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What is this? - February 19th 2012, 07:01 PM

My mother thinks I've got depression or some kind of anxiety problem. She's made me an appointment to see our GP which I don't really want to go to. I'm worried about getting a diagnoses... I just don't want to have that label

Generally, I feel unable to cope with things (everyday life more and more..) and just can't be bothered. I've been staying in bed more and not going to work (I had these stomach pains start a few weeks ago, but the more I think about it, the more I think it is emotion triggered?). I've not really been eating properly (or enough, I've actually lost a couple pounds this week) I'm constantly tired, crying easily, I've cut contact with most friends because it's just too much to deal with people... I've got some personal issues too which are on my mind a lot (I had some one night stands last year, in fact lost my virginity to one also got an sti which I only recently found out about, I lost my driving licence to drink driving, I now just don't want to drink but don't know how to explain the situation or deal with going out and not have one, I've not ever felt good enough for this guy I'm currently with or not with for that matter >>> http://www.teenhelp.org/forums/f9-re...like-its-over/ I don't know if I'm happy with my job anymore or if that's just stressing me out)

It's just I don't know what use having 'depression' on medical records will have. Some days aren't as bad as others. Some days I don't even know what the fuss is about??? I don't want it to affect the chances of me getting jobs in the future or anything like that, it's bad enough I've got to disclose I've got a criminal record.

This isn't the first time I've been through an unhappy spell, but never been to a doctor about not coping (I've also been like this before, not coping I mean). I've always been rubbish at talking too which has never helped, I've never found counselling helped and I don't want to take medication.

I feel like a tw*t just talking about this stuff, surely I can just snap out of it like I always eventually do?
   
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Re: What is this? - February 19th 2012, 09:37 PM

Yeah, I think mom is right. I think its both. But whatever it is, its better to get help now and not wait. It may be harder for you to bring yourself to get help if you wait longer. And also when you get it now, the sooner you'll be to getting better.


   
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Re: What is this? - February 21st 2012, 06:04 PM

There's nothing wrong with being diagnosed with something, at least then you'd know for sure what it is you're dealing with. If you're having trouble coping with everyday life, whether that be getting out of bed in the morning or at all, friends, or whatever else then it's probably best that you do at least see a doctor. The way you've been feeling could be depression, a hormone imbalance, or maybe like you said, could be from whatever stress you've been having. I know that you said you don't want to take medication, but if you change your mind at all, it is worth a try. Meds can help you deal with whatever you are feeling, but with that said, they aren't for everyone either. Your doctor might not even prescribe anything to you, but it's definitely worth trying to get some help for how you've been feeling. Take care.



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