Seriously folks, I'm not as cRaZy as I look!!!
Hey Brother! Just in case nobody told ya, This getting old shit sucks!!!! I'm 50 also and I don't like this crap. And the bad thing about it is..... I, we, can't do anything to stop it!!! I don't know about you but, I still feel like I'm 30, in my head... but everything else say I'm getting old.... Hang in there brother!!! We still have a lot of years ahead of us......
I agree. Going to be 45
@Diane N: Lol I like that .
Try being in your60s. Its all a shock.
boys boys ur only as old as u feel!!
I thought by the time I reached 50 that doctors would be able to replace our worn out parts easily. Apparently it’s easier to send people to Mars. 🤣
you are Amazing Lester, and you will get thru this.. :-)
Yes men and women go through a "pause" stage in their lives and it really does suck for many. Your moods are all over the place and the attention span can be short as hell...look squirrel! Lol welcome to a woman's world. Eat healthy, exercise and get good sleep if possible but most of all laugh as much as possible. Laughter really is the best thing for whatever ails ya!
Better that your son knows that it’s ok to ask for help then to hide in shame. The stigma of any mental health issues needs to be talked about more. Especially with kids as they’re the ones that can do drastic things cause nobody knows what they’re really thinking and feeling.
Yes I have heard of it it does affect men ..I female, went through it in my later thirties..it was not nice...for females we know that we are not producing eggs any more, so we feel like we are not a woman any more...that us difficult Lester for women....I got over it eventually but it hurts.....my boys were only young that was hard telling them that I will get different cranky months instead of every month...K..get it.....
We love you
I'm with you brother,
You need Jesus in your life Lester he can can help you. He gives perfect peace in your mind! I rebuke the spirits that are messing with your mind in Jesus name,, when your thinking gets to you call on Jesus, just say help me Jesus he’s with you he knows how to settle you I promise! I pray for Lester Lord Jesus touch his mind ease his thinking lift the cloud around him and we, praise and Thankyou for healing his mind and thoughts!
Lester...you are loved!!!
I am so thankful you share these stories with us Lester. I am always here listening to you til the VERY END and always will. Much LOVE and PRAYERS to you 💖🙏💖🙏💖
It's called Andropause and u are not the only man to have it. So calm down Lester and take it easy and try to relax. Getting old in not fun.
I am 53 and have been going thru my pause 😆 for 3 years but i get hot flashes bad just thank God you do bot have hot flashes they suck 3 years worth doc says they can last 10 flippin years
cool Up man, just be like your bull , your Santana needs you
Yes, don’t let your brain take control! The mind has a HUGE impact on how we live each and everyday.... When working in the medical field. Every single elderly client I had who was male they ALLLLLLLLL said the same thing. They are frustrated because they can’t do what they once did but they think they can. It’s crazy because long ago a doctor gave me depression meds even after I told him I know I’m not depressed. After many years and then falling into depression that feeling was a huge slap in the face. But thinking about that moment at the doctor I’ve always thought about if I could go back because he was so wrong. I wasn’t even close to being depressed. Now knowing how that feels. I regret ever talking shit about the rich or whoever who are depressed. I always thought they have everything! Money care house everything! Anyway It’s crazy. I can’t find the correct words to express what the hell im trying to say here. Lol
Lester I think you are a fine man at 50 Hey life is what it is we all gonna get old but don't let it get you old in the head
Hope U feel better soon
Lester. We all love you and thank the Lord every day for all that you do. The biggest step to healing id to admit there is something wrong than to get help for it. You let everyone know are going through the same thing that they are not alone. Together we can get through anything. Thank you for being the man that you are…. Sending much love & prayers 🥰🙏🥰
Thank you so much for this from a mans perspective! Your vulnerability is so commendable and the more I watch your videos the more I fall in love with your whole family. You should be so proud that you found your community here! Good on you for taking care of yourself for you and your family, animals! There’s nothing to be ashamed or embarrassing about! This stuff is very real not based on wealth or status. Take care friend!
You are so good in Spanish because you like the senorita 😂 I would be surprised if your vitamin D is low, you are summer winter spring & fall. I’ve was on Prozac for about 5 months many years ago, it was like a fog lifted out of my brain, have never took anything for depression since. But boy do I have insomnia, nothing seems to help for long. I pray you have the help you need this time ( with medicine) and I’m so glad you help others realize there is nothing wrong with getting help. 🙏🙏🙏
Anybody else catch the fact that he is at TB eating and asked to make sure the fire sauce was in the bag and then goes on to say that he has to have food to take his medicine so he doesn't get an upset stomach..........🤨.......😆
Lester, please don’t take pills without a big drink of liquids. It looked like you put it in your mouth before you got your food and drink and that’s not good for any medication
Enjoy being fifty baby it doesn't get better. These are not our golden years.
