am i depressed?

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   Posted 3/16/2005 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Im not really quite sure how you tell if you're depressed or not. I just know that I'm not myself and it's scaring me. I seem to isolate myself from everybody and all I want to do is be alone. I have a wonderful boyfriend, but I'm having trouble being with him because I've become so into being alone. I love him dearly, and I hate that I am forcing him to go through so much change. The truth of the matter is I can't seem to make up my mind about anything, I've become altogether indecisive. I also am battling with my Crohns Disease, I had an upper GI barium test yesterday and it wasn't great. I think that is where my feelings originated, just tired of being tired...sorry about imposing my problems, but I just need someone to talk to.
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   Posted 3/16/2005 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
hey melissa, you have a lot on your plate. Sometimes being alone is good, but try not to isolate yourself too much. People need people! I know all too well about being indecisive. I think I wrote the book. You are going through a lot with your health lately, and maybe you should talk to a therapist. Are you sleeping well? You may be depressed and I am no expert, but I just think you need to feel energized and you'll be ok.
p.s. don't ever apologize...your feelings are your feelings.
good luck my dear
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   Posted 3/17/2005 4:35 AM (GMT -6)   

Not sure what all of your symptoms are but, here is a list that might help you to decide...

sadness, inactivity, difficulty with thinking and concentration, a significant increase or decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping, feelings of dejection and hopelessness, and sometimes suicidal thoughts or an attempt to commit suicide, a reduction in functional activity, amount, quality, or force

There is an on line Questionare at a website that you can take which may help you figure out if you're depressed..

Go down the page almost to the end and you will see the word Questionare, as a link.  Follow it and take the test, answering carefully and as close as you can get to they way you have been feeling.

Hope this helps you find out.  And if you are, there are lots of good therapists out there.  I found one and she really helped me by giving me some mental tools to use on a daily basis.

Good luck.. !

We get through this one day at a time.. :)

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   Posted 3/17/2005 5:49 AM (GMT -6)   
If you have any feelings of deppresion , or suspisions you have it i suggest you quickly look sersuily into it because it's your life. i know many people and friends who felt they were deppressed and saw a doctor and in just 3 to 4 months they healed completly because their deppresion was only a light deppresion.

The more you wait and the more ndeciseve you get the less chance you may have full recovery, it's good to do something about it before it becomes worst, it may be a light deppresion but you should take it seruisly and see how it affects your life.

I suffered from deppresion for years and years and didn't know i had it , the moment i was diagnozed i started feeling better but it was slow , so it will take me a long time for full recovery , since i have negleted myself so much in the past and i have gotten used to be clinicly depresed that my body actually adjusted itself to being deppresed, i suffered a lot. my advice is even if your not totaly sure about this, you won't loose anything by consulting and speaking to a doctor , and fight the deppresion while it's still not completly taking hold of you.

Don't be afraid of shrinks , they are there to help us so go see one! and don't feel and never care what other people about your deppresion the thing is , it's your life and you must do what you can to live the best life you can afford?

my 2 cents
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   Posted 7/6/2005 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I think depression is different for most people for me I felt worthless, I had litterally given up on myself and life in general. I felt I wasn't worthy of good things that I didn't deserve to have good things happen to me. I was crying a lot. Easily tearful, I had problems with anxiety and sleeping and eatting problems. I mean I was litterally ready to throw in the towel. I was having suicidal thoughts and missing work because i was so down and out. my depressive episode lasted about a month. I'm doing a bit better. Depression is when your simply down and i'm talking bottom of the barrel can't see the light walking in a different relm kind of down. It's different from having a bad day or being sad about something. Its like you take on a new personality cause I know for me its like when i get drepressed I 'm always wondering what's wrong with me. I hate when i feel like that. I'm generally an upbeat person but when I'm depressed their's nothing anyone can say or do to bring me out of it. It has to happen on my own in my own time. I'm rammbling. I'm sorry for that.

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   Posted 7/6/2005 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Melissa,

You got some good advice above. I hope you'll see your doctor right away. As Akram said, the longer you wait the harder it is to reach out for help.

Keep us posted sis!!

Rain Dance and Akram . . .its so nice to see you posting again!!

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