Anxiety and Depression

Posted by Lost @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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@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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Hello @mckenzie

It’s been awhile since you posted. I hope that you are doing better. Can you update us on how you are feeling?

Teresa

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Hello @kill9874

It has been awhile since your last post. How are you doing?

Teresa

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@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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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!” !!!!!!!

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@maryliz

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

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No

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@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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Thank-You Teresa, I am Going To Try Some Of Your exercising techniques. I Finally Been Able To Get Out Of House Lately And Think That’s What Had A Lot To Do With My Depression. My Sarcoidosis Is Affecting Me Now But I Am Learning To Deal With It As Days Go By. I Am On Medication For My Anxiety And It’s Helping Me As Well. My Family Is Not Very Supported At At All Because They Are Really In Denial Because I’ve Always Been The Active Outgoing Dependable one in The Family. But I Appreciate Your Help Very Much.

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@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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@mckenzie

I’m so glad to get your post! As much as possible, Keep Moving!

Teresa

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@maryliz

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

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Hi. @mckenzie

I know how hard it is to be alone, especially when you don’t feel well. I’ve been there.

Joining this group is one positive step you’ve made to reach out. The people here are good people, kind and understanding, and ready to walk alongside you.

Would you like to tell us more about the depression and anxiety you’re experiencing? If you’re comfortable doing so, you might want to write about why you’re depressed, and if there’s something specific that’s causing anxiety right now. We don’t want you to go through this tough time alone.

Jim

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Hi, everyone. Fall has started, and that means less yard and garden work. That’s a good thing in some ways. We’re enjoying the peaches and pears from our small orchard. I’m still picking crookneck squash and tomatoes. All of those things are so much more tasty than store bought. Yesterday, I moved all of the tender patio plants to the cellar, under grow lights. We have flowers all winter from the geraniums.

The bad thing for me is that I don’t get outside nearly as much during the winter, and that has an effect on guess what! Depression and anxiety is the right answer. For me, it’s not so much the season as it is the drop in my activity level. Is any of that true for you?

I’m wondering how you’re doing, @mckenzie, @kill9874 , @glenda1 , @anniegk and @magspierce . It’s been a little while since we all connected.

Jim

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Anxiety and depression are my constant companions-may as well embrace them as after all of these years they are not going a way.

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