Are you happy sometimes without a reason?
December 3, 2023 3:46pm CST
I took a break here because I made some small progress in my life. Today I felt intense happiness without a reason. This is weird because I have depression and I am not used to such happiness. I am taking medication and maybe this causes such happiness. Today I haven't received any good news and nothing happened. I wish this would last all the time. I know that it will pass and I can't bring this feeling back.
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• Sterling, Virginia
Antidepressants are supposed to help you with your emotions they won't force you to be happy or make you happy but they are designed to lessen the feel of being sad. Just because you don't see anything making you happy doesn't mean you can't have a feeling of it. Hugs for more than 30 seconds release the hormone for happiness. My husband is bipolar so he takes antidepressants as well as a few other meds that help regulate his emotions. That doesn't mean he never experiences odd moments of happiness, sadness, or even agitation. But the meds help lessen the mood swings for him going from one side to the other side. If you're also bipolar you can have mood swings and will randomly go from sad to happy.
• Walnut Creek, California
Many modern antidepressants inhibit the re-uptake of serotonin, one of the brain's "happy" neurotransmitters. I've never been able to grasp how bi-polar meds work. I didn't know you had to hug for 30 seconds to get an oxytocin rush! I take my hugs any way I can get them.
• Daytona Beach, Florida
@dya80dya Yes. I am. I typically find a reason most of the time, but it doesn't have to be a "big" or "major" reason. It could be simply that I woke up today. Or, that I'm thankful for my husband's continued progress. The little things do matter after all. If you need a reason, you can find one. However, feeling good is a good thing.
• Daytona Beach, Florida
I know where you're coming from. I have to curb my anxiety greatly if anything unusual occurs. I don't take any medication but my body regulates itself at times oddly. Some mornings I wake up knowing it will be a regular day and suddenly I want to cry, WHY? No reason but the tears come. Then I will be going through a regular day writing on my PC and something I am listening to or a song suddenly makes me feel overjoyed, I guess I could say I am an anxiety-ridden roller coaster
@dya80dya Yes this happens to me. I suddenly realise that my spirit is light sand that I am filled with joy. Eventually it goes away of course. Kierkegaard writes about this - it happened to him. No reason accounts got it but o am convinced that God is present at these moments.