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KimberlyTee30

850d

Does the depression ever go away?

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    • goodtimes

      60d

      @PaulWeaver OMG. I have found my people. I suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhagic stroke at the age of 30. I suffer from treatment resistant major depressive disorder, anxiety, bi polar, post stroke emotional disorder and PTSD. I have had flash backs of the stroke everyday for 18 years and they just keep getting worse. I don't feel so alone knowing that someone is out there who understands

    • PaulWeaver

      559d

      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.

      • goodtimes

        60d

        @PaulWeaver OMG. I have found my people. I suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhagic stroke at the age of 30. I suffer from treatment resistant major depressive disorder, anxiety, bi polar, post stroke emotional disorder and PTSD. I have had flash backs of the stroke everyday for 18 years and they just keep getting worse. I don't feel so alone knowing that someone is out there who understands

      • rabbit13

        468d

        @PaulWeaver I have had the same problem. I have recommended the SAINT protocol for TMS out of Stanford. TMS is approved through most insurances, this protocol just got approved this fall by the FDA. It is uncertain how long it will take for insurance to cover it, but Stanford is recruiting for clinical trials.

    • khallidah

      750d

      It's never does

    • Stroke

      763d

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

      • Monica777

        729d

        @Stroke my voice is so weird sounding now also

    • Stroke

      763d

      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

      763d

      Yes it does

    • goodtimes

      795d

      That's depressing to

    • goodtimes

      795d

      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

      • rabbit13

        468d

        @goodtimes I would recommend looking into SAINT TMS protocol out of Stanford. They are recruiting individuals for their larger study trials. There initial small scale results were very impressive.

    • goodtimes

      796d

      No never

    • Duuude

      850d

      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.

    • Duuude

      850d

      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”.

    • KimberlyTee30

      850d

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

      • PaulWeaver

        558d

        @KimberlyTee30 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

      850d

      Also, we’re alive!! 🙌🏻

    • KimberlyTee30

      850d

      Thank you for your help

    • Duuude

      850d

      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

      850d

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

    • KimberlyTee30

      850d

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

    • Duuude

      850d

      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

      850d

      I’ve got chronic neck pain from it too

      • Monica777

        729d

        @KimberlyTee30 me too

        • Monica777

          729d

          @Monica777 And I have terrible headaches if I'm standing or moving about for too long

    • KimberlyTee30

      850d

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

      • Monica777

        729d

        @KimberlyTee30 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

    • Duuude

      850d

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

    • KimberlyTee30

      850d

      When though? I stroked in 2012

    • Duuude

      850d

      It does

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