Feel like I'm not worthy of the "title" depressed

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Im not sure how I've felt today. It's been a funny day. Woke up this morning as normal- generally feeling sad and not wanting to get pit of bed for work. I get to work and feel generally the same. About 2 hours I let out some of how I've been feeling to a colleague and that I've got a doctors appointment to talk about me potentially having depression. I felt fine after that. Completely normal. I was laughing and although i didn't feel as happy as Saturday night i didn't feel sad almost all day . Every now and then I would get self-defeating thoughts but they eventfully passed after about 2 hours. I've felt fine since then, got home from work and I don't actually feel sad or bad or guilty.

I just don't feel like I should even think I'm depressed at this point. I know it has it's ups and downs but I'm not sure. I just feel like I shouldn't be be on here and that there are others 110% worse off than I am and this is probably just a low point in my life, not a proper mental illness. I mean how can I feel normal and fine and be depressed. I now starting to feel bad about feeling like I shouldn't be thinking I'm depressed. I feel like a phoney. 

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    Don't ever think you are worthless , depression can hit you at any time, age etc,back in the 1990's o i could never understand why i would what i call "Out of Sorts" , low in spirits and i would get people thinking i was sulking (!!) whuch i wasn't , then i went through a difficult few months in my life and my then Doctor ( She has since passed away ) who was an expert on Mental Health issues and explained to me that i was depressed and that it was no thought of mine , i am lucky that most of my family and friends understand when i tell them these days that i am feeling out of sorts , not feeling that great and they are kind about it , we will i don't expect understand why we get depressed there is no proper reason for it especially like myself who have close family and friends , you need to have a chat with your Doctor , if that proves uselees then arrange to see another Doctor in your practice - you are entitled to , they then may suggest some CBT - talikng therapy , having a chat with a therapist about why you feel why you feel . As i said please understand you are not a phoney and don't ever think that , take care - please .
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    Bless you, depression has several types, and several depths. What you might feel now another person could feel terrible? We are all unique and each of us is different. When I was severely depressed I sometimes had one good day in 7 and I felt myself sinking lower and my mood often changed from feeling ok to utter despair...

    Keep a daily diary and if it has a certain pattern please see your gp and explain how you are feeling?

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