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Wednesday, August 18, 2010 RENEE, Community Member, asks

Q: why do i always cry and feel sad and some days i am fine

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John Folk-Williams, Health Guide
8/18/10 3:07pm

Hi, Renee -


It would be easier to answer your question if you could provide more information. Have you been diagnosed with some form of depression? Has this been going on for a while? Did it start in response to any specific event? One symptom of depression can be sadness and crying that seems to come out of nowhere. Depression for some people also comes and goes in cycles - or it may not be depression at all. Do you have any other symptoms that concern you?


Knowing more would enable us to be more helpful.



RENEE, Community Member
8/19/10 12:05am

I have been sad most of my life i have no clue as to why sometimes i get so mad and agervated i  have panic attacks i do take zanex and i take cymballta. i have some sort of  depression but lately it has been bad i cant sleep or i sleep all day  long if i didnt work i am sure i would be in bed. i realy don't have any friends i seem to push them away i just want to be alone, i have felt sad since high school i am 41 i dont feel good enough when i do go out i feel people are talking about me making fun of me. last night i was crying for hours not sure why i feel this way my regular doctor  gives me my medicine ,i think i need to see a shrink but what would i say i dont know what is wrong or  why i am sad i am adopted i just cant get over it being given up i have very lowself esteem i just want to be happy for once and not fake it i am sick of feeling bad i have anxiety i want to go out and do things but i just dont but other days i am fine it like nothing bothers me i cant get the negitive thoughts out of my mind i have a good job and i own a house i am doing better then most people in the world i am just suffering inside i look happy but really i am on the edge about to fall off i cant get passed my child hood my mother was very mean to me treated me bad hit me and made fun of me i feel she ruined me she emotional ruined me i just dont feel good enough in life i am a mess emotionally i am way over weight i hate my self

Judy, Community Member
8/19/10 9:25pm

Hi, Renee.  From what you say, I think it would be a very good idea to see a therapist or psychologist.  As you've seen, medication doesn't cure everything.  You can tell a therapist exactly what you've written here, it's something one would expect to hear.  A lot of times, people go for therapy because they can't figure out why they feel the way they do.  It's a way to get some objective feedback and support while you try to sort things through.  Your childhood might very well have left some scars and it's very difficult to work them out by yourself.  I hope you will consider doing this and if you need any help finding someone, let us know.  You might want to find someone with experience in grief or trauma therapy.  I wish you all the best.

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By RENEE, Community Member— Last Modified: 11/24/13, First Published: 08/18/10