Sunday, June 3, 2018

The physical signs of intense sadness - PLEASE READ.

Sadness can have a deep effect on our bodies and the physical manifestation of sadness is quite clear, to say the least.


Sadness has a way of crippling your soul and rendering you inactive. It can bring down your spirits, break your energy levels, and make you seek isolation. Intense sadness which is an elongated period of sadness of high intensity can make you feel horrible, physically too.

While sadness is an emotional thing, if it continues for a long period of time and at intense levels, then its effects start manifesting physically. It becomes clear, physically, that you are undergoing an emotional stress and the following signs define them clearly.


#1 Irritability


Sadness means that you are emotionally not ready to engage in complex topics and definitely not ready to humour trivial things. Your mind gets programmed in a way that the best you can do is discuss the most pressing matters.

This means that any topic which you find inconsequential would get to your nerves because your mind is spending a lot of time, fighting the sadness and talking about unimportant things puts a lot of burden on you.

#2 Fatigue



Have you ever felt tired for long periods of time but were never able to explain the reason behind it? Have you felt that even though you are sleeping a lot and eating decently too, but your energy levels are never what they used to be?



Chances are that a sense of sadness may be creeping up on you. Sadness leads to setting in of fatigue which is quite difficult to fight. The fatigue would set in slowly but steadily and before you know it, your body would be feeling tired almost always.


#3 Slow speech



What happens when you are not in the mood to discuss something? What happens when you just don't want to be a part of a conversation but you have no other way? You start speaking slowly and do not care how long it takes as you drag your speech.

Sadness affects the speech in a similar way. The fact that you are not interested in basically anything when you are sad, you hardly feel like speaking at all. Your speech becomes a drag and you feel like talking is just not worth the effort you put into it.


#4 Back pain




Your backbone is one which supports your entire body throughout the day and through the night. It is also one of the most affected parts of the body when you are under stress. The pressure of an emotional drain starts building pretty soon and the backbone usually bears the brunt of it.

The pain usually starts with at the lower back and expands throughout your back. No matter how much you try to relax your back, the effects remain as the pain is not really physical but emotional and the pain is just the manifestation of it.


#5 Sleeping disorders




Sleep is one of the most important factors in dealing with sadness. Sleeping deep and for the prescribed period of time helps you deal with the stress involved and also soothes the physical strains of the emotional burnout.

Intense sadness, therefore, affects the sleep patterns quite clearly. You would find yourself unable to sleep for long periods of time and when you do get some sleep, you would find waking up quite difficult. Further, you would also feel dead tired after waking up, not because your body isn't rested but because it is under emotional turmoil.

#6 A constant headache




The first physical symptom of sadness is, however, manifested through a headache. The strain of thoughts and the prevalence of negativity in your mind would lead to a lot of pressure on your cognitive abilities, causing deep headaches.

The sense of pain usually builds from the nape, the back of your head, and may spread over your entire head. This may also lead to unusually greater hair fall and you would feel the pressure building steadily. 


#7 Dragged walks



Have you observed the way you walk when you are lost in a negative thought? How do you walk when you feel sad? Chances are, you walk slowly, dragging your feet, not really wanting to go anywhere but walking just because you have to.

It is, therefore, one of the more clear indicators of sadness. A dragged and a lazy walk which seems to last forever, and which is not usually your regular way of walking should, therefore, indicate the presence of sadness and your need to deal with it, urgently.

FINALLY...

If you found this article useful, please share it and pass it on to others who may need to read this and get help to deal with their sadness, depression, Anxiety and stress - People need to speak up and not be afraid to ask for help. Thank you.

54 comments:

jayne taylor said...

This is me now and has been for a long time. Seek help,I'm under a psychiatrist not because I'm mad but because of depression,they do help.

milan ajmera said...

It's so true and correct analysis. Thanx for sharing the article.

Druid said...

I refuse help or medication. I just focus on something productive.

Anonymous said...

Druid I refuse medication as well. Medication does nothing but make certain things worse and that's coming from someone else's experience. Doing something positive and productive helps block the negative!

Anonymous said...

There are quite a few symptoms that I recognize within myself. The headaches, backaches, and tiredness beyond belief. I've recently been unemployed for over 6 months so that doesn't help matters much, but even before that, I felt the aches. This probably started when I broke up with a man I lived with for 7 years. It was my doing but since then my life seemed to have spiraled. I'm functioning properly, though. I just take each day as it comes, but I know for a fact I've become quite unsocial.

