Living with Depression

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Re: Living with Depression

Post by janet88 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:39 pm

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Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:29 pm
1. He had a course of antibiotic.

2. Every morning, he would apply the prescribed medicated cream. The cream started from the strongest in the first week and stepped down in strength weekly (so there was a series of creams). [the cream started from the strongest for the thick parts of the body and milder cream for thin parts of the body like elbow]

3. Every day, he had to 'wear' the moistened fabric all over him (incl his face, body, hands, and legs) twice a day for an hour each. The fabric was only moistened with warm water and wrapped around him. After an hour, the fabric would dry up and he could remove it (he did it parts at a time else if whole body wrapped up like a mummy then difficult for movement. So he did his hands when out for coffee with friends). [I skipped this part, maybe that's why itch didn't improve. whole of last night, I applied thick moisturiser and put on the moistened fabric on arms. seems to be better this morning].

4. Apply the Nu3 cream after shower as it stops itch quite effectively.

His condition improved 80+% after 10 days of above.

The first consultation cost was $500+ and second was $400+. Higher cost due to the cream as his itchy area was extensive (incl whole back) and needed many tubes of creams. Total he spent about $1000 odd for the two consultations before doctor examined his skin improvement and said 'discharged' and care as routine if he suffers another outbreak.

my first consultation was $400. high cost due to the many tubes of creams and fabric.
using ceradan as prescribed by the doctor. will apply Nu3 cream when it itches outside. using suu balm at home.

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Re: Living with Depression

Post by hercules » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:52 pm

janet88 wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:39 pm

my first consultation was $400. high cost due to the many tubes of creams and fabric.
using ceradan as prescribed by the doctor. will apply Nu3 cream when it itches outside. using suu balm at home.
Friend got the $60/tube cream fm Johore at less than 50% of price and the fabric from Taobao. The last visit doc wanted to prescribe him 4 tubes and he politely declined.

Hope your skin condition improves and can be more cheerful after spending so much!

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Re: Living with Depression

Post by Nebbermind » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:15 am

lee_yl wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:08 pm
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Skin conditions at times are diet related. Cream and medicine prescribe address the symptoms but not the root cause. A change in diet and added vitamins can help. I had dust allergy and discoid eczema, had frequent outbreak. Then I diet and slim down and started taking some supplements. Things got a whole lot better. So do consider 调理 body to help improve the allergy.
I saw some ads in my Facebook just now.

Itchy skin and the feeling of sadness are one of the symptoms of Diabetes.

As we head towards middle age, Diabetes may come knocking on our doors. Good to go for a thorough checkup
Just to add on, some of the skin issues could be triggered by the things we use such as:

1. body soap - some are too drying and cause general itchiness. Personal experience. For people who are most sensitive or under lots of stress, reaction may be more severe

2. laundry detergent. Many of the modern detergents contain 'extra formula' to break down proteins, oil and whatever. Remnants of it may on your laundry trigger some skin problem

3. chrome allergy...some people are allergy to chrome whic is used to give a nice silvery finish. you can sometimes find it on heating element in kettles etc

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Re: Living with Depression

Post by Headache2010 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:11 pm

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Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:12 pm
Living with depression is not an easy thing.Your body wants to do something good but your mind says the opposite. I used to have a partner that has depression, it was very difficult for me to understand but I'm also thinking how hard it must have been for him as well.
I can fully relate. My wife suffered from depression ever since my medical condition since Jan 2016. I am not healed yet......

She has all the symptoms from suicide thoughts, always moody, can cry suddenly, always fatigue, difficult to fall asleep, never had deep sleep, cant focus, etc etc etc.

I am have been researching and found out Nutrient deficiency is a cause of depression. When we are stressed, our body depletes a lot of Magnesium. Overall the following might help:-
1) B3 , Niacinamide
2) B12, Methylcobalamin
3) Magnesium L-Threonate

To cut the whole story short..... we have experienced a miracle.....after taking a few doses of Liposomal Magnesium L-Threonate (many forms of Magnesium in the market, only L-Threonate can cross blood/brain barrier), my wife changed 360. All the symptoms she has had are all gone. She can even joke now!!

Anyone wants to learn more about Magnesium can read the book, The Magnesium Miracle.

I urge everyone to try the supplement route, instead of using medication/drugs to suppress. Nutrient deficiency is real and once the cause is identified, the person can heal well.

All the best.

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Re: Living with Depression

Post by Joanne25 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:50 pm

Hello everyone!
I guess we also need professional help here. I have been having hard time to sleep well these past few weeks. There are lots of things that bother me, my financials, my kids, my marital relationship, and others. Please message me on where could I ask help. Thank you.


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Re: Living with Depression

Post by janet88 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:00 pm

Joanne25 wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:50 pm
Hello everyone!
I guess we also need professional help here. I have been having hard time to sleep well these past few weeks. There are lots of things that bother me, my financials, my kids, my marital relationship, and others. Please message me on where could I ask help. Thank you.
my depression started 16 years ago when hubby first got retrenched. he managed to secure a sales job but was working 7 days a week...even though he didn't have to go to the office on weekends, the sales staff kept calling until he had to go back to settle. depression set in and he didn't understand what I was going through. all he said was to snap out of it. needless to say, I couldn't sleep and I hated nights because I would be walking round the house and tearing at the slightest thing. get help asap...go to the polyclinic for a referral because it would be very costly to see a private psychiatrist

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Re: Living with Depression

Post by CarolW » Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:07 pm

living with depression is not a joke. maybe you see someone give you a smile, but deep down it is really hard for them to pretend that they are totally okay. Depress people tends to hide everything from the outside for it is not easy for them to gain courage and strength to expose their true self. It demands to be felt everyday and it feels like that the ony way out is to go with it.

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Re: Living with Depression

Post by YJessica » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:41 pm

Based on my observation and my friend's experiences, living with depression is not easy. They over-think every minute they are alone and always think that they are alone, that no one will understand their situations.

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Re: Living with Depression

Post by Estéema » Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:06 pm

YJessica wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:41 pm
Based on my observation and my friend's experiences, living with depression is not easy. They over-think every minute they are alone and always think that they are alone, that no one will understand their situations.
For those in deep depression, one wld need the psychiatrist & medication to uplift the endorphins. Brain chemical is deficient & the individual can’t help falling into negativity. Paired with medication & Councelling, the individual can be helped to think sensibly & work his/her way out of the Forest.

Those with mild depression can still be supported by layman with lots of love, support & guidance to work things out.

I used to suffer fr deep depression & thot I can nvr get up, but thankful I had many who helped me walk the darkness path 3-4 decades ago.

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