Yes I have been that depressed. I wouldn't even answer the door or the phone. I just wanted to be alone. Sometimes it is good to go with it for a while. But if it really bothers you, try taking short walks each day. Even if it is just for five minutes at a time. Gradually it will become easier to get yourself out of the house.
I think that it is important that you talk to your doctor about this. It sounds like it is not a normal thing for you. But there are times we just need to rest our minds and allow ourselves to be secluded, but not for a long time. I spent two years in bed due to depression and fibromyalgia. It gets old, and I did too. You are missing out on a lot of life. And life is short. The older that you get, the faster that it goes by. So you might want to get on some medication to help you. Just don't beat yourself up over it. It is normal for depression.
I hope that this helps some.
Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies