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n/m. Hate when there's SO many views and no replies. Especially on this forum.
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n/m.....
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Sorry, I know how that feels. I didn't read your original post but I hope you found some answers.
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I didn't either. It's hard to put yourself out there when you're feeling vulnerable. I hope you're feeling better.
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I didn't see your OP either but I hate when no one responds, it's a horrible feeling. I actually opened this thread because I think I have some depression related to a chronic illness. I have no idea if that's at all what your thread was about. If you are up to sharing again, either here or through PM, I would definitely like to listen. If not, understandable... and more big hugs to you...
post #6 of 14
didn't read the OP either, but understand that it probably hurt to have so many views and no responses. If you are interested in talking about it, you have people listening!
post #7 of 14
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I've actually added some fats back into my diet (little bit of olive oil) and although it makes my gallbladder hurt a bit more, mentally I feel sooooooooooooooooo much better.
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That's great! I notice I need more fats than others seem to, it does help my mood & energy some... Fats high in omega-3 are supposed to help most with mood (walnuts, flax oil)....
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I didn't see your OP either but I hate when no one responds, it's a horrible feeling. I actually opened this thread because I think I have some depression related to a chronic illness. I have no idea if that's at all what your thread was about. If you are up to sharing again, either here or through PM, I would definitely like to listen. If not, understandable... and more big hugs to you...
Just saw this for the first time and opened it for the same reason.
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Saw the title and clicked - didn't realize it was you, Babygrant! You're probably getting tired of hearing from me

I had pretty severe depression during the gallbladder issues. Pretty much cried every day, or every other day. Its hard to be in that much discomfort, not get to experience any joy, have restricted activities, and NOT feel depressed. And on top of that I felt like a pretty darn inadequate mom, which contributed to depression.

Think of the joy you will feel when you finally feel better, if you can. And allow yourself the emotions you currently have. They are completely understandable.

I also found that using the anti-nausea medications or pain meds increased the depression. My mood was better when I did not need to use them. I think they must have a depressant effect. I'm not suggesting that you not take meds - but my main point is THIS WILL PASS! And even amidst the days of depression, you will have hours and sometimes a day or more where the depression lifts, like a breath of fresh air; relish it as much as you can.

This WILL end. Hang in there. Its almost November.
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Saw the title and clicked - didn't realize it was you, Babygrant! You're probably getting tired of hearing from me

I had pretty severe depression during the gallbladder issues. Pretty much cried every day, or every other day. Its hard to be in that much discomfort, not get to experience any joy, have restricted activities, and NOT feel depressed. And on top of that I felt like a pretty darn inadequate mom, which contributed to depression.

Think of the joy you will feel when you finally feel better, if you can. And allow yourself the emotions you currently have. They are completely understandable.

I also found that using the anti-nausea medications or pain meds increased the depression. My mood was better when I did not need to use them. I think they must have a depressant effect. I'm not suggesting that you not take meds - but my main point is THIS WILL PASS! And even amidst the days of depression, you will have hours and sometimes a day or more where the depression lifts, like a breath of fresh air; relish it as much as you can.

This WILL end. Hang in there. Its almost November.
I'll NEVER get tired of hearing from you!

I haven't taken the gravol in over 36 hours!!! I had been taking it for over 2 1/2 months every single day, sometimes twice, something three times a day! And no percoset in about 3 weeks. Pain is there, nausea kind of lingers, but I managed to get out trick or treating for 3 hours with my kids and haven't had any severe feelings of depression in over a week. Period is coming soon, so we'll see how the horrible PMS is.
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I'll NEVER get tired of hearing from you!

I haven't taken the gravol in over 36 hours!!! I had been taking it for over 2 1/2 months every single day, sometimes twice, something three times a day! And no percoset in about 3 weeks. Pain is there, nausea kind of lingers, but I managed to get out trick or treating for 3 hours with my kids and haven't had any severe feelings of depression in over a week. Period is coming soon, so we'll see how the horrible PMS is.
WOW!

That is fantastic. Especially the trick or treating part

Did you start acupuncture or see a naturopath, or is this something that's happening naturally?
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WOW!

That is fantastic. Especially the trick or treating part

Did you start acupuncture or see a naturopath, or is this something that's happening naturally?
Money is a bit tight right now so I haven't gone back to the naturopath or done accupuncture.

I think one thing that was really big for me was that I was feeling soooo crappy that I just sat and home and didn't want to go out in fear I was going to feel worse, etc. But I've actually been doing a LOT outside of the house even though I still feel a bit yucky. Probably has to do party with distraction and party just being active. I'm really listening to my body and if I do start getting really tired I don't feel guilty sitting down and putting my feet up for a bit. And if I'm tired and want to take a quick nap I have no problems asking DH or even my FIL and MIL to take the kids for a bit.
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you sound like you're doing the healthy thing. I'm impressed. Keep up the good work, mama!
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