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Have you ever had depression?

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 11,835 ✭✭✭✭cloud493


    WhiteRoses wrote: »
    I don't think I've ever been actually clinically depressed but there have been periods of my life where I felt really low and hopeless for long periods of time. I never did anything about it though, my own fault really.

    Well why haven't you? Better late than never!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,232 ✭✭✭Bazinga_N


    I get really down at some nights tbh. The other night I got into an argument with a friend I had recently fell out with (my fault) on Facebook. I felt s**t afterwards because I lost a really close friend to whom I would go to when I was down and I knew I couldn't get her back, for now at least. I really wanted to like cut myself or something bad, but I didn't (and never have btw). I managed to stay strong and think positive but sometimes it's hard to do so.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,207 ✭✭✭decisions


    I think it's time to accept that it is real and I need to dig out that number, get myself some help.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 636 ✭✭✭anirishlad


    I dont think ive ever had depression but sometimes I really hate myself. I am such an awkward and shy person and its weird because i actually have a good few friends and im generally liked but i am so bad around women its not right. I literally dont understand myself :o


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,779 ✭✭✭A Neurotic


    Ray D'Arcy documentary on depression on TV3 now if anyone's interested.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 103 ✭✭AllyMcFearless


    I'm 18, and I have depression. At first I was afraid of telling anybody, but I actually ended up more afraid of myself :P Ended up telling my mam, who brought me straight to the GP and I've been on anti-depressants since last November. Completely changed me, I actually sleep and eat properly now.

    It's a hard thing to face, and even harder to admit to anybody, but I've found that making the first step made all the difference, because people will always be there to support you. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,763 ✭✭✭finality


    Anyone else think maybe some voters in the poll may have been mistaking "feeling down" for "suffering from depression"? Over 60% doesn't seem completely realistic.

    I can understand how there could be something of a correlation between spending time on an internet forum and suffering from depression, but 60% still seems very high.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,625 ✭✭✭flyswatter


    finality wrote: »
    Anyone else think maybe some voters in the poll may have been mistaking "feeling down" for "suffering from depression"? Over 60% doesn't seem completely realistic.

    I can understand how there could be something of a correlation between spending time on an internet forum and suffering from depression, but 60% still seems very high.

    Where do you draw that correlation from?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 11,835 ✭✭✭✭cloud493


    Well depression is much more common than people think, if the internet/studies are anything to go by. Its easier to admit you have a problem on the net, plain and simple.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,109 ✭✭✭QueenOfLeon


    finality wrote: »
    Anyone else think maybe some voters in the poll may have been mistaking "feeling down" for "suffering from depression"? Over 60% doesn't seem completely realistic.

    I can understand how there could be something of a correlation between spending time on an internet forum and suffering from depression, but 60% still seems very high.

    Well this thread was previously linked to in a bigger thread about depression in AH. Maybe its just more likely that people who have depression read the threads and answer the poll. If everyone who read that bigger thread answered the poll (the first post had 1500 thanks) the results would probably be more realistic.

    However, even the amount of people who answered as "not on medication" or "Don't know" on a small poll like this would indicate that the figures officially published are way off.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,763 ✭✭✭finality


    flyswatter wrote: »
    Where do you draw that correlation from?

    It's a guess really, I don't know of any studies on it or anything.

    Some people with depression don't have the energy to go out and socialize and may turn to the internet to find people to talk to? I'm honestly just pulling this off the top of my head, that wasn't the main focus of my post.

    Well this thread was previously linked to in a bigger thread about depression in AH. Maybe its just more likely that people who have depression read the threads and answer the poll. If everyone who read that bigger thread answered the poll (the first post had 1500 thanks) the results would probably be more realistic.

    However, even the amount of people who answered as "not on medication" or "Don't know" on a small poll like this would indicate that the figures officially published are way off.

    This makes sense, thanks. But then there are posts like these, which make me wonder about the understanding of "depression" some of the voters in the poll might have had.
    jumpguy wrote: »
    I've always been up and down, mostly I find when I'm bored and idle for a long period of time I get down. Then there's some things in life which would bring me down unexpectedly. But tbh, one thing I've learned is that these things pass over and you get on good again.