Anonymous said...

This is so true, but would help more if you gave some pointers on how to deal with such intense feelings....

Anonymous said...

So me too but so hard to explain to people who just don't understand

Anonymous said...

I have travelled this path and sad to say am still on it. I was ill for a few years had electric shock treatment amongst many pills. I lost my partner very suddenly and at a young age. My family left home within a couple of years. My parents passed away within a couple of months of each other.I hate going out and often it could be weeks before I see or speak to anyone.I don't want to go out. I think at times because I don't have that great big cut in my leg or head or arm others think it's an act an excuse for attention. If only it was, if only they knew just how hard it is to even wash your face some mornings, because of how you feel. It's people who don't know anything about this way I feel or act need to have the likes of this post shown to them. I know what all is going on, but no one else understands. How I would love to step away from this life and walk in different shoes.

Anonymous said...

Turn to Jesus Cast all your fears and worries on the Lord, he will take you in his arms and comfort you. Read and learn the 23 psalm

rme said...

Before you refuse medication, maybe having a complete physical might be a good idea. There could be other things going on, thyroid issues, high glucose levels, heart, etc!

Damra said...

I HAVE ABOUT 97% of these symptoms!! I equate most to Myasthenia Gravis. Which I have had for appx. 19 yrs. But been off meds for past 2 yrs!! Shame on me! All my life I have been a positive thinker. But over the past 4 yrs I have just lost it. My designing quality to Paint, or design Jewelry has dwindled.

Anonymous said...

I too have had all these symptoms for nearly two years now . Have been on medication and it has helped a little . But at times I wish I wasn't t here and it worries me how it is affecting my family. I have had so many friends and relatives pass away in the last few years and feel so alone. My son a d daughter have helped me a lot but you do need people of your own age . Iam. 87…

Worried person said...

Im severely depressed it's killing me

Anonymous said...

Heartbroken and sad beyond belief. Just lost the love of my life also one month ago. I understand what you are saying, sometimes I wish I could feel physical pain just so the hurt inside wasn't so intense. But please don't hurt your body. Will just lead to more issues. Put on headphones and rock your soul with good music. Just close your eyes and let it wash over you,it works for me, hopefully it will you. I don't know you but do feel your pain and I love you God bless

Anonymous said...

I’ve been experiencing all of these...my mother passed away 2 months ago.
The sadness is overbearing. I’ve been feeling awful. Fatigue, back pain,
my legs feel like lead. I’m sad most of the time.

Unknown said...

God thought i was reading about myself there so how my gonna fix it iv tried for years and can't work out how fix it or get back to normal whatever normal is x

Adelle Gordon said...

I have 80% of the above mentioned...
Everyday is a struggle for me I just try to put on a happy face for others but deep inside im so sad! I cant bear this pain in my back arms and neck I dnt get any descent sleep and is always tired. Honestly I am not happy in my marriage for the past 3yrs and I have tried over and over to fix things but its just not getting better... I am lost, out of control and just not myself anymore ����

Anonymous said...

I am very happy for other people I really am, but as for myself I have bipolar depression, diabetes, high blood pressure and a few other things. My wife passed away last July from COPD and smoking. I cry a lot and do not understand why I am going through all this. I know that there are others worse off than me I am just venting, sorry. My biggest concern is financial and I continue to struggle, can anyone help me and if I can I will help you. I have 2 children a boy and a girl, also. God Bless and thank-you for reading this.

Anonymous said...

This is me 100%, I put on a fake smile every day and not one person close to me knows how I really feel, soo hard for me to have any hope in my life I really don't know how I go on.

Unknown said...

Extremely useful information. Well done

Anonymous said...

After reading this article I have discovered that this is me. Been this way ever since my spouse had an affair with my best friend. I thought I had healed from the hurt but my body is telling me different. Spouse and I worked through the situation and are closer now than ever before. However I now see that I still have sadness. ��

Anonymous said...

Wow..this is totally me. I lost my soulmate 33 weeks ago and I thought my arthritis or fibro was flairing because of the stress. Before he was killed I felt great but gradually it is ths and that, especially the sleep. I haven't slept a full night since he's been gone :(

Unknown said...

Worried Person... get help. You don't have to live that way, and it will probably end up killing you. I would highly recommend that you do not refuse medicine if you need it. I have taken it for the past 30 years and I would not be here without it. You CAN feel good. Trust me... I am the voice of experience.

joanna payne said...

