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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@smilie

Hi. I took all my medicines, had breakfast, turned on the washing machine and I went back to bed. I still feel sleepy.

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Hi, @smilie – I notice in myself that sometimes when I feel down and depressed, I just want to sleep. Have you noted this to be the case with you at times?

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@lisalucier

Hi, @smilie – I notice in myself that sometimes when I feel down and depressed, I just want to sleep. Have you noted this to be the case with you at times?

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Yes, a lot of the time. I also isolate a lot of the time. I wish that I could have a pet, but I live in a rental house and no pets allowed.

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I’m still very depressed, angry, frustrated, frightened, anxious, confused, a lone and lonely but sometimes I want nothing to do with family or friends or go anywhere. Just hide in my room.

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@smilie

I’m still very depressed, angry, frustrated, frightened, anxious, confused, a lone and lonely but sometimes I want nothing to do with family or friends or go anywhere. Just hide in my room.

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I've thought of things like that it's like my anxiety or sometimes depression make me feel alone even with people around

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@smilie

I’m still very depressed, angry, frustrated, frightened, anxious, confused, a lone and lonely but sometimes I want nothing to do with family or friends or go anywhere. Just hide in my room.

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I have felt everything you are feeling. I’m so sorry. I have been in a place where nothing could make me smile. Then my doc prescribed me Zoloft and it helped. Then I switched to Effexor and was on that for years. When I turned 50 and my hormones changed, I decided to very slowly ween off Effexor. After 6 months the anxiety and depression were unbearable. I have been back on meds (seroquel in the evening and Zoloft during the day) and it is making a huge dent in my anxiety and depression. I talk to my neighbors and don’t always feel so rushed to respond. Things are put in better perspective and I don’t take the rotten stuff so hard. I’m going through a tough time in life now (as many folks are) but the meds are keeping me focused. Life will get better. I’m not sure if you’re just going through a period that will pass or if, perhaps, a doctor could assist in your outlook. Just know you are not alone.

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@secretwhitepop

I have felt everything you are feeling. I’m so sorry. I have been in a place where nothing could make me smile. Then my doc prescribed me Zoloft and it helped. Then I switched to Effexor and was on that for years. When I turned 50 and my hormones changed, I decided to very slowly ween off Effexor. After 6 months the anxiety and depression were unbearable. I have been back on meds (seroquel in the evening and Zoloft during the day) and it is making a huge dent in my anxiety and depression. I talk to my neighbors and don’t always feel so rushed to respond. Things are put in better perspective and I don’t take the rotten stuff so hard. I’m going through a tough time in life now (as many folks are) but the meds are keeping me focused. Life will get better. I’m not sure if you’re just going through a period that will pass or if, perhaps, a doctor could assist in your outlook. Just know you are not alone.

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Thank you thank you my dear friend!!!! I have been suffering from depression and anxiety since I was about 12 years old and now I’m 60 years old. My family is so very upsetting. I feel like I’m being hit on the head with a sledgehammer and that I’m in prison!!!! I have ideas for making changes but terror holds me back!!!! There are certain family members that frighten me, I’m too confused right now. I need to make a list to try and keep me organized and help me figure out how to fix my life!!!!

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@smilie

Thank you thank you my dear friend!!!! I have been suffering from depression and anxiety since I was about 12 years old and now I’m 60 years old. My family is so very upsetting. I feel like I’m being hit on the head with a sledgehammer and that I’m in prison!!!! I have ideas for making changes but terror holds me back!!!! There are certain family members that frighten me, I’m too confused right now. I need to make a list to try and keep me organized and help me figure out how to fix my life!!!!

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Same thing here-two generation of depressives- never married again( brief marriage). I had to be proactive . Meaning I had to disassociate myself from my family to be okay . A lot of you have toxic family that keeps you in an extremely bad place . If married then suggest marriage counseling. If not- go elsewhere Make sure to have a therapist to help you if need be- I did not get help until my 60’s. I thought being active and being out there is enough. It was not. It’s not our fault. We have to remember that. But we have to make sure our lives are the way we need it to be as much as we can.i am better for it. I would not still exists if I had not done this. Take care

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@smilie

Thank you thank you my dear friend!!!! I have been suffering from depression and anxiety since I was about 12 years old and now I’m 60 years old. My family is so very upsetting. I feel like I’m being hit on the head with a sledgehammer and that I’m in prison!!!! I have ideas for making changes but terror holds me back!!!! There are certain family members that frighten me, I’m too confused right now. I need to make a list to try and keep me organized and help me figure out how to fix my life!!!!

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The quickest thing that may help, if you are able, is to simply take a walk. You never know what you may see on your walk. While I walk, I pray 🙂

Hugs to you.

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@smilie

Thank you thank you my dear friend!!!! I have been suffering from depression and anxiety since I was about 12 years old and now I’m 60 years old. My family is so very upsetting. I feel like I’m being hit on the head with a sledgehammer and that I’m in prison!!!! I have ideas for making changes but terror holds me back!!!! There are certain family members that frighten me, I’m too confused right now. I need to make a list to try and keep me organized and help me figure out how to fix my life!!!!

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Another thing I did was to take a class at the local community college. Sounded really silly to me, but my therapist suggested it. Being around young people and having a purpose literally changed my life. (I was a goof ball and actually told the instructor that!). It’s true. Just another suggestion.

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@secretwhitepop

Another thing I did was to take a class at the local community college. Sounded really silly to me, but my therapist suggested it. Being around young people and having a purpose literally changed my life. (I was a goof ball and actually told the instructor that!). It’s true. Just another suggestion.

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I try to study at home because I’m in such a fog that I cannot focus very well and I’m working at my own pace and topic.

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I get topics from YouTube

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Sounds cool! I was in to gardening and did my own thing, too. I told my therapist I was fine learning as I wanted. Then I took a horticulture course. Listening to an instructor talking about a topic that interested me plus challenged me was truly eye opening. That was about 15 years ago. Once my life settles down a bit, I just might do it again.

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@secretwhitepop

Sounds cool! I was in to gardening and did my own thing, too. I told my therapist I was fine learning as I wanted. Then I took a horticulture course. Listening to an instructor talking about a topic that interested me plus challenged me was truly eye opening. That was about 15 years ago. Once my life settles down a bit, I just might do it again.

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Hay, we have something in common, I’m starting to learn about gardening. My Mom had a green hand forget the green thumb. I have an indoor tree called a corn plant. My Mother started this tree in 1965, I still have it and I’m praying everyday that I won’t hurt it or worse.

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@secretwhitepop

The quickest thing that may help, if you are able, is to simply take a walk. You never know what you may see on your walk. While I walk, I pray 🙂

Hugs to you.

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I tried going for walks, stayed close to home but I would start to cry and I had to turn around and go home.

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@bookysue

Same thing here-two generation of depressives- never married again( brief marriage). I had to be proactive . Meaning I had to disassociate myself from my family to be okay . A lot of you have toxic family that keeps you in an extremely bad place . If married then suggest marriage counseling. If not- go elsewhere Make sure to have a therapist to help you if need be- I did not get help until my 60’s. I thought being active and being out there is enough. It was not. It’s not our fault. We have to remember that. But we have to make sure our lives are the way we need it to be as much as we can.i am better for it. I would not still exists if I had not done this. Take care

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I had a short marriage the first time, two years, and the second one almost 25 years and two children, a girl then a boy, and four marriage counsellors.

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