Anxiety and Depression

Posted by tmf0 @tmf0, Nov 24, 2018

For the last 10 weeks my anxiety and depression have been at a level that I’ve never experienced. My life has completely changed in such a short period of time. I am constantly nauseated, I hardly get out of bed, I have no desire to see or speak to anyone, my mind is continuously spinning with irrational thoughts, I even canceled Thanksgiving and I can go on & on. I just dont know how anyone can live like this. I’m not living but merely existing. It’s a battle every minute of every day. I just want to feel normal again.

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So do i hardly ever do I want to go out I have a job and its hard to go I need help so bad

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@merpreb

@parus– I don't understand this either. It sounds counterproductive. By the way you are not a failure. Please understand this! Not wanting to endure physical pain is smart, protecting. It's the opposite of failure and guilt.

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Thanks @merpreb for reminding me I am not a failure. Those old messages like to taunt me. When you were sharing about your mother I could see and hear mine. Nothing was ever her fault and I never once heard her say she was sorry nor ever admit she was wrong. Enough of those memories. I am sorry you endured the same mother I did. I never realized my mother could travel that fast. 😉

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@smithr

So do i hardly ever do I want to go out I have a job and its hard to go I need help so bad

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@smithr The first thought I have is have you talked to your family doctor?? How long have you been feeling like this?

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@parus

Thanks @merpreb for reminding me I am not a failure. Those old messages like to taunt me. When you were sharing about your mother I could see and hear mine. Nothing was ever her fault and I never once heard her say she was sorry nor ever admit she was wrong. Enough of those memories. I am sorry you endured the same mother I did. I never realized my mother could travel that fast. 😉

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@parus– Good morning. There's a saying that I love. "Don't be afraid to stop suffering."

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@lioness

@parus The rheumatologist I saw gave me Cymbalta made me crazy I lost groceries from it ,Savella didn't help Lyrica so so That's when I went on the fibro network Google it There is alot of new information about fibro You have to do your own research Drs.havent believed us and still don't In the long run it is up to us ,we know how we react to meds ,please do your own research so you can get relieve from the pain Bless you Parus I'm pulling for you

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@lioness– I agree with your suggestion a rheumatologist should be the next step for @parus. Explaining how meds effect you @parus can help with deciding a treatment. It's another option. Please don't kill the idea before you try it.

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@merpreb @lioness I always appreciate input. There are no medications out there. I already know this so why go through trying that again when I know what they do to me??? Doctors don't believe me. Right now I don't believe me either. I do know that terrible head pain is back and so far it does not seem to be improving. This is my reward for being compliant once again.
@merpreb I know you mean well. I am in this alone and I am thankful for the support I get here. I have to be able to drive safely and currently because of head pain this is not possible.
Surely physical therapy would not do this!! I would be told I am making it up and I don't want to hear it and be told I am not trying because I cannot do what is recommended which is PT.
I am trying.

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@parus

@merpreb @lioness I always appreciate input. There are no medications out there. I already know this so why go through trying that again when I know what they do to me??? Doctors don't believe me. Right now I don't believe me either. I do know that terrible head pain is back and so far it does not seem to be improving. This is my reward for being compliant once again.
@merpreb I know you mean well. I am in this alone and I am thankful for the support I get here. I have to be able to drive safely and currently because of head pain this is not possible.
Surely physical therapy would not do this!! I would be told I am making it up and I don't want to hear it and be told I am not trying because I cannot do what is recommended which is PT.
I am trying.

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@parus Would a gentle massage help you? Would a long soak in a hot tub with epsom salts help you feel better? Trying to think of things that might make your body feel more comfortable without subjecting it to a lot of overstimulation. A gentle massage with soft music by someone who cares and whose energy you can feel in a beneficial way might do wonders for you. Just thinking off the top of my head at this point. Sure wish simple words with help you feel better.
Ginger

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I totally understand how you feel. I wake up with severe anxiety. It lasts all day with panic attacks too! I don’t get out! It is too hard to visit or just get out of my house! I want my life back!

