Re: Am I sick or depressed
Hi Charpo! Boy do I know the feeling! I'm sure many on this board read your post and say "Yup, I get that!" One of my biggest things is loneliness. ALL OF THE TIME!!! I have great friends and a great family but feel it. For me I think it comes with being single, and feeling that I will always be. But depression halts me sometimes from opening up to people. How long have you been feeling this way? There are little "tests" online that you can take to see if your symptoms are depression. Make a list of how you've been feeling and for how long. Take it to your physician. It's very easy to fall into a slump. I exercise on a regular basis, which helps. But I was sick this week so now I have to get myself out of being lazy. Depression can swallow you whole. Make a list of things you can do for yourself. When I'm down I force myself to get up, shower, dress nice, makeup. Whatever it is you do, do not let it win!!! But definitely, before assuming depression, check with your physician. This board is also a tremendous help!