Thanks, guys. :) I'm reading all of you loud and clear. Lately I have been stir-crazy with the flu and not working or going out, so that explains most of my depression, I'm sure. In my attempts to sort out myself and pinpoint and eliminate anxiety triggers, I have broken up with a close friend that I wish could be my boyfriend, and I'm dealing with that, too. Like, all the cruddy things that come with a break-up: I wanna call him, but I don't. I miss him. A lot of crying. Yadda yadda yadda.
Experiencing bad, sad feelings is one thing. I think that's the main thing here, too. But yesterday got scary, as I felt very panicky and out-of-control. However, after crawling into bed and finding this site, I did feel a lot better. I also called a friend and talked to her for a long time.
I look forward to resuming therapy next week. I can't expect this break-up to be easy. There is a light at the end of the tunnel! I don't think what I'm experiencing will necessitate long-term medication, but I'll be open to what the doctor thinks. :) Thanks again, everybody!