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leftyswin
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19 Sep 2010, 8:46 pm

Hey,

I've been depressed for a really long time now. Longer than usual. I'm not even really sad anymore. I just have no emotion and don't really want to do anything. But I also don't want to do nothing either. If that makes scene?

Anyways, I really only enjoy sleeping and laying around. I don't have any desire to do anything. I'm actually conferrable as to where I am in life and overall content, but deep down I know I should try and get out of this. Anybody have any tips?



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19 Sep 2010, 10:19 pm

I know it sounds like the usuall self help BS, but I found that exersize really works for me. I heard about a study that said it's better than Prozac. Bike riding, walking, sometime I lift weights. Once you start to feel a little better you can build on that. Watch a comedy, hang with friends, cook something.
This is what has worked for me. I hope you feel better soon.



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19 Sep 2010, 10:54 pm

I've actually done all of those, except cooking.. Unless frozen pizza is considered cooking?

I'm gone on exercise routines on and off for the past year or so. I guess they kind of help, but I can never be how I used to be. I would love to go bike riding though, but I don't have a bike. Plus, I feel like I'm too old to be riding a bike around. Instead of spacing out and enjoying it like I used to do I'll probably be paranoid that I look stupid and people are watching me.

I used to be able to laugh at any movie I watched. It would come out naturally. Now when I watch movies alone or with friends I have to tell myself to laugh. (if that makes sense)

I hang out with friends too; I have fewer now that I used to though. They've all changed (or maybe I have) and I just don't really enjoy be around them any more. When I was younger I used to rotate from friend to friend. I'd become best friends with someone (idk how I did it..) and then I'd get sick of them and find someone else. That was back when I have initiative to have/find friends. Now I'm so depressed that I prefer to be alone.



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20 Sep 2010, 12:49 am

you sound exactly like me. I have literally done and thought what you posted in this thread. The only thing that I could possibly see myself doing in this life is something with music.



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20 Sep 2010, 1:01 am

SaNcheNuSS wrote:
you sound exactly like me. I have literally done and thought what you posted in this thread. The only thing that I could possibly see myself doing in this life is something with music.


Sweet! It's nice to know that I'm not the only one. What's your story?



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20 Sep 2010, 4:59 pm

I know how it is, mines chronic and ive already tried medication which did help but I think that it's somehow wrong to deny my true feelings so I dont take it anymore. Exercise does give me a boost and sometimes I do go to bed sad, tense and alone.



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20 Sep 2010, 11:28 pm

The thing that helps me out, is listening to music. Music gives me this push, to keep going.


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21 Sep 2010, 2:13 am

leftyswin wrote:
SaNcheNuSS wrote:
you sound exactly like me. I have literally done and thought what you posted in this thread. The only thing that I could possibly see myself doing in this life is something with music.


Sweet! It's nice to know that I'm not the only one. What's your story?


I am just a 28 year old guy who has been a shut in most of my life. I don't think it's because I'm ugly, I think that I am kind of attractive, I just have never gone out and done the social thing because it has always seemed lame to me. I never have been motivated by anyone or encouraged by anyone to accomplish anything eventhough I realize that I should motivate myself at this point. No one ever watered us. No one ever cared if we accomplished anything. I think that is why we are in our situation.