I’ve lived with depression my whole life. It’s not fun but you have to find the medication that works for you and help you feel better. Be prayin for ya.
So many men go through mental issues and will not get help from a doctor. So glad that you are man enough to show these other men it’s ok to do what you need to help yourself. And your family will suffer if you do not man up! My husband finally gave in and had been on medication for ADHD and depression for years. It was that or a divorce. But I have a nephew that will not get help and he is struggling and is about to get a divorce and split up his family! To me, it seems like a “no brainer” help yourself !!!
I shouldn’t tell you where I’m at. Is my fire sauce in there 😂
I can hardly speak my own language that good 😂
You tell 'em Lester!!!
Funny I am watching this today. Hey Lester I'm currently taking Psychology in university. I read an article today titled Despression, chemical imbalances and feminism. The article discusses how much research is done one chemical imbalances. Apparently researchers started to study chemical imbalances because of a medication used to treat hypertension, they discovered that medication was causing changes in people's mood. So it talks about this and it says there is actually little research done on chemical imbalances, so not much research and findings. Also talked about antidepressants and a studies, one including a group of people that got antidepressants and another group that was told that they got antidepressants and they actually didn't. So their findings were that the group that did not get antidepressants their mental health actually improved, placebo affect. The two groups had simular results. So anyways it also said that the FDA agreed on the findings on these studies. And that there is more research and evidence that a person's despression or sadness is more based circumstances. So if a person was abused, had experienced trauma or whatever the case may be. I know for myself I struggle with sadness and it usually had to do with what is going on in my life like recently found out my boyfriend doesn't want children and I'm 30 years old already just started school and yeah it's making me feel down on life. As for the feminism part it just discussed why women are more often diagnosed with depression. Which BTW good on you for being open about talking about your struggles. Takes alot for a man to do so. Anyway just wanted to share could be bonkers of an article but it was interesting. I wish you all the best, life can be challenging, take care of yourself. You seem to do alot of good in this world so good should be returned to you.💖 God bless.
Eat before you take the pill!!
Meds can make you have suicidal thoughts. Tell him right away and they can change your med . It happened to my friend.
It’s hard Lester, I feel for you.
Lester you are loved by so many. Chemical imbalance can be the cause of that.
I’ve been on antidepressants/anti anxiety meds for about 6 years. Started at age 26. I started Lexapro and never looked back. It changed my life, and I know there’s something out there that will work for you. ❤️
Lester it could be possibly PTSS due to what you went through with losing your home and a lot of your animals during the flood from hurricane Harvey! Depression can hit anyone at anytime. I am dealing with it myself due to things that have gone on in my life. Hopefully the new meds will help you ! Blessings to you and your family🥰
Lester, everyone has hormones, allot of people don’t realize how much they effect them. Your not alone!
Little did he relize we know hes at taco bell bc of the sign behind hime thru the window
My Grandpaw always tills me this, OLD AGR IS A HELL OF A RICE TO PAY FOR WISDOM!” CAN I GET AN AMEN!!! Anyway, we’ve ALL got things on our minds, that’s ok as let them take over you. Hold your head up!
Mental health and illness are serious, and should be treated seriously. Listen to your doctor, read up on this. Open up and talk to people. You will find out you are not alone
Lester, thank you for your vulnerability and honesty. People relate to you because you are so real. There is no shame in going through what you are going through. God bless you!
Glad you get something out of doing a video also. We are all human or survivors.God bless
Lester ….. ❤️
I’m always here to listen. We all need someone to talk things through with. I have a couple of close friends that are amazing. Just know I’ve been watching you from day one so I feel like we’re family not strangers. 💕
Hey lester.your little idiosyncrasies are what makes you you.hate to see you suffering but just remember that .hope you feel better soon x
Proud of you for being honest with your Doctor, honored that you are so honest with us. I share the same feelings. Some days are harder than others, but I have a great support system and we can all relate.
You can always talk to us! We will listen!!
My Mom use to say "Men go through the change of life also and they get cranky" lol.
