I assume you are a male and it sounds to me that you have depression. Those people who tell you to man up didn't understand what you're going through. 11 years is a long time and it'll get worse so please, please see your doctor. You can choose to go on anti depressants tablets and if you do, get counselling to sort out bullrings (I'e been through it, not having counselling while on tablets is a bit messy). Surround yourself with good understanding people and keep going to work/college/work experience or if you do reg sport, keep going . It's gonna be a struggle but doing those things will keep your mind off problems if only for a while. There's support group you can go to as well.
Bullies does sometimes have an impact on one's life and can cause depression. Don't let them win. (Talking from experience).
Wishing you the best.
Beta blockers? What about tweaking your seratonin levels with SSRIs?
Because of your age, therapy will be mandatory with SSRI use. And, there is habituation with age, so it is necessary to work on a long-term exit from their use. And, the sexual side effects are not good.
Glad for you. I am still waiting for my counselling!! Sorry to hear about your heart condition. it's a shame you couldn't work those jobs. Next time an offer of a job is on your plate, meet them halfway but take the job. Is that poss?
Ah, that's good that you seen your doc and having counselling. Getting a job will help you out mentally, it'd keep you busy and keep your problems off your mind for a few hours and upgrade your self esteem but I do understand that you turned down jobs because you may not feel up to it. It's hard snuff getting out of bed. Hope things work out well for you.
Now I understand. Can't take a job that is stressful for you and you are so right, people think oh this person is happy so she/he can't be depressed. What they don't know is that some of them hide their true emotions well, like me. I gets depressed at times but don't always show it cuz I don't want people to dump me either so I try not to moan and enjoy myself while I can like chatting at a cafe/mcdonalds or shopping for a while. I never go to parties.
yeah, getting out of bed can be a chore. I felt that too. Getting out of bed was ok but the thought of having a bath and getting change can be too much but I force myself to go cuz I like to feel clean. You're lucky you have a great friend . I don't have that. If one find out, I gets dumped. Lol about Lady Gaga's effects on you! lol Don't worry....I am not laughing at you, just thinking that Lady Gaga's different. Mine is Alicia Keys. Everyone gel with different singers for good reasons. I understand Jessie J's songs and one of my fav is Who You Are and Katy Perry's Fireworks. Like any other songs or...?
Anxiety and depression is so so so difficult. I lived in it for many years in my past. I'm much better now though. The turning point for me was being born again - finding Jesus. I became indwelled with the Holy Spirit and it was the beginning of a huge change in me that God continues to make and develop in me. I was 35 when I found Jesus. It would have been very helpful if I had known him earlier in my life - so the sooner, the better. If you need guidance, just google something like "What does it mean to be born again?" or you can write me. God bless!
My brother is just like you. He describes it as something just swells up inside of him and he can't control he is crying. He has high anxiety and depression. He is also in his early 40's. I'm happy you are getting help, most men are so stubborn, like my brother, they don't want to get help and stay in denial they need help. God be with you and I wish you to find a good doctor, make sure it is a psychiatrist not a family doctor when it comes to medicine.
call a mental health provider where you live, you need to get qualified help to deal with the issues that are causing your symptoms. It's the only way to get free of the demon that is ruining our life.
Something's bottled up there I think, but who am I to say?
Get yourself a full spectrum lamp and use it as your primary light source when at home. Other than that improve your diet, exercise more, and get plenty of sleep.
You wuss.... no just kidding.......no seriously dude try not to take life so seriously. Always remember that 100 yrs from now none of this is going to matter. Learn to laugh and make others laugh as well. Be a fun person that people like to be around. Be the kind of person that someone goes to in order to bring them up instead of bring them down. This will in turn change your self esteem.
Oh yeah....this also makes it easier to be around others
It sounds serious if you moved cities...but by the sounds of it you need professional help you cant let this problem ruin your life, theres people out there to help
Watch Hard Candy.
cry.. and let it all out.
I now understand what you are talking about. The answers these people are giving are missing the mark. I share your feeling about wanting to cry all the time and it has little if anything to do with depression. I have a great job, a terrific wife, lots of money in the bank, and good health. I suspect my bio rhythms or hormone levels are screwed up. The local Doc says things are fine for a 70 year old man so he blows me off. Increasingly, I am toying with testosterone therapy but it aggravates prostate cancer and who wants that! If you figure out what the answer is, let me know. God I love being old.