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Has anyone else experienced this?? (Depression zaps)

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Hi guys. Since going through a severe bout of clinical depression since June, I have had two instances where my depression has gotten so bad, it’s like it actually hurts and feels like there’s a hole inside my head. I can best describe it as it’s as if whatever chemicals in my brain are supposed to make me feel good are completely gone from my brain momentarily, and it’s this weird, excruciating pain. I know this sounds silly, since this is what depression is supposed to feel like to begin with, but it’s just really strange. It’s like the worst moments of depression you experience throughout the day, but turned up to 11 for some brief moments. My moments of depression throughout the day also don’t even feel like depression anymore, it’s like I can no longer describe my emotions. It’s just this debilitating mental pain. Ugh.
 
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Hi guys. Since going through a severe bout of clinical depression since June, I have had two instances where my depression has gotten so bad, it’s like it actually hurts and feels like there’s a hole inside my head. I can best describe it as it’s as if whatever chemicals in my brain are supposed to make me feel good are completely gone from my brain momentarily, and it’s this weird, excruciating pain. I know this sounds silly, since this is what depression is supposed to feel like to begin with, but it’s just really strange. It’s like the worst moments of depression you experience throughout the day, but turned up to 11 for some brief moments. My moments of depression throughout the day also don’t even feel like depression anymore, it’s like I can no longer describe my emotions. It’s just this debilitating mental pain. Ugh.
yes I also feel activity in my brain
neurons synapses cannot remember what does what but presumably it is all the firing, reuptake, misfiring maybe

strange indeed
 
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I can relate to your depression actually hurting you. I have severe depression and, for example, if I try to do simple math in my head (e.g., subtract one year from another), it actually causes me mental anguish and I have to turn away from doing it. Are you seeing a doctor for meds and are you seeing a therapist for talk therapy? It's something to consider. Both may help you.
 
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as it’s as if whatever chemicals in my brain are supposed to make me feel good are completely gone from my brain momentarily, and it’s this weird, excruciating pain.
I can totally relate to this. Happened to me a couple of months ago as well. It feels as if you can no longer enjoy pleasure and your brain seems to be physically hurting from the depression. I'm not an expert but from experience, it seems to be quite a normal (but quite severe) symptom of clinical depression. I think the longer the depression gets, the more physical it becomes. It is very hard for those around you to understand. I even got headaches because of my depression. But the headaches felt differently - like as my brain just wasn't interested in helping me go about my life peacefully and that my brain had become my nemesis.
 
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Sometimes the mental distress is so strong that it spills over into the experience of the body. Try to breath through it, and consult your doctor about the physical symptoms and what to do about them.
 
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