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Unread 03-09-2013, 07:42 AM   #1
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Default I guess I'm wondering if anyone has hopeful moments?

So I guess I would say that I've been depressed for a little while now, probably about eight months I guess. And yeah, I've isolated myself, almost entirely, for the last eight months. Sometimes something stirs in me and I get that spark where I try to keep going, I suppose I struggle out of bed and I just push myself to go on. But by the time I sit up, I just give up and lie back down feeling like a failure.
But earlier today, I suppose I went a little further. I just had it in me to exercise and I did for about thirty minutes, but for the next two hours I actually felt like I had a little motivation, like tomorrow would be a good day and I guess I could make something happen. But as the day dragged on things just weren't the same, it was like I just dropped back into the same state of mind and I feel like such an idiot for thinking I could change.

Does anyone else, who's depressed, ever get that feeling? Like a moment where they think things can change, however brief.
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Unread 03-09-2013, 08:00 AM   #2
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When I first felt depressed, around 35 years ago, there wasnt as much information available about depression and I was living in a small rural community so I didnt have a PC I could turn to for information and I didnt know I was expected to be down all the time because of this condition. I had previously been a pretty happy person so I always expected to return to that and I had brief moments when I did feel better but it took several years. Mostly I was in fear and confusion for about the first 10 years. Depending on your situation you can recover completely.
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Yes. Push yourself as much as possible. Being outside and physical activity are great for anxiety and depression. Takes a while for it to work. In the beginning you will be dragging the depression around with you like heavy weights on a chain.
It gets better though. Good luck
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i think we all have those moments at times.
i know i've had days where i've done things i wouldn't usually do and stuff.

and, i think another thing we should take in to acount is, if people really didon't have those moments, then why post on the forums?

i think even the most depressed person has moments where they really think things can change
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So I guess I would say that I've been depressed for a little while now, probably about eight months I guess. And yeah, I've isolated myself, almost entirely, for the last eight months. Sometimes something stirs in me and I get that spark where I try to keep going, I suppose I struggle out of bed and I just push myself to go on. But by the time I sit up, I just give up and lie back down feeling like a failure.
But earlier today, I suppose I went a little further. I just had it in me to exercise and I did for about thirty minutes, but for the next two hours I actually felt like I had a little motivation, like tomorrow would be a good day and I guess I could make something happen. But as the day dragged on things just weren't the same, it was like I just dropped back into the same state of mind and I feel like such an idiot for thinking I could change.

Does anyone else, who's depressed, ever get that feeling? Like a moment where they think things can change, however brief.
Yes, I do. I try to exercises every day and meditate.

If I exercise in the morning then I am motivated to do more. Then that gives me a little hope.
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I go through that a lot. But it has gotten better. Sometimes, when things are better for me, I feel like waiting for the other shoe to drop--almost like God is playing a trick on me or dangling a carrot in my face.
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Thanks for the replies, I guess it's pretty common after all .
Oh and good point, Shattered Sanity. Why else would people with depression be here?
All in all, again, thanks for the replies.
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Depends on how depressed I am. If I'm on meds that help, I have times where I'm able to feel less burdened and more hopeful. I've been really bad for a while now, though, so I long for a moment of real hope.
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