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@csimpson55

I totally understand how you feel. I wake up with severe anxiety. It lasts all day with panic attacks too! I don’t get out! It is too hard to visit or just get out of my house! I want my life back!

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HI, @csimpson55 – you'd mentioned you would have a new therapist in 2019. Has that therapist recommended any medication or therapy for the anxiety and panic attacks?

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@gingerw

@parus Would a gentle massage help you? Would a long soak in a hot tub with epsom salts help you feel better? Trying to think of things that might make your body feel more comfortable without subjecting it to a lot of overstimulation. A gentle massage with soft music by someone who cares and whose energy you can feel in a beneficial way might do wonders for you. Just thinking off the top of my head at this point. Sure wish simple words with help you feel better.
Ginger

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@gingerw I would imagine a gentle massage would help. My wallet wouldn’t tolerate thus. Nice to think about though. Bummed as I am missing so much of life. Many of us are. Just in a funk over return of head pain. Maybe it will be better tomorrow. I know my invisible friends have rough times too. ☹️

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Hi All!

I just received a variety of articles on 'depression and anxiety.'
I am going to attempt to attach the links to this posting.
You might have to copy the links and paste them into the web address line.
Hope you find these helpful.

Ronnie (GRANDMAr)

https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/myth-vs-reality-panic-attacks#7

https://www.healthline.com/health/anxiety-hacks-to-try

https://www.healthline.com/health/anxiety/generalized-anxiety-disorder

https://www.healthline.com/health/anxiety/generalized-anxiety-disorder

https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-calm-anxiety#1

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Same here. I hate it. I feel like I'm gonna die.

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@stressedmesseddepressed

I confirmed recently I have ADD, I'm older, but still want to accomplish goals like passing the bar exam, and wonder what suggestions anyone might have for coping with ADD inattentiveness form of ADHD, and how, for example, to build more structure into my day and activities so I can better stay with my bar exam studies and not jump around to other less meaningful tasks, for example. I started : ) listening to the great audiobook, "Driven to Distraction." I do know that the standard Adderall and other ADD meds do not work well at all !!! with me. Rather, I take 20 mg., prescription Lexapro. Thank you. Exercise and getting enough sleep are crucial, too, I know, but need more structure, Thinking about hiring an accountability / life coach as I do better when I know I have to account to someone whether I hit my daily goals. TY

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Hi, @stressedmesseddepressed – just wanted to check in with you and see how things are going lately? How is your sleep going? Did you decide on whether you would hire a life coach?

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Hi @tmf0, I am sure you are going through a lot, I have personally had my own share of anxiety and depression so I can imagine what you are going through. In my case, I have been in and out of depression. I can't remember exactly how often this happens. But what helped me out was trying to find the root cause of my depression and dealing with it. Are you sound enough to go through this exercise? If you can, I will suggest you do so. And when you find the root cause, try to deal with it, in the long run you will feel better.

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I understand how you feel. I fought for many years a good fight with anxiety and depression. I may still be in the same category but I am working my way out through prayers for fast healing of my brain AVM. I did go for a treatment and with seizure meds. I was given anxiety meds but I quit cold turkey because my local doctor said it was addictive. Sad thing, this AVM is located in my emotions area so it makes it even more challenging to overcome anxiety and having no emotional support or therapy. What helped was spending time reading our Heavenly Father's words and praying, not just once a day but everyday and throughout the day. I became more focused and gained the faith that everything will be fine and so to trust in Him and the work done during the treatment. I broke hearts to how i became so blunt because I had low level of patient to think things thru. I cry all the time how i was able to get the treatment because if I lived where i am without traveling, I could have not seen the days of my children now. I fail most of the time to take good care of them and it frustrates me because it includes my lack of appetite and sleep. I have 3 toddlers of ages 6, 5, and 2; all boys. I'm still struggling but anxiety and depression is nothing compared to the beginning of it. So to let you know, you are not alone in this journey. I would like to know how you are doing since the date of your post. If you are not a Christian, it's fine with me, we don't need to talk about faith in God. We can just chat or just have a listening ear in the pacific ocean.

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