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depression is so 'physical' isn't it

(6 Posts)
Lottieloulou Thu 15-Sep-11 10:37:46

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weegiemum Thu 15-Sep-11 10:40:36

thats how i feel today - like a huuuuge crushing weight is sitting on me. Cant do anything, even mn is an effort today!

Chocattack Thu 15-Sep-11 19:54:00

Yep smile

blonderedhead Thu 15-Sep-11 21:35:35

So, so true... It's exhausting, painful and visceral. Very hard to communicate to others. One of the things that leaves you feeling so alone.

Rhymenoseros Fri 23-Sep-11 13:00:14

I agree, and I think most people are not aware of the physical effects of depression thats why i am sure it has a lot of stigma and people think it can easily be faked. I think if more people realized that it has a physical side as well as how you feel then they would be more accepting of it as an illness.

For me- bipolar- the depression side of it is like I am trying to walk through setting cement whilst being stabbed in random places on my body. i also feel sick with it and the usual crushing headaches, on top of the low mood, anxiety,paranoia sleep probs, palpitations etc etc.

borntoberiled Sat 24-Sep-11 08:05:55

Agree. When I was suffering badly a few years ago, it actually made many colleagues and family realise, because they could see it. before that many of them thought you just felt a bit low.

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