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Depression

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Decyferon, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. NightmareOnElmStreet

    NightmareOnElmStreet Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 17, 2006 Messages: 8,378 Likes Received: 506
    Decy. I dropped out of college over depression. My entire life was set back for years over depression. I lost friends and jobs and a bearded dragon because of fucking depression. Drinking doesn't help. Rap letters make things easier, until you get popped and end up in jail only to increase said depression. This shit sounds depressing as fuck, and i know it. But the point here is this. Fuck that shit. I know how fucking hard dealing with that shit can be and i still do. The only thing that works is what works for you and you alone. But you gotta find that thing first and foremost. Staying active and over riding the desire to mope alone in bed is key. A simple walk is a beautiful place to start. Peace and stay up!
     
  2. One Man Banned

    One Man Banned Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jan 9, 2013 Messages: 11,136 Likes Received: 1,897
    Few quick thoughts here...

    Exercise is one of the best counters for depression. I can explain why if you don't believe that. In most cases it is not a cure for depression, but it helps a bunch.

    @Hua Guofang and anyone else who thinks you can't offer advice because you haven't dealt with depression, I would say you still have a lot to offer. What about the opposite side- happiness or contentment? Maybe you have ideas on how to acchieve or maintain that.

    On drinking- the obvious best method is to not drink, but how you do that is up to you. To expect someone to turn off one day and never go back sounds great, and some people do that, but the majority of people do stumble here and there along the way. If you put your pants on every morning right leg first, and I tell you starting tomorrow you're going left leg first every time, I can bet your right leg will still find its way there first quite a number of times before you fall into a steady habit of left leg. It can also be a matter of perspective. You said you hung out, had a drink or two, and felt good about that, so feel good about exercising control in that particular situation. After that the rest was a matter of choices- you could have bought or left the whiskey. You could have bought it but then put it on the shelf, or you could open it and have some. You could drink half or the whole thing. You have choices.

    I believe I gave credit in a DM for bringing all these things up here but will give it here too, this is the real life shit that a lot of people experience but are afraid to talk about, it's also the type of thing that some people are afraid of or don't know how to respond to, so an old school round of tic-tacs for all.
     
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  3. Decyferon

    Decyferon Moderator Crew

    Joined: Jan 12, 2008 Messages: 10,482 Likes Received: 604
    Thanks guys and sorry I've not responded to PMs

    I'm feeling pretty positive. I'm not gonna beat myself up for drinking on the weekend as am yet to drink this week.

    Started reaching out to some friends. Was nice that last night one of the local hip hop heads invited me to go chill this weekend.

    Painting is ok as I don't paint illegally anymore so not worried about getting nicked. Gonna go home tonight and get some sketching done for a few battles.

    Each day as it comes but definitely come to a realisation that most people I know are acquaintances and not friends but that's cool, I'm just gonna focus on me and my son
     
  4. Decyferon

    Decyferon Moderator Crew

    Joined: Jan 12, 2008 Messages: 10,482 Likes Received: 604
    Another day without drinking

    Still feeling positive to the point I'm looking up yoga stretches to sort my sciatica out hah
     
  5. Hua Guofang

    Hua Guofang Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Oct 29, 2013 Messages: 1,759 Likes Received: 368
    Good on you mate.

    Sciatica sucks. But isn't that more related to lower back issues?
     
  6. Decyferon

    Decyferon Moderator Crew

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    Yea all stems from a motorbike crash when I was 17 and fracture a vertebrae had lower back issues on and off since mid 20s
     
  7. sicilian antiquities

    sicilian antiquities New Jack

    Joined: May 4, 2006 Messages: 15 Likes Received: 3
    Even though I've not had depression, I've been on and off for the last 2 years with a girl who has battled depression and alcoholism for years.

    She's currently on disability from the depression, should be on meds etc.
    I and we've done a fuckload of research on depression, meds, dosages.

    One thing I've found, and we've tested is micro dosing mushrooms.
    This has actually worked.
    I know it's not for everyone, especially with regards to drug testing at work places, but if you can, it's something to think about.

    There is currently quite a lot of testing being done with cancer patients, anxiety and depression with the tentative results being overwhelmingly positive.

    Some of the benefits she's noticed...
    Lower alcohol cravings
    Elimination of serious pms cramping and general psychoness
    Better vision (vision suffered from brain swelling)
    Overall well being greatly improved
    Suicidal thoughts diminished
    Night terrors eliminated
    And the list goes on.

    Google it for sure if it's something you'd be interested in.

    I have partaken with her a little bit as well and It's honestly helped me with random physical and mental issues.

    Better sleeps, less aggression, less figity, and the odd one... regulating my bladder and piss issues ( from years of painting).
    That last one threw me for a loop.

    Other than that, stay strong.
    One day at a time, and believing that you can do it goes a long way.

    Cheers.
     
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  8. Fist 666

    Fist 666 Moderator Crew

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    I've read a bit about the same topic, there are a handful of interviews with vets affected by PTSD and similar conversations talking about the subject.

    I'm also under the impression that drug tests almost never screen for psylocybin/psilicin as it is cost prohibitive.
     
  9. NightmareOnElmStreet

    NightmareOnElmStreet Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 17, 2006 Messages: 8,378 Likes Received: 506
    you ever listen to bill burrs sciatica bits?
     
  10. Decyferon

    Decyferon Moderator Crew

    Joined: Jan 12, 2008 Messages: 10,482 Likes Received: 604
    Nah I've not listened to them

    Gonna head to the doctor this week as still in pain constantly

    Been enjoying work not been drinking during the week but have had a few on the weekend but it's more relaxed than getting hammered haha

    Basically been rinsing gta online need to get myself some online gaming pals haha although my son is gonna start gta online with me too
     
  11. 5amshift

    5amshift Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Aug 24, 2006 Messages: 232 Likes Received: 19
    Best friend of mine has been dealing with depression for as long as I've known him. Hanging out weekly at his place, late night game nights and going out for food was where we always bonded, not only to grow our friendship, but to keep his mind active and off other things. Doesn't help that his girlfriend fucking sucks, almost to the point of abusing him, and the list goes on. I believe she plays a key role in his depression, which I've said many times before but he really cannot' find the balls to get rid of her.

    Regardless. I feel for you guys and hope it becomes something that you conquer. I'm always available to chat.
     
  12. One Man Banned

    One Man Banned Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jan 9, 2013 Messages: 11,136 Likes Received: 1,897
    Drugs, alcohol, psychotropic medications, all can have positive (and negative) effects on your mental health but I would caution that in most cases this represents treating/alleviating symptoms, not curing them.

    Lot of the vets I've known seem to get screwed by the VA, put on multiple unnecessary meds, not really getting treatment. Military has known about PTSD since at least WWII but does not want to acknowledge the number of cases. Fucked up.

    @Decyferon good for you making some positive decisions and having some control, bet it feels good.
     
  13. Inappropriate_Responder

    Inappropriate_Responder Moderator Crew

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  14. Decyferon

    Decyferon Moderator Crew

    Joined: Jan 12, 2008 Messages: 10,482 Likes Received: 604
    My son is off school this week as broke a rib so he is gonna come stay with me because I'm off from Wednesday to Monday
    Looking forward to some fun time with him and going to the anime and gaming convention on saturday
     
  15. Hua Guofang

    Hua Guofang Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Oct 29, 2013 Messages: 1,759 Likes Received: 368
    Wow, broke ribs are fucked, no comfy position.

    Have a great time, mate.
     
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