Just wondering wether anyone develops depression before, during flares, or after, or because of flares. I find I develop low moods during, and because of a flare. More than likely lack of sleep triggers my low feelings. Still learning and trying to understand how flares and fybro works. I know everyone is different and this interests me
Vicky, I no it can be really hard,but thank god u can face another day working, for most it got to bad and they had to give up. There is always something new to adjust to. But here u can talk about anything. Don't be afraid to give out or ask advice if you need to. I stopped taking antidepressants. I have moods but they go with the territory. When I'm at my worst I cry like a baby with pain. I hurt all the time but my pain tolerance has got me through most days. I have learnt when to rest, please contact this page if ur feeling down, I suffered 8 year before I got diagnosed. Constantly at docs felt like I was going mad.
I tend to have more flare up from stress being overwhelmed or when I suffer from insomnia which is often I have nightmares I believe some part of my brain is trying to prevent these horrorible dreams and I can't sleep seem to go into a dark place during these times but so far I have been able to pull my self back. sometimes after a good long self pity cry I sleep and I will wake with a new outlook.
I am newly diagnosed and have taken medicine for depression and anxiety for many years. I am finding I do get depressed usually at night when I'm tired or in the morning on a work day. Pulling myself out of bed and facing another 12 hour day is difficult. I am still struggling with accepting this diagnosis. Oh and I also get angry every time I get new symtpoms. Sending prayers and hug!
I've had depression since childhood. But when I am feeling mentally well and fibro kicks in, it usually brings me back into depression.
My mum was a founder member of well women and was involved in setting it up over 25 years ago. I volunteered there from the age of 13 and went on to work there coordinating the young women's drop-in (my first proper job whilst I was at uni).
I was involved in the relaunch of the women's group in 2006/7 as a director and trustee and have also facilitated some courses there including anger management and others.
I've also got a lot out of the centre personally, attending counselling, attending courses and workshops and for many years as a member of the women's group.
This period of illness is the first time since I was a teenager that I've not worked or volunteered but I'm just not stable or reliable enough xxx