I feel depressed, but no idea why.

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Syn
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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 8/15/2008 12:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been dealing with something for the past few months. I'm not sure if its the cause of my anxiety or the result of my anxiety.

First off, I'd like to say I've had a wonderful life. Of course bad things have happened but I feel as though I've overcome them all and learned from my past experiences. But lately, I honestly feel as though I'm depressed. I'm emotionally & physically drained. Fatigue most of the time. Brain fogs and what not. I easily snap & get angry at small things. I have no patience lately. It's so hard to concentrate on anything, it will probably take me 10+ extra minutes just to type this post than it should. I feel so out of it and just BLEH all the time. But the thing is.. I have no idea why. I don't have anything to be sad or depressed about! So many wonderful things are happening around me and this feeling spoils it all for me.

I don't know if I'm just making up reasons for having anxiety, but I feel as though I have a small SMALL pit inside of me, deep inside. Where all my past (the past that I thought I've overcome but really haven't) sits and dwells. It's hard to explain, I guess. But I think.. "What if I really haven't got over my mother's passing?.. or I'm angry for not getting a real job?.." etc. Even though I feel as though I'm alright with all these things!.. something inside me tells me I'm not. I'm not sure which to believe.

I do realize there's different types of depression. One's that you know the cause of (break-ups, deaths, etc) but what if this is something I can't control? Like a chemical imbalance or what not. I just can't tell.

I HATE trying to think of a cause of this, I swear it's what causes my anxiety. I keep stressing about it.

I've never been big on medication, but maybe I should see someone and talk about this.. it's getting so out of control, I hate it. I mean, if it IS a chemical imbalance or something going on in my body.. then there's not much I can do besides medication, right?

thirstyforchrist
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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 8/15/2008 3:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Syn,
You've given me alot of good advice so I know your smart. I think you should talk to a doctor and see about some medication. If you have a chemical imbalance then medicine would help that out. But if your really not over all of that other stuff then maybe you should see a therapist. Talking about it is really hard but in time, it helps. I'm no doctor but I do think you should see a doc and ask about meds and maybe a referal to a good counselor in your area. Keep posting. It's okay to be on the needy side too. And feel free to email me anytime. Love to you!
Rachel
 " When you feel like you're alone in your sadness, and no one in this whole world cares, and you want to get away from the madness, you just call my name and I'll be there..."   Third Day


stkitt
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   Posted 8/15/2008 6:18 PM (GMT -7)   

Syn,

Please see a professional as we support you but you need more help then we alone can provide you so make that appointment and go.

It take streght to do this and I  believe you have it.

Kitt turn


 

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nervymeg
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   Posted 8/15/2008 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Syn,

Sometimes we just get depression for no reason. It can be due to continual anxiety, or it may be chemical. Kitt and Rachel have given you some great advice..I would talk it over with a health professional. Maybe all you need are some lifestyle changes or it may even be diet. Who knows?! I can reccomend a great website "beyondblue.com" it talks about different types of depression, causes, medications and all the rest you might be curious about. Good luck and hang in there.

Meg


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