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How do you beat back crippling depression? I have PTSD, Chronic Fatigue, and a serious issue with Clinical Depression. I have been on and off meds since I was 16 and lately life has been one big ball of suck. My meds quit working a month ago but because of the med I had to be weaned off for X amount of time before we can try something else. I am wondering if any of you have any ideas for beating it back until my appointment because frankly it's kicking my ass. Getting out of bed is a serious chore, showering and getting dressed is a big deal, leaving the house is just not going to happen unless we are in danger of starving to death. I don't want to see anyone, do anything, or otherwise leave my bubble. I have struggled with this long enough to know I'm in a bad place (although not suicidal just to be clear). My family is suffering because of it and I have like 5 days before my appointment and just have to do something. Do any of you have any ideas? Because the whole "get your butt out of bed, shower, and get dressed and leave the house thing" is just not working for me right now. I just want to curl up in a ball and cry and wallow in my self pity and I can't. I've tried spending a lot of time outside in the sunshine and playing with the kids but even that isn't helping so I'm at a total loss for the first time in a LONG time.Answer Question
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