Posted 7/22/2006 8:13 PM (GMT -7)
I'm new here, my name's Chrissy...and I was drawn to this site because I have various medical/health problems...(ie. GERD, Gallstones, possible colon probs, tension headaches, iron-deficiency anemia, severe muscle tension, and anxiety - mostly digestive disorders though)
I really just came to have people who are in the same boat to talk about health problems. The thing is I'm starting to wonder if I'm depressed, I am *well* aware that I need a medical professional to diagnose me with any health problems I may have. Although I've been extremely down/sad as of late, probably for the past few months... The doctors say that a lot of my problems *could* have to do with stress/depression...although I feel like being sick in the first place is causing me to become depressed, I know that both can feed off of eachother...and that a lot of things have to do with diet.
I was diagnosed with depression and a panic disorder once when i was 16 (i'm 20 now)...and after being on paxil for a year my panic attacks had dissapeared, I'll get them occasionally, once every few months due to overwhelming stress or anxiety...
I'm just wondering if any of you feel like your health problems are causing you to be depressed or to have severe anxiety?...Or, if any of you have had digestive problems linked with stress or emotional disorders...I'm not sure if I"m asking this the right way or anything...Just really wanted someone to talk about how depression/emotional health is linked with your physical selves...
Thanks, and Take care.