#1 21 Things Nobody Tells You About Being Depressed08-12-2014, 11:16 AM1. Most of the things people will say to help you are profoundly and dangerously unhelpful.
Thanks to a plethora of misinformation about what depression actually is, people often seem to think that saying things like “just be happier,” “don’t be depressed,” and “just try harder” are legitimate pieces of advice. They are not.
2. It physically hurts.
In the human body’s least amusing attempt at metaphor, many depressed people report physical symptoms like muscle ache, joint pain, and stabbing sensations in the chest. If you are depressed and feeling pain, check with your doctor to discuss possible causes.
08-12-2014, 06:24 PM
As with #2, a lot of time physical pain leads to depression and stress. It also can cause things like high blood pressure.
The only time my blood pressure is high is when I read DU, have bronchitis, or have a major pain issue-for instance my recent swollen foot that the doctors took several weeks to figure out it was actually broken as I continued to use it.
After working 9 out of the last 10 days, two of the days with less then an hours notice to get there, I'm feeling a little stressed.......today should be my Friday......Maybe.
08-12-2014, 09:46 PM
Robin Williams suffered from both alcoholism and depression. This is a deadly combination because they feed off each other. I have the same issue. I'm a recovering alkie (8+ years sober now) and I've suffered from depression since I was a kid. I suspect that he had either just gotten over a binge drunk or was thinking about getting good and drunk that led to the suicide. He was a tortured soul, God have mercy on him.“Progress is Providence without God. That is, it is a theory that everything has always
perpetually gone right by accident. It is a sort of atheistic optimism, based on an
everlasting coincidence far more miraculous than a miracle.”
G. K. Chesterton
08-14-2014, 11:16 AM
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