Does Anyone Feel As Sad as ME?

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I know that our emotions are often disturbed and unstable with ME but does anyone else suffer from periods of intense sadness.

I find that anything on TV or in the newspapers that is remotely upsetting (particularly if it involves animals) has a really intense effect on me and I am unable to get it out of my mind for a very long time. I find that, in itself, particularly draining on my already limited resources. sad

I'm probably not explaining myself very well (can't seem even to do that these days :roll: ), but I just wondered if anyone could relate to this?

Katie :cry:

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  • Posted

    lol yeah thats me your talking about there!i live every story i read about something upsetting i was watching the matthew wright show this morning and it depressed me big time!i have stoped reading papers as the storys are to much for me and the more things i see or read in a day the more it gets to me,as a child i always noticed that with a illness like the flu i would feel different about what i saw on tv and things used to upset me more and get to me...and its kinda the same feeling as that!

    with this illness its funny cause one of us on here will say do you get this??

    and then the rest of us will say yeah i get that!with anything else in life if someone kept copying you then you would get cheesed of with them but with us its kinda nice to here!

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    Is that due to ME? I thought I was just a bit maudlin sad

    Right now I am living the dognap of the 6 bull dog puppies as though my own Max had been taken. And when they said they hadn't been weaned yet and the mother is suffering stress I went to pieces. :cry:

    But do you get joyful? I find it hard to feel elated. :roll:

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    Hi Matt, Hi Alicia

    So it's not just me then.

    I haven't heard about the puppies, Alicia - that's just awful. sad The poor mum - oh, that's set me off again. sad

    I think it's just the intensity of the sadness which is new to me - may be it's just that we all have more time on our hands, firstly to hear about sad things in the first place and then have more time to dwell on it.

    No, I don't get joyful or feel elated Alicia - I wish!

    What really upset me this morning was an e-mail a friend sent to me showing pictures of an 'art' exhibition (can't remember which country - and can't face looking at it again to find out). The 'art' consisted of an already malnourished stray dog tied up in the exhibition centre - the idea being that the public could watch him eventually die of starvation. There were several photos of the poor creature. And guess what - the 'artist' has been commissioned to do it again this year. There was a petition attached to sign, to try and ban it.

    I know that when I lie awake at night I will be thinking about that poor animal. :cry:

    On a lighter note Matt, I do know what you mean. We are always pleased

    to hear when someone else has similar feelings or symptoms!! smile

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    I feel sick, physically sick. Oh how I wish I hadn't come in here and read that. Can't some animal welfare organisation intervene? They will won't they? Surely? They must. Now I'm in a state. I have to go, sorry.
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    Thankfully Alicia has investigated this and we are now both almost certain it is a hoax e-mail - thank goodness. Thank you Alicia. :dog: smile
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    I don't seem to be able to feel any emotions apart fron saddness. I never laugh anymore always :cry: . My husband thinks I have constant pmt. I am turning into an old grumpy woman. :?
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