Hi All,

I am sure this topic has been discussed before, but I am really suffering with depression. I know that it is one of our symptoms, but this seems like a different type/scale of depression.

I feel like the "old me" before I became ill is dead, I am no longer the same person. My dreams and goals from then are no longer an option. I feel like my mind is still capable but my body is not.

Does anybody else feel the same?

I know I feel the same, and many here do. Depression is natural for all our loss of life activities. How's your sleep? Bad sleep can contribute to Depression. Remember to eat and drink well, it can only help. Wish you well, you're not alone.

Hi Lanie,

The "old Lucy" has gone too!!! Three years ago I had an awful breakdown, suffering extreme anxiety and panic, the emotional trauma brought on the fibro, my specialist said.

With time, medication, counselling, support from my family and giving up work, I slowly slowly recovered but I don't feel the same as I did, I felt like I was in a bubble for over a year, with life going on around me but I didn't feel part of it....a very strange and frightening feeling.

It does get better, but it does take time and you need help to get through it, otherwise it's a very long lonely journey to recovery.

Have you looked into getting any help, Dr/Psychiatrist/counsellor etc, I thought I could go it alone, being a Nurse, but eventually I realised I couldn't, so I got help and I wish now I'd got it earlier.

Happy to chat anytime, there's lots of us here that know how you feel, we are here for you.

Love Lucy xx

Hi. Yes I too know how you feel. Earlier this year I was feeling really blue which is not like me. I was doing slot of praying and soul searching trying to figure out what was going on and I realized I was grieving the loss of what I used to be able to do that I can no longer do. I finally worked through it but it was tough.