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Anxiety and Depression

Posted by @kill9874, Aug 14, 2017

I suffer from anxiety and depression. I’m on effexor er and seroquel. My mind is racing all the time and I constantly worry about everything. My mom has terminal cancer, so that doesn’t help either. A lot of times I pretend to be happy, but I’m really not. I drive my mom to OSU for her cancer treatment when she has them. Since I do this, people feel like I shouldn’t be on disability. They just don’t understand what I go through. The only time I can sleep is when I take serquill . This makes me sleep, otherwise I cannot sleep at all. Any comments would be appreciated.

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I’m sorry your Mom has terminal cancer and it is sad that just because you drive her to treatments some think you’re not disabled. These are people who do not understand our mental health problems. I wish the public was more educated. I sincerely hope you feel better soon.

@liz223

I’m sorry your Mom has terminal cancer and it is sad that just because you drive her to treatments some think you’re not disabled. These are people who do not understand our mental health problems. I wish the public was more educated. I sincerely hope you feel better soon.

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Thank you

Hello Killk (@kill9874) and welcome to Mayo Connect!

I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s cancer diagnosis and treatment. Given that you deal with depression and anxiety, I know that your mom’s health undoubtedly makes this worse. At this time, I wouldn’t worry about what other people think, it is best if you concentrate on taking care of yourself and offering what help you can to your mom.

As you are a caregiver for your mom, I’d like to invite you to join our caregiver’s discussion group. Scott, @IndianaScott, is the volunteer mentor for that group and I’m sure he will welcome you. They have great discussions on taking care of yourself while you care for someone else.

Please post any time you feel like it, we are here to listen and care about your feelings.

Teresa

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I completely understand what you are going through. The first time i went through bsd anxiety and depression was when my Mom was in the late stages of alzheimers and i was trying to take care of her. She was in a care facility but i was still responsible for her care. It took me a couple of years to get back on track. That was in 2008-2009. This time around i cant really say what triggered it but my husband retired and i went through a major surgery. within the last 2 years. Iam 71 now and i find this time around it is much worse. The meds dont take it away, they just calm it down. . I would love to sleep more than 4-5 hours. Iam on 300 mgs of Seroquel. 45 mgs of Mirtazapine and 20 mgs Buspirone and 20 mgs of Propanolol. I have been battling this round for about a year now.

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just need someone to talk to

@mckenzie

just need someone to talk to

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Hello @mckenzie, and welcome to Connect.

I moved your message to another discussion where members are talking about anxiety and depression. If you are replying by email, I reccomend scrolling to the bottom of the notification and clicking on VIEW & REPLY so you will be brought to the full discussion and can read what some other members have posted. In that discussion you can meet members talking about anxiety and depression.

@mckenzie, if you are comfortable sharing with the other members of Connect, what sort of things do you currently use to help with your anxiety and depression?

@mckenzie

just need someone to talk to

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Nice to meet you @mckenzie

I’m glad that you reached out to Mayo Connect – we all need someone to talk with! Mayo Connect is a great place to do that, so please share with us what you would like to discuss – we are here and we are listening!

Teresa

Hi @ McKenzie, What would you like to talk about? Mary

@mckenzie

just need someone to talk to

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I want to talk about multiple issues regarding depression sarcoidosis anxiety panic attack and being lonely without a companion

@maryliz

Hi @ McKenzie, What would you like to talk about? Mary

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I want talk about multiple issues regarding depression sarcoidosis anxiety panic attack and being lonely without a companion in my life.,

@maryliz

Hi @ McKenzie, What would you like to talk about? Mary

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Life and how its hot going well with me right

