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 Post subject: Depression...and its effects
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:41 pm 
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Hi.
4 Weeks ago i finally admitted defeat and went to see a doctor.
Due to financial pressure,job pressure and the wife losing her job......i struggled on in life pretending to everyone that life was rosy.
That was until i began to have chest pains.
The doctor assessed me and i was diagnosed with depression and although the chest pains were nothing too serious,it was all brought on by stress.
Ihad started drinking heavily and felt that i was a let down to myself,my family,friends and wife

I had hit rock bottom

I was signed off for 4 weeks and although i was offered prescribed drugs-i turned it down

During my time off i have managed to stop my alcohol and have started walking and swimming more

I have also hopefully aqcuired a new job out of the travel industry

My doctor has advised me its a long road back(possibly)but after finally seeing sense,my first step was admitting my problem

This post is my way of saying----face up to your denial
my life was suffering and although i`m still nowhere near well......i feel there is light at the end of the tunnel

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I wish you the best on your path too a more relaxed and happier life.

Can't have been easy going in to talk about it but you've made the first step which is the most difficult. I'm glad you're feeling like you're beginning to get there. :thumbup:

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Good luck mate. I'm sure things will turn around for you soon!

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idontfeardeath wrote:
I wish you the best on your path too a more relaxed and happier life.

Can't have been easy going in to talk about it but you've made the first step which is the most difficult. I'm glad you're feeling like you're beginning to get there. :thumbup:



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All the best gnt - depression runs in my wife's family, and I've seen it first hand. Don't think it ever really goes away, but there are many ways to control it. Exercise is one of the best.

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Fair play to you tache to takes a lot of b@lls to finally admit it to yourself and get yourself back on track. :thumbup:

I went off the booze for six weeks, after alot of boozing over Christmas left me feeling pretty lousy. I have to say I never felt better although Saturday nights were a bit of a bore. Going to try and cut back how much I drink and keep to a Friday and Saturday night only. I always enjoyed a drink on Sundays but it put me in bad twist going back into work on Mondays which I couldn't shake off till about Wednesday.

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Truly sorry to hear you're unwell, mate. Illnesses of the mind can be so hard to admit - and sometimes even harder to describe to those who've never experienced it. I hope that things are heading in the right direction and that they keep on going in the same way - for you both, as it cannot have been easy for either of you.

All the very best

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You have my sympathy as a fellow sufferer mate. I'd suffered for years before finally going to the doctors a few years back. I did accept the medication route, and also went into counselling and it helped no end. The thing you have to realise though is that depression is seldom something that can be cured, it wont ever be gone, and the chance of relapse is high.

Also, don't ever feel like taking anti-depressants is admitting defeat, if they help then they're a good thing.

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Thanks everyone.
You never think it will happen to you but it just shows you....you never know

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Good luck fella.

Get listening to some Madness and boogie around a bit, works for me.

Or some old United videos.

Like this one: http://bit.ly/aYaftV

Or Jonny Evans kicking shat out of Drogba http://bit.ly/dWJRRm

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Oh... and while you'll be fed the old line "There's always someone worse off than yourself", please remember that they're otherwise known as City fans. :D

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garynevillestache wrote:
<<<<goes off to listen to Radiohead

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Worst cure for despression ever.

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Good luck Tache, although it sounds like you have more than enough of what it takes to get your life back on the happy track.

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Sorry to hear about your problems GNT - all the best for the road to recovery. :thumbup:

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Sorry to hear ,hope you find your way out .How does the missus cope with the situation?
Don't forget her .

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fire extinguishers wrote:
Sorry to hear ,hope you find your way out .How does the missus cope with the situation?
Don't forget her .



good point.
i`m a miserable sod anyway but ive been absolutely horrendous last few months.she`s a diamond and helping me through.
some days i just used to stare at a wall.
i aint been out in a crowd for weeks.
went to see john bishop and had a panic attack with the amount of people

bizarre and unnerving

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Had my first panic attack a few months ago, was sat on a train and just started freaking out and couldn't breathe

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But James and Pak both said they were voting JSP


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You know what Paks like. He's probably voted JSP for woman of the year or something.


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Devil_Spawn wrote:
Had my first panic attack a few months ago, was sat on a train and just started freaking out and couldn't breathe



is that when you saw the cost of a british rail sandwich???

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garynevillestache wrote:
is that when you saw the cost of a british rail sandwich???

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Didn't get that far... it was the ticket price that scared me!!

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But James and Pak both said they were voting JSP


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