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Depression big long sob story

  1. Aug 21, 2003 #1
    i'm a loser never mind
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  3. Aug 22, 2003 #2
    please don't reply to this, i'm so stupid. i didn't mean to post this. i edited my big long sob story, but i suppose what i left isn't too much better. just don't make me feel worse by trying to make me feel better. i just feel dumb.
  4. Aug 22, 2003 #3
    You're a looser by who's standard? If it's by your peers, don't worry too much. Most of those "cool kids" will be soon pumping gas and asking which flavor slurpee goes with the corndog as a career:wink:

    I don't think there's anyone I've ever met who doesn't have at least once social horror story from High School. Even the cool kids. Don't let a bunch of 17 year olds define who you are. Only you can do that. Believe in yourself, because when you get out in the real world, it's how you define yourself that will make the difference. in another year or so you will never talk to 90 percent of those people who define you as a "looser" again. Just something to keep in mind.. hehe
  5. Aug 22, 2003 #4
    Zantra, you meant 'loser' didnt' you?
  6. Aug 22, 2003 #5
    i originally posted this thread for some help with my depression, five minutes after posting it though, i hated myself for sounding so stupid. i tried deleting it, couldn't, so i edited it. then i asked for no replies, but of course...

    i had depression for two years. i don't anymore. i just have relapses where i get very sad and stuff. i don't want to explain too much. i don't want drugs or doctors but any advice'd be nice.
  7. Aug 22, 2003 #6
    ya typo- I'm famous for them. My brain moves faster than my typing. can't keep up.


    Well let's see- as a now aspiring psychiatrist, my first instict is to prescribe some wellbutrin or epinephrin and ask when the depression started- but I won't go there

    My advice is to be around positive people, and still to believe in yourself.
  8. Aug 22, 2003 #7
    Stop drinking so much!
  9. Aug 22, 2003 #8
    I bet I know what's behind this

    Gale, you have to take that stupid
    Mayan end-of-the-world book and
    throw it away. That would depress
    anyone who reads it and takes it
    the least bit seriously.
    I saw a show about this on Discovery or somewhere and what the Mayans predicted what not the
    end of the world. I can't remember
    exactly what it was but it has to do with the number of days in the year. You know how the earth
    doesn't go aound the sun exactly
    365 times a year? Every four years
    we have to add a day to make up
    the difference.
    The Mayan thing is something like
    that. But it's an adjustment that
    only has to be made to the calen-
    dar every 5000 years or so. They
    were obsessed with calendar making
    so this date was a big deal for
    them. They decided it was as good
    a place as any to stop writing out
    future calendars.
    Somehw this got misconstrued as
    a prediction of the end of the
    world, but it wasn't.
    So toss that book.
  10. Aug 22, 2003 #9
    my depression has nothing to do with the maya. i only began reading the book after i came out of depression.

    as far as staying around positive people, that's pretty much what i've been trying to do, and yeah for the most part it works. i tend to feel guilty though about usuing people though. and i'm more the kind of person who perfers helping people rather than getting help. my biggest problem now though is just that sometimes i just kinda start feeling sad and depressed, like last night. i mostly feel really stupid and needy.i don't like telling people because i feel guilty. but i usually feel worse if i don't tell anyone. when i get in that situation i just don't know what to do. it's just little relapses from when i used to really be depressed.
  11. Aug 22, 2003 #10
    Well, dear, even though you prefer
    being the one who does the helping
    it's completely against the rules
    not to go to others for help when
    you need it, yourself.

    People aren't allowed to live
    just on one side or the other
    when it comes to helping. There-
    fore your guilt is exonerated.
  12. Aug 22, 2003 #11


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    Have ya tried large doses of CHOCOLATE?

