Any Depressed people that are not depressed?

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Hi, I am on disability for like anxiety/depression etc etc etc

But I wanted to know if there's anyone else that has all symptoms of depression but mentally personality wise isn't depressed?

I am a pretty positive person, and I try to always be happy and i'm pretty easy going, But I am overcome with extreme morbid exhaustion where for days I can NOT function and all it feels like is that I am dying from a terminal illness. I am assuming this is the depression? I may not even THINK I am stressed or depressed, but I am mostly just 100% oventaken by physical exhaustion and feelings of illness similar to how I ASSUME it would feel if you were in hospice in the last days of your life?????

Of course after days of this it is DEPRESSING, I feel it's ruining my life.

I can NOT take SSRI's because supposedly i'm bipolar and SSRI's make me hyper and crazy I will NEVER try them again they are not for me. But I can NOT life this way feeling like i'm in my end days for a majority of my month. ALso I even sometimes get random bursts of extreme exhaustion in the matter of minutres and I can sometimes feel the minute they are lifting also. DO any of you guys get this? I am a very positive person, I try to be, I am not ''mentally'' depressed so i'm assuming this is physical symptoms of depression?????????????????

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    may i ask how long you have been feeling like this?
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      Well I always had problems. ALWAYS had problems feeling sick physically even as a little kid I used to get tummy ache a lot and was ALWAYS at nurse my entire life in school.

      When I was in highschool I developed chronis nausea that was so bad I took pepto bismol every day, they finally did test on my stomach found nothing.

      I had a lot of weird and strange physical symtoms ALWAYS including heart palpitations etc etc and too many to mention symptoms BUT I will say. the whole exhaustion thing probably started about  7 years ago i'd say that progressively got worse and 2 years ago was the absolute worse along with other severe severe neurological type symptoms ….but since then got slightly better.

      Why do you ask? I just feel the last few days or week have been REALLY REALLY bad and the thing is about 2 weeks ago I started developing bad heart palpitations, so I started taking vitamins and minerals incase it was caused by that. And magnesium, and then now suddenly I feel worse than EVER before.

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    Hi L55333

    i suffer from extreme and debilitating exhaustion, it set in about 15 years ago. I woke one day feeling veru7ill after previously being very fit and rarely unwell. I’ve never been well since; I’ve watched my life strip down to the bare bones, I’ve lost much of what matters to me, my independence, ability to work and contribute to society, friendships, family, I don’t have the energy to socialise it di any if the things I previously enjoyed just this nebulous life limiting fatigue... I grieve fir the life I had and my current existence to me feels like being buried alive. I have Crohn’s disease but nothing to a level that could cause this amount of disability. About 18 months in ti this I started become depressed (very much anxiety dominant) it’s took me to the edge over this period, I’ve tried very hard to end it but I argue the depression is a consequence of my physical c9ndition not vice versa - I was fine and would be again if I just had some vitality... I’m now diagnosed and treated for depression but no pills can give me back the opportunities to live and enjoy the ride of this life we are given. I’m at a loss to understand my situation.

    i don’t know if you’ve found this in any way helpful but wantedyou to know someone out here suffers similarly. I wish you well from the bottom of my heart 💟

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      Wow, so you have the same thing. And have chrons. DO you personally think it's the auto immune disease that is robbing you of your energy?

      I know I was given the ana test and I tested positive but very low at one point then 2 years later they gave me another ana test and I was pos again but it rose a bit. not extremely high but it went up. I don't really know much about the ana test but I know that test is for auto immune. I do have a lot of gastrointestinal issues but never diarea or anything mostly bloating and discomfort etc and after I eat everything feels swollen. I just recently thought maybe I should try gluten free diet to see if it helps...…..i'm gonna give it a week or so to see if there's any improvement I really have no idea what to do. Seems your thing happened somewhat overnight which is weird. That's awful! and yeah same with me if I felt fine I wouldn't have ANY depression or anxiety. Did anything happen in your life during that time you got sick?

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