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Re: [IP] Depression
> Hi,I have a few questions for those of you who are suffering from
> depression or have experienced depression in the past. Lately, I've been
> feeling very down and hopeless about things. I'm tired all the time and
> I'm not motivated to do anything except sleep and watch TV. I've had
> bloodwork done and I know it's not my throid or iron levels or anything
> like that. I think the stresses of diabetes, financial difficulties,
> schooling, and work are finally getting to me. Here are my questions:
> Who do I speak to about this? My choices are my endo (who I see on
> Monday), my school clinic (who don't really know me), or my family doctor
> (who's 2 hours away and takes months to get into).How do I approach this
> with my doctor? I'm the type of person who likes to pretend everything is
> ok and I'm afraid that when I'm actually speaking to my doctor I'll
> chicken out and not say anything about how I've been feeling.What do
> people find works best for them? Medication, psychotherapy, or both?Thanks
> for any help/advice you can give me. Just to clarify, I'm not feeling
> suicidal or like I'm going to hurt myself. It's just a constant feeling
> of hopelessness and fatigue and it's affecting my academic and work
There are statistics available about the prevalence of depression in
diabetics. But those are just useless statistics.
It is quite normal to be overwhelmed with diabetes.
I have found that medication was the most useful course for me. But as
I would talk to all the doctors you mentioned until you get a referral to a
doctor who specializes in treating people with depression.
Good luck to you. Please keep in touch with us.
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