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sydneyy

654d

How did you know you are truly getting better/ is it possible to actually get better?

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    • NotMyName

      653d

      Sometimes the hardest part is accepting that something good actually happened. Depression doesn't go away, not naturally. What works for me is celebrating small victories. Celebrate your ability to get out of bed. Celebrate the fact that you enjoy listening to music. If you celebrate these small things, it will help you get accustomed to what positivity feels like. This will make you more sensitive to positive things, so that you'll know when something is actually good rather than a fluke

    • AyoGG

      653d

      100% what Notmyname said 👍👏

    • NotMyName

      653d

      Sometimes the hardest part is accepting that something good actually happened. Depression doesn't go away, not naturally. What works for me is celebrating small victories. Celebrate your ability to get out of bed. Celebrate the fact that you enjoy listening to music. If you celebrate these small things, it will help you get accustomed to what positivity feels like. This will make you more sensitive to positive things, so that you'll know when something is actually good rather than a fluke

    • Jammie

      653d

      3 years ago I spent everyday waiting in bed with the curtains drawn for work Now I'm able to get up for yogurt before coming back to bed and waiting for my wife to wake up before work Life is still a struggle but at least it's different

    • Charizard02

      653d

      I may still be depressed but almost a year ago I was insane

    • Equinox

      654d

      With the right combination of treatment, I do, personally, believe that it is possible to get some relief and benefit. I’ve personally seen a great difference after trialing a LOT of different antidepressants which weren’t very effective until I finally found one that helped some. And then they combined it with a mood stabilizer typically used for bipolar which ended up being hugely beneficial. They’re also considering Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy on me since I have pretty resistant MDD and OCD and other comorbid conditions. But I do want to tell you that, yes, there is hope that it does get better. It takes time and effort and it isn’t easy to say the least. For me, it’s taken 7 years of medication trials but it’s definitely (finally) worth it! I’m finally able to be a functional human being that isn’t so bogged down by all my heavy emotions and depression. It does get better, trust me. You’ve got this! Keep your head up and keep putting one foot in front of the other! ❤️

    • Heather92

      654d

      I wish I knew this.

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