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Help with diagnosis...maybe depression?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 15, 2006
  • 09:27 PM

Hi, two years ago i suffered from sever depression. i cried for days on end, self harmed, contempated suicided and even attempted it. I never went to the doctor as i was too embrassed about it, but i spoke to a close friend who helped talk me out of suicide. After this attempt i felt so ashamed of myself that i saw i would never self harm again. I was happy and 'normal' for two years after that, but recently I have been over whelmed with a huge sense of sadness for no reason. Some days i can be extremly happy and others extremly upset and crying for no reason. I recently fell back into self harm as it made me feel better, but i have stopped again as i know it is stupid and wrong. What could be causing this extreme highs and lows? Could I have some form of depression or is there any biological explanation?

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  • Hi Tardi, First of all, you should not feel embarrassed about your depression! It is a very well know fact that depression is an chemical imbalance in the brain. You don't see anyone making fun of a person who has diabetes do? You don't see anyone making fun of a person with cancer do you? Of course not! The same thing is true with depression. Their is a lot of good medicines out their that help very well with this. It's just a mater of seeing a doctor you like. If you just can't seem to be able to do this..their is something else that you can try. It's call: OMEGA FATTY ACIDS... I suggest that you check it out on several websites...one of the websites: www.wholehealthmd.com ..in the search box .. type in: omega-3 fatty acids...take a look at the info..you will be glad you did...then go to other websites (this website might have some thing on it...I don't know...I haven't tried it here) and get their info ..you will see they all say the same thing. It is good for a lot of things...including depression. I take it..for depression and I also HAD a moderate to severe case of Rosacea....which it helped greatly in reducing the breakout (redness and pimples on my face). It does not act real fast...it took me taking it for almost a month before I really got the full effect. I take 1 softgel a day. The brand I take ( their is a lot of good brands out there) is: 21ST CENTURY..TRIPLE OMEGA COMPLEX 3 - 6 - 9. Besure that you get one that is REFLUX FREE. Some people have a problem with belching back the fish oil that is in the softgel (don't worrry...if you get a REFLUX FREE...IT IS DISSOLVED IN THE INTESTINES AND NOT THE STOMACH..SO YOU DON'T TASTE IT). The more info that you find on it..the more you will want to try it...I promise...Take care...I will be checking into this website often.. so if you want to talk ..just let me know...SKEETER
    skeeter 42 Replies
    • November 16, 2006
    • 00:16 AM
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  • :DThank you so much for you help, its nice to feel I'm not alone. I will deffinitly look into that nowthank you!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 16, 2006
    • 09:22 PM
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  • Do a search on "bipolar disorder" to see if you feel that fits. Bipolar causes extreme highs and lows like you described and kind of fits what you've said.
    taniaaust1 2,267 Replies
    • November 18, 2006
    • 11:05 AM
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