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Killk
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Anxiety and Depression

Posted by @kill9874, Mon, Aug 14 4:15pm

I suffer from anxiety and depression. I’m on effexor er and serquill. 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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Posted by @liz223, Mon, Aug 14 4:41pm

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.

Killk
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Posted by @kill9874, Mon, Aug 14 5:16pm

Thank you

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Posted by @gailfaith, Sun, Sep 10 4:12pm

Hi kill987…..Sorry to hear about your mom and your faithful service to her. And to comment on liz223’s comment about the public’s lack of understanding, maybe this thought will bring you a smile. When it comes to people understanding issues that other have to deal with…….remember……., half of the population are “below average!” !!!!!!!

Posted by @hopeful33250, Mon, Aug 14 8:10pm

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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Posted by @anniegk, Tue, Aug 15 1:20pm

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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Posted by @mckenzie, Sat, Aug 26 7:46am

just need someone to talk to

Posted by @JustinMcClanahan, Sat, Aug 26 7:50am

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?

Posted by @hopeful33250, Sat, Aug 26 10:11am

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

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Posted by @mckenzie, Mon, Aug 28 9:17am

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

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Posted by @brenda61, Wed, Sep 6 1:46pm

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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Posted by @maryliz, Sat, Aug 26 11:10am

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

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Posted by @mckenzie, Mon, Aug 28 9:21am

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

mckenzie
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Posted by @mckenzie, Mon, Aug 28 9:24am

Life and how its hot going well with me right

Posted by @hopeful33250, Mon, Aug 28 10:40am

@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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Posted by @mckenzie, Thu, Sep 14 8:41am

No

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