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Feeling sad, staying alone and started self harming. Had breathing problem and took asthma medicines. What should I do?

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I am 28 years old. My problems started 3 years back. I was staying alone and as days went by I started feeling sad all the time. I started self harm to get relief from that. From that period I don't have proper contact with people. Except my father and mother. I talk to 2 more people only. I feel sadness for some time and then will be fine for some days. Again I will go back to that stage. Some times I cry without any proper reason. During winter time it will be severe. In the past two years, During the winter time I took medicines for diseases I don't really have. Previous year I felt I have breathing problem and took Asthma medicine for 2 months. Its like I really misguided my doctor. Before that I was feeling feverish all the time and I took a lot of paracetamol to keep myself calm. Its happening again and again. For the past 1 year I stopped self harm, But did it once again previous week. Please advice me what I need to do?
Posted Tue, 20 Aug 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Manjula R 1 hour later

Welcome to XXXXXXX forum.

You are feeling sad most of the time and has history of self harm. You have limited social contact and also non specific physical complaints. You have also got seasonal variation, with exaggeration of it during winter.

Do you have similar complaints in your family?

You may be suffering from major depression and have not taken help from any psychiatrist. You need to visit a psychiatrist immediately and follow their advice. Take your parents also, so that you get a family support for the treatment.

Wish you all the very best.
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Follow-up: Feeling sad, staying alone and started self harming. Had breathing problem and took asthma medicines. What should I do? 1 hour later
I don't want to take my parents. I am not able to stick to a place also. Now I am in Chennai, My 6th place in 3 years. I am working from home in Chennai, When I can do the same from my hometown. When I am in a place for 6 or 7 months, I start to feel that, I reached the saturation level. I am not able to pick phone calls from unknown number, bcoz I am scared that it will be some one I know. I don't disturb anyone, but they call me for no reason. I deleted all my contact to have a peaceful life. I had an affair before, but I started self harm before that itself. She left me for no reason. She started feeling that I am not doing good. Sometimes I am able to concentrate and do ten days work in one day. Remaining days I will be dumb. Its like nothing will reach my brain.

I stopped my self harm bcoz of OCD. I wash my hand 100 times a day. Carry instant sanitizer all the time. Along with that, when I do selfharm, I care about that wound as if its life threating. But not able to stop also. I don't know my mind is moving from one stage to another without any specific reasons
Answered by Dr. Manjula R 10 minutes later

The reason why I suggested you to take your parents is, it will be helpful for your treatment. If you do not want, its fine not to take them.

I am glad that you know that you have OCD, which itself can lead to depression. There is specific treatment for both the conditions, for which you should see a psychiatrist.

Please consult the doctor immediately.
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