    One thing I found was when I started playing more sports and began regular jogging etc, I felt alot better. It makes me wonder just how much of it depends on lifestyle (for me personally).

    On the flip-side, when I'm in good form I'm quite happy, between school, sports, and social life things I've a good bit to do, I've good friends, I'm not afraid to talk to good friends really.

    So it really depends on how you define depression. Is it feeling down now and then for a period of time or is it down 24/7? Life is highs and lows, and the teens are difficult times anyway. :)

    All I'm saying is that the colloquial term "depressed" might have had an effect on the poll. You know how some people might say "after I lost my father I was so depressed," but they weren't actually suffering from depression, but rather going through a natural grieving process. I really don't mean to be patronizing or to belittle anyone's grief, I just don't feel this poll would reflect the overall population. I think there are a few factors at play distorting the results to an extent. I suppose people who have been depressed would be more likely to click on this thread too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,390 ✭✭✭Aisling(",)


    I have definitely felt depressed but I doubt I've ever had depression.the only instance i can think of is when I was going through a very low patch and just felt horrible for about three months,I was hardly sleeping and eating so little that I lost over a stone in three weeks.

    If that's the worst I have to deal with then I'm very lucky.I wish there wasn't such a stigma attatched to metal health issues in Ireland.Some of the attitudes displayed in this country reflect horribly on us as a society.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,820 ✭✭✭FanadMan


    Missed the poll :(

    Am bi-polar and am taking medication. Do I count? lol


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,625 ✭✭✭flyswatter


    finality wrote: »
    It's a guess really, I don't know of any studies on it or anything.

    Some people with depression don't have the energy to go out and socialize and may turn to the internet to find people to talk to? I'm honestly just pulling this off the top of my head, that wasn't the main focus of my post.

    I get what you're saying. I'm actually listening to a concept album at the moment that kind of looks at this thinking.

    Basically it's about modern age kids and an insular way of living, living life through a virtual world on a computer and also things like bipolar medication and modern phenomenons like ADHD.

    Some of the lyrics are as follows.

    TV, yeah it's always on
    The flicker of the screen
    A movie actress screams
    I'm basking in the shit flowing out of it

    Xbox is a god to me
    A finger on the switch
    My mother is a bitch
    My father gave up ever trying to talk to me

    Don't try engaging me
    The vaguest of shrugs
    The prescription drugs
    You'll never find
    A person inside

    It paints a good picture of the amount of distraction in todays world compared to previous generations and how it sort of destroys curiosity with the real world. I guess it can really harm a person.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,291 ✭✭✭Junco Partner


    so there's a history of depression on my mams side my grandad has been on anti depressants as long as i remember and i've watched my mam break down a few times. never thought twould be my future too. until about two years ago when i started going through these increasingly frequent bouts of just feeling like absolute wasted space.

    since i got to college hated my course and subsequently dropped out these periods have been way more frequent. driving to work saturday i suddenly thought to myself "oh crap here comes a big one" i've spent all weekend feeling worse than i ever have and all day today in my room basically feeling the pressure and rage and misery slowly increase, i finally snapped and have spent the past hour blubbering with every horrible thought running through my head, no college next year working a really dehumanising fast food job where part of the job description seems to be receiving abuse which is my future for the next few years till i can finally afford to go back to college, the worry that the job wont last much longer with the regular hour cuts the prospect of no school at all ever and a life on the dole if the job does go. grandad is looking increasingly shook, being stuck in this grim prospectles village the fitness i worked for two years to gain has gone because of college and work. the fact my parents are dense to the fact that i can hardly face the world and just assume i lie in bed all day because im lazy even though i just cant face it all the only bright light in my life is my gf no matter how miserable i am when i get to see her everything is instantly good but shes two counties away and its so hard getting to see her so that does nothing for my happiness either every little speck of misery poured out and ... well i must say i feel much better even if only for a while. bottling things up may be an inferior method i think.


    wow depression really does not believe in punctuation or grammar does it?

    there feel much better
    sorry for the tldr worthy rant.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,428 ✭✭✭Talib Fiasco


    Theres a history of depression in my family too...most notably my mom. She used be on some medicine for it but got rid of it because she thought it was making her worse and you know what, regardless of her getting annoyed, cross and agitated fairly regularly she's doing pretty great. I know for a fact atm she's alot happier than I am. Some of ye might have seen me post about my depression in the Leaving Cert forum but yeah I'm 18 and have experienced depression varying from just about pissed off to close to commiting suicide. First thought of suicide when I was like 12 or 13. Lately it's been really crossing my mind. Leaving cert and results is really stressing me out but it's like everything and everyone has changed and left little old me slowly rot away. My friends are making great progress in their lives and as they meet new ppl I'm slowly fading out of their life. And I'm slowly feeling more worthless. I think at times I'd be better off alone forever because I won't have to worry about what people think about me but the truth is I'm a very peoples person and I crave being close with people. It's just atm I feel like blocking out everyone and I dunno why. Suicide is a close topic for me. I know of more than one person who did it and I wonder sometimes how bad they were feeling at the time and how worse off they were feeling compared to me. I'm afraid to carry it through because I'm so young and eventhough at any age it's a waste of life, considering I wouldn't even consider myself anyway grown up I think I'm probably not thinking straight. But it seems like such an escape. A few hours ago after I watched a bit of tv with my parents I went to my bedroom and jumped across my bed. I just sat there thinking about my life atm and friends and leaving cert and all that. My breathing got heavier and faster. I was kind of in a trance and I was whispering stuff to myself. I almost cried because I said 'I can't do this anymore'. Look I know I'm depressed or sad or whatever but I never knew it'd get to the stage where I think I need professional help. Before I always dealt with my pain and hardships every time but I dunno can I do it now. Theres so many things going on I don't think I can focus on getting myself back to normal... Don't worry. I'm not gonna do something stupid for a good while yet at least. Frankly I don't have the balls to do it. But the constant stress and pain and that awful full sick stomach feeling is really taking it's toll on me after only one whole mooth of feeling depressed again. I just fear for the future. Look I've gone blank. I'm gonna stop typin for the moment. Sorry for the length...it's like how I used to be. Talked so much you'd have to pay me to stop. Alright guys take care, stay strong.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,962 ✭✭✭jumpguy


    finality wrote: »
    All I'm saying is that the colloquial term "depressed" might have had an effect on the poll. You know how some people might say "after I lost my father I was so depressed," but they weren't actually suffering from depression, but rather going through a natural grieving process. I really don't mean to be patronizing or to belittle anyone's grief, I just don't feel this poll would reflect the overall population. I think there are a few factors at play distorting the results to an extent. I suppose people who have been depressed would be more likely to click on this thread too.
    Did you quote my post by accident there? It's two and a half years old! :o (My god, how time's flown...)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,778 ✭✭✭leaveiton


    This thread is amazing, it's great to see such support. So many people here have been through an awful lot, and I really admire the courage it takes to share your experiences with everyone else. Before reading this thread I'd never have posted my own story, but now I really feel like doing it. Before I would worry about people I know coming across this, as a good few of my IRL friends know who I am on boards. But you know what, let them - this isn't anything I should be ashamed of.

    I really don't know how I'd answer this poll. I can't tick either of the "Yes" options as I haven't been to a doctor. But I can't tick "No" or "I don't know" either, because believe me, I know. There is no doubt in my mind that I have depression. In fact, I'd be shocked if I was told that I didn't have it.

    I suppose the first time the thought really came into my mind would have been January of this year. I'd been feeling really down constantly, and completely overwhelmed with school. Before Christmas it had just been non-stop work, ending with the Christmas tests. I'd been looking forward to a break over Christmas, but I just ended up sleeping all day and doing nothing. Once I went back to school in January, I just couldn't face it. I couldn't get back into a sleeping pattern, and I couldn't cope with the endless, repetitive work. Constant homework in subjects I had no interest in (English, Irish) and the fact that I'd only come out of Christmas tests, to having to study for mocks, then orals after that, it just piled on top of me. I'd fall asleep regularly in class, I'd come home, stare at a pile of homework before deciding "Fúck it." I wouldn't do it, I'd just in my room until 9 o'clock so that my parents would think I was working. Then I wouldn't be able to sleep, and the pattern would start again. Eventually one day it got too much, I woke up for school and had to beg my mother to let me take the day off, because I was suffering from complete exhaustion.

    This all killed me because I've always been a diligent student. I've always done everything that was expected of me, but at some point in 6th year I just stopped caring. Why would I want to write an essay comparing 3 different texts when I wanted to go into a career in science? What pissed me off most though was that everyone else was able to do it. Everyone else had to do the same work as me, and they got on with it, so why couldn't I? What made me so special that I was allowed to not do my work and take days off? Why couldn't I just get the hell on with it and stop feeling sorry for myself?

    My mother suggested that I might be depressed, as it runs in my father's side of the family. She was all ready to help at first, getting a doctor's appointment, getting me things like Rescue Remedy to try and calm myself down, but she seemed to think that once she did that, it'd be fine. Oh you've been taking your Rescue Remedy, are you feeling better now? No? Just keep taking it so! I did go to the doctor, but I found him a bit useless too. He didn't really listen to me properly. He gave me advice, but a lot of it was common sense, and what he did tell me was a bit unrealistic. He told me to get exercise - okay, fair enough - but he insisted that it had to be swimming. I asked could I not go for a walk, or a run, and he said no, swimming would be the best. When I pointed out that there was no pool near me, he asked his receptionist to google pools in my area :confused: Okay, so exercise is good advice, but my fecking dog could have told me that, there was no need to spend €50 to be told to exercise! He also wanted me to visit him every week (and pay him every week too...), which I didn't do. When I brought up the idea that it could have been an issue to do with the pill I was on, he just dismissed it and said "No, it wouldn't be that." Anyway, I'll stop before this becomes a rant against my doctor!

    So I went back to school after a couple of days off, and it was just expected that things would return to normal. If I said to my mother that I wasn't feeling better after a certain time, she'd almost get annoyed with me, in sort of a "What will we do with you" kind of way. So I lied, told her I was fine. Better to do that than put up with feeling like I was wrong to be depressed - "Sure what have you to be depressed about?" I don't know, and if I did, I'd figure out what it was and fix it. I don't WANT to be like this, I just am.

    My dad isn't supportive in the least, either. He's actually really difficult to deal with when I'm upset about something, but I don't want to go into that fully. The only person I really have is my boyfriend, and I'd be lost without him. I've often rang him up in floods of tears over nothing at all, just because I felt so awful. He's always there for me no matter what, which is definitely something I feel very lucky for. I just wish I had a bit more support at home.

    Actually, in saying that, my sister would be very supportive and easy to talk to (she actually volunteers with the Samaritans), but the problem is that she doesn't live with us at home. She lives with her fiance, and I'd feel a bit awkward going over to her apartment to talk if he was there. He's lovely and everything, I'd just rather he wasn't around if I were to talk about personal stuff.

    I still feel depressed all the time. I thought it would be better when I finished the Leaving Cert, but it's not. All I want to do is stay in bed all day, and when I do get up, I just want to stay online. I remember one post from someone saying that they never feel excited about anything, and that is one thing I've definitely noticed. I've already been away this summer and I'm going again in another week or so. Did I feel excitement for either? Nope. Just sort of accepted that it would happen. I did very much enjoy my last trip away, but when people would ask "Ooooh, are you excited about your holidays?!" I'd often think "God, I'd forgotten about it until you mentioned it." It's horrible, I just feel nothing. I don't get enjoyment out of anything.

    I really want to go to the doctor about this, but I keep telling myself I'll wait until college. I don't have the money to go to my GP (who is actually different now to the one I mentioned above - he was useless), and I really don't feel like I can discuss it with my parents. So I tell myself I'll see the college doctor, the college counsellor, and I'll be fine. My biggest worry though is that I won't be fine. I keep thinking everything will get better once I get to college, but what if it doesn't? :(

    Okay, this has gotten really long and now I'm just rambling. If anyone actually read that, well done. Sorry that it wasn't particularly coherent. :o


  • Moderators, Music Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 6,068 Mod ✭✭✭✭LoonyLovegood


    I don't think I ever posted here. Surprising, considering my article is in here.

    I was diagnosed in 2009. It's just...I don't tend to write about it. It's numb, and it hurts. And it's horrible. I hate having the scars on my legs.

    It's so difficult to explain. ARGH.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 11,835 ✭✭✭✭cloud493


    CTYIgirl wrote: »
    I don't think I ever posted here. Surprising, considering my article is in here.

    I was diagnosed in 2009. It's just...I don't tend to write about it. It's numb, and it hurts. And it's horrible. I hate having the scars on my legs.

    It's so difficult to explain. ARGH.

    I know about scars :/ but they are what they are I guess.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,761 ✭✭✭Lawliet


    Speaking of scars, I actually wore short sleeves recently, in public during the day, something I haven't done since I was thirteen. I was a bit nervous, most of my scars have turned white and flattened out but they're still huge, so I thought some people would notice, but no one seemed to. Anyone that was looking at my arm just seemed to be checking out my tattoo. I probably wont be wearing tee-shirts around my family any time soon, but it's actually a pretty big confidence boost to not feel like I have to cover up all the time


  • Moderators, Music Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 6,068 Mod ✭✭✭✭LoonyLovegood


    Lawliet wrote: »
    Speaking of scars, I actually wore short sleeves recently, in public during the day, something I haven't done since I was thirteen. I was a bit nervous, most of my scars have turned white and flattened out but they're still huge, so I thought some people would notice, but no one seemed to. Anyone that was looking at my arm just seemed to be checking out my tattoo. I probably wont be wearing tee-shirts around my family any time soon, but it's actually a pretty big confidence boost to not feel like I have to cover up all the time

    That's brilliant for you! Most of mine are still pinky-purple, so anything that's slightly above my knees is out.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,428 ✭✭✭Talib Fiasco


    Wow. Well I've been doing some reading and stuff and *I think* that I might be bipolar. I know you're probably like nah man you can't just self diagnose yourself like that but I've read up about symptoms and all that and even did those online tests which I know really aren't completely accurate but it would make alot of sense you know? Like feeling great one hour, complete sh*t the next - definitely. Talkative then not talking at all - again yep. Focused then scattered mind - yes. Craving for people and social life then wanting away from everything - oh hell yes. And so on. It would make alot of sense you know... I know I'd have to go to a doctor and all that to know for sure but you know what in a way I feel sorta good now. Just looking at what I wrote above there about not knowing why I was/am doing these things and with this is explains a little why and thats a bit of a relief. I've always thought that I was going through more than just the average bad dose of puberty and the like but yeah all of this really fits into me personally. Even stuff like history of depression in your family and alcoholism. Thats all in my blood for sure and not just one offs either. It's nearly in every generation of my family..some even on both sides. It's hard to think that all this is just coincidences or whatever you want to call it. I'm pretty convinced here atm.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 11,835 ✭✭✭✭cloud493


    Hope everyone's doing reasonably well at the moment :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,378 ✭✭✭Duffy the Vampire Slayer


    TheComeUp wrote: »
    Wow. Well I've been doing some reading and stuff and *I think* that I might be bipolar. I know you're probably like nah man you can't just self diagnose yourself like that but I've read up about symptoms and all that and even did those online tests which I know really aren't completely accurate but it would make alot of sense you know? Like feeling great one hour, complete sh*t the next - definitely. Talkative then not talking at all - again yep. Focused then scattered mind - yes. Craving for people and social life then wanting away from everything - oh hell yes. And so on. It would make alot of sense you know... I know I'd have to go to a doctor and all that to know for sure but you know what in a way I feel sorta good now. Just looking at what I wrote above there about not knowing why I was/am doing these things and with this is explains a little why and thats a bit of a relief. I've always thought that I was going through more than just the average bad dose of puberty and the like but yeah all of this really fits into me personally. Even stuff like history of depression in your family and alcoholism. Thats all in my blood for sure and not just one offs either. It's nearly in every generation of my family..some even on both sides. It's hard to think that all this is just coincidences or whatever you want to call it. I'm pretty convinced here atm.

