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Eeyore 16/12/17(Sat)08:45 No. 5226 ID: fdfdf0

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Haven't posted here in what seems like years. Like to spill my thoughts with people like all of you.

What do you guys do to combat depression, if anything at all?

Haven't been diagnosed with depression, but I'm sure if I actually went to the doctor, that I would. I refuse to take any kind of medication. Don't want that kind of dependence. I found that physical exercise, specifically running in the dead of night, really vented it for a short while. More recently, I've been taking freezing cold showers. And if both of these fail, I take long walks in the middle of nowhere with music and a cigar. I shouldn't bother saying that it's a day by day struggle, but these definitely help somewhat.

Eeyore 16/12/17(Sat)10:21 No. 5227 ID: fdebaa

I play video games with other people. Usually with some form of voice communication. I find it helps, even if it's only for the first few minutes of playing.

Eeyore 16/12/23(Fri)04:45 No. 5234 ID: d721ac

>I refuse to take any kind of medication.
>Don't want that kind of dependence.
Medication doesn't have to turn out that way. You don't necessarily take it for the rest of your life; you probably shouldn't take it more than a year. Of course, therapy first, if possible therapy only and therapy until you can get yourself out of the hole on your own.

Exercise has been shown to help. You might consider a regular form of exercise, such as going to a gym and lifting weights or jogging in the park in the daytime. Excercising in public allows you to be around people without necessarily having to talk to them; it's a good compromise between interacting socially and feeling safely isolated.

Eeyore 16/12/24(Sat)15:06 No. 5235 ID: d9ad92

Talking to people always helps, I find that listening to other people tell me what they feel is worth talking about really snaps me out of the insularity that depression and anxiety gives me. However I'm very lucky to be sociable which I know a lot of depressed people have trouble with.
Exercise is the best, as is creative expression.
I'm currently on week 2 of endep and I feel drained, it's making all my dreams crazy vivid and I can't tell if I feel better or worse.

Eeyore 17/01/17(Tue)00:34 No. 5274 ID: 27d598

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are you me? i do all of these

the funny thing about smoking is that it used to be a socializing thing but now thats long gone, so smoking cigs while walking in a comfy area replaced that. So very relaxing, but im not sure if its an escape or enhancement of reality, as i think about where it went wrong while imagining im somewhere far away

Eeyore 17/01/18(Wed)20:47 No. 5276 ID: 75c683

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I drink. I know it's no healthy,but, it make me feel better about everything crumbling around me.
Exercise used to be my vice back when I was healthy, but, I just don't care no more.

Peptide-X 17/01/22(Sun)23:09 No. 5281 ID: f58cfb

Agree with all that.
Some of the best advice I ever got about depression is that it's generally you, thinking about yourself, not other folks. That if you can get out of the maelstrom of your own head and concern yourself with other people and outside 'worldly' stuff you will better your mood. I do volunteer work, talk to friends... MAKE myself go out and be with people... and it's just about always an immense improvement.

Eeyore 17/02/02(Thu)05:51 No. 5296 ID: f5149d

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get some things done
talk to people
enjoy happiness til it fades
now back to sulking again
repeat til I fade

Eeyore 17/02/10(Fri)20:45 No. 5305 ID: feeefe

I go for walks at night.

lazarus 17/02/17(Fri)15:33 No. 5314 ID: 577c9e

Cold showers, they help me to get out of my comfort zone and get some shit done. Beer if the night gets too dark

Ariel 17/02/27(Mon)01:12 No. 5324 ID: 7d8cf4

I take cold showers too in the morning and then go to work.
I'm lucky because of how my brain works I cannot be depressed but I get really nervous when things go bad and they recently did go quite bad.
Gotta figure out how to get over this period but definitely physical exercise helps a lot.
If the body and mind stay in shape then emotions will have to follow through eventually.
Fuck everything!

Eeyore 17/03/06(Mon)07:19 No. 5332 ID: fdfdf0

That definitely helps with some, but unfortunately I've tried it and can't do it. I have absolutely zero friends where I'm at right now, in college. I was in a club years ago when I was a freshmen that hosted parties. I went to them earlier this year to try and meet new people, but I could never have fun. I would talk to people sure, but in the end I would come home alone feeling as I accomplished absolutely nothing socially. I keep telling myself "I'll go to the next one, have a blast, make new friends, and be like most college students. This time will be different", but I can never bring myself to go again. Maybe some people are just meant to be alone. Not like I don't enjoy my own company, but being by yourself for years eats away at you.

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