794366 tn?1418009395

How do you go on?

I am 49y/o and have always had severe depression.  I am under psychiatric care and have been through the gamut of medications.  I will feel fine one moment then bam the depression hits me like a ton of bricks.  There is no happiness, although i have many things in my life to be thankful for.  There is no joy.  The feeling just hits me and hangs around me for however long.  My world is dark and lonely.  What can I do to alleviate these feelings.  I exercise everyday on treadmill and elliptical, and I try to watch my sweets intake but if there are medications that work for me they work for a while.  I am treatment resistant.
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1378325 tn?1285346625
Hi, I am 45 and have also suffered from long-term severe depression which seems to be resistant to medication, it helps a bit but not as much as I would like. As yourself I have much to be gratefull for in life and live a very peacefull life, but the depression just debilitates me often. I read somewhere about some kind of electrical brain stimulus, very low-dose, that was effective with nonresponsive depression. I don't know much about it, so am not recommending this, but you may want to look into it yourself and do some research on it. I don't know if that is exactly what it is called. Seems like the type of therapy that seizure patients recieve. I read that it works when nothing else does. You can run it by your doc also and see what he/she thinks. Good luck and Blessings
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902989 tn?1262960576
I feel the same way sometimes, I help others, & volunteer that's what I do, it seems to help.
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1110049 tn?1409402144
Have they tried so many anti-depressant medicinies on you, and said you are treatment resistant?  Is there nothing that can be done?  I have had depression for 20years, and have tried many anti-depressants.  Matter of finding the right one.

I have been so very low.  Last year when I joined this site, I was in a very dark place.  Being here has helped such a lot.

ECT is usually offered to really bad depressives.  I have seen good results with this when I have been in a psychiatric hospital.  Has this been offered to you?  It works.

Surely the medical profession have not given up on you.  What does your doctor say?

I got myself a dog, which made me go out, as I would shut myself away.  I believe pets can help.

So sorry you are so ill.  Keep us posted, and write how you feel.  It helps to let it all out.

Take care,  and I am thinking of you.
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