@mckenzie, I’m sorry things are not going well for you right now. I do hope your day goes well and you can start feeling better soon. I saw where you wanted to talk about depression, sarcoidosis, anxiety, panic attack, and being lonely without a companion. Well, I think I could talk about any and all those topics. I deal with depression, on a daily basis, it’s pretty much a constant for me to work on it even on my better days. Because I know if I’m not working on myself, even if it’s just reminding myself to be affirmative to myself. Always working on my self-esteem and self-worth, because if I don’t I know that it won’t take much to sink lower each time it comes up and I don’t deal with it. Sarcoidosis: I was diagnosed with it in 1987, I am thankful to know that I do not have anything active at this time. But through the years, when I feel an episode coming on it is usually when I’m feeling stressed, so it is important for me to continue to try and stay away from things I know will stress me out. It has affected different areas of my body and I am continually needing to deal with them. I try to stay as active as I can and involved with friends and family and volunteering, trying to help others, and that helps me feel useful and that I can contribute to my community. Anxiety & panic attacks: I find myself having to deal with anxiety pretty often, and this goes along with what I said above. For me, my physical health and mental health is connected in every way. When I feel panic and very anxious, I use my mindful exercises. Try to ground myself in my surroundings. By that I mean to stop for a little bit and be very aware of everything, even the sounds around me. I have learned to take deep breaths in through my nose, count to five, hold for five, and release through my mouth slowly, counting to five.
Well, let’s see, that brings me to feeling lonely at times without a companion. I do feel lonely at times, I think we all do at different times. All the things I’ve listed above help me with that too. I also have a dog who is very comforting, take her for walks, and we usually run in to people, some I know and some I don’t, but they are always commenting on my dog that she is cute, very good and things like that. I do a lot of writing, I enjoy writing poetry and that helps too. I do hope things start settling down for you and you begin to feel better soon. I am so happy for these groups that we can come together and share our experiences and ask questions and help each other. I wish you well and I hope something I said may help you to at least know that you are not alone! We are all going through something in our lives, and even if it’s not the same things the feelings are very similar.

@magspierce

@mckenzie, I’m sorry things are not going well for you right now. I do hope your day goes well and you can start feeling better soon. I saw where you wanted to talk about depression, sarcoidosis, anxiety, panic attack, and being lonely without a companion. Well, I think I could talk about any and all those topics. I deal with depression, on a daily basis, it’s pretty much a constant for me to work on it even on my better days. Because I know if I’m not working on myself, even if it’s just reminding myself to be affirmative to myself. Always working on my self-esteem and self-worth, because if I don’t I know that it won’t take much to sink lower each time it comes up and I don’t deal with it. Sarcoidosis: I was diagnosed with it in 1987, I am thankful to know that I do not have anything active at this time. But through the years, when I feel an episode coming on it is usually when I’m feeling stressed, so it is important for me to continue to try and stay away from things I know will stress me out. It has affected different areas of my body and I am continually needing to deal with them. I try to stay as active as I can and involved with friends and family and volunteering, trying to help others, and that helps me feel useful and that I can contribute to my community. Anxiety & panic attacks: I find myself having to deal with anxiety pretty often, and this goes along with what I said above. For me, my physical health and mental health is connected in every way. When I feel panic and very anxious, I use my mindful exercises. Try to ground myself in my surroundings. By that I mean to stop for a little bit and be very aware of everything, even the sounds around me. I have learned to take deep breaths in through my nose, count to five, hold for five, and release through my mouth slowly, counting to five.
Well, let’s see, that brings me to feeling lonely at times without a companion. I do feel lonely at times, I think we all do at different times. All the things I’ve listed above help me with that too. I also have a dog who is very comforting, take her for walks, and we usually run in to people, some I know and some I don’t, but they are always commenting on my dog that she is cute, very good and things like that. I do a lot of writing, I enjoy writing poetry and that helps too. I do hope things start settling down for you and you begin to feel better soon. I am so happy for these groups that we can come together and share our experiences and ask questions and help each other. I wish you well and I hope something I said may help you to at least know that you are not alone! We are all going through something in our lives, and even if it’s not the same things the feelings are very similar.

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@magspierce I appreciate your kind and encourage words to @mckenzie. You have provided some “food for thought” and good suggestions from moving out of depression and anxiety.

Teresa

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@maryliz

Hi @ McKenzie, What would you like to talk about? Mary

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@mckenzie

You do have a lot on your plate right now.

Share with us, if you like, what types of activities help you to feel less alone and less depressed. Do you have friends, family or a church support group that can help you?

Teresa

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@mckenzie

just need someone to talk to

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Hi McKenzie, I too suffer with depression and anxiety and I am single. It would be so nice sometimes to have someone’s shoulder to lean on. I have family but it is not the same as having a companion.

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