Ugghh Today I saw my doctor, because I have been feeling unbelievably ill lately and have had terrible pain in my spine/glands which has built up to the point where I can no longer take the pain. So when I saw my doctor I told her how sick I was I ended up balling my eyes out. She said I looked "depressed" and put depression in my records I said to her i'm not depressed, it is because it has all built up and i'm so over it. I tried to tell her a bit more about this disease, managed to get forms out of her for blood tests and a referal to a rheumatologist for my spine, but left feeling like crap. I am not depressed, feeling emotionally like crap every blue moon because you are chronically ill is NOT depression. Depression is a consistant feeling of sadness/no hope/low mood. I am normally very happy, great sense of humour and have many plans, hopes and dreams for the future - sick or not. WHY can't my doctor get this through her thick head?