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Might I Be An Empath Or Is This Another Bout Of Depression?

 

Lately I've been feeling really down and I feel physically exhausted and pained. Like, my muscles will become extremely sore for no reason or an excruciating pain will be felt somewhere in my body.

Likewise, I've been really depressed, angry, irritated, etc. I've been decently happy and neutral with my emotions for about 3 months now, and nothing happened that would make me depressed or feel anything. These emotions come on full blast for no apparent reason. Yes, for the past 3 years I've been in and out of hospitals and therapies because I was self-mutilating and I even tried to kill myself several times - somehow, I don't believe that it has anything to do with this because, like I said, I've been fine and neutral the past few months.

I've been hearing a lot about being an empath recently - nothing particular to me, but I'm wondering if this could be my case? I've always been extremely sensitive to people's ideas, thoughts, and feelings. It's very easy for me to know what someone is thinking or feeling by just being in their presence.

I'm really scared because if this is just another long period of depression for me, then I'm just slowly spiraling downwards back into the hell I just got off. I don't want it to be depression at all, but I am willing to accept that idea if it's what you people think it is. No, I haven't told my psychiatrist, therapists, doctor, or anyone - I do not wish to do that because it will just get me back into a hospital because that's how everyone reacts to me in my life. I'm driving myself insane and I can't concentrate on anything while thinking about this. I'm EXTREMELY paranoid!

I would be really grateful if you could leave your ideas or similar experiences or anything as comments. I really do want to know what's going on and I don't want to end up in more therapy, especially not another psych-ward.

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Inspire (guest)
 
9 years ago (2012-06-19)
oh! Joesphinej, add me on facebook and I can help you! I just need to know a little more
Pablo (2 stories) (23 posts)
 
9 years ago (2012-06-18)
Josephinej you can email me about it too and mabye I can help you.
josephinej (1 posts)
 
9 years ago (2012-06-18)
Please anyone help I feel like I am really losing my mind! I started getting these wierd feeling ever since I was young. It starts off with saddness then gets to a point where I can't handle it! I get physically sick. Even thought of checking into a hospital? Then I started relating my what ever you call it to something bad actually happening. I am just so scared everytime I get this something really bad happens. I know something bad is about to happen but don't know what? I cry I shake so uncontrolably ugghh! I throw up I get flu systoms. Is there anyone who is out there that can relate to some of what I am saying I can't control this and it is driving me crazy 😨
poohdiddles13 (1 stories) (8 posts)
 
9 years ago (2012-06-16)
[at] Pablo

Okay. I got so freaked out because I live there XDD Was like "WHOAAA TWILIGHT ZONE"
Pablo (2 stories) (23 posts)
 
9 years ago (2012-06-16)
[at] diddles No, I live in florida and my prof pic is me, my bro and sis, with her two babies at a water park.:P
poohdiddles13 (1 stories) (8 posts)
 
9 years ago (2012-06-16)
[at] Celia

I requested you on Facebook too:) Maybe if we can get to know each other, we can help one another out!:D
poohdiddles13 (1 stories) (8 posts)
 
9 years ago (2012-06-16)
[at] Pablo

Pablo I sent you a request... You live in Rochester?
poohdiddles13 (1 stories) (8 posts)
 
9 years ago (2012-06-16)
[at] Pablo

YES! I can deal with other people's problems much more readily and easily than my own. Like their problems seem so... Little to me. But it's major for them. And when I help them they're like "But you have so much going on right now, you don't need the added stress" but what is strange, is that it doesn't stress me out at all. It's actually very relaxing to me for some reason. I don't know why or how, but dealing with everyone else is so much easier than dealing with me. I can understand people more than I understand myself. I LOVE helping, but sometimes I feel like I'm digging myself into a hole. Like I'm putting off my problems because I just get overwhelmed with so many emotions I just completely shut down. Add me on Facebook! Kelsey Honey Badger Dale.
Pablo (2 stories) (23 posts)
 
9 years ago (2012-06-16)
I sent you a request on facebook, I'm Pablo Ortega, add me?:)
Inspire (guest)
 
9 years ago (2012-06-16)
Sorry...I really don't know what I want or whatever... But I guess, if you would like to try and help me further or if you would like to talk to me for any reason, you can add me on facebook (Celia Sternadore) and maybe then, if you better know me, you can help me...Thanks
Inspire (guest)
 
9 years ago (2012-06-16)
Thanks people, I think just hearing some of this stuff from other people helps...
And yeah, I'm also attracted to a lot of people with issues and pain because it's easier to deal with their problems than deal with my own - I also believe that everyone has potential and a point in living except me.
I've been diagnosed with severe depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and a few other things... But it's not like people around me actually care because no one listens to me and my childhood was... Non existent... So because I feel that no one cares about me, I don't care about myself, and I care so much about everyone else no matter how much they hurt me. So, I don't really know... I don't know why I'm looking for help because even if I figure it out, it won't matter because no one will acknowledge it...Sorry, this all just occurred to me... Sorry I wasted your time...
Pablo (2 stories) (23 posts)
 
9 years ago (2012-06-15)
[at] poohdiddles13
First of all I'm sorry for your loss, but I feel the same way. Like I thought I was a weirdo because I feel attracted to people that have gone through pain too! I think the reason why I do it is because I feel like they understand what I go through and it makes the pain more bearable. Also I feel like I can help them since I know what it is like. Is this why you do it too?
Pablo (2 stories) (23 posts)
 
