It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Depression Message Board

Why am I so sad all the time?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-02-2002, 06:30 PM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 386
EddieDean HB User
Post Why am I so sad all the time?

I am a 23 year old female with an absolutely fantastic life. I have a family who loves and supports me, a very serious boyfriend who I have an incredibly healthy relationship with, and a job that gives me great satisfaction. Still, I find myself going through periods of extreme disatisfaction and unhappiness with my life and I have no idea why. A lot of it revolves around stresses with my job (I'm a teacher and the kids can drive me CRAZY some days!), but I also find myself crying over miniscule problems in my relationships with people. I want to be happy and enjoy the holiday season because this is my favorite time of the year, but I am finding myself so sad and stressed out that I can't settle down and enjoy my life. Is there something chemically wrong with me or is this just a mood swing?

I have been on birth control for almost 8 years (to regulate periods), and am also on lots of meds for sinus issues. Perhaps those are to blame? Anyway, I am just sick of feeling sad and empty all the time when I have so many great things going in my life. If anyone has any advice or ideas, please let me know. Thanks, and best wishes for a happy holiday season!!

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 12-03-2002, 03:07 AM   #2
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: ma
Posts: 87
ravekane HB User

Hi, Well it sounds like you have a lot of positives in your life. You have a loving family, loving boyfriend and a good job, a lot of us wish we could be that far advanced at 23 yrs old. Mabye you have depression, I would go see your DR to see what he/she tells you. Good luck.

Old 12-03-2002, 04:52 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: UK
Posts: 103
Bubbly20 HB User

Sometimes even though we have so many good things and still feel bad, then guilty - its hard to understand why.

It could be depression, clinical or not...

Have you talked to people about how you feel? Its actually very theraputic getting some things off your chest..but if you really dont know whats wrong then best to see your doctor..

Take care

Bubbly x
Bubbly x
For anyone with Anxiety..try Bachs Rescue Remedy. Really good x

Old 12-04-2002, 06:50 PM   #4
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 386
EddieDean HB User

Thanks for your advice and words of encouragement....just writing my thoughts on here has helped me to sort things out a bit.

I guess my problem is that I go up and down. One minute I'll be flying high, and the next I am totally frustrated and sad. I've always cried a lot, but sometimes I find myself crying for absolutely no reason! The worst feeling is the emptiness I sometimes get, and when I look around I have absolutely no idea how to get rid of it.

I had a dream the other night that I was standing on a cliff with some guy. We both were crying our eyes out. I asked him what was the matter and he told me that he felt totally empty because he lost his true love and was going to try and find her. When he asked me why I was crying, I told him I felt empty too...but realized that I had absolutely nothing to look for. I woke up utterly depressed and trying to figure out why I feel so empty and sad when there is nothing to search for! I'm sure this shows my true feelings...that I am missing something in my life...but I have no idea what it is. I'm going to try out for a community play next week and am going to start taking dancing classes to see if doing something other then school will perk me up. Maybe I need to make some new friends and change my routine a little. Also, I am moving away with my boyfriend next summer when he goes to graduate school, so I think a large part of me is struggling with leaving my family and getting a new job. Those stresses probably are manifesting itself in my mood....I just hope I make the right choices and all this sadness and confusion goes away.

Anyway, thanks so much to those who responded. You guys are the best!

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Its time to Accept or move on...jealous of his best guy friend...Need advice o0Peace0o Relationship Health 7 07-28-2008 09:56 AM
Can spending TOO much time together hurt the relationship? LavaGrl Relationship Health 12 07-24-2008 05:11 PM
A real, first-time dilemma for me ... canscribe Sexual Health - General 7 03-31-2008 02:16 PM
Time, Expectations, Hope reachout Addiction & Recovery 11 11-26-2007 06:05 PM
Please advise me; do you think it's time to end this friendship? Laylah Relationship Health 16 07-26-2007 04:32 PM
Time to Forget gdschillins Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 0 05-06-2007 11:20 AM
So much work.. so little time Joliebean Dental Health 1 02-04-2006 02:11 PM
I WAS having a good time, until... Hiya Relationship Health 300 11-02-2005 04:57 PM
Big Time Health Anxiety jana66 Menopause 8 04-15-2005 09:50 AM
did we all get depressed at the same time enoch Depression 86 08-18-2004 06:23 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:09 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!