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Something feels "off" lately.  I've always been someone empathic, picking up on the feelings of others, and taking it in. But lately it seems like it's being taken to the extreme.  I read about someone being bullied (i.e. the homeless man who had a McDonald's employee trick him into going to the drive-thru window being promised a meal...only to be doused in water.) and it breaks my heart.  It literally makes me sick to my stomach...I can't function for hours after reading it, because I'm nauseous.

Heck, I can't even watch the audition shows on American Idol, because I get so embarrassed for someone who isn't good that I get the same gut-rot.

I've been just so emotional lately...the smallest thing can have me in tears.  Work is a little more stressful than it's been, so it may be that...I dunno.
Nov 12, 2015 @ 04:42 pm

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Couple of suggestions

Pregnancy, any chance? Or it could be your cycle, almost that time of the month, sometimes that can effect it.

Depression is more likely to hit as an overwhelming sad all the time even without cause. It just sounds like you're feeling more emotional to me, so I wouldn't worry to much just yet!
Nov 12, 2015 @ 06:14 pm


time of the month a lot of times...

possibly diet?
lack of certain vitamins causes depression
Nov 12, 2015 @ 08:24 pm

no babies

I went through early onset menopause at 37/38 :(
Nov 12, 2015 @ 08:32 pm


Damn you look so young! :( If Menopause is officially finished, then definitely at least see your doc for blood tests I'd say.
Nov 12, 2015 @ 08:58 pm


I think it's kinda nice to hear that somebody actually cares about the welfare of other human beings...our world has become so apathetic.
Nov 12, 2015 @ 09:26 pm

Not sure. But certain things like that can really bother me and eat away at me, especially since having kids. I think it's just that all human life is so precious and I can't stand seeing it wasted or seeing someone suffering needlessly or seeing someone innocent and helpless suffering. Certain things do shake me and burn themselves into my mind. I've always been like that and must work hard to not let things consume me.
I agree, depression generally shows as an overwhelming sadness but it could be a beginning sign? Maybe talk to your doctor.
Nov 12, 2015 @ 10:00 pm

Depression facts

Just thought I'd mention for anyone else reading this, depression can also manifest as lack of feeling. Being completely empty and apathetic. So if you're worried about yourself watch out for that as well.
Nov 12, 2015 @ 10:45 pm


Since you did mention your early onset of menopause, I would check with your doctor to see if your hormones are balanced. They could be a factor in you feeling like this.

Another thing that came to mind is that you may be suffering from anxiety. Anxiety disorders can range from different extremes and although depression fits into this category, it doesn't always mean that you have it, but then again, maybe you do. It's an area that needs to be evaluated by a professional and I hope you take the steps to do so just to be sure.

When you're experiencing these gut wrenching feelings, do you think it may be linked to you having a stressful day at work? Sometimes, we unload our feelings and frustrations on situations that aren't even linked to what we experienced during the day, but it becomes an easy outlet to drain our feelings into. This could also be a symptom of burnout. I'm in the teaching profession, where stress is extremely high and symptoms like the ones you mentioned are far too common.

Wishing you better days ahead! Remember, we're always here to give you advice if you need it.

Nov 12, 2015 @ 11:48 pm


Thank you all for the advice, and for listening. I'll definitely make an appt with my GP (I'm due for my annual physical anyways) and mention it to her.
Nov 13, 2015 @ 10:06 am

Good Luck!

Hope she has some light to shed on this! Hang in there <3
Nov 13, 2015 @ 01:24 pm

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