Are you happy sometimes without a reason?

@dya80dya (32343)
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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@ShyBear88 (59204)
• Sterling, Virginia
3 Dec
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.
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@dya80dya (32343)
5 Dec
I hope that I am not bipolar.
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@TheHorse (201499)
• Walnut Creek, California
5 Dec
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.
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@TheHorse (201499)
• Walnut Creek, California
5 Dec
@dya80dya If you're not sure, you're probably not.
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@dodo19 (46962)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
4 Dec
I'm definitely glad that you're feeling good and happy.
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@dodo19 (46962)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
5 Dec
@dya80dya I bet. Hopefully it continues.
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@dya80dya (32343)
5 Dec
It was an amazing feeling.
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@AmbiePam (83549)
• United States
3 Dec
Your medication may really be starting to work. It can take 6 to 8 weeks to really kick in, although I don't know how long you have been on it. That doesn't matter if you are feeling better though!
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@AmbiePam (83549)
• United States
5 Dec
@dya80dya That’s great!
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@dya80dya (32343)
5 Dec
I was on it for some months, but I increased the dose recently.
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@kaylachan (54122)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
4 Dec
I'm generally a happy person. So this isn't anything new for me.
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@dya80dya (32343)
5 Dec
This is great. Are you happy without having a reason?
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@kaylachan (54122)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
5 Dec
@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.
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@TheHorse (201499)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Dec
I am pretty "stable," but sometimes I do wake up grumpy and other times I do wake up happy and fired up for no apparent reason.
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@TheHorse (201499)
• Walnut Creek, California
5 Dec
@dya80dya I think so too. This morning I woke up a bit grumpy and ate some chocolate for mood enhancement.
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@dya80dya (32343)
5 Dec
I think it's normal.
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@aninditasen (15458)
• Raurkela, India
4 Dec
Glad you are happy today. Whenever your nerves are relaxed by medication you feel light and happy.
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@aninditasen (15458)
• Raurkela, India
6 Dec
@dya80dya Sometimes the depression hormone over rules and you feel depression.
@dya80dya (32343)
5 Dec
I wish I would feel so happy every day.
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@snowy22315 (166535)
• United States
3 Dec
Think positively, you are happy today and that is a start. Hopefully this medicine will do good things for you.
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@dya80dya (32343)
5 Dec
Thank you for your encouraging words. I increased my dosage and it's not a new med.
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@much2say (53240)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Dec
Ohhh, take that happiness and enjoy it for what it is! There doesn't have to be reason for happiness . . . sometimes it is about being at peace with yourself at that moment. May you experience many more times like this!
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@much2say (53240)
• Los Angeles, California
6 Dec
@dya80dya (32343)
5 Dec
Thank you, I wish I could experience this feeling every day.
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@LeaPea2417 (36081)
• Toccoa, Georgia
4 Dec
I'm glad you are having a happy day.
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@dya80dya (32343)
5 Dec
I don't feel happiness often. It is unusual.
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@RasmaSandra (71481)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
3 Dec
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
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@dya80dya (32343)
5 Dec
I can relate. The next day I was so sad without a reason. I wanted to cry and couldn't stand myself. I am an anxiety-ridden roller coaster too.
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@xFiacre (12446)
• Ireland
3 Dec
@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.
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@dya80dya (32343)
5 Dec
It's so interesting when we experience this without a reason.
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@just4him (299978)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Dec
I'm glad you were happy.
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@dya80dya (32343)
5 Dec
I was very happy without having a reason.
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@Deepizzaguy (92428)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
3 Dec
My belief is that when we all get into sad times, it will only last for a short while before the good times back into our lives in due time.
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@dya80dya (32343)
5 Dec
This would be good, I had a long time without experiencing happiness.
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@Beestring (12666)
• Hong Kong
4 Dec
The medication may help. Stay happy and positive.
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@dya80dya (32343)
5 Dec
I increased the dosage, I think this medication creates such feelings.
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@jstory07 (132785)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 Dec
I hope you can stay happy.
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@dya80dya (32343)
5 Dec
Happiness is so important. But I was surprised that I was happy without a reason.
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