Should I seek help?

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Date Joined May 2010
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   Posted 5/30/2010 1:23 AM (GMT -6)   
So i have been battling feelings for many years now, and every year they seem to escelate. My feelings seem to fluxuate as at times I am happy, but the happiness is short lived or almost a "fake" happiness. My sadness seems to really have come to a head now, as I wonder if I should finally seek help as I find myself wondering, whats the point? I am a year away from graduating college and find that everything I do now, seems pointless. I am going to settle for some job, just to have money so I can buy things that I think I want, but really have no purpose. I used to believe that my love of playing sports would help me get through the duldrums of life, but even now my love of sports have become pointless. I used to "play for the love of the game" as they say but now it seems as the sports define who I am(as I am good at nothing else) and they have become a job, not enjoyment. Faith and afterlife have no signifigance to me, as I am Atheist and afterlife is more of a hope than anything close to certainty. I have no one who is truly close to me in my life as I push everyone who tries away after having severe trust issues developed as a child. I would rather die alone, than risk being hurt like I was. (not like gf issue)
This is my vent aka call for help as I feel that I am dragging my feet from day to day with no purpose other than to wake up and hope to get back to bed to sleep. I feel that the future is pointless and feel worse as I see others in worse situations than mine and yet still cant find happiness. My mother has been diagnosed with depression also so I jw if it was passed down to me.
Thanks in advance

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 5/30/2010 6:01 AM (GMT -6)   
hi FD. my name is jamie, male, 37.
you have come to a good place. from what i have read it seems likely that you are suffering from an episode of depression. i am no dr., but i do feel that it is important that you see one. an episode of depression may come and may go, it may linger, and it may manifest differently and effect you in various ways. yes you can be predisposed. having a chat with your dr. can help identify your situation better, remember that a depressive illness can be manifested in various ways, thus having an assessement will aide with a proper understanding of your situation. if it is demed that you are living with depression then your dr. can help you with a variety of ways to help in treating this, and can on refer you to counselling.
counselling over the years has been very helpful for me, and i feel it will you. i fully understand that you are suffering, depression sucks, it is an insidious beast, but with help and understanding it can be managed. with the right help you will regain yourself back, it does take some time though. you have been brave in posting, please know that we are here for you. continue being brave and seek some assistance. sending healings your way. jamie.

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   Posted 5/30/2010 7:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,

Welcome to the depression forum. I agree with Jamie, I think you should talk to a doctor. There are many medications out there that can help and counseling is a very good idea.

I hope that you feel better soon.

Hugs, Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

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