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Unread 08-01-2013, 02:04 AM   #1
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Sometimes I wonder how or why i carry on each day.. I've become like a zombie. I also feel 'dead' inside- i don't know if that's normal, from time to time? or what thats about..
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Unread 08-01-2013, 04:06 AM   #2
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Sounds like a depressive symptom. Hope you find some comfort and feel better soon.
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Unread 08-01-2013, 09:10 AM   #3
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Zombie. That's familiar. How much of it is the illness vs. the meds?
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...how or why i carry on each day.
That's a legitimate and interesting question. You, we do carry on. What are the actual reasons for it (and your reasons may be unique to you)? [No need to reply; this is one question that has long intrigued me.]
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All I can say is that I was depressed for decades. Finally I \found a dr. who worked with me long enough to find the right medications for me. Once the depression and anxiety were under control I was better able to think and evaluate my life. As I gradually got involved with children I found that even though I don't do much, even that small amount was enough to make a child's life better. That gave me courage to do a little more. So I feel useful and I think feeling useful gives us motivation to live. Gradually you don't think about yourself all the time and start thinking about how you can help. Then you get a little freedom from your sadness.
At least that is my experience. Also I take my meds!!!!!!
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Zombie. That's familiar. How much of it is the illness vs. the meds?

That's a legitimate and interesting question. You, we do carry on. What are the actual reasons for it (and your reasons may be unique to you)? [No need to reply; this is one question that has long intrigued me.]
This is something that's intrigued me, too. I feel like I'm really in the throes of a pretty deep depression right now, but I'm still able to get up, take my kids to camp, make dinner every night, and do the things I need to do to keep my house functioning. But while the girls are at camp, I tend to come home and sleep for a few hours and I spend a lot of time trying not to cry in front of my kids. I think if I didn't have children, I'd probably never get out of bed when I'm feeling like this, but I do. Some sort of obligation or guilt or something.
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