KimberlyTee30

294d

Does the depression ever go away?

Intracranial Hemorrhage

Low Mood

Neck Pain

Depression

Chronic Headache

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  • Duuude

    294d

    It does

  • KimberlyTee30

    294d

    When though? I stroked in 2012

  • Duuude

    294d

    What part of your stroke do you feel most holds you back?

  • KimberlyTee30

    294d

    I never got all my balance back, and I get tired easily still

    • Monica777

      173d

      I had my 2 diffrent types of strokes and coma in August 2021. I was wondering if I woud stop being so wabily on me feet also

  • KimberlyTee30

    294d

    I’ve got chronic neck pain from it too

    • Monica777

      173d

      me too

      • Monica777

        173d

        And I have terrible headaches if I'm standing or moving about for too long

  • Duuude

    294d

    Well maybe the first thing you ought to work out is the getting tired part. From my experience, being tired makes you vulnerable to depression, but depression uses up energy that makes you tired. Being tired makes your brain harder to function. It’s a cycle. I wasn’t able to take caffeine for 6 months and I fell into a deep depression that I got out of once I managed to figure out how to gain enough energy not to feel tired during the day. That cleared my mind, helped me function better, then broke me free from the cycle. Then there’s the hard stuff, the stuff that can’t quite be easily fixed. I needed faith and to set regular attainable goals to distract me from thinking about the hard stuff.

  • KimberlyTee30

    294d

    ❤️ yeah having a therapist helps. And I do need to start exercising, just waiting for my ankle to heal up

  • KimberlyTee30

    294d

    I fall too, it’s pretty annoying and I fell downstairs that wasn’t fun

  • Duuude

    294d

    Everyone’s different. For me, the biggest factors were prayer and trusting that God cares enough about us not to let our bodies be a limitation.

  • KimberlyTee30

    294d

    Thank you for your help

  • Duuude

    294d

    Also, we’re alive!! 🙌🏻

  • KimberlyTee30

    294d

    I know. I guess part of my depression is why did I survive. I was supposed to die, couldn’t extubate

    • PaulWeaver

      3d

      I have this thought too. My mother died of a hemorrhagic stroke in 2002. I woke up literally in the same hospital room 20 years later after having the same thing happen to me. It was like a living nightmare. I often have strange feelings of guilt for surviving the same situation my mother didn't.

  • Duuude

    294d

    The “why” is your job to create. But you -are- alive where others aren’t. Questioning the “why” is time you could’ve spent making the “why”.

  • Duuude

    294d

    For now, focus on sleep and eating well. It takes 2 months to make something a habit. Before then, it’s hard busy work that you have to motivate for yourself.

  • goodtimes

    241d

    No never

  • goodtimes

    239d

    It has been 15 years and my depression gets worse everyday. I don't like depressed Vicki. She's boring and too emotional. I'm now thinking about deep brain stimulation for treatment resistant depression. Now comes the insurance battle

  • goodtimes

    239d

    That's depressing to

  • Stroke

    208d

    Yes it does

  • Stroke

    208d

    I quit listening to sad songs and I found myself something to do and I stayed busy. Instead of trying to sleep it away I just went outside 🤔 but since I had stroke I can't do my own hair it's hard to put my bra on text me about 2 hours to shower and get dressed it's hard doing almost anything😥 and I walk like a toddler, I have to use a cane now. And I told myself I have to get used to the new me and keep it moving and just go. Because depression is the worst thing that ever happened to me so I run from that. Well not run but you get it right?

  • Stroke

    208d

    Oh! And this stroke took my voice away I sound like a little girl from England now 🤦🏾‍♀️

    • Monica777

      173d

      my voice is so weird sounding now also

  • khallidah

    195d

    It's never does

  • PaulWeaver

    3d

    I was diagnosed and was being treated for depression years before my brain hemorrhage but the condition has gotten significantly worse since my stroke. I've been working with my therapist and psychiatrist and adjusting my medication but no improvements yet. I am going to request to be evaluated for PTSD at my next appointment because I find myself dwelling on thoughts of the stroke nearly every moment of every day.

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