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   Posted 4/1/2007 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys, basically I am looking for some advice of some sort, or even some support I guess.  For the past few months I have been, from what I can tell, depressed.  I don`t really know if there is a reason for it, I just feel down.  I constantly have this feeling of anxiety or guilt, and I don't seem to be able to enjoy things in life anymore the way I used to.  This feeling has caused a sort of chain reaction of bad things to happen, most notably of which, is that since I feel the need to sleep so much, I have been missing my university classes, fallen behind, and now find myself in a much worse place than I should be.  I realy have no idea why I feel this way about myself, I have the greatest most beautiful girlfriend in the world, a great family, and a wonderful life ahead of me, but for some reason, I can't seem to feel good about myself.  I have problems in class because I feel as though I am too shy to speak, I don't really even enjoy going out in public anymore.  My appetite has grown over the past month or so and I am beginning to re-gain a few punds as a result.  I feel disconnected from everything, and feel that I have no control. All in all I feel as though my life is in a mess, even though I know that it could, and should be great. I think hearing from other people or hearing advice would be good for me, so I know I'm not alone.  If anyone could help me out with this thatd be great, I don't think I am ready for councelling or anything yet, I want to try to fix this myself before I turn to prescritions or anything like that.  Thanks for listening..... 

Post Edited (m_maclean24) : 4/1/2007 9:15:50 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 4/2/2007 4:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there, welcome to healing well.

People don't always need a reason to be depressed, it can happen to anyone and is an illness like any other. You can't help how you are feeling. I really think that you need to talk to your doctor about how you are feeling and get some help. Taking medication for depression is nothing to be ashamed of. If you had any other illness, you wouldnt think twice about taking medication for it.
You are not alone in this, many people suffer depression and anxiety ... it is more common that you think, unfortunatly, it isn't discussed as much as it should be.
Please talk to your doctor and get some help with how you are feeling.

Victoria x

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   Posted 4/2/2007 5:54 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi there m_mclean

All the symptoms you have described lend themselves towards depression/anxiety..but in order to know exactly what you are dealing with best get along to your doctor and find out...how about a really good checkup, bloods etc..tell him everything about how you are feeling just now..once you have a diagnosis you will be one step closer to feeling better tongue and can take positive action.

And just because you go to the doc doesn't automatically mean that you will have to take pills etc..you are in control..ask about other options..the choice will always be yours.


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   Posted 4/3/2007 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Take it from someone more than twice your age. I am currently going through one of my depressions. You sound like a typical case. Don't be afraid to talk to your friends and relatives about how you are feeling. This is a great site to help you get over this period.

I always know that I am going to be better soon. Medication can help, and if you have a family doctor, I suggest you talk to him. There is nothing to be ashamed of if you are depressed. Many of us are, and we all get help in different ways. If you are given medication, you may have to try different priscriptions as there are many to choose from.

Be prepared for some people to be unsympathetic to your condition. Many people confuse the depressed person to be able to "snap out of it".

It is not easy to do. I myself have really nothing negative happening in my life, but none the less, I'm feeling down. Hard to concentrate, want to avoid people, tired all the time, easy tasks seem difficult, no energy, etc. But, I know it is only temporary. The clouds wll pass and all will be well. yeah

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 4/3/2007 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey. Trust me I know how you feel...I'm going through a very bad depression time right now. As everyone else has said you should see your doctor about this. Don't let it take over your life. If you don't take care of depression it can just build and things can go down hill from there. If your doctor feels you need meds...just remember it doesn't always mean it's for the rest of your life. You may just need help to get through this period of time.
Also like someone said maybe you should have your doc to a full check up.  I was going through a lot and feeling a lot of the depression symptoms...then other things started to happen...after about 6 months and a lot of tests later I was diagnoised with Lupus.  Just take care of yourself.

Keep writing everyone here is amazing and understanding.


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   Posted 4/3/2007 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   

hey, mac,

what are you doing here?  why aren't at your doc's getting tended to?  :-)

the advice given to you is spot on.  if your doc is worth a d*mn, he/she will check you out physically before doing anything.  there are many physical conditions that present themselves as psycological ailments.  there are also some psychological ailments that present as ophysical problems.  that's why it takes a good doc to determine the actual cause of the symptoms.  for example, lack of vitamin c can cause paranoia, a physical prioblem causig a set of  psycological symptoms.

i really dislike taking pills.  but i have found that without the pills that i take i am totally unfunctional.  i hope that this condition does not apply to you.  but, like me, i hope that you would rather take the pills and have a reasonably functional like than not take the pills and cringe in fear while feeling self-richous.  :-)

keep us informed on your progress - or just stop by and chat.


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