One thing that stress can do is deplete your immune system and you can catch viruses really easy. Also other health matters can occur. Like high blood pressure or elevated blood sugars etc. So that could be the reason that you caught strep as easy as you did.
Oh yes, I forgot... Welcome to Healing Well depression forum. As you have noted, there are a wonderful group of kind and compassionate members here. And we are glad that you popped in. We hope that you continue to feel comfortable here and keep posting.
If you feel the need to talk to somebody to help you get through this episode in your life, then I think you should. You could very well have some depression going on, and from what I gather from your post, you have had some feelings of depression before. So yes, see a therapist. There are many options in various places that will help you pay for counseling. Sometimes it is hard to find, I will see what I can do to help you get started.
I am happy that you feel comfortable here, and I hope that you continue to post. There will also be other members coming along and offering advice. So you have come to a good place.
Try to relax, You are never really alone in this world, though I know sometimes it feels that way. Now you have us.
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies