Diabetics with Depression


Diabetics with Depression

any diabetics who also suffer from the terrible disease of depression....this is the place where we can all help each other! If you need help now, DIAL 911

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If you need help now, DIAL 911

If you need someone to talk to, check out the Phone Numbers at Suicide Hotlines, United States Hotlines, and International Hotlines

If you are not in immediate danger because of thoughts of suicide, but need someone to talk with about your suicidal feelings, please do not hesitate to call one of the following national suicide prevention lines:

1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

You may call these suicide prevention numbers from anywhere in the United States, 24 hours a day. People are waiting to help you. Call a suicide prevention number right now if you need to. And always remember that it is never okay to act on your thoughts of suicide. Never. Again, call a suicide prevention number now if you need to.

Never act on your thoughts of suicide.

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Started by Rashard. Last reply by Elsa Jul 21. 3 Replies

Sleep Anyone?

Started by Carly. Last reply by Eric Jul 16. 2 Replies

Books for Depression

Started by Craig Le Fevre. Last reply by JaninaWalker Feb 5. 3 Replies

I really want to kill myself

Started by mystery rose. Last reply by Linda G Nov 12, 2013. 21 Replies

Emotional Exercise.

Started by Judith. Last reply by Coliath Aug 24, 2013. 1 Reply

Difficulty with feeling like a failure...

Started by pastrygurl. Last reply by pastrygurl Aug 22, 2013. 9 Replies

Sick and tired of being sick and tired!

Started by Hannah Hamlin. Last reply by Juice21 Aug 13, 2013. 8 Replies

My life-----Help

Started by Melissa Brach. Last reply by Buffy Joseph Apr 27, 2013. 7 Replies

i hate this

Started by rayray. Last reply by rayray Apr 24, 2013. 4 Replies

Hey Everyone! I need some help.

Started by Hanbanan. Last reply by rayray Apr 21, 2013. 3 Replies

and 12 steps too

Started by Greg Ascher. Last reply by Baby Peanut Feb 14, 2013. 3 Replies


Started by Carly. Last reply by Carly Dec 3, 2012. 2 Replies

Is it wrong to want to start back on Prozac?

Started by PJ. Last reply by Natalie ._c- Nov 17, 2012. 8 Replies

depression comes from low carb diet and/or lack of estrogen?

Started by yumbittersugar. Last reply by yumbittersugar Oct 30, 2012. 8 Replies

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Comment by Buffy Joseph on January 15, 2010 at 6:34pm
Lizmari - Good for you for all the things you have done for yourself! I am so impressed. And thank goodness that improving your diabetes with diet and exercise also improves the depression. I have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) which seems to respond badly when I am treating my Diabetes, and vice versa. I'm not complaining (except when my endo dr says that IBS is just an excuse!), but it sure would be easier if they both responded well to the same things.

I'm sorry for the stresses, especially the job situation. I wish I could do something to help. Sometimes just talking about it helps - keep posting here if it does. Take care, and I hope to hear from you soon.
Comment by The Diabetic Welfare Queen on January 15, 2010 at 3:25pm
Yes, it's what I just said... that by controlling my diabetes (i.e., with diet and exercise), is really helping a lot... but yeah, there are still symptoms, and it is still a struggle, sometimes... especially because I can't find a job, and that's a big, big stressor for me. Nothing is perfect... but the meds weren't either. I never got much happier with them than I am now...
Comment by David Nelson on January 15, 2010 at 2:07pm
Liz - does diet and exercise help at all?
Comment by The Diabetic Welfare Queen on January 15, 2010 at 2:06pm
I do not take any meds, anymore. My symptoms are much more manageable now... and I already have some bad markers on my liver, so I don't want to keep risking it.
Comment by David Nelson on January 15, 2010 at 2:03pm
Sorry Kevin, that is so awful. Have you done therapy and medication to work through it at all? might provide a little relief.
Comment by David Nelson on January 15, 2010 at 2:01pm
have you tried different medications? some have horrible side effects. some have basically no side effects. tried lexapro?
Comment by The Diabetic Welfare Queen on January 15, 2010 at 12:41pm
I lost my job due to depression... In 2007, I had a very severe episode of clinical depression, brought on by stress from work... I was on family medical leave for the maximum, and then I was on a leave of absence without pay, working part time... But the medications I was on made me so sick, I seldom was able to make it to work... and my psychiatrist didn't want to take me off of them, and you just can't up and stop taking those things - it's dangerous. So my employers fired me, and since they are an 'at will' employer, I could not sue them for discrimination. They didn't even bother contesting the unemployment insurance, as they know what they did was wrong. The HR Manager at the time was a very verbally abusive man, and he even forced me to have to call the employee resource hotline, in front of him, and another HR employee. The therapist told him off, which felt good, but it has still been a very harrowing experience for me. They tried to force me to come back to work full time, with no exemptions, or else they would fire me. I did a whole week stint of full time work, and then on the friday, I had a seizure brought on by the medication, and the stress. I was too sick to return the next Monday, and was told to either come in, or be fired... So I said I was sorry, but no. I haven't been able to find work since, and feel marginalized, and discarded most of the time. This was October 2007. On Nov 17, 2009, I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, and getting it under control it has greatly improved my depression... I hardly have any bad episodes, anymore... but.. It's still a struggle. I still feel discarded by society. I am also convinced the weight gain I experienced was giving employers an excuse to further discount me for a job. *sigh* Capitalism is just so damn unfair sometimes.
Comment by Linda on January 15, 2010 at 11:00am
I take Effexor xr and Remeron. I started on Zoloft many years ago.
Comment by David Nelson on January 15, 2010 at 10:40am
Lexapro is a very good medication. Don't recommend zoloft, welbutrin, paxil, or prozac.
Comment by Linda on January 15, 2010 at 10:13am
Yes, it is a battle! I think the biggest battle is accepting that you have an illness that affects your everyday life. I've been in therapy for a longtime and take medication but recently realized that I have not accepted that I am mentally ill. I need to cut myself some slack.

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