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Not a happy person

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 22, 2008
  • 04:24 PM


For about 1.5 years i havnt been that happier person, i have been feeling very tired on awaking and often wake up at night around 4 am and can not get back to sleep. Im not a very confident person anyway but its just got worse and worse, this has had significant affect when coming to women ect i cant build up the courage and also feel it being pointless taking to them ect. Also im also getting older i feel im wasting my life i feel very guilty when ever i do things wether it be buying something or a change in life. I can myself a thinker as i always think about everything to the point where i can get my very upset. I also go through moods of where i really dont feel like seeing anymore but this mood can change very frequently. I have also have fought of why is my life worth living.

What is this i dowt its depression but im realli not sure.

Im 21 male, have a fairly healthy diet and am fairly fit(walked 3 miles + a day a lot more whilst working).

Hope you can help me, regards lee

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  • Consider the alternative...being unhappy. THAT'S the point of being happy. Happiness isn't a permanent condition. It's a temporary feeling that comes from things going your way, your needs being met...achieving a goal, having some good fortune, doing something well, having a great experience, being with great people. The opposite? Frustration, disappointment, misery, pain, loss. It takes a lot of work and character strength to achieve times of happiness...life is tough and it isn't easy to meet its challenge to get most to you.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 13, 2008
    • 03:43 PM
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  • Please have your cortisol levels checked. Ask for these tests... Cortisol AM fastingCortisol PM24 hour urine These levels are normaly high in the morning upon awakening and low at night when we go to bed. Sometimes this rythm gets mixed up and you end up with elevated levels at night that will make you wake up. Then you have very low levels in the morning that make it hard to wake up. You feel depressed and gain weight as well... Kiera
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 13, 2008
    • 04:34 PM
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  • It doesn't sound like you have clinical depression. You probably just have a more oversensitive personality and are prone to worry. I would guess you may have had phobias as a child, and might have stomach problems. I would recommend just getting a pet and spending time in nature and also taking up a hobby, a craft.
    Non Servium 85 Replies
    • September 18, 2008
    • 11:43 PM
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  • I agree with Non Servium, try finding a hobbie or something you love to do. I have been depressed for about 2 years now, and I found that the only thing that makes me happy all the time is martial arts. I take a Jung Sim Do class (mix of arts) that gets me working and happy. The interesting thing was that it was something I've wanted to do sense I was 5 years old, and it turned out to be the only thing that made me stop being suicidal and depressed. My point is, if you have something you've always wanted to do, try it! It just might be what you need to make the world all shinny and new! :p
    depression.my.killer 11 Replies
    • September 19, 2008
    • 09:24 PM
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