Depression/Anxiety & fitness?
Anybody deal with depression/anxiety? A couple of years ago I dropped ~40 lbs, and then some life stuff happened. Long story short, my anxiety and depression sky rocketed out of control, and I wound up gaining it all back.
Sometimes its all I can do to get out of bed anymore let alone workout.
My anxieties had gotten to the point where I couldnt use the oven, dryer, or sleep. But, I've been managing some things better.
I've been dealing with anxiety for 8 years now......got a grip on it after the 1st year, now just every so often. If you don't mind me asking, are you seeing a therapist? It's all mental & I highly recommend meditation. Working out will def help as well. I'm going to bed now, but would love to talk to you more about this soon. Let me know if that's ok. :)
Good Morn......well, afternoon maybe?? Lol. Ok, Lexapro can make you gain, can't remember the other you mentioned, but I'm glad ur not taking either. I've been on xannex & Suboxone for almost 8 years now. I understand about not being able to afford therapy, even with insurance. I think this is a great place for you......& I've only been active maybe a week. There are some very helpful ppl here, & as for getting some exercise, you can't beat a 7, 10, or 20 min workout. Heck, 4 mins will make you feel better. This app gives you so many choices it's unreal. And Ameer(did I spell his name right?) gave you some great tips. When I was deep in my depression yrs ago, I didn't want to do any of the things he suggested, but I know once I started, they helped. I met a girl in the grocery store, she invited me to lunch & after the 5th invite, lol, I went. I've been friends with her for 6 years this month & feel if it wasn't for her, I would've been depressed a lot longer. I don't know your age, if you have a spouse, kids, etc.....BUT if you're willing to let me help you, I will do my best. One thing I found that really held me back with massive panic attacks & depression......researching my problems online!!!! So if you get on those forums or look up stuff it can either have a good effect or bad......bad for me. I've learned a lot about meditation and it amazes me how much it helps with my mood, being with my kids, being productive, etc. So if you'd like me to help, give you some helpful tips, or just be someone to talk to, let me know.
I recently been diagnosed with depression a couple months ago. I already knew I was. My weight has jumped up and down the past 3 years. I'm not on medication for it, but I sleep none stop, and when I decided to try to do a workout I push myself the rest of the way to do it. At the end of the workout I feel amazing, wouldn't even know I was depressed. Since I've been working out I've felt a lot better about myself and my surroundings. If you ever need someone to talk to or to help push you, you can always message me. You just have to push yourself. Good luck darlinn!
Fight or flight method....you're like me. I would shut down as well. But now I do these mini workouts, before the app I would do squats, crunches, lunges, etc & that would help as well. I have faith that everyone fighting the depression battle will come thru it just fine. Don't let your mind control you.....YOU CONTROL YOUR MIND. You got this!!!!
I've been dealing with depression for about 15 yrs. Didn't realize what it was until I got diagnosed 3 years ago.
It can be very difficult to deal with and can definitely hamper your fitness goals. I've found that winters are worst because of the holidays and shorter days.
Some people do drugs or alcohol or sex I binge on sweets. It has been better as of late because I do much more reading and make a greater effort to get outside to walk or run.
Exercise is really great for releasing natural endorphins that help improve mood.
Exercise really helps with depression,if you see a good therapist and try and find the root of the problem then hopefully things will get better,Ive suffered with ptsd and Ive helped alot of people through it,inbox me if you or anyone needs a chat xxxx
I have had depression issues since I was a young teen, didn't start working out until about a month ago and I'm 27 now, I haven't felt this good in my entire life to be honest. I didn't want to get out of bed or go to work or do anything except drink alcohol and be lazy... I have since cut all that out and I feel fantastic everytime I work out it just puts a smile on my face and a spring in my step!!
My friend has always had depression and its always been the same,hes not always acting sad but feels a black clouds always with him snd nothing changes,I think hes clinic depression,can anyone relate to this,Id like to help him but cant
I see there's another post labeled "Do you workout when depressed " I think you'll see that working out can be a huge help. I'm like those on the post.....being upset makes me push harder. I think you found a great starting point. You're so young......you have a whole wonderful life ahead of you......live it up!!!
Oh there's no doubt it helps! I know several of the benefits of exercise/working out, and I know one to be the release of endorphins - which makes you happy! I've just been in the climax of my depression I guess ; sleeping when I can, barely getting by in school (even though I'm going for what I love), etc. I was just curious how others dealt with it, and pushed forward. The thought of working out in the morning sometimes is like the thought of climbing Everest when I can't even get out of bed. P:
When I shed those 40lbs the first time, I had some border-line ptsd issues (I say borderline because I never went to a doctor about it, never diagnosed, just did extensive research). I wasn't dealing with what I am now by any means. I think the 'ptsd' has kind of turned into a 'moderate (sometimes severe) general anxiety' type condition.
I have panic disorder so instead of just being anxious I get full blown panic attacks constantly and add depression and insomnia into that too and I'm a wreck only time I'm good is when I'm working out. the harder I workout and the louder I have music on the better I feel. add me try some of my workouts they may help. but I sleep better now with meds.
I feel alot of panic when I have stress around me,Ive suffred with ptsd this year,wonder if i will ever feel ok
How are you all today?