It's great you share your mental issues with others. You may be helping someone else who needs to talk with a Dr. It's sometimes just a chemical imbalance. Also, after age 50 we just don't feel like when we were 20 or 30 or 40!! I take meds to help with my own issues. It helps. Be careful about driving while taking meds though. Love you friend.
Lester...male menopause is very real. And don't compare yourself to your peers or family members. Everyone is different in the way they cope with stress and life. This Pandemic truly reaped havoc throughout this country's psychy too. Don't beat yourself up; we like you and love and are hear to listen because we're ALL survivors of something. ☺
How are your testosterone levels? That could cause the feelings your feeling. Since your getting your blood levels taken I'm sure they know but just a suggestion.
Your welcome Lester! ❤️
U r alsome Lester & we all love ya from the Frazier family.
I’m a white guy 🤣🤣🤣🤣
I appreciate you sharing these feelings with us. First and for most beyond social media, you need to take care of you. I’m turning 50 this year and that age is playing tricks on my brain. You taught yourself Spanish to get closer to your students. You’re an amazing person!
I think the word you were looking for could be "andropause"...
Your doctor might be checking for your vitamin D & some vitamin B's (B3 & B9) levels...these particular vitamins help manage moods & are helpful with depression..depending on whether you take other supplements & medications your doctor may be checking the level of those too...hope your new medication helps you..
Lester, people can hide their pain and suffering with a smile very easily. I do this on a daily basis. Not a lot of people are comfortable or willing to talk about what is going on so please don't stop, be open and honest and you will be respected for that. Yes there will always be trolls who just want to be unkind to make themselves feel better, but 99.9% of the sanctuary family àre behind you for support and to support you. Keep doing you, and hopefully you and your doc can find some answers and something that will help you wake up with a smile. Much love to you and family
Lester I'm here for you with open ears. I suffered from anxiety and depression for 20 some years. Never be afraid to talk to someone. You have thousands of people that would love to hear about your problems and feelings. I will pray for you 🙏❤🙂
👏 good for you for talking about this topic
Vitamin D and kratom have made a huge difference in my life. I strongly recommend vitamin D for everyone. Kratom is for pain, doesn't make you stoned or stupid.
We all care and love u Lester thank u
Lester, be skeptical of doctors, although I hope you have one that is not corrupted by big pharma. There are so many that are. Be careful when they start prescribing cholesterol drugs as long term use can cause other things. I think it caused my dad congestive heart failure. Just don't eat a lot of fried food, eliminate soft drinks and take vitamin D. Vitamin D is the happy vitamin, but don't take it at night as it can impact sleep. I am sorry you are going through this and now losing your sweet Journey. Just remember, nothing is permanent. That's what I tell myself every time my back gets bad. Anyway, if this latest drug doesn't help, try an older one. I don't trust any new drugs as the FDA no longer tests them as long or as well. That's why we have these untested experimental gene ther@py sh@ts masquerading as vaccines. Plus, you may not know that China makes 99 percent of the prescription drugs and they hate us so there is no telling what's in them. We are living in hard times now. My dad was the one who kept us all laughing, but I have been glad he wasn't here through this plandemic and communist takeover of our government. You have a lot of blessings. Way more than me. Life may be short for many in the US, so spend your days loving on your family and on Lola, Newton, and Trudy. And you all should prep a little for what I think is coming.
Look up symptoms of male menopause.
Male menopause is . It carries a set of symptoms that are linked to declining testosterone levels and aging.
There is change of life for men also, I have heard most men don't have many issues with it like some women do when they go through change of life. I've always heard this.
Wish I could learn other languages that easily. I’m impressed. Keep on keeping on, Lester.
Love you Lester
Yes Lester your going through man-a-pase lol now you know what a woman knows roflmao just wait next is man-o-grams, lol
Boy you don’t look 50 it must be the hard work
It'a because you open up to us that I feel like your my friend "in real life".
I applaud you to be aware of life changes and educate yourself👏 but, don't get wrapped up in your thoughts too much. Breathe
Awww it is common! And starting a discussion makes others feel like they are not alone! Stay strong man! This too shall pass!
Anytime u need an ear just pm me
Lester hit my crises late 40s. Took few yr find right medication mix I'll take rest my life. It happens to all diff walks of life people. Try learn love urself n accept
It's a chemical imbalance lester
Love you Longhorn Lester!!!
Smart man for wanting your best life and willing to fight and work for it. I am so proud of you Lester. Just a well done from on of your faceless friends.
Vitamin deficiency makes a big difference especially as you get older. We found that out when my mom got sick.
