Hi, I'm new here and just starting to realize just how depressed I must actually be. I've been taking the online quizzes the past couple days and they all say I'm severely depressed. I guess the time has come to make an appointment to speak to someone about this. The worst part about it is, I've been this way for a very long time, it has gotten a little worse lately but the feelings have all been there for I don't know how many years, therefore, I don't even know anymore what a normal person feels like. I thought it was just my personality that makes feel so worthless and like I can't do anything, but I guess its actually the depression doing this. I think what has made me realize it the most is my last "health scare" I've been having all kinds of crazy symptoms that my dr couldn't help me with so he sent me to the ER. They ran some tests and said it was nothing and sent me home. I called my dr the next day because the pain was worse and he told me to go back, this time I was admitted they did more testing and again sent me home saying nothing is wrong. Well my question was what was wrong with me then. I then saw a commercial on TV saying how depression can cause physical symptoms and I began to wonder. So I did some online searching and here I am. I really don't know how to go about starting this journey to a normal life, but something needs to be done, I can't live my life this way, its not fair to myself my husband, or my two kids. I'm gonna try to find some proffesional help too but thought I'd start here since I can't sleep and could use someone to open up to that I know understands and won't judge me.
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