I have not really been diagnosed with anything yet. For the past 5 years I have just felt just felt down. I have crying spells that just come out from nowhere, i dont sleep very well, my mind is racing, i have a hard time with concentration, all the things I have loved to do for years just do not seem that interesting anymore.
I have had some things happen lately, I got laid off from work, my wife go laid off too, the two kids are off to collage (and doing well) and I can contribute some of the lonelyness and emptyness coming from that... but had the same feeling 5 years ago when none fo this was happeing. Since then I have a new job and i really cannot complain about anything in my life EXCEPT that I feel REAL sad inside.. all the time where there is nothing to be sad about.
With all the things going on in the world now.. I am really fortunate. I feel guilty many times because i have nothing to upset about.. but my mind wont let it go for some reason
A question I have is about medication. I do not like taking medication but i know sometimes it is needed. I understand there is situational depression that relates to something going on in your life. Since I dont have a situation that I recognize as the source of this sadness.. besides normal LIFE situations, can medication help when you cannot identify a source.
It is hard to make it through each day feeling so down. How do you regain that happiness and joys that i know exist in this world? i know it does not happen over night, but I need a plan and goals to work towards and as of now I am having a hard time creating a plan. any help or comments will we welcomed. Hope all is well with you all!!! :-)'