One of the things I am bad about is replaying the bad comments in my head. I know that I should not let it bother me and that they are not perfect, but it still sticks in my mind. I think that is what you do too.
Everyone is different so don't compare yourself to others. That is the worst thing you can do. Do what is best for you and what makes you feel better. Took me a lot of years to figure that out. Being on social media, you open yourself up to a lot of negativity unfortunately. That makes fighting anxiety and depression even harder. Take care of you, forget about what anyone else says.
Eating fire sauce with meds would definetly upset my stomach. You must have a cast iron stomach to take meds and fire sauce together. WOW! Good luck my friend. Lol
Sometimes it is easier to talk to strangers than to people we know.
You are very strong to come out and talk about this. So many people especially men go through this and are too prideful or scared to talk about it. My psychotherapist told.me that women are most likely to talk to friends about their feelings but Men tend not to talk to their friends about their feelings and they end up holding those negative thoughts and feelings in which is not good at all. By talking about it shows others that it's ok to talk about your feelings, to talk about depression and anxiety. Hope that make sense. Hope you get answers from your blood work.
I live your honesty Lester.
good luck,my depression makes it hard to function I can,t leave my apt.my fear overwhelms me so I stay inside alot
That's good that you can talk to someone else on your Facebook family members. I think that we can understand you better. But it's also good that you see a doctor to Lester. As we get older or body changes. And it's not any body fault. It's just life Lester. And we have to roll with the punches. Were all different. And if you're medications aren't working then you should let him know. If you need these medications to help you even know that you're 50 you can't tune your doctor out. You are just being stubborn Lobster and you need to do what's right for you I know you're only 50 but you have to listen to the doctor that's what he's there for and I know that that is hard for you to do but I know that you need to do what you need to do you don't want to hurt yourself by not listening to you have to listen to the doctor. I know that you don't want to but, please Lester you don't want to hurt yourself.buy not talking theses medications and you have to to think about Jami too and much it would hurt her.please think about what I'm saying to you. Most man don't like to go to the doctor at all. I really care for you and Jami and your family and babies a lot. That's why I like picking on you.
Right there with ya. I suspect now approaching 60 I have and always had ADHD, that stuff just wasn't something we had diagnosis for in our days,,,,,,has alot of issues w dopamine uptake. Don't be hard on yourself,,,, everyone has something
When I realized that only GOD can give me the love I need, my depression lifted. It was my aha moment.
Your not alone❤️. Life is a mental struggle for a lot of us
Lester you are an inspiration,I love watching and listening to you , you are my ideal “ol man” so funny , handsome,kind and caring , jami is a very lucky lady , I love all you morrows and thank you for helping me everyday with my anxiety and depression, sending lots of love from London England 🏴 xxx
Youre looking for answers. Its nothing you can help. Keep with your dr and meds until you find the right ones.
You are able to talk to camera because its not interrupting, its listening. No midlife creases just lifes changes. It can be difficult for any of us.
I suffer from depression and I am peri menopause. We got broken into the other day and I thought I was doing ok until then. I just slide down down down for 3 days i couldn’t work or parent effectively and I am a single mum. I don’t want to die but I don’t want to live, I just want to be a hermit. Take care xxxxx it’s hard out there and I hope your new tablets help xx
It’s probably not going to show up in your blood. Getting old has zero perks! It’s hard. I have buried two of my best long time friends in the last 2 years, I have buried both of my parents, I am single and alone and my body is starting to fail me. I feel the weight of my life every morning when I wake up. Like you, I am certainly not suicidal and I desperately want to feel happy again. I just can’t find the feeling. It’s like I’m just waiting to die and biding my time. Only problem is that may be a long time from now and I have no contingency plan. It’s your age, my friend, and I hate to tell you this but it only gets worse from here. You are not alone.
I laughed at this and it hit home so much when Husband went threw what your now going threw for him it was to purge the whole house out even things I just bought, he still has his moments and we deal with it. right now the new one is to move to the country at the ripe old age of 61 , I worry more on the health system. I don't drive which at 60 it's not worth it for me to do now. but over all Lester you are not all own these days and with CV hitting more people are changing there ways.
We care. praying something breaks loose and helps you find peace within soon.
My daughter had depression for years. After trial and error her doctor found the right meds for her. The way she described it was before life was grey, now life has colors. Keep trying.
Alot of meds cause suicidal thoughts... a friend of mine committed suicide...she was on a medicine that caused it. ..my vitamin D was at a all time low 7