How Do You Know When You're Depressed?
Posted 26 May 2009 - 12:29 PM
Posted 26 May 2009 - 01:49 PM
Posted 26 May 2009 - 02:34 PM
Posted 26 May 2009 - 02:53 PM
First of all (((BIG HUGS))) to you.
Second, I definitely think you should see a doctor. I think its better to take the plunge, talk to someone and get their professional opinion then it is to wait and risk getting worse.
I can't even tell you how many times I've thought the same thing. How do you know? I know some of my daily symptoms feel that way.. but am I just stressed? Will it pass? I really feel your pain and you're not alone. Depression runs in my family so I've seen so many sides of it. I ended up having to go to the doctor because I started having horrible panic attacks. So far we're only treating my anxiety with a low but consisten doseage of xanax and I'm feeling better overall but not completely. But the important thing is- I thought to myself WHY IN THE WORLD didn't I do this sooner. I think I was embarassed but I've come to realize that it's more important to take care of yourself to be the best you can be then it is to hide behind a fake smile.
And about your specific stressors- just try to remember and tell yourself that it will all pass eventually. That's what I'm working on right now with a bunch of stuff going on in my life bringing me down and making me feel a bit stuck. Things do have a way of working themselves out in the end.
Hang in there sweetie.. I hope things get better and the doctor can help.
In the meantime, I'm here if you need to talk or vent or cry.
Posted 27 May 2009 - 11:39 AM
Kristina - Thanks for sharing your experience with me. It's interesting that so many of us in this thread have been touched by depression of some sort at one point or another in our lives. I've heard that 1 in 4 women will suffer some sort of depression during their lives, so I guess in that sense it's almost "normal" to feel this way...but definitely not all the time. If I'm still feeling this crappy after starting up my new workout regime, I will probably go see my doc.
Posted 27 May 2009 - 03:55 PM
I am always here for you if you need anything.
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