See Alike in...

Alike App

Browser

Kremzen

704d

is there any way to handle this that isn't with medication.

Top reply
    • Retro_Nerd

      702d

      Self care is a hard one at 1st but it helps. Regular hygienics if you don't already (I personally didn't at my lowest point.) Try to eat healthier and get regular sleep. Working out has been my new go to when I'm feeling depressed. Also getting out into nature is also an option.

    • Retro_Nerd

      702d

      Self care is a hard one at 1st but it helps. Regular hygienics if you don't already (I personally didn't at my lowest point.) Try to eat healthier and get regular sleep. Working out has been my new go to when I'm feeling depressed. Also getting out into nature is also an option.

    • unicornlady90

      702d

      You can try journaling. A helpful habit I've found is gratitude journaling. Just write down at least 3 things you're grateful for. Itll help keep your mind focused on the positive. Also, if you find meditation difficult, keep in mind there a a few different kinds. Also, YouTube has some really good guides meditations which I've found to be very helpful. Exercise is good. If you have trouble motivating yourself to do daily tasks like cleaning etc, try just doing something for 5 minutes, or whatever time you're most comfortable with. You can do anything for 5 minutes, right? But you'll find that you usually end up completing the task because usually just getting started is the hardest part. Hope this was helpful.

    • Kremzen

      703d

      Ok I'll keep that in mind I got a membership at YMCA today so I can start I pushed to come this far

    • 804MWM

      703d

      I'm trying therapy later this week. Meds have helped, but diet and exercise have been the best thing so far. Running is helpful for me (getting motivated to do It is the hard part). Intermittent fasting has been helping- not sure why, or if it's other things, but have been doing IF for about 2 months, and feel better.

      • Kremzen

        703d

        @804MWM I'm thinking exercise is the best too I've done it when I can push myself to but it becomes hard here and there

        • 804MWM

          703d

          @Kremzen I think I get the "runners high" when I can push through, but gained weight with covid, and find myself walking more- not as good (endorphin wise).

    • Margaret4

      703d

      definitely therapy. i took various anti-depressants for 10 years and decided they’re not for me (at least for now) and now that i’m off of them i’m working on healing my inner wounds and generating my own self worth. it’s a slow process but meditation and talk therapy are helpful. and having compassion for yourself on the hard days

    • Sam_gu

      704d

      You can try therapy which is what most doctors recommend before you start medication as medications are the last option in most cases

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Want to chat or share? Download the Alike app now and get complete access to Alike.health's unique features.

Find people who are
experiencing a similar
medical reality

100% Free
100%
Free

Download Alike for the full experience

JOIN

View All

Bupropion

night sweats

paranoid

Valium

sertraline

palpitations

Anxiety (Including GAD)

Depression

palpitations

Depression

Valium

Bupropion