Depression is the absolute pits. Extremely hard to deal with, to live with. The cycle can be long winded but perseverance is a must because there is light at the end of the tunnel.
I have had numerous bouts of depression some lasting 6 to 12 months.
One time when i went to the pharmacist to fill a script for Zoloft, an antidepressant, he said to me…..be patient, the medication will assist, and you will wake up one day, and it will feel like a light switch has been turned on and you willl be ok. And my god, he was right, 6 months later, I woke up feeling fine, the shrowd of darkness had lifted and cleared.
It was an amazing experience, I cried with tears of joy.