I’m ill and I think it might be because of my depression, but I’m not sure. Any help?

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I have been depressed for about a year now, and it gets worse every day. I don’t want people to tell me what I should do about it, because I already know what I have to do and when the time is right I will get help. But this is about how I became pretty sick today and I want to know if my depression has been the cause of it. 

This morning I was absolutely fine and although I was a little tired at being back at school from a holiday and I didn’t sleep very well last night, I almost felt good to have something to take my mind off my depression. It didn’t really work because at around the middle of the day I started to think a lot about my depression and then later on I started to feel sick. it got increasingly worse throughout the rest of the day. These are my symptoms:

- Huge headache

- Lots of neck pains (I have mild neck pains due to my depression anyway but these were so bad that I could hardly move it)

- Lightheadedness - I felt as though I was going to faint


- Arm, leg and foot pains (again, I could hardly move)

- Lots and lots of shivering (I admit, it was fairly cold today but I was inside most of the day and I was shivering even when it was obviously not cold)

- Loss of appetite

I know that this may be merely a sickness caused by anything, but since it began when I was thinking about my depression and some of the symptoms were the same as when I feel really depressed, I thought it might be good to discuss it to see if it relates. I’ve heard of people feeling ill when they get really depressed and I have been getting increasingly more tired and have been longing more and more to just sleep all day and not do anything (which I know is a big factor in depression).

Thank you x

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    I think it's stress and depression.. your stressing yourself out about your depression.. I'm currently going through the same thing. Stress can cause so much physical pain to the point it will have you thinking it's something else when it's not. I definitely have lost of appetite and I have leg pain here and there and every now and then I get dizziness and feel faint if i move too fast yesterday I thought I was about to faint and my heart rate increased really fast.. take things one day at a time I knoowwwww it's hard but try to focus your mind else where try not to think of things you can not control hun I would be wrong to tell u to turn to medication because I don't turn to it you will get through it just have to find a happy place love and I am trying to do the same thing to it's been times I just want to give up it will get better .. ??

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      Thanks so much for the advice. I’m trying to take my mind off things and so far it’s working. I felt much better even one day later with hardly any sign that I felt ill at all. I have felt very stressed because of my depression and I think it’s been good to not think about it. I’m not sure though how long I can keep it up - it’s become almost a comfort to think about it, especially when I feel really alone.
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    You seem to be suffering with Anxiety in conjunction with your Depression, try and make an appointment with your GP and explain how you are feeling


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