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Unread 03-20-2017, 12:13 PM   #1
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I am on here for the first time reaching out. I am falling into the kind of depression where you don't want to get out of bed, ruminating the same regrets over and over which doesn't help this reality one bit. I guess part of it is I'm so tired of being alone. I've been single 5 and a half years. Starved for affection. It hurts to get up and do things. It hurts to lay in bed and ruminate. The sound of the refrigerator is so loud and annoying. Any suggestions for little things that can be done that help?
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Unread 03-21-2017, 07:16 PM   #2
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Hello Alchemilla: I'm sorry you are having such a difficult time. I don't know about little things that will help with this. I'm no longer on psych med's nor do I see a therapist. Things I do include: walking meditation, taking our dog for walks, listening to soft music including chant from various spiritual traditions. I always wake up every morning pretty "down-in-the-mouth", as the saying goes. I drag myself into the bathroom & take a shower & that helps get me going too. Oh... & I also drink black tea in the morning. So I suppose the caffeine helps a bit too...
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Unread 03-21-2017, 07:45 PM   #3
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Hi and welcome to PC I'm in northern Calif, too.

Do you see a therapist or psychiatrist?

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