35 thoughts on “Is It Possible To Relapse With Depression?

  1. I have such a hard time with phrases like "letting people in" and "letting your guard down" and things like that because nobody can tell me what they mean.  I think that I'm someone who likes to have a formula, a specific plan of attack to get where I need to be.  But I don't think that relationships work that way so I feel stuck and completely inadequate socially.  If I knew HOW to let people in I think I would.  If I knew HOW to let my guard down I think I would.  It's like trying to reach a new destination without a map and I not only feel lost, but also like it's dark and I'm running out of gas.

  2. Kati is it possible to have relapses with bipolar disorder… before i stopped taking my medication without permission( huge mistake) my moods were everywhere once in awhile… but I thought it was impossible to be because of my bipolar disorder since i'm on medication. So is it possible to still have episodes even though you're on medication?

  3. Re Journal Topic: I am learning that I do need people in my life. I tend to isolate myself, and even though it's scary I've planned to hang out with a long lost friend this weekend. Wish me luck!

  4. I have tried EMDR, and I personally didn't like it. I felt very uncomfortable sitting there moving my eyes back and forth while trying to "process" my trauma. First of all, the eye movements are very distracting when I am trying to think about what has happened to me, and the therapist I was doing this with only wanted me to talk after a few minutes of eye movement. It was very strange and I'd never do it again, but that is just my opinion.

  5. Kati how do I try to stay stress free? I have been missing a lot of school because I am sick and I'm just stressed out because I feel like I'm missing out too much and I feel like I have way too much work to do. I'm just stressing too much so if could answer with some tips it will be appreciated.

  6. I have to ask am I the only one to ask about the blinds or picture behind you?? It pulls my attention and I felt bad about that, I've seen it before.

  7. I live in NJ and so its 2 am, and I couldn't sleep because 3 of my favorite youtubers were hitting major subscriber amounts. lol

  8. I didn't find emdr helpful. I didn't feel very comfortable talking to the therapist while moving my eyes about. It was distracting plus it made it feel too kind of like a mechaical exercise bc she seemed more focused on my eye movements than on me and my words, which is a strange kind of scenario to talk in, especially when talking about a trauma. I guess it seemed like she wasnt fully listening, which was kind of hurtful and discouraging even though i knew why. It made me clam up and it felt almost mechanical and clinical and i shut off and just detached myself, so it didnt really do anything for me. Maybe it was just that particular therapist that i didnt fit with idk but i didnt feel like it was something i wanted to try again particularly.

  9. My psychologist tried EMDR for about 5 minutes and stopped. She asked me questions while she did it and I just went completely silent..it freaked me out as I could see I would be more likely to talk more openly if I was distracted by following her finger so I didnt speak at all. She then tried tapping my arm gently but that was worse. We just finished doing a combination of cbt style work . I didn't feel better with cbt much but i did gain invaluable self awareness. I cannot stress enough how self awareness is key to mental health..might make a video on that…never made one before..

  10. Yes, there are absolutely times when your Depression will come back and hit you like a sack of bricks n potatoes. What I have learned to do to help alleviate some of it is to go walking for long distances with headphones, ride my bike and to stay as physically active as I can with out pushing my self too hard. It actually works – at least for me. Vlogging and making Mental Health Music Videos to my favorite songs on my channel have really been a huge life saver right along with talking about what's bothering me with Therapist or a loved one. BTW Kati I did go ahead as you suggested and tell my therapist that I'd like to begin addressing some of the tougher issues I've had regarding trauma etc. We start this upcoming week. Yahoo!
    Thanks – Kisses N Hugs, Miguel! #KatiMortonRocks 🙂  

  11. Yes Kati, Is right PLEASE talk to your doctor before coming off your anti-depressants as I didn't and I became very depressed very quickly. (Back on them now) I thought I was better off without but realised they were the reason I was able to function and kept me on the road to Recovery!!!

  12. Hi kati can i message you privately? I want to make a list of things to tell my gp about my eating but im too scared to say it in person, can i message you the list? thanks for the video

  13. I don't want to be on antidepressants forever but I'm scared that I will relapse if I get off them. Can you ever have children if you are on antidepressants? Also, I was wondering if you ever plan on having children. 

  14. #katifaq  Is it possible for your body to stop responding to antidepressants altogether? My prior antidepressant stopped working and caused me to relapse badly more than once, I got a new one and this one helped a lot but now after about 6 months or so, I am starting to feel more depressed again, I am scared that the same thing will happen again and I won't find one that works for me.

