Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
dusk25

What Are Your First Symptoms?

Recommended Posts

Hi dusk25,

I would have to say the need to sleep. If I notice I want to sleep all the time and not wanting to wake up to the world and dreading the day ahead and it has been going on for days, I go to my doctor.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For me, the first symptoms that seem to come on when my vegetative depression gets worse are difficulty concentrating and relatively mild brain fog. Then, if my symptoms become worse, I start getting more severe psychomotor retardation where it becomes painfully difficult to think, and it becomes increasingly difficult to avoid the urge to lie down.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i become lazy and start to stop doing simple task and self care. I become tied and don't want to get out of bed at all. i also don't talk as much

or at least i think this is it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wake up. Sounds like a joke - but it's pretty much it. Hm, well when it's extra bad I notice that I don't even want to spent all my time with escapism playing computer games and surfing the net and often end up going back to bed a few hours after getting up and spend my waking hours dreaming about how much I wish I could sleep 24/7. I feel more tired and achy and have even less energy than usual. I lose all enthusiasm & drive for my hobbies, don't practice photography, don't go hiking or bird watching, I also go on more junk food benders at places like Cici's pizza.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I seem to have 2 types of depression, 1 is very mild and common, I don't really feel sad or down, I repress my feelings and just waste my time watching TV and eating junk. Maybe that's my 'normal' mood?

The second type shows up 2 or 3 times a year and very quickly becomes this horrible deep, sinking, nauseous feeling in the pit of my stomach. I can't eat, can't relax and I focus so intensely on how crap my life is at the moment, where I went wrong and how I'd thought things would be so much better for me at this stage in my life. I become nostalgic, and listening to music, especially any kind of emotional song seems to intensify the feeling. I then feel panicky, desperate and lonely. I will lose my concentration to do anything except type out my problems on the internet. This episode usually only lasts a few days then eases off back to the first type of depression.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My symptoms are: tiredness (sleeping too much), appitite (foods don't taste as good, even my favorites) very negative feelings, I give myself a hard time for not doing this or not doing that. I like to be active, I lose that when I'm depressed too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shutting myself off from the world, and lack of energy/tiredness. I also get easity irritated and quick to anger, although I keep it all inside until I feel like I am going to explode.

I get lots of other symptoms after that, but those are the first signs for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I feel an emptiness in my chest like nothing is there, which in turn makes me want to avoid people. I begin to sigh a lot without even realizing it. Then I get really tired and stop eating much of anything, and in crowded areas I feel at times people know how I feel that turns on the guilt within me. All these things start like a domino effect so when I do feel that emptiness it's depressing knowing the other will follow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...