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Too depressed to get help?
jaljewel posted:
I am a single mom of 4, husband completely gone. My mom was helping, but passed away recently. I have physical medical limitations. I have no family that can help. I know I need help, but seem overwhelmed by more things to do to get help. I am so tired all of the time. Anyone felt like this?
sw3tflower responded:
I felt that way too. (I 'lost' my family and my home when I filed for divorce after 30 years and the same month moved my mom from a retirement community, to an assisted living home and finally to a hospice) The irony is the sicker (more depressed) you are the less likely you will get help. It took too much energy to call a doctor, much less drive there.
I mean, the more depressed/anxious I felt, the more I stayed in bed. I had no energy, was confused, overwhelmed, couldn't make decisions, was tired. I didn't even know who to call or where to go. It took too much energy to think about it.
If you are seeing a doctor for medical conditions, call and make an appointment. Tell him (her) how you are feeling. He can refer you to a place you can get help.
You are grieving.
You have been through a lot. It takes time to heal emotionally after losing so much. It does get better, but perhaps the doctor can prescribe a medication that can help you get through the worst of it and you can begin to heal.
Please take care. It will get better.
jaljewel replied to sw3tflower's response:
Thank you so much this has made me feel a lot better. I know that I have to get myself together in the next few months so I can go back to work when the kids get back in school. I lost my job because I did hospice for my mother. If I don't work in the fall, I won't be able to keep the house.Thanks for your advice, I will call my Dr. tomorrow. I'm glad it got better for you.
sw3tflower replied to jaljewel's response:
I hope you made the appointment. Just go one step at a time and don't overwhelm yourself. First thing is to get through the grieving process and let yourself heal.
You sound like a very caring, loving person....a very strong person....but are you a little hard on yourself? You can only do your best and you are doing that. You can get through this. Just give yourself a little time

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