Does the depression ever go away?
When though? I stroked in 2012
What part of your stroke do you feel most holds you back?
I never got all my balance back, and I get tired easily still
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
I’ve got chronic neck pain from it too
And I have terrible headaches if I'm standing or moving about for too long
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.
❤️ yeah having a therapist helps. And I do need to start exercising, just waiting for my ankle to heal up
I fall too, it’s pretty annoying and I fell downstairs that wasn’t fun
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.
Thank you for your help
Also, we’re alive!! 🙌🏻
I know. I guess part of my depression is why did I survive. I was supposed to die, couldn’t extubate
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.
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”.
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.
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
That's depressing to
Yes it does
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?
Oh! And this stroke took my voice away I sound like a little girl from England now 🤦🏾♀️
my voice is so weird sounding now also
It's never does
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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