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I might have depression

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Rider52

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I've posted on here before and I still haven't been feeling myself. At first I thought I had a medical issue. I had several tests done and I'm healthy. I'm wondering if it's depression.

My symptoms started a few months ago with bad anxiety. I went to the doctor and got a prescription. It has helped some, but mornings are the worst.

I totally don't feel like my old self anymore. I still try to keep up with my routine, but it isn't the same. I just don't get the pleasure or enjoyment that I used to. Some parts of the day I feel really down or anxious. By evening I'm more calm and can usually relax though. I can get to sleep, but I wake up a few times a night. My appetite is slightly off, but I'm eating well. My thoughts tend to dwell on the negative now rather than more positive things. It just gets exhausting trying to figure things out. Especially when I was fine 6 months ago.
 
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Hi Rider52,

You could have depression.

Have you spoken to your doctor?
 
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Hi Rider52,

You could have depression.

Have you spoken to your doctor?
I haven't yet. I'm thinking about going soon though if things don't improve.
 
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How long have you felt the way you have felt?
 
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How long have you felt the way you have felt?
About 4 months ago it started with feeling really stressed out and I was physically sick too then. I had a virus or something and got over that part of it. I'm just stuck with anxiety and a depressed feeling mood throughout the day. I've tried everything and it's sticking around.
 
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My advise would be to see the doctor if you have been feeling like that, assuming you have been stressed for 4 months.
 
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Cassius

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About 4 months ago it started with feeling really stressed out and I was physically sick too then. I had a virus or something and got over that part of it. I'm just stuck with anxiety and a depressed feeling mood throughout the day. I've tried everything and it's sticking around.
Hi Rider52,
What you described could be signs of depression but could also just be stress.
The more you think the more the feelings stick around. Try and keep doing the things you enjoyed doing 6 months previously. Talk to other people, friends, family and don’t blame yourself.
Cas
 
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Hi Rider52,
What you described could be signs of depression but could also just be stress.
The more you think the more the feelings stick around. Try and keep doing the things you enjoyed doing 6 months previously. Talk to other people, friends, family and don’t blame yourself.
Cas
Hi Rider52
How are you today ?
Have you been feeling any better?
Cas
 
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Rider52

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Hi
Hi Rider52
How are you today ?
Have you been feeling any better?
Cas
Cas
Hi Rider52
How are you today ?
Have you been feeling any better?
Cas
Hi Cas,
How are you?
I'm just taking things one day at a time. I seem to be feeling a little better. I keep myself busy throughout the day. I'm usually able to get descent rest at night. I just need to quit worrying about everything all the time. I think if I change my thinking it would help.
 
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Cas

Hi Cas,
How are you?
I'm just taking things one day at a time. I seem to be feeling a little better. I keep myself busy throughout the day. I'm usually able to get descent rest at night. I just need to quit worrying about everything all the time. I think if I change my thinking it would help.
I’m a lot better thanks.
My symptoms and thoughts have been like yours over the last 2/3 months. I tend to focus on the worst case scenario’s yet things don’t always turn out like that.
You’re doing exactly what I’m trying to do, taking one day at a time.
Reading your notes, I think you have the reasoning ability to get through it. I’m trying to add courage and perspective to my reasoning.
You don’t have to disclose this if you don’t wish to but What’s causing the way you feel ?
Work , relationships, etc..
 
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Hi Rider52
Please reply back on the forum and not to my email
Thanks
 
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I’m a lot better thanks.
My symptoms and thoughts have been like yours over the last 2/3 months. I tend to focus on the worst case scenario’s yet things don’t always turn out like that.
You’re doing exactly what I’m trying to do, taking one day at a time.
Reading your notes, I think you have the reasoning ability to get through it. I’m trying to add courage and perspective to my reasoning.
You don’t have to disclose this if you don’t wish to but What’s causing the way you feel ?
Work , relationships, etc..
I've had a lot of issues over the past few years. Lost a successful business due to the economy and changing times. Made several other attempts to get back on track and I haven't found any stability yet.

I was supposed to get married several years ago. That didn't work out and I haven't found the right relationship yet. I tried several times and it seems hard to find the right person with how times have changed. A lot of my friends have moved away and I don't get to see them anymore.