All I can say is that I know how you feel, every bit of it. I had been lonely and alone throughout my whole life. I hope it changes for you, and I truly hope you find your happy place, you deserve it.

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Unknown said...

I've come to realise that one of the main reasons for my backache and neck ache and headache is that when you're feeling down and tired and stressed and sad, you slouch. You walk with your head down. You slouch when you sit and rest your head on your hand. You don't feel like sitting straight. This puts so much pressure on the surrounding muscles and causes more pain and makes you feel worse. I know this and yet, when I'm feeling like that, I still slouch, then suffer the consequences. Sometimes, it's just so damn hard to hold my head high... So, maybe we need to fake it till we make it. Hold our heads up and sit up straight, even when we feel like crap, to avoid feeling even more crap...

Gary Graefen said...

You have created one of the most successful blogs I have ever seen. Highest kudos I can pay. But some suggestions about how to over come sadness, would have seemed to be in order. Thanks for all you do. :)

striving to be like Jesus said...

I refuse all medications as well. They are nothing but poison meant to keep making doctors and big pharma money.

Anonymous said...

I feel this way too

Anonymous said...

These people are DEPRESSED and need treatment. I have taken meds for over thirty years, without them I would not be here today. Not everybody has to take them that long. Good counseling is a must along with the meds. My doctors tell me I have a really bad case and will probably need to stay on them the rest of my life. I am 70 years old and have had many tragedies in my life that have brought great sadness. With enough sadness comes depression where everything is difficult to cope with. Life can be totally different with the help of a good doctor. Make an appointment today and go ASAP?

Unknown said...

I feel your pain. I'm there now with different circumstances. We should talk or something.

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Unknown said...

God bless you and your children. Stay strong and positive for them and in time things will get better xx ๐Ÿ’œ

Anonymous said...

I am not sad or depressed.

Anonymous said...

To the People who refuse medication,let me ask You if You could not see, would You refuse Eyeglasses. Or if You had Diabetis would You refute Insulin?

bobbyr55 said...

I see myself in this whole thing 100% Yet people never do anything to help, they refuse to accept it and only say just buck up, like this is no real thing. Why can't they understand what we are all going through and try to help, rather just turn their noses up at those of us who suffer from this.

David K said...

I suffer all these unsavoury emotions all the time.
It is completely draining, and I do feel as though my mental illness is holding me back. My mood swings have become drastic. One minute, I am pleasant, then suddenly I become the devil incarnate. Mental illness is the 2nd biggest killer in young people especially, yet there is still a massive stigma around this awful illness. Those who do not have this illness seem to think that the sufferers are just a little fed up, and it will pass. Their attitude makes my blood boil. I have wasted a lot of energy explaining my illness to those who have never suffered with mental illness or are unknowledgeable about the illness. I have attempted suicide on 2 occasions. On Tuesday, I was very agitated, that I turned to alcohol. The demon drink does not change anything. Another matter that annoys me, is that when a celebrity is diagnosed with Anxiety/Depression, the public attitude changes.

Anonymous said...

This has been me for over a year.
Lost both parents in 6 months.
I also became extremely gluten intolerant and anaphylactic shock
Reactions. Have to carry epi pens
Always. Stress has overwhelmed my life
For several years, even before my parents deaths. I feel so drained ALL
THE TIME.

Ken said...

I can relate. I was hit in the head with a door on a Schwann's truck and caused a spinal cord injury. I was in and out of a wheel chair for almost three years. The depression and pain is off the chart sometimes. I have not worked since then, that was 1998. To many people, there was nothing wrong with me, because they could not see the depression, the pain, the burning in my body, the abject failure I felt like and the man I was, was gone. I have been through two surgeries on the neck and spinal cord, two open heart surgeries, seven stints, a pacemaker and more. The only way I ave made it was through the Bible. I have stayed in His Word and it has helped me tremendously. I lost my older brother to murder, my younger brother came to live by me to help, and he died in my arms in my front yard helping me move a tv. My parents passed, my father had Alzheimer's, which is a horrible disease! I have plenty of reasons to feel bad, to stay in depression, as I have one friend, my wife. She has stuck with me for more than thirty years otherwise I would not have made it. I have my children and grandchildren that keep me going, but the biggest support, is Messiah Yeshua! I trust Him that He will give me my last breath in His time. Keep strong people, life is not easy, it's hard but He promised He would not leave us or forsake us! Stay Strong!

