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MommaBear0314

261d

Can depression symptoms ever go away or will I always feel little interest, have low energy and feel slightly sad forever? it's better than the lows but I would like to feel joy again.

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    • Stormshield

      180d

      FATIGUE AND STRESS MANAGEMENT. I can't emphasize these enough. They are paradigm shifters! 💕

    • Stormshield

      180d

      FATIGUE AND STRESS MANAGEMENT. I can't emphasize these enough. They are paradigm shifters! 💕

    • Emerald_star

      181d

      I mostly feel light sadness these days and fatigue. But things that help are genuinely loving what you do (if possible) and doing things you are passionate about, taking care of myself, positive mantras, and trying to have fun. I spent so much time minimizing stress in my life which was huge to stop the cycling, but I was left joyless. It wasn’t until I filled my passion cup again and also started to play/have fun that I began actually feeling happy again. I still don’t have the intense euphoria of Hypomania, which I miss, and I still hate a lot of times I a little low, but finding true happiness through experiences that are meaningful to you is very rewarding. Hope that helps.

    • Angeliquet07734

      230d

      I’d like to know the same thing because I was diagnosed at 21 and I’m now 48 and the best I’ve been able to do is feel just ok. I’m never really happy, I’m stable on the meds I take though which is good. After all these years I’m finally on a regimen that works for me. I don’t experience highs anymore or super lows I just feel blah.

    • 4byfour

      259d

      You will feel joy again. And you’ll feel like everything you did before was worth it. You will ❤️ It’s weird how the brain works, sometimes. But I agree with Penguin MaMa. A therapist can help you navigate your own brain so that you remember that joy a little more often. It’s really important to seek a professional that fits your needs.

      • MommaBear0314

        259d

        @4byfour I will talk to my therapist about shifting our sessions in that direction. Thanks for the tip.

      • MommaBear0314

        259d

        @4byfour Thank you for your encouragement. I am seeing a therapist and it does help a lot. I have been in therapy off and on ( mainly on) for nearly 20 years. I am stable and greatful for that. I just have this haze instead of the storm and I would like the sunshine back. Hope that makes sense.

        • 4byfour

          229d

          @MommaBear0314 I feel like things haven’t changed too much, 30 days later. Knowing I can manage my symptoms doesn’t really change the underlying grey I always feel. I understand the feeling that it won’t ever go away. You’re not alone. I try to keep people around that make me laugh a lot. Or people who like to speak heart to heart. I think that has helped immeasurably. It’s just hard to remember how to connect. Idk. You didn’t ask for advice. How has therapy been?

    • Penguinmama

      261d

      You could try discussing this with your therapist if you have one, but with the right treatment options & some techniques that I can show you, it could help ease the depression & sadness that you are experiencing currently.

      • MommaBear0314

        229d

        @Penguinmama what techniques do you have for me? I'm open to trying just about anything.

        • Penguinmama

          229d

          @MommaBear0314 message me privately & I'll show you

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Depression symptoms can vary and may come and go. Some people experience periods of feeling better, while others may continue to struggle with low energy, lack of motivation, and sadness. It's important to seek professional help and explore treatment options, such as therapy or medication, to manage depression and improve your quality of life.

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