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    Do I have depression?

    Hi all
    Wrote an epic post earlier but lost everything when battery went dead!? So I'm a bit drunk to write something longer sorry.it was good honest!
    Had a lovely conversation with my wife earlier after a tear and a beer she was trying to say my depression she's thinks is somethin that todays society creates as an over expectation on some people and pushes their tolerances too far and makes people feel bad? Sounded good to me and she made me feel better for a while but what I wouldn't give for someone who felt exactly like me to talk to. I have no choice but to work where I hate or be homeless because of debt, i support my wife and 2 children only just, although they do appreciate my sacrifices. Life seems to be about everything but me. I just have to put up with life's BS and pettiness each day and carry on. Just to say I'm struggling inside and a bit more desperate as weeks go on.
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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    Have you spoken to your GP about how you are feeling? Have you told your wife how bad things are right now?
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    Hi "thatsthat", have you spoken to your doctor yet, if not then it is a good place to start, tell him/her exactly how you feel as there are different medications and therapies available these days which help considerably.
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    I have no idea if it is depression or not we can't diagnose things on here as it could lead to trouble. Please like Suzi and Mike said the best person to tell you is the Doctor. Alcohol is not going to help the situation i do know that. There are a couple of triggers that you might pot like for instance.
    Have you stopped doing the things you used to like doing?
    Is your personal hygiene ok?
    As I said I can't tell if it is depression but I should check it out.

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    Hello
    Yea I've been to the docs many times on ADs for years and told told my wife how things are couple of days ago that was what the beer was for a bit of courage don't really drink regular and haven't for years. Sorry didn't explain myself properly been depressed since my 20s and I think probably before that and I'm 44 now. She is right behind me and will always help all she can , but I can't help but thinking she doesn't really get it only someone who knows would? Sorry again for my drunken rambling few days ago just needed to say something and that was it. Thanks all.


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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    No, those of us who haven't had depression can't ever really understand, but that doesn't stop us from caring and wanting to try to understand as best as we could. The same could be said for so many things - you can't ever truly understand what pregnancy or giving birth or a period feels like but it doesn't stop you from trying... The same with depression/happiness too....
    Today I aim to be the best person I can be.
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    thatsthat
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    Yeah I know I'm lucky my wife is has stuck with me through it all, all these years. Didn't mean for it to sound ungrateful. She's the best

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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    Have you told her that recently?
    Today I aim to be the best person I can be.
    That mean that yesterday or tomorrow I might be a better person,
    but today's best is more than good enough for today.

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