Hello all, I will try to keep this short and to the point as its a long story!
4 months ago I was involved in a severe motorcycle crash, a car hit me at a combined speed of 120mph.
Me being me I never went hospital and I refused treatment from the police. Cut to a month later I keep getting sent home from work due to breathing problems and vomiting problems. I put this down to quitting smoking as when I looked online the side effects that kept coming up were wheezing and nausea. I was told by work I had to go doctors to get it checked out so I did.
Now to make this part short or it'll go on for days. They first thought I had a stomach injury (still do, seeing a GI doctor on the 23rd), then they though diabetes (negative) then a plethora of other things until the head doctor saw my report and asked me to come in the same day, by now I had been signed off work with long term sickness.
He called me into the office and he said from what he is reading it sounds like I have a panic disorder. They send me for a psychiatric test and I got diagnosed with PTSD, PTSD related anxiety and to my surprise, severe depression. Apparently the only questions I "passed" were the ones about self harming, suicide and harming others. The rest I failed.
These are my 'depression symptoms' and these all started after the crash. Lack of motivation, lack of energy, lack of appetite (slowly changing), feeling tired constantly, general lack to move or do anything unless its a must.
I am currently on Amitriptyline Hydrochloride and Omeprazole (temporary until they now if my stomach is injured).
I have gone through a lot of depressive moments in my life including 5 suicides at work. Without sounding harsh it did not effect me, it can't, it'll effect my work if it did.. Its I guess you can say part of the job without going into too much detail regarding my job.
I guess my question is, do you guys think I am depressed as much as the doctors say I am? I mean after 2 months of doing nothing you would be down but I wouldn't say I am depressed.
Thanks for reading my rambles