Is It All In My Head?

Nobody knows, nobody understands. I have dealt with this for a long time, I just really need someone to talk to. I feel that it is all in my head or that I'm seeking for attention. I just feel bad all the time...
Rach87 Rach87
18-21, F
25 Responses Apr 26, 2007

whats it u wnat to talk bout???

Some time just talking to some one helps, so e-mail if you want to talk. It really doses help and as I said e-mail me and I will send along my Ph.#<br />
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Wishing you Peace and Happiness <br />
John

If you need anyone to talk to about anything im here and will listen and give the best advice i can :) . what you said , i understand a lot x

I am going through the same thing, but that's because I am too scared to let anyone in case they hurt me. You need a real confidence boost, sometimes going to the doctor and ask for councilling can help, I am about to start a course so wish me luck! Try not to take medication - it blocks feelings not solve them. And good luck, I hope we can both feel better soon - now I know i'm not the only one who feels like this - I have hope x

To all of you who commented, and the original poster; i know exactly what you feel/felt. You can read about me on "Think Too Much Do Too Little"

My doctors put me on antidepressants to help with extreme neuropathy pain in my legs. It got me very depressed and they made me worse! But I know others that swear by them so I guess you just have to try. I feel for you because a day does not go by that I do not cry but thats because of my own personal circumstances and ALOT of physical pain. Good Luck!!

i can't write as much as others did here, BUT i certainly been in the same situation since i married...writing it down all the time we feel bad is somehow helpful..it is cathartic...and it really helped in my case..i keep doing it...as a friend said here..our writing will listen to us silently...

i show little of how i show i am hurting <br />
i am fighting to not give up

i'm here if you care to talk...

I would try to talk to someone before deciding that your depressed. because the term depressed should not be used lightly. i'm not saying that your exaggerating or anything I feel the same most of the time. but talking to a councilor or psychiatrist might help you as it helps me

I know how that is. <br />
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Few understand really what I am going through right now and just say they do and I am tired of that.<br />
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why try to explain when no one will understand anyway?

Hey--I feel the same way.<br />
I just looked up this passage in Revelations 21:4:<br />
"There will be a day with no more pain, no more tears. He will come and wipe every tear from their eyes and He shall call them His own."<br />
It made me want to cry that HOLY GOD will wipe away our tears because He loves us SOOOO much!!<br />
Hope this was encouraging!!<br />
O! Look up Jeremy Camp's "I'll take you back", it is amazing!!

I'm going through alot of crap. its realy hard to explain and its a real long story. I'm going to sleep. email me if you want to know my side of the storie

I would love to talk to you. I am borderline recluse from our society simply because i am not like everybody else. I smoke and i drink to cope with my depression and anger.

I dealt with the same things and questioned many of the same cause and effects. If we dwell, focus,and expect negative things thoughts etc. all the time then we don't enjoy the positives. I used to take negativity with me everywhere I went and saw it effect people to the point that they too became negative simply being in my presents. The good things in life are what we make of them and if we choose to make nothing out of them, then they tend to disappear. then we feel that there is no positives in our life. You have to truly focus on the positive in everything. then when the negatives came down the pipe, you will get to the point when even the negatives are positive. The best way is to tell yourself when things are terrible and down and out, is everything happens for a reason, what can I take away from this experience that will help me and improve me in the future?? The positive negative experience

Maybe it's time you get whatever it is that your wanting to say off of your chest. This will help you to feel better. I don't know what it is that you want to get off your chest, but I am definitely not here to judge you or any of your decisions and I don't think anyone here is going to judge you either. Once you start to talk about what it is that you want to talk about, your depression will start to subside, because you have people listening to you. I will not tell you that you need medication because I feel that all you need to do is open up and get whatever it is off your chest. Keep in touch, I'll be here for you. <br />
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Rena

Talk to me then, I'm here and I'll always listen.<br />
Take care.x

This is entitled "I Am Not Who They Think I Am"<br />
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Should it perhaps be " I do not know who I am" ?<br />
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I find that when you feel like nobody undertstands it stems from the fact that you are confused about who you are, or where you fit in thsi world - maybe you dont think of things in the same way to yoru friends and family.<br />
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Regardless, I hope you find the help and understandng that you need. Reach out to somebody... surely it must be better than thinking that you are alone and that nobody undertands - im sure they wil if you just explain it to them.<br />
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Dont isolate yourself from those that care for you - let them in an they can help :)<br />
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All the best x