  15. #KATIFAQ Hey Kati my question is how do u deal with insensitive comments from hospital staff?  I was admitted to hospital last week with pancreatitis and acute renal failure they query partly related to ED.  the nurse said, "well you seem to be doing well, I mean u must have gained weight", she had asked me nothing, then the same night the doc was telling me the pancreatitis and renal damage could be related to my anorexia.  All I can think about is what the nurse said, I know I should be scared hearing renal damage blah blah blah but all I can think about is her comment.  please help!

  16. EMDR has been a immensely helpful aid in my PTSD recovery. There was a certain point when I used all the tools I had to cope with my symptoms, & they just weren't enough. EMDR gave me the hope of recovery instead of just survival. My therapist specializes in this type of therapy with anxiety and trauma. She uses the "tapper" technique, I hold paddles in each hand as they vibrate back and forth while I think about a trigger, memory, or negative thought my therapist & I discuss beforehand. We talk about any emotions, thoughts, or revelations that bubble up. It can be incredibly awkward to be that vulnerable, feeling all the feelings, but a good therapist knows when to take a break, & how to make it as comfortable a process as possible. I would recommend giving this type of therapy a try, however, I think you need a therapist who truly understands how this therapy works & has experience facilitating it.

  17. I have gotten off my anti depressants. i feel like I'm relasping some. i went cold turkey. could this cause it?

  18. is it normal to go back to a depressed mood after about 2 weeks of getting out of it? I seem to go through an episode of depression and feel better for a week or 2 but thenough go back to the depressed mood? is this normal?

  19. What I learned from going through my storm is that doctors, psychiatrists , and therapists are the best protection. People like Kati are highly trained individuals and you should share all your problems with them for them to find the best solution, the longer you hide things the worst they get, also make sure you sign wavers that can allow your therapist to talk to your GP or psychiatrists. If it wasn't for that one letter my therapist send to my doctor about her diagnosis of my psychosis I would be in a very different place right now. Trust the professionals, do what they say even if it doesn't make sense to you right away.

  20. I think I'm falling back in to it. It's been like this for about two weeks just feeling sad/ not good enough. Not suicide/thoughts at all though. Idk why I'm feeling down

  21. If there's one thing I've learned about depression, it's that I've you ever get one, than that beast is forever ready to devour you. If you escape from its clutches, make sure that your health is forever!!!! your priority!!

  22. I’m currently having a relapse. Panic attacks and symptoms of depression are here again and i don’t know how to handle it anymore. I’m tired of fighting

  23. Went through dark time to start off 2019. But first let me say I've been dealing with depression for 25 years since I was 12 years old when I was first diagnosed. And this was because I allow myself to get played and manipulated by a female because I've had no luck in love since the relationship I was in from 2004 to 2010 ended. And for years I didn't want to be in another one I didn't even talk to women I became agoraphobic. But I lost my mother and 2016 on my birthday June 24th and that's when things changed I didn't have that person that was always there. I had to pick myself up and I did and really well until I started falling for this female who was an act. She took advantage of me use me for my money and the whole time I was blind. She fed me sad stories about abuse that to this day I'm not even sure where to and hit my heart because I can't stand men who abused women and women that have lost their worth because of it. so what happened was of course depression is an illness and spending of all my emotions and effort a year and I have to finnaly get to get to the relationship, Uber co-workers when I picked myself back up after my mother died I met her at the job I got. Everyone told me she's not good she's going to hurt you she's going to break you don't let it I wanted to know for myself and well when I got dropped with no warning because my money was running out and I wasn't getting the same hours cuz I work at a restaurant where Winter was slow so hours got cut in half yeah she dropped me with no explanation no warning. I went through the worst depression of my life to start this year. When I finally felt ready to allow my heart should be open again all it did was get used and abused things that happened to me before that relationship I had that I mention from 2004 to 2010. It just seemed like I was back to my teenage and early twenties. I couldn't believe it and it caused me to relapse because I had a history with addiction from the depression and the loneliness because I have such a big heart but people just want to break it and now it's completely shattered. So I started drinking heavily I started using methamphetamine and after she dropped me with no explanation I almost died of an overdose back in February. But I pulled myself out survived got another job with the same company just a different location and life was great again. But now I'm falling back into the depression because I finally realized the one thing that has been my Achilles heel is the fact that I feel so unloved and the fact that I'm so lonely and that I've only got one shot at love. I was younger it was my first real time and I made my mistakes and it cost me but now I'm about to turn 37 and after what I went through the last two years being fooled by Jezebel I come to realize that maybe love wasn't meant for me. And my biggest fear is dying alone and right now it's hitting me hard I'm fighting off relapse all I want to do is get high and drunk and numb this pain and I'm doing so well but I don't want to lose everything again because of this disease because this wasn't the first time this disease has cost me my entire life. I'm too old now but at the same time even lonelier than ever. that's just a sampling I can't fit my whole story into a comment but yes depression will lead you back to relapse I cannot believe there's no cure for this.

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