Even though I went through some tough times I'd always find a way to handle it. I would keep myself busy with hobbies, being in nature, reading positive quotes, etc.

This time I just could feel myself falling apart. Then the anxiety and worry set in. I started thinking the worst about everything. I've had several medical tests thinking it was an illness and I'm physically healthy. I never had serious mental health issues in the past. I decided to get a mental health assessment and they just recommend counseling. I'm hoping I can find myself having peace in my life again.
 
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I've had a lot of issues over the past few years. Lost a successful business due to the economy and changing times. Made several other attempts to get back on track and I haven't found any stability yet.

I was supposed to get married several years ago. That didn't work out and I haven't found the right relationship yet. I tried several times and it seems hard to find the right person with how times have changed. A lot of my friends have moved away and I don't get to see them anymore.

Even though I went through some tough times I'd always find a way to handle it. I would keep myself busy with hobbies, being in nature, reading positive quotes, etc.

This time I just could feel myself falling apart. Then the anxiety and worry set in. I started thinking the worst about everything. I've had several medical tests thinking it was an illness and I'm physically healthy. I never had serious mental health issues in the past. I decided to get a mental health assessment and they just recommend counseling. I'm hoping I can find myself having peace in my life again.
I had test’s, and like you, I’m fine physically. I hoped it was a medical condition, at least then I and people around me would be able to understand it better.
I also totally understand where you’re comming from, particularly regarding your business. I run a business and we’re having a hard time due to the doom and gloom of Brexit and general apathy in the economy. I’m worried about the short term future of the business and my staff, some who have been with me for a long time. I don’t know whether I’ve still got the fight in me.
I admire you trying again after losing your business, that takes courage. Unless you’ve had a business, It’s hard to explain to someone what being in business is like. It’s a real lonely place when times are tough.
Sorry to hear about your past relationship. It seems as if you feel it’s one thing after another that’s knocking you back. Have you tried joining a club of some nature ? Perhaps something totally different and not one of your past interests.
I'm trying to be tough for my wife and children but it’s still causing stress in the home. I sometimes wish I was on my own so I didn’t have family relying on me.
I’ve come to terms with the fact that there’s no quick fix with this.
Deep down I know it’s only me that can sort this, and I started by joining this forum.
 
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I had test’s, and like you, I’m fine physically. I hoped it was a medical condition, at least then I and people around me would be able to understand it better.
I also totally understand where you’re comming from, particularly regarding your business. I run a business and we’re having a hard time due to the doom and gloom of Brexit and general apathy in the economy. I’m worried about the short term future of the business and my staff, some who have been with me for a long time. I don’t know whether I’ve still got the fight in me.
I admire you trying again after losing your business, that takes courage. Unless you’ve had a business, It’s hard to explain to someone what being in business is like. It’s a real lonely place when times are tough.
Sorry to hear about your past relationship. It seems as if you feel it’s one thing after another that’s knocking you back. Have you tried joining a club of some nature ? Perhaps something totally different and not one of your past interests.
I'm trying to be tough for my wife and children but it’s still causing stress in the home. I sometimes wish I was on my own so I didn’t have family relying on me.
I’ve come to terms with the fact that there’s no quick fix with this.
Deep down I know it’s only me that can sort this, and I started by joining this forum.
That's good news that you're healthy.
I'm sorry to hear about your business though. Unfortunately it has happened around here. A lot of the well established businesses have closed and aren't being replaced. Although depending on the type of business large companies are replacing the smaller ones. It makes it tough to compete with them.

I've went out and tried working for other companies as an employee. It's really hard after being you're own boss for many years. Sometimes it's political and the connections that get you the good jobs. I've had a couple good jobs after I lost the business. Unfortunately it didn't last when
management changed or the people I knew left. After the last situation I had with losing my job I just fell apart. I just hope I can pick myself back up again. I've always handled stress well and this time it really effected me.
 
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Hey :)

Sorry to hear how you've felt these past 4 months. Going to the GP can be scary, but it's the right thing to do - they can provide you with professional support, medication and counselling referral. You're not alone in this x

Much love <3
 
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