I'm not sure what to say, but that's being honest after I read some of the other responses. I'm not sure if your depressed and need medication, or if you just need to talk. But I can relate to just knowing that someone out there knows how you feel. I do. And it's hard. Somedays I'm angry with how everything just doesn't fit or seem what it should be. I sometimes feel like I'm completely lost and can't seem to be happy. It's hard. I'm not going to give any advice, or tell you what you should do because I myself don't know what to do either. But I can say I know how you feel and remind you that it's probably not all in your head. Life is hard. Those who want to pretend it isn't or think that you're being in a negative space because grief has set in don't really get it. I am glad when I feel down because at least I know then that I'm a 100% human and to not feel sadness means you're incomplete. But feeling sadness or anger or just frustration a lot of the time can be hard. All I can say is I know what you mean. And I hope that helps in some way.

Hey I went down this path around ten years ago. It was the worst period of my life and I learned a lot about depression. It can arise from your circumstances (in which case you don't need medication) or it can start because of a chemical inbalance in the brain. If it is the latter, there is nothing to be ashamed of, but the only way to cure it is to see a doctor who can try and rebalance your chemical makeup. <br />
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In my case, my depression arose due to severe trauma, part of which arose due to witnessing a very violent crime on one of my best friends (who later committed suicide). I thought about killing myself and I also felt physical pain from the depression and was in hopsital, unable to get out of bed or feed myself. I saw no joy and no reason to keep living.<br />
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From the counselling I undertook then, I learned techniques for avoiding depression for the rest of my life. The best advice I can give, is to get busy. Even if you don't feel like getting up, GET UP. Sign up for drama class or cooking class or whatever! Learn a new sport or get out and do the dinner for 6 dating or something. Make your self interesting, not just to yourself but to others who will then want to be your friend. Time helped me get over the pain I felt over what happened to my friend, and by keeping busy I was forced to think about other things, rather than to dwell on the negative. <br />
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Obviously this doesn't work if your depression is due to a chemical inbalance. No doubt, if your circumstances have left you with deep scars, then you may need to resolve these within yourself too. I truly hope things improve for you and you can see the brighter side of life. It really is there!

I understand. I would say I feel bad 99% of the time and have for the last 3 years. I blame my negative inner voice that constantly tells me that I am worthless, that I am a total failure at everything I attempt, I have no ambitions, no direction. I have contemplated suicide so many times but don't even have the motivation to go through with it. Im so used to feeling like crap that it has become the norm. I have never been diagnosed nor do I see the point in paying for a counsellor to tell me what I already know- I have low self-esteem and low self-worth. Can anyone tell me...are anti-depressants effective?

I know the exact feeling, I went down the Medication route but that just stopped me feeling anything for myself or anyone else, this resulted in the worst thing thats ever happened to me, howevre so much good has come of it as it has made me look deep into myself and approach my inner feelings and find the answers to why i was feeling like this. I am a long way off finishing this process but now I see this as a life long lesson and everyday I get stronger. I found that writing a lot of things down helped to clearly focus my thoughts which enabled me to then approach each question at a time. I realised that the feeling bad came from not loving myself and despising myself, which made me hate everyone else so in turn they felt this and hated me. It was a decreasing circle that I was on for about 10 years but now Im on the way up. Sorry to go on a bit but I appreciate how you are feeling so just talk about it, or put it in a blog here.

I know the exact feeling, I went down the Medication route but that just stopped me feeling anything for myself or anyone else, this resulted in the worst thing thats ever happened to me, howevre so much good has come of it as it has made me look deep into myself and approach my inner feelings and find the answers to why i was feeling like this. I am a long way off finishing this process but now I see this as a life long lesson and everyday I get stronger. I found that writing a lot of things down helped to clearly focus my thoughts which enabled me to then approach each question at a time. I realised that the feeling bad came from not loving myself and despising myself, which made me hate everyone else so in turn they felt this and hated me. It was a decreasing circle that I was on for about 10 years but now Im on the way up. Sorry to go on a bit but I appreciate how you are feeling so just talk about it, or put it in a blog here.

You may be suffering from depression and may need medication that could make you feel lioke a new person. I'm not a doctor but have been through what you described. t still there but not half as bad as it used to be.good luck......Leasa

U know, writing a diary, or a blog about things u feel will be helpful. at least al lthe things that u want to express will be given to the paper, which will silently listen to u, and of course won't judge u