Anonymous said...

Great article, but I would say its depression not sadness. I did not realize how depressed I was. I just thought I had fibro or some muscle disease. I body ached so bad that anywhere I touched it was in pain. I had all the symptoms above but did not recognize it as depression. I went to my doctor believing she would diagnose me with fibro or send me for testing. What she did was ask me questions about my situation, my life, my job, my family and I could not stop crying. I just moved to a new area and the days were dark, the rain was relentless, I was missing my family and my friends. The doctor brought it all out. I went for counselling, did a bounce back program and refused to go on medication until I realized I was not getting better. I finally figured I should try anti-depressants and thank God I did. I can think clearly, I don't overthink everything, I am enjoying my new life and love where I am today. Thanks to a great doctor that knew the signs. Living the life in BC, Canada

Unknown said...

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Anonymous said...

This is me to a T. I hate being like this but I have suffered with severe chronic depression for 29 years. I'm now have stage 4 secondary breast cancer. I just don't know where to turn.

Anonymous said...

I lost my son tragically. One month after giving birth to my first girls. I have been trying to manage my feelings of grief and happiness. Its been 3 years this past july and i finally admited that i need help. My depressionis sinking me in a deep hole. My moid changes, even i notice it. All of these symptoms I have. I really need help.

Unknown said...

I agree 100% people don't understand and to be honest do more harm and should read this you simply can't control things that happen in life or the same for how we feel and at this point I don't bother to try to explain other than my therapist I've finally found someone who listens and validates my feelings because they are real and don't just go away and yes I try to be as positive as possible but somehow it gets shot down I just try one day hour minute whatever the situation is but every symptom except headache is to a T we are not alone but ill tell you sometimes being in a room full I feel the loneliest prayers to us all we deserve to be happy and understood

Anonymous said...

I feel your pain also. Its like im a living dead now. Doesnt want to do anything though im trying hard to divert my attention to something productive still i cant find satisfaction in anything i do. Guess what we can do right now is to just pray & trust God everything will eventually be back to normal.

Debra Herbert said...

I experience all of these symptoms minus the headaches. I don't sleep for days at a time. I'm no longer interested in things I used to enjoy. I prefer to be alone, I don't want to talk to anyone. I isolate myself in my room. I know what it is, but I get so caught up in it. It's killing me. I left a 38 year abusive marriage. I have forgiven him and myself, but I don't feel any better. I'm just numb. I do things by rote, I've even attempted suicide 3 times, almost successful once. I don't have medical insurance ,but I really need to go back to seeing a therapist. It helped me to talk to an impartial party. I pray for the rest of you who are experiencing this. I'm relying on God to help me.

Cindy Teem said...

I experience all these lost my husband 3 months ago. We were always together when I wasn’t working. Please pray. I have been praying a lot.

Unknown said...

I read this and hope some one or some thing can save me you us our love our children the rest of our lives together i love U more than ever xoxo

Nik Hall said...

I have read all these comments an my heart goes out to all the people who have had loses that are unbearable,I think each an every one of you are strong an incredible, even if you don't see it or feel it,you all shared ur pain an now along with the information in this blog you withouy knowing it may possibly have help someone else seek medical treatment,counselling an know that they aren't alone.

Nik Hall said...

I have read all these comments an my heart goes out to all the people who have had loses that are unbearable,I think each an every one of you are strong an incredible, even if you don't see it or feel it,you all shared ur pain an now along with the information in this blog you withouy knowing it may possibly have help someone else seek medical treatment,counselling an know that they aren't alone.

Anonymous said...

some times it is too much. perhaps you are better out of this world.
boring and nothing to look forward to. Death is the answer, yes.perhaps


























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Anonymous said...

Yes I agree, I have bpd and not on medication, my moods change rapidly from high to suicidal...i distract work on small achievements. Ride the wave as I know things will change. Medication can bring so many more problems due to side effects, many of them permenant.. ... This is my own choice but there are people who require medication to survive

Anonymous said...

What is your financial situation that worries You?

Anonymous said...

Tell them. At least you don't be taking it Any more which is emotional pressure in itself. If you had a physical health prob you wouldn't think twice. It's only stigma that stops you. I in 4 of us has it and everyone knows this now so go for it. You might be surprised 1 in 4 of those you tell eill say me to and then you can recover together.
All the best Sam