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Feeling bleak when everything is going well

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So as far as I’m concerned my life is going pretty well. I have a good job, financially stable, on track to getting a good degree (in my final year) and into the career i really want soon after. I have close friends and good family. My depression has been under control and I have been happy. Yet every couple of weeks, sometimes more, I feel like I just get hit with the deepest depression again and it feels like someone is sat on my chest, heavy, just the lowest I can get and sometimes suicidal thoughts. I don’t think I’ll do it, because I’ve thought about it so often and haven’t, and I know deep down I will come out of this. But I want to stop it, I don’t want this feeling every couple of weeks. I know we all get bad days but this is way more than that and I am sat here thinking nothing is wrong, everything is going so well, why do I feel this crush of depression?

I don’t know how to get out of it either, as I’m already doing all the things that usually make me happy - exercise, talking to friends, eating well, working, relaxing etc. So how can I pull myself out of this darkness when it comes? And how can I avoid it happening again?
 
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This seems to be a common experience. Things are fine in your life, more or less, why be depressed? Who knows, we're so complicated. You can take every step you can think of to remain as well as you know how, yet still get hit with those dark moods. I guess it's an internal matter, brain stuff or hormones or something, diet possibly, that plays a big role. Figuring it out sure looks tricky with each of us being different in lots of ways. No need to add that common thinking to the mix, "I shouldn't be feeling this way.."
 
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Feeling of hopeless is what this sounds like to me. I started anti anxiety medication due to the feeling of being lost. You should talk to your mental health professionals and see if they can increase your therapy.

I know it’s a hard thing to try to anticipate feelings like this but maybe some stress relieving activities can also help.

I hope you find some relief in what your feeling.
 
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Feeling of hopeless is what this sounds like to me. I started anti anxiety medication due to the feeling of being lost. You should talk to your mental health professionals and see if they can increase your therapy.

I know it’s a hard thing to try to anticipate feelings like this but maybe some stress relieving activities can also help.

I hope you find some relief in what your feeling.
I think what I’m struggling with is that I’m doing all the ‘right Things’ that usually make me feel good. I’m taking medication. I’m exercising. I’m talking to people. I just don’t want this feeling to keep coming back around for my whole life as it is so far. I know I probably need to see a psychologist to really get into all of this and sort it out, as much as possible, once and for all
 
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I think what I’m struggling with is that I’m doing all the ‘right Things’ that usually make me feel good. I’m taking medication. I’m exercising. I’m talking to people. I just don’t want this feeling to keep coming back around for my whole life as it is so far. I know I probably need to see a psychologist to really get into all of this and sort it out, as much as possible, once and for all
Well pin point your issues and share. That’s all you can do. That and follow doctor recommendations. Maybe you can just settle on the fact that you’ve reached the end of a chapter in your life. Maybe it’s time to start a new journey. Either way it’s better to share I feel.
 
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