Normal Mood Swings or Depression?

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LilyJ
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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 12/24/2008 4:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Sometimes I wish I didn't exist. I do have good days but the days where I feel sad or apathetic tend to out weigh them in number or intensity of mood. Some days I don't even feel like getting out of bed even though my friends are constantly calling me. I get bad bouts of insomnia and then I binge sleep. I feel somewhat anxious sometimes and i get this tight acidy nauseous feeling in my stomach area right below my ribs.

However, I do have days where I'm perfectly fine and happy and content with my life. Even excited about the day. Is this a case of just normal mood swings or is this depression?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated
Thank you

stkitt
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   Posted 12/24/2008 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   

LilyJ

IMHO you are showing sx of depression but I do feel a visit to your PCP for a good check up is called for too as you want to make sure the sx are not medical related.

In all situations that fuel your depression/anxiety, whether they be job related, family related, school related  or otherwise, try and think about all the things that you have done right. While its true that it is a good thing to acknowledge things that you can improve on, beating yourself up over mistakes you've made will only increase your anxiety/depression.

It's really important for myself to be able to stay in the moment. I have found that by avoiding things like dwelling on past mistakes or worrying about the future I am usually able to get done what needs to get done when it needs to get done.

You are going to be ok, just believe and we are here to help you.

Hugs

Kitt 


 

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Akram
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   Posted 12/24/2008 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the fourm LilyJ, I wish sometimes that I don't want to exist. on my bad days I sleep a lot have trouble waking up and on my good productive days I don't feel like sleeping when it's time to sleep so I have a problem shutting down my mind or so.

If your feeling those things thats signs of being depressed, you should check with your doctor and see what he has to say, and regarding your stomac do you mean acid? I have acid problems too and I take off the shelf medication for that, it's called renne it works great. you can also try eno which is intended for digestion problems but also helps with the acid but I find renne works much better.

and merry chrismas to you :)
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