Going through a mommy depression – how do you cope?

I’m in a Funk.. a Depression Funk

by Alicia in New posts, Personal

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DepressionI’ve been in a funk for about a week.  I’ve been on medication for depression and anxiety for years and have experienced what I call ‘funks’ for years but now that I’m older my funks seem to be visiting more often and I don’t like it.  I know I’ll be fine but I think it’s important to be real and need to share with my readers that life isn’t always peaches and roses (is that the saying?) as I’m sure you ALL know!

Here’s what’s going on with me:

  • General depression (since about 14 years old)
  • PTSS – Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (from a car accident)
  • Degenerative Spinal Arthritis – Diagnosed in 2010.  Painful, but I don’t take the meds because I don’t like the side-effects.
  • Premature Ovarian Failure (AKA Menopause) –  This issue makes me feel older than I am.
  • Chronic Fatigue & Fibromyalgia – Diagnosed in 2009 but also don’t take the meds for this because I don’t like the side-effects.  I’m one of those that has a hard time ‘believing’ in something that I can’t see on an x-ray so these two conditions are difficult for me to accept but multiple doctors have ‘confirmed’ these diagnoses.
  • My husband works too much
  • I work full time (AtlantaMoms.com and TheMommyInsider.com), while helping my 11 year old with homework, entertaining my 4 year old, doing laundry, cooking, playing with the kids, bathing my youngest, putting the kids to bed, grocery shopping, transporting to kid’s events, cleaning, etc..

What happens is that I get in these ‘funks’ but I get MAD at myself for being in a ‘funk’ because I know I have a great life.  I have two beautiful healthy children, a husband, a house, two cars, and supportive family.  What gives me the right to be depressed?

Do you get depressed?  How do you cope?

How do you cope when you get depressed but have life to live, kids to take care of, work to do?  Please share.

Alicia Hagan, Mom Blog editor

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