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Simply Feeling Down

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#1 Kamlesh


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Posted 06 August 2007 - 10:29 AM

Simply feeling down today. Just took a break from work and went for a walk.
I live in east bay, california. Most of the days at this time of the year are sunny and 80-90 F. But today it is in low sixties and cloudy.

How do you overcome down days?
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Posted 06 August 2007 - 12:57 PM

Hi Kam,

I'm sorry you are having a blue day. I hate days like that. You did a great thing by just getting out of the office for a little walk. I know being outside doing anything picks me up a bit.

Sometimes there is no rhyme or reason for why we feel down. For me sometimes it's the lack of sleep due to pain, or just an off day. I always just hope the next day will be better.

Don't focus on it too much. If you have a friend you can give a jingle on the phone, that might help.

Are you eating well? Taking any vitamins? I know you don't sleep well, so that might be part of the problem.

Sending you a big dose of love your way!
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Posted 06 August 2007 - 01:29 PM

Hi Kamlesh,

I don't want to sound trite, but I just wait it out. Perhaps it's due to the fact that I've had many, many, many down days that I realize that they will pass, and knowing that always gives me hope. Certain meds can cause depression, so if you notice that you you began to get depressed after starting a certain med, please let your doctor know. Health issues alone can cause this, and weather has a profound effect on many of us, especially when there's a drastic change from one day to the next. Feeling down can change quickly, or you might have to wait longer than you want for the cloud to lift, but remember that as long as you're alive things can change! If it's far too deep to deal with alone, please seek medical attention, especially since they can offer help not just with meds, but also by being able to talk about everything. I do speak from experience here, and wish that I could give you at least some of the hope that I've regained.

Best wishes and thinking of you,

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 03:14 PM

Hi Kamlesh
I'm sorry to hear that you're feeling down - I think that healthy or sick, we all feel that way some days (or weeks!). I try to count my blessing and then find something to keep me really really busy so I can't think too much. It helps to feel like I'm doing something constructive but that's just me. I also meditate, and read an inspirational "saying a day" book.
I send you good wishes for feeling better soon and just remember that there are a lot of us sending you good vibrations.

Annie N.

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 03:22 PM

Hi Kamlesh,
Oh I sympathyze with you...I would guess that you just lean on your friends in times like these...were here for you. Tomorrow will be better, hang in there.

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 03:36 PM

Hi Kamlesh,

I think on down days I try to be good to myself. Just go with it and try to do something that might remind you that life is really pretty good. Just looking at a picture album, rent a movie, make a date with a friend for the future, something like that. So once in awhile I am not so great. Maybe tomorrow. Susie54

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 08:22 PM

Hi, Kamlesh. Your description of the east bay (my old home) made me nostalgic. To be honest, I loved when there was a break from the 80s and 90s. Good idea to play hooky now and then. Perhaps you can think of something really nice to do for yourself - a mental (if not physical) holiday from the stresses of keeping up the responsibilities of a full time job while battling so many illnesses. And don't forget to smile. :)
Warm wishes,

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