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Dealing with winter depression, or SAD

I sort of agree. I have a wood pellet stove on each floor; the upstairs one I use only when it's REALLY cold. However, I see the cost of pellets has risen substantially since I bought it years ago. I also drive a diesel car that gets 40+ MPG. I thought that was great when diesel cost about the same as gas; now it's almost a dollar more (here, anyway). They'll get your money, one way or another.  (Jan 27, 2009 | post #4)

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Just Let Me End It Now!!!!

Hello. I am sorry for what you are going through. I just wanted to say I have been where you are many, many times in my life. Sometimes it just hurts SO much and there seems no way out. Please take the advice of some of the nice people here who tell you that the Lord can help you. He (and they) have helped me hang in there when I thought all hope was gone.  (Jan 16, 2009 | post #6)

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A Testimony of Redmeption from SEVERE depression, insomni...

P.S. I meant "start a war/ invade Iraq." I wish there was an edit feature here...  (Jan 11, 2009 | post #20)

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A Testimony of Redmeption from SEVERE depression, insomni...

To "Stranger ": thanks, friend. :) Re: the insomnia, when I was younger, I had to work odd hours. For 6 years, I got up at 1:00-1:30 to go to work for 2 (I had an early morning driving route). Because I had children, I couldn't get to sleep till they did (around 9). So, I could only sleep maybe 4 hours at a stretch, work for about 6, take a nap for an hour or two, then go back to another job. Before that, I'd work till midnight, then get back up early for another part time job. My body got programmed to fragmented sleep. Even after I quit, I would wake back up very early, anyway. I sleep lightly, and someone/ something manages to wake me up quite often. My little boy sleeps in my room (dad works 3rd shift) because his father never finished fixing the house, and his little room is full of other stuff with no room for a bed. Last night, he somehow fell out of bed and woke up screaming. I've tried sleeping on the downstairs couch, but one of my older sons inexplicably likes to walk in and say things like, "What are you doing here?" Then last night, our pet rats decided they wanted to chomp on some nutshells very loud, and made a racket. I have sleep apnea, but hate wearing a mask and a hose on my face. So, I guess I bring some things on myself. I know I have a little magnesium deficiency because I crave chocolate (that is a symptom). When I take enough magnesium, the craving goes away completely. The problem with taking supplements is, I really hate swallowing big pills. I have calcium magnesium pills, but they are HUGE. I'm always afraid I will choke on them. So, I often neglect taking them altogether. I will try to find the products you recommend at a health food store, though. I have never heard of magnesium gel. That sounds better than large pills. Re: the other stuff: it can get lonely in a church where people believe things that you just don't think are biblical. I have sort of fallen out with people I thought were friends, because I've expressed my views and they didn't agree. (sorry, but I just told believe God told Bush to start invade Iraq). I like to check things out instead of just believing what someone tells me, but that can be seen as rebelling against "authority ", cultish, or any other number of negative things. Thanks again for listening.  (Jan 11, 2009 | post #19)

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A Testimony of Redmeption from SEVERE depression, insomni...

I also suffer from the disrupted sleep thing, btw. I can fall asleep relatively easily. But, I wake up within a couple hours, and then it takes hours to fall back to sleep again. Years ago, I was an early riser, but now it's hard to drag myself out of bed in the morning because I'm still tired. I'm convinced my depression wouldn't be as bad, if I could just sleep normally for once. Why is this such a common problem? I drink a small amount of coffee in the morning, but that's it for the day.  (Jan 10, 2009 | post #16)

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A Testimony of Redmeption from SEVERE depression, insomni...

I must confess I've been bitter against some professing Christians myself, especially the sort who think little of hurting others. I left my church nearly 6 years ago, after the pastor prayed for the Lord to "open the eyes of those opposed to the war." I am opposed to pre-emptive wars (among other things) and killing those who've done nothing to me. But, I ought not to blame God for false things taught by some who claim to follow Him. I would never beat my little son in His name, that's for sure.  (Jan 10, 2009 | post #15)

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my cherished friend just died...

Okay, I know everyone has to go some time, and he was elderly, but he was like a father to me since I lost my real dad and both grandpas many years ago. Now what...  (Jan 1, 2009 | post #1)

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Man On Suicide Watch Kills Self In Hospital

mamatb, I'd considered writing something regarding you (that you'd suffered a head injury, and that this might be why you have difficulty typing, etc.). But, I was afraid all it might do is incite another cruel response, so I dropped it. I'm sorry for what you have gone through...  (Dec 30, 2008 | post #182)