing is I exercised for at least 2 hours every day. I rode my bike, I walked my dog, I did strength training at the gym, I went to yoga.
I had a personal trainer at the gym and I was working towards including swimming and Pilates in my routine.
I slept well every night because of all the exercise I did.
I meditated for at least 20 minutes twice a day. I got up at 5am and meditated and then I rode my bike.
I went to bed early every night.
I did affirmations in the mirror for an hour every day (not in one go).
I had a daily gratitude practice.
I drank 3 litres of water a day.
I ate a high protein, complex carbohydrate diet.
I gave up sugar.
I listened to a really motivating audio book called The Fitness Mindset by Brian Keane.
I had no caffeine after 2pm.
I listened to motivational audio books like You Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins before I went to sleep. I read a lot of books by Thich Nhat Hanh and I became interested in Buddhism.
I surrounded myself with positive people.
All of my symptoms went away completely for six months. I felt like I could achieve my dream of being super fit and active.
But then some things happened and I went downhill. The biggest thing was a fallout with my father where he rejected me and it hurt me to the core. I had always thought my father was just critical of me but I realised that he was/is abusive. All of this was a huge shock. I was grieving for the father I never had.
I had an argument with my therapist about my father and I stopped seeing her.
I started having serious problems with my housing agency (I live in government housing). I had always had problems with them but they became much worse. Because of my childhood experience of home, which was very negative, this affected me very deeply.
I had negative experiences with mental health organisations, one after the other, that left me feeling like complete shit about myself.
All these things things brought me down so low. I feel defeated by life and all the negative people in my life. I feel like I can't ever win.
So here I am, at my lowest.
I'm 50. I have had severe depression since I was at least 14. I also have severe anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder.Thanks for sharing your story.
I am 26 and have been depressed for more than last 5 years.Due to covid i have been working from home since last year, so i have little to no social interactions.
I have low self esteem, and severely doubt myself in everything i do.
I am not sure if im an introvert or not.I dont make friends that easy and i have serious issues when it comes to trusting people. I don't get too close to anyone due to the trust issues and eventhough i dont mind talking to my friends in person i dont like phone calls and usually dont pick up any calls unless the caller calls again(except for my parents).
I think about how i would change a lot of things from my past if i got a second chance and i dont see any hope for the future.
I am not suicidal but i do think that it would be better if i was dead and all this suffering could be done with all this suffering.I dont think i will act on these thoughts because i know i will really hurt the few people that truly care about me.
I haven't talked about this to anyone eventhough i am mustering courage to go see a therapist.Till then i am going to make some posts as a nameless man in this forum and hope that it helps me to hold on.