    J/K: I hate chocolate!
  13. Aug 22, 2003 #12
    you're not normal. But then I've know several people who hated pizza as well. To each his own:wink:

    Gale, based on what you're telling me it sounds like you have manic depression, perhaps as a result of some other issues. It could related back to your family, or something else. If you do indeed have that, then no advice we are able to give you is going to help. It's a chronic thing, and not something that you can change with a philosophy. It's a chemical imbalance. Something that can be controlled with medicines, but not something you can choose not to be subject to. I had a very close friend who has manic depression, possibly due to a bipolar disorder. I honestly don't know for sure because she never would tell me. But I know that when she wasn't taking her meds, she was a very different person.
  14. Aug 22, 2003 #13
    hmm, well i'm not a big fan of chocolate or pizza... but i knew i wasn't normal. either way, i refuse to believe that i can't be happier without meds. i don't have depression anymore. i don't spend every night alone in tears anymore. i don't hate people anymore, and i'm pretty much my old self. i just a little more sad than most people a little more often than most.

    so lets just forget that i've told you i had depression, and pretend that i'm just upset like any other person, what can i do to cheer up?
  15. Aug 22, 2003 #14
    I find the "Ask A Stupid Question..." thread has some good
    humes in it.
  16. Aug 22, 2003 #15
    Incidently, Zantra, your diagnosis
    was bad enough to have your
    medical licence pulled in a heart
    beat. You better hope Mr. Robin
    Parsons doesn't stumble into this
    thread and see that.
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2003
  17. Aug 22, 2003 #16
    Well basically what most other 17 year old girls do- go to the mall with some friends and scope out hot guys:wink:
    (the same applies to any guy under 30 as well in respect to women )

    Seriously though, you need to find something that you truly enjoy doing, and take it to the next level. I mean really get into it. Like for instance, if you enjoy camping or hiking-plan a bunch of hikes and camping expeditions. If you enjoy Philosophy or physics, take a summer course at the community college just for the heck of it. If you'e into biking, join a bike club and ride regularly every week. Idle time is wasted time, and dwelling time. Don't give yourself that luxury. I think you'll find in the process that you'll meet new people and have lots of experiences that you hadn't even considered before.
  18. Aug 22, 2003 #17
    Notice I said "aspiring" shrink. Haven't had a single day of med school "yet". But you're right. In reality I'd need a lot more info to make an accurate diagnosis:wink: But how do you know it was a bad one? hehe

    And is Robby a doctor or something?
  19. Aug 22, 2003 #18

    Don't go into psychiatry. For two

    1. You'll probably kill someone.

    2. Psychiatry is a sinking ship.
    It's being supplanted by neuro-
    psychiatry and straightforward

    You might become a therapist or
    counsellor if you want. But stay
    away from prescribing medication.
    Because: See reason #1 above.
  20. Aug 22, 2003 #19
    Well I'm going into medicine no matter what. I am considering neuropsych as well. But no matter what I'm going to be a doctor. That's my goal above and beyond psychiatry. Besides, if I'm really that horrible I won't make it through med school anyway, right? I'm assuming you're joking (btw, how's mom doing?), because I was really just kidding about the wellbutrin.

    In reality I'd need to have at least several psych sessions with her where I could do a proper evaluation. In reality no amount of studying would allow someone the luxury of making a diagnosing and providing a prescription based on few sentences over the computer.

    And again, are you a doctor zoob, or you just yankin my chain?:wink:
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2003
  21. Aug 22, 2003 #20
    I haden't gotten to your last
    question yet. Had to go back and
    reread what you said.

    The reason I know it was a bad
    diagnosis is because you said you
    had a friend who suffered from
    manic depression possibly because
    of bipolar disorder.

    Manic depression IS bipolar disor-

    No uses the term manic depression
    anymore. The current term is bipolar disorder.

    Gale hasn't reported one manic
    symptom so it was insane
    of you to jump to the suspicion
    of bipolar.

    I don't believe Mr. Robin Parsons
    is a doctor but he has a mind like
    a steel trap and among the other
    stuff he has in there is a huge
    amount of medical knowledge. Read
    his post in the thread on apendicitis. Written off the top of his head.

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