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How you you tell whether something is

Posted by rainbowbrite on October 21, 2005, at 12:11:33

stress or depression?

 

Re: How you you tell whether something is

Posted by Maynerd on October 21, 2005, at 12:28:03

In reply to How you you tell whether something is, posted by rainbowbrite on October 21, 2005, at 12:11:33

I don't know, for me there is a difference in how my brain processes things. When depressed my brain can barely process even simple things, which tends to create anxiety and self destructive thinking. When I'm stressed my brain can process things, but it is hard to focus on anything but the stressor that is bothering me. When stressed my fighter mentality takes overand I want to crush the stressor(world), depressed I only wish I would get crushed. It seems to me that my depression is caused internally while stress for me is almost always external

 

you know what..

Posted by rainbowbrite on October 21, 2005, at 12:29:25

In reply to How you you tell whether something is, posted by rainbowbrite on October 21, 2005, at 12:11:33

if I need to ask then...It must be stress, it must always be.
but from personal experience how do *you* tell for yourself?

 

Re: How you you tell whether something is Maynerd

Posted by rainbowbrite on October 21, 2005, at 12:36:22

In reply to Re: How you you tell whether something is, posted by Maynerd on October 21, 2005, at 12:28:03

Im feeling really emotional. It feels bad. there are always stressors and probably always will be. But today I got hit with a huge sadness. Like I wanted to go back to bed and stay for along time, that never happens. I thought the feeling would pass but it became exagerated when I went out. But there are stressful things right now too. But not necessarily more then normal. I feel like taking something to go to sleep because I dont feel like dealing with today. It is not a good day.

 

Re: you know what..

Posted by Maynerd on October 21, 2005, at 12:50:04

In reply to you know what.., posted by rainbowbrite on October 21, 2005, at 12:29:25

The only way I can tell is by the emotions that are running through me. For whatever reason when I am depressed I am always, 1. tired, and 2. feel very, very sad for no apparent reason all day for days. Stressed I can almost always trace my emotions back to the source, if I am able to take myself out of the moment long enough to see. Sometimes a really big stressor will trigger a depressed state in me, which is why I try to avoid anything that causes stress for me. What you descibe in your other post sounds like a depressed mode in my world, but you may have different ways of dealing with stress than me.

 

Re: How you you tell whether something is

Posted by daisym on October 21, 2005, at 12:53:02

In reply to How you you tell whether something is, posted by rainbowbrite on October 21, 2005, at 12:11:33

Stress makes tense and hopeless. I make rash, ill thought out decisions. I talk too much.

Depression makes me tired and helpless. I can't make any decisions. I withdraw.

As I suffer through the combination right now, it feels very very dangerous.

 

Re: you know what.. Maynerd

Posted by rainbowbrite on October 21, 2005, at 13:11:16

In reply to Re: you know what.., posted by Maynerd on October 21, 2005, at 12:50:04

we posted at the same time btw. you read my mind. i didnt want you to think I posted that after you posted about your experience. i think it may be. Emotions mess me up. And they feel really intense lately.
thanks

 

Re: How you you tell whether something is daisym

Posted by rainbowbrite on October 21, 2005, at 13:13:19

In reply to Re: How you you tell whether something is, posted by daisym on October 21, 2005, at 12:53:02

thanks you guys, sometimes I need to be reminded of things. I think it sounds like Im depressed but I hate that word and I hate that feeling so Ill pretend its stress for the time being.

Are you ok Daisy?

 

or maybe

Posted by rainbowbrite on October 21, 2005, at 14:10:14

In reply to you know what.., posted by rainbowbrite on October 21, 2005, at 12:29:25

Im just having a bad day, like the Daniel Powter song...

 

I think

Posted by rainbowbrite on October 22, 2005, at 9:48:55

In reply to or maybe, posted by rainbowbrite on October 21, 2005, at 14:10:14

it is too much stress and a bad day combo. today is better

 

Re: I think rainbowbrite

Posted by sal0805 on October 22, 2005, at 9:55:28

In reply to I think, posted by rainbowbrite on October 22, 2005, at 9:48:55

I'm always asking myself this question and have now added the question of boredom and lack of motivation.

Sometimes, what tends to cause me a lot of stress which can easily spiral me into depression, is that I don't have all that much that I should be stressed about.

Glad you're feeling a bit better today.

Sabrina

 

Re: How you you tell whether something is rainbowbrite

Posted by fairywings on October 22, 2005, at 15:23:16

In reply to How you you tell whether something is, posted by rainbowbrite on October 21, 2005, at 12:11:33

hi rain,
I hope you're okay.

depression makes me feel tired, i can't think about anything else but how bad i feel, i'm unable to begin things, i feel hopeless, and i feel an aching hole inside myself, like a dark bottomless pit of despair.

stress to me feels anxious, tense, irritable, i worry needlessly and get things out of proportion, i feel easily overwhelmed, and i don't like to be around ppl. I feel stress a lot.

how are you feeling today?
fw

 

Re: I think sal0805

Posted by rainbowbrite on October 22, 2005, at 16:38:47

In reply to Re: I think rainbowbrite, posted by sal0805 on October 22, 2005, at 9:55:28

Thanks Sabrina

yeah I tend to have a lot of external stress. Stuff I cant control except by blocking it out. But right now Its not too too stressful. It is but its a lot of stress that I have let happen. Thats why I was a little unsure if it was stress. It feels different. External stressors are much worse for me. At times I can give myself that reality check and chill out, that is when I have allowed the stress to happen but when my external world is crazy its hard to stay calm. hope that made some sense. I think i just taught myself something about me :-) Maybe I understand me a little better.

 

Re: How you you tell whether something is fairywings

Posted by rainbowbrite on October 22, 2005, at 16:44:19

In reply to Re: How you you tell whether something is rainbowbrite, posted by fairywings on October 22, 2005, at 15:23:16

I think that is similar to me, I get really wired when Im stressed. But I wasnt so wired yesterday, more down but I think I was mixed up. I was confused. I took ativan and managed to be productive. moods are really confusing soemtimes, but Im much better today.
Thanks FW

 

Re: How you you tell whether something is rainbowbrite

Posted by fairywings on October 22, 2005, at 17:18:08

In reply to Re: How you you tell whether something is fairywings, posted by rainbowbrite on October 22, 2005, at 16:44:19

I'm glad you feel better today rain, i hate it when i feel depressed but don't know why.
fw

 

Re: How you you tell whether something is fairywings

Posted by rainbowbrite on October 22, 2005, at 21:24:19

In reply to Re: How you you tell whether something is rainbowbrite, posted by fairywings on October 22, 2005, at 17:18:08

thanks, I know, it is the worst feeling.


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