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Could it just be psycological?

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  • Posted By: Keikoku
  • January 13, 2009
  • 04:58 AM

Okay so I should start off by stating that I am only seventeen. I've always been a bit depressed because of things going on in my life. But in the over this last year I have met someone, and we have been together for quite sometime now. She makes me very happy, like I could do anything or be anyone. Sometimes she spends a night or two at my house over the weekends, we never seem to tire of each other. Though she does have to go home eventually.

I've noticed over the past several months that when she leaves I become depressed, I used to be so depressed that I would cut just to make myself feel better. But now it is different, I can't bear to do that because I know that it hurts her.

I feel these symtoms now and I don't think that they are by any means normal. Maybe you all can help me?

>Pain, numbness in the hands or body in general
>Difficulty breathing
>hysteria( crying uncontrollably)
>severe migraines( I have them regularly but these ones hurt the most)
>staring off into space for hours not moving( I don't really know what goes though my mind during these times, it's like my brain is on standby or empty of all thoughts)
>stomach pains/ nausea
>vertigo, dizziness
>insomnia
>horrible nightmares( this only happens sometimes...)

And that's about it that I can remember. I think that these things aren't really normal. That's why I posted them here, I refuse to see a psychologist, that sort of thing looks bad on a High Schooler's record. So I was wondering if you could give me some insight. I had seen something on TV that sort of sounded like this but I can't recall the name, so here I am.

And please, don't just write me off because I am a "kid" or whatever, I am just here looking for some help, is that too much to ask? Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

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  • If you are depressed thou and dont get that treated, you wont know just how many of your symptoms are being caused by depression Depression can cause many symptoms. Hence you do need to get that treated or see someone for it. Depression isnt anything to be ashamed about and is extremely common. Most wouldnt judge someone at all for having depression which is being treated. It may be cause of your age that you are seeing it as a big deal about seeing a psychologist. That really isnt a big thing at all. ummm and i cant see why that would even go onto your high school record if you did see a psychologist. Get your doctor to refer you to one, no one else needs to know. (except maybe your parents.. you school doesnt need to be told) Wanting to cut shows you have some issues which should be treated sounds like you have issues dealing with emotions (a psychologist could help teach you to deal with emotions better).
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • January 13, 2009
    • 06:22 AM
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  • I agree with taniaaust1.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 13, 2009
    • 03:38 PM
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  • Hi I am fairly sure records prior to be 18 can be removed when you become an adult. So if this is still correct, now would be the perfect time to go to a therapist. I cannot recall what it is called but it has something to do with being a minor.Cognitive therapy is very helpful and works on perception and helps your mind think of things in a different way which then helps the body. They have so many more ways of helping these days with thngs like post traumatic stress disorder. I know several well educated successful people who have a 'therapist' to help them keep things in perspective while they cram way too much into their lives and expect it all to be fine. The doctor on this website gave a description of how stress actually affects the body and turns into physical ailments which made more sense to me than all the explanations I have heard. Maybe someone will can help to find that post. He lists how stress affects and the symptoms it can create.Good Luck!
    stillhere 14 Replies
    • January 13, 2009
    • 04:04 PM
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  • it does seem psychological. i myself have struggeled with depression for quite a while..and it is common to develope anxiety due toit. those symptoms seem to be highly connect with issues i know i deal with because of anxiety. look into it and see a psychotherapist or psychiatrist for information and possible diagnosis
    JSant14 9 Replies
    • January 13, 2009
    • 04:08 PM
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  • There is a difference between psycological depression and symptoms and chemical inbalances in your brain. You should rule out any physical problems that could be giving you these symptoms. Many depressed people are helped very quickly after taking the proper meds to regulate the "happy cells" in our brains. Now if it´s situational depression, which it could be... medication can help but you´d have to change your habits and need to concentrate on yourself and not so much on a relationship. I know you´ve heard that you´re young and you´ll have time for serious relationships... etc.... But you need to deal with your problem ASAP. Depression can cause physical pain, numbness in your hands, tremors... MANY physical symptoms. So you must rule out any other illness, then if the Dr. says it´s psycological... then put yourself and your health first. Find a real person you can talk to and don´t turn too much to the internet... Sometimes finding health info is great but you could also put in your symptoms in a "symptom check" and a million diseases could pop up! That would just scare and depress you more! Find an adult and a Dr. you can trust and just sit back and enjoy life before all the serious adult stuff hits....Most schools have free counseling and many areas have free health clinics or can make referrals if insurance is a problem. Hang out with happy people and exercise. Exercise releases endorphines "happy stuff" into our bodies and you´ll sleep better at night and look great!.... Can you tell I´m a mom of 3 teenagers???? Ps... I have clinical depression due to other illnesses as well. It is a battle for me everyday but you can make it out of the tunnel!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 13, 2009
    • 07:11 PM
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  • If you are depressed thou and dont get that treated, you wont know just how many of your symptoms are being caused by depression Depression can cause many symptoms. Hence you do need to get that treated or see someone for it. Depression isnt anything to be ashamed about and is extremely common. Most wouldnt judge someone at all for having depression which is being treated. It may be cause of your age that you are seeing it as a big deal about seeing a psychologist. That really isnt a big thing at all. ummm and i cant see why that would even go onto your high school record if you did see a psychologist. Get your doctor to refer you to one, no one else needs to know. (except maybe your parents.. you school doesnt need to be told) Wanting to cut shows you have some issues which should be treated sounds like you have issues dealing with emotions (a psychologist could help teach you to deal with emotions better).By record I mean my medical records, I don't want a stupid 'depression' or whatever the ***l else it could be smudge on my record. I plan on working for the government and I don't want any crap like that affecting whether I get a job there or not...And to the person who asked about the phones, I use a cell phone but that doesn't seem right because I had similar symptoms when I was younger but I didn't have a cell phone. And I don't think that there are any wire thingies around here either...
    Keikoku 3 Replies
    • January 13, 2009
    • 08:58 PM
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  • There is a difference between psycological depression and symptoms and chemical inbalances in your brain. You should rule out any physical problems that could be giving you these symptoms. Many depressed people are helped very quickly after taking the proper meds to regulate the "happy cells" in our brains. Now if it´s situational depression, which it could be... medication can help but you´d have to change your habits and need to concentrate on yourself and not so much on a relationship. I know you´ve heard that you´re young and you´ll have time for serious relationships... etc.... But you need to deal with your problem ASAP. Depression can cause physical pain, numbness in your hands, tremors... MANY physical symptoms. So you must rule out any other illness, then if the Dr. says it´s psycological... then put yourself and your health first. Find a real person you can talk to and don´t turn too much to the internet... Sometimes finding health info is great but you could also put in your symptoms in a "symptom check" and a million diseases could pop up! That would just scare and depress you more! Find an adult and a Dr. you can trust and just sit back and enjoy life before all the serious adult stuff hits....Most schools have free counseling and many areas have free health clinics or can make referrals if insurance is a problem. Hang out with happy people and exercise. Exercise releases endorphines "happy stuff" into our bodies and you´ll sleep better at night and look great!.... Can you tell I´m a mom of 3 teenagers???? Ps... I have clinical depression due to other illnesses as well. It is a battle for me everyday but you can make it out of the tunnel!I may consider...but even so....it's still to risky. I'll talk to my father about it and see what he has to say. But a doctor is still and iffy topic, don't expect to hear anything from me about seeing one...But thanks for the advise, I will take it into consideration.
    Keikoku 3 Replies
    • January 13, 2009
    • 09:32 PM
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