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Am I depressed?

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fedupandfifty Thu 16-May-13 19:14:53

I feel a bit weird, and don't know if I could be depressed or something. I haven't been to the doc because I'm not sure if I'm being daft or not. Basically, I'm generally fine in the day. I feel anxious and sort of angry sometimes for no apparent reason, but I''ve put that down to the menopause.

I''ve been a bit down over the past few years due to relationship problems, job loss and family bereavement but otherwise have no tangible reason to feel depressed. I am in good health, I have a nice home, I know nice people and I am not short of money. My problems are no worse than anyone else's and I am perceived as a strong, reliable person.

I get loads of exercise, eat well and I don't drink alcohol often. However, as soon as I put my head on the pillow at night I am plagued by morbid thoughts, including fantasies about my own death. I don't think seriously about suicide, and I am generally fine in the day. Other family members have had serious mental health problems too. I'm not sure what to do. Any else experience this?

Tessielu Thu 16-May-13 23:49:02

Hi, really sorry to hear that you are feeling like this. I can't answer you question but think you should have a quick chat with your GP about it. Sometimes just acknowledging something makes it start to feel much better. Take care.

TwinklyFairy Sat 18-May-13 15:45:41

I went to my GP last year because I thought that I was depressed. You only had to look at me and I would sob my heart out. Thankfully my GP listened and decided to do blood tests. It turned out that I was severely anaemic. After a few months of iron tablets things were on the up. I am not saying that this is what is wrong with you, but if you look up the symptoms of anaemia some can be similar to depression. As you think you are menopausal it might be worth looking into. Best wishes.

Ilikethebreeze Sat 18-May-13 22:02:01

It may be worth going to the GP.

What happens to me when I go to bed is that I get silly thoughts, not alarming, just silly, and again when I wake up.
I just now think of them as sort of the beginning of sleep and dreams, and coming out of sleep and dreams. If I awake in the night, the same thing can happen.
I just now ignore it all, and go back to sleep.

hth

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