    You've actually summed up how I feel. I've been going through a particularly bad spate of mood swings lately and although they've been worse whenever I'm going through actual problems (For example, I had some serious money worries for a few weeks) they're still around whenever I should really have nothing to worry about. I'm currently working on my thesis but I'm usually pretty happy with how that's going and I don't get too stressed over it- in fact, I'm approaching it in a far too relaxed manner. Other irrelevant things really get to me at times however- for example, if I've had a bad night out lately I fell absolutely awful and go to bed in a horrible mood, only to wake up in great form the next day. I'm really not sure whats causing it all. I've also felt a craving to turn to a bottle of whiskey when I'm feeling down and my efforts at quitting smoking aren't faring all that well. I think I might just need to get out of Galway for a while, or maybe Ireland altogether.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,428 ✭✭✭Talib Fiasco


    You've actually summed up how I feel. I've been going through a particularly bad spate of mood swings lately and although they've been worse whenever I'm going through actual problems (For example, I had some serious money worries for a few weeks) they're still around whenever I should really have nothing to worry about. I'm currently working on my thesis but I'm usually pretty happy with how that's going and I don't get too stressed over it- in fact, I'm approaching it in a far too relaxed manner. Other irrelevant things really get to me at times however- for example, if I've had a bad night out lately I fell absolutely awful and go to bed in a horrible mood, only to wake up in great form the next day. I'm really not sure whats causing it all. I've also felt a craving to turn to a bottle of whiskey when I'm feeling down and my efforts at quitting smoking aren't faring all that well. I think I might just need to get out of Galway for a while, or maybe Ireland altogether.

    I completely get what you're saying! Why don't people who're with me every day get this stuff?!? Glad to see that your thesis is going well :) the very best of luck with it. Thats amazing how you mentioned the aftermath of a night out...back when I was out every weekend I used feel like that alot. Like if I was too drunk or I messed it up with a girl I fancied or something I'd feel awful going to bed and be all self critical and all that. And eventhough my body was drunk my mind was perfect. I was completely aware of what was happening. Thankfully I've lost interest in drink now, eventhough technically at this age I probably should be drinking my most ever now. I just got sick of getting drunk to numb myself only to feel worse after. But yeah if you put a bottle of spirits in front of me I'd probably drink until I'd pass out after some convincing. I definitely don't have a drink problem because I've constantly refuse drink from people and am happy with my pints now and the odd shot but it's just a way of release you know? Chewing gum is my cigarettes eventhough I've stopped chewing it alot in the last few weeks. What you said there about getting out of the place you're in is the exact same as me. I'm literally burning to get out of Cork. I swear if my results go right in a few weeks it'll be a pleasure overload. That weight off my shoulder would be astounding for me. I told my mom today about that I may be bipolar and she was quite understanding but she didn't seem to get me at the same time...like it all started when I said that I thought I was a strange person and she was like how and I basically told her about my mood swings and my thoughts and worries and stuff and she maintained it was just teenager stuff but I nearly screamed at her by saying it's more than that. I didn't tell her about my suicidal thoughts at times because I know she'd really think I was crazy then and that really isn't an issue if I solve this problem. She told me that I'd be fine if I saw my friends and I told her that sometimes I want to be alone all the time and she just couldn't understand how I could swing from one side to another. Then I told her about the break I need from here and how college would bring that if I got it and she thought and thinks that I'm just sick of my family and I'm being selfish and being a snob and all that which really got me angry because it's not. I just need to like re boot myself in new surroundings and with new people. People just don't seem to get that...but I really do get what you're saying there :)

    All the best


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,378 ✭✭✭Duffy the Vampire Slayer


    Like I was saying a while back, I sometimes get the idea I'm bipolar in some way. For the last week or so I'll felt on top of the world and I've been having a great time and dealing with things I normally couldn't. Now I'm back to the same old feeling of depression and meaninglessness and I'd say it'll last for a week or two before I return to being happy again.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,625 ✭✭✭flyswatter


    Like I was saying a while back, I sometimes get the idea I'm bipolar in some way. For the last week or so I'll felt on top of the world and I've been having a great time and dealing with things I normally couldn't. Now I'm back to the same old feeling of depression and meaninglessness and I'd say it'll last for a week or two before I return to being happy again.

    I think it's important to bear in mind though that Bipolar extends beyond the realms of just mood shifts.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,378 ✭✭✭Duffy the Vampire Slayer


    flyswatter wrote: »
    I think it's important to bear in mind though that Bipolar extends beyond the realms of just mood shifts.

    I know, I can't really be bipolar. I just get serious mood swings on a regular enough basis, usually for absolutely no reason.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,463 ✭✭✭Leftyflip


    Welll fuck, can't find me lexapro. Tonight will be fun....


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