Good morning from the states!
I have a question about MS depression. I have experienced moments of what I think is depression over the last year or so. I had postpartum depression when my son was born 15 years ago (for a very short time… maybe 2-3 days), so I think I recognize what it feels like. Every so often, I get this feeling of huge sadness. Like I want to sit down and cry (although I haven’t done that). I feel like a black cloud of doom is hanging over me, and I can’t shake it. It doesn’t last long – a few hours. I try to shake it off – walking the dog sometimes helps, or trying to immerse myself in something I don’t normally do, so I’m distracted (like rearranging the house, my husband just loves that!).
I know depression is an issue you need to be seen for when it lasts longer or is more severe. But what’s up with this periodic sadness I’m having? It comes out of nowhere. It’s not due to anything bad in my life, things are really good right now. Is this how it starts, should I expect it’ll get worse? Have any of you experienced this and what did you do?
This isn’t a daily thing, thankfully. I would estimate maybe once every 2-3 weeks or even less. But it hits hard. It’s like all of a sudden, I feel like I’ve lost a loved one or something, you know what I mean? It’s awful.
Thank you for listening to me ramble & I really appreciate anybody who wants to share their experience with this!
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