9 years ago (2012-06-15)
Hey I understand where you're coming from with the depression part. I have my own bouts of depression for no apparent reason, along with the anger and stuff. Even though I have never been to a hospital or a therapist for it I did want to harm myself, but I don't think the harming myself part was from being an empath. I have the same pains you talked about and I believe they are just growing pains.
Hopefully I helped and feel free to email me (its on my profile) 😊
poohdiddles13 (1 stories) (8 posts)
 
9 years ago (2012-06-15)
My God, I'm having the same problem! I have been through a lot in my life, and am also an empath. Lately, my Dad passed away from cancer, and I have been going through my own way of coping. I've also been diagnosed with severe clinical depression as well. Right now I don't know if what I'm picking up on is someone elses grief, or my own. Or my depression that is dragging me back to this black place with no light. I've been going to a psychic who is extremely talented, but I have not seen her in months and I'm so lost. Sometimes I feel like maybe I'm just a good guesser, but there is too many things I know that is just coincidence. Lately I have been getting pains in my heart, chest, and abdominal area. It's so sharp sometimes I'm unable to breathe. I went to the doctor and they couldn't determine what was wrong or what would be causing me pain and discomfort. What is wrong with me? Sometimes my depression mixed with other peoples suffering and pain is too much, and I don't know how to protect myself. I'm attracted to people that are equally if not more, as unfortunate or troubled in their life. How can I control my ability? Sometimes I'm afraid I feel things so strongly that it will leak to the other person and that it will hurt them emotionally.: (I'm so confused!
Konrad_Curze (4 stories) (8 posts)
 
9 years ago (2012-06-15)
I feel horrid for you, because I'm literally in the same boat. I'm trying to beat what at first was another bout of my own depression, until I started feeling drained, and sleeping up to 12 hours a day. That's when the dreams started again...
I don't believe you to be paranoid, and you don't need a psych ward. The sad part is, I don't know myself how to help you, because I haven't even been able to help myself. If you find a method that works, could you share it please?
Return24ever (1 stories) (6 posts)
 
9 years ago (2012-06-14)
I go through something similar I'll feel great for the longest time and then slip into depression, the pain doesn't help either it makes it that much harder to get up and feel good again. When it hits I'm always thinking "god no, not again... I thought I was better". Lately its been less of a full blown depression and more of a heartache or yearning; knowing there's more out there than what my logical sense tells me. The only thing I can ever really do is try to look on the bright sides, find something that can make me laugh or a good friend, maybe some reggae music.

Don't ignore yourself and sell yourself short; I think you are picking up on something, the world is pretty messed up right now; I think any sensitive person will be hurt by what's going on. At the same time you can't blame the external world entirely either or you'll always be at its mercy.

The important thing for me at least is to never 'give up' always try to be making continual progress towards my greater goal, really working on improving myself but not being too hard on myself at the same time. I'm still in a lot of pain and sadness but I can see the path out of it.

Not exactly what you were addressing but I hope it helps. Good luck!
Inspire (guest)
 
9 years ago (2012-06-14)
Oh yes, I felt the oil spill and the Japan disaster very much. I basically freaked out. Also, my depression isn't entirely from the emotions - I've been neglected since I was, grew up in a home with virtually no love, I basically raised myself, etc...
Thanks Anne. Some of what you said helps ❤
AnneV (4 stories) (1063 posts) mod
 
9 years ago (2012-06-14)
"Inspire", I'm so sorry for your suffering. Being an empath does not generally have symptoms of suicide and self mutilating but the other aspects of what you listed are common (receptive to other people's thoughts, feelings and so on). There is something deeper going on. Now I will say though that being an empath can definitely lead to depression. Any true empath that looks around and is worldly in terms of news, can't help but notice the oil spills (the gulf oil spill was a real gut wrencher for me), nuclear issues like in Japan (still ongoing but ignored by much of the media), ongoing wars, the feeling of helplessness and watching others suffer can all lead to deep depression. Intuitive humans can also suffer depression because they see through this veil that has been set up as "true" life (the consumer mentality, the spiritual disconnect through some of our technologies, etc) knowing full well it's actually pretty far from the real essence of what we're about. Another thing that causes depression and not commonly known, is that your so called "calling" in life is not being tended to. You don't know what it is yet, but it's under the surface and may very well nag at you with frustration, searching and seeking, and feeling unfulfilled until you reach it. Your role, as yet to be determined, may be so strong that you'll feel this anger and frustration until it's revealed and fulfilled. Some people come to the Earth plane with a role such as learning patience through being a parent (my sister was one of these). She wouldn't rest or feel fulfilled until she did that. Some people have dramatic roles effecting large groups of society, some minor. Being that the world is in the state that it is, it would surprise me not if your role had to surface faster than say, a middle aged persons because our time here is getting shorter. So if this resonates with you, start meditating and try to open yourself up to what that is. What attracts you? And I don't mean the negative stuff like "I want to bonk this guy over the head because he irritates me". I'm talking what spiritually resonates with you.

Some of the pain in your body can be growing pains. I have a beautiful mastiff dog that I watched go through unbearable growing pains when he was young because they grow so fast (he was literally disabled for a day or two during some of them and was in tremendous pain). You're also enduring hormone changes and those alone can make a person go bonkers. In fact, they can often dictate our entire personalities for awhile. We are so chemical in nature! The good news (if this is indeed part of what you're suffering) will pass.

Well, I don't know if any of this was helpful but it's at least food for thought.
Anne

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