I know what you mean about needing support and not getting it. People who don't suffer depression just don't want to hear about it. Even professionals we see want to pass the responsibility of fixing our depression onto us. I find it so frustrating.
I have been chasing my tail for years knowing there was an underlying cause for my depression without being able to put a finger on it. I have had it all - ADHD, hypothyroid, hypoglycemic and now apparently I have sleep apnea! I have had the tests and it makes sense with being overweight and the years of allergies, asthma, 3 septoplasties.
I have a CPAP machine now and have had the obligatory wrestle with it. “Compliance” they call it, whether you will comply with this dreadful treatment. Mr father has been diagnosed with sleep apnea too, but he does not comply.
On Monday I get an MRI to see if the hypoxia has caused brain damage. My family refuses to talk with me unless I am cheerful! I getting an MRI to check if I have brain damage and they are demanding I am cheerful! Not very supportive.
Which is why I am on this forum. I had a good call with lifeline this morning, had a cry, wow did I need it. It was at the point where I was talking about my illnesses being recognised. This seems very important to me. Does it to you also?
I'm telling you all this partly because I need to vent, and also because you are depressed and mentioned you are overweight. Sleep apnea and being overweight correlate. It only cost $300 to get tested and it was the best $300 I have spent in a long time. I can't believe GPs haven't suggested it to me before.
It's early days yet but I am hoping this is it, the corner has been turned and I am on the way to recovery. I wouldn't be if a dentist hadnt suggested I had sleep apnea.
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