has anyone else here experienced real physical symptoms of their major depression? i've suffered with severe depression my entire life, and have never been in great health. the past few years though i've become certain that the two are related, because the intensity of my depression has increased and simultaneously the severity of my health problems have increased. skin issues...dermatologists don't even know how to diagnose my skin problems, it's not quite eczema, not quite psoriasis, it's just a mysterious whoknowswhat that results in patches of extremely dry (to the point of breaking and bleeding), irritated skin from everywhere to my face to private parts...(super sexy). chronically low blood pressure that again no one can figure out, which results in my periodically fainting with no warning (great for keeping a job). IBS which means every single trip to the bathroom, even to tinkle, results in blood loss. oh joy. and in the last 3 yrs, i've gone from having a head full of super-thick, shoulder-length hair to barely half a head-full of unmanageable weak strands, which strain to grow to ear-length. that horrible skin problem? also on my scalp. and headaches that just won't quit...intense throbbing that sometimes last a full day or longer, even while i'm sleeping, my head is pounding.... and absolutely no treatment helps any of it. at first i thought this was because maybe lack of insurance prevents me from finding good doctors, but now i think it's far more simple...the cause isn't physical, so therefore the treatment can't be. and because there's no cure for this depression, there's no cure for any of the physical symptoms either...and it will only get worse and worse until i'm barely recognizeable as a human being. anyhow. please tell me, i am not alone in this phenomenon?