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Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:24 PM
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So I'm experiencing this strange sensation of depression symptoms without the logical basis...
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 09:24 PM by Writer
for those symptoms. In fact, I quite frankly have no idea why I'm experiencing tightness in my chest and why I feel sad. My humor is still present, as is my energy to do my reading, but I'm on the verge of tears.

Is this stress? I don't know.

Just venting,

~Writer~
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:33 PM
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1. First of all,
Depression is by no means logical. And it is often biological. It could be stress, it could be anxiety, it could be a lot of things. Sometimes vitamins/better eating/exercise helps, sometimes therapy helps, sometimes medication helps. The variables are endless.

But here is a hug.

:hug:
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:38 PM
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2. I wish I knew what it was my friend.
But lots of people go through it. You aren't alone :hug:
I hope it passes very soon.
Anytime you need a bit of jelly,I'm here :pals:
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mentalsolstice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:34 PM
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3. Get a medical checkup
It could be a chemical or hormonal imbalance. Just for chuckles my gyn checked me to see if I was peri-menopausal or menopausal (in 1996 I had a hysterectomy but both ovaries were left in). It turned out I was in the full throes of menopause, but I had not had any symptoms.

However, 3 months later I became totally unhinged for no reason. I had a wonderful husband, lived in a beautiful historic home and neighborhood, and I didn't have to work any longer...I had my time to pursue my interests. Yet, I had an inexplicable urge to cry, and I felt like I was banging my head against a brick wall 24/7 with no explanation as to why. A couple of weeks on an anti-depressant and some dietary changes made all the difference in the world.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:48 PM
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4. Are you eating healthy & getting enough sleep?
Hope you feel better soon. :hug:
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liberaltrucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:07 PM
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5. Clinical depression. See your doc
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 11:11 PM by liberaltrucker
Been there, done that. Got the meds. Get well soon!
:hug:
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:09 PM
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6. Seasonal Affective Disorder
more likely. Take vitamin D and try to get more sunlight
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