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i am new here and would like to talk to people who suffer from mental illness. i have been suffering it seems like forever. i just want to know what to do, how to tackle this. i am constantly scared, anxious and worried.
Welcome to the community and I hope you find it to be a good support system m.
Hi I would like to welcome you too, Take care
How are you doing with the anxiety? I’m hoping that you have been able to see a doctor who can help with antianxiety meds as well as talk therapy. Also keep in mind that anxiety passes if you learn how to distract yourself but having said this I too have anxiety and it can be so scary but it does eventually get better.
My most charished experience with my bouts of mental illness is that it always brings me closer to GOD. He gave us a great gift many many years ago of his son who died on the cross for us. He raised him from the dead on the 3rd day after his bariel. I thank God for the Lord Jesus Christ and the closer I get to Him and put my faith in Him the better I seem to be spiritually, emotionally and physicallly. I know He uses doctors and medications to help us but He is the Great Physician.
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My faith has been my strength throughout my life and all the challenges that I had to face and continue to do so as we all do. I have always had a very positive atttiude as well that i am sure has been through a strong inner strength. Take care Piglit
Hi, I am a first time poster. My Christian faith also plays a tremendous role in my life. But I have found that when my mind starts going at hyperspeed, my spiritual life begins to suffer. I cannot concentrate and feel so isolated from God. I begin to question everything. I am pretty much in that place right now. I have been treated for depression for 20 years, trying nearly all meds-some successfully and some not so successfully. About 10 years ago I was put on Lamictal for a mood disorder, Bipolar II, and I also have GAD. Currently I am on Pristiq and Lamictal. I was on Welbutrin for several years, but a few months ago my dr. stopped it b/c of my compaints about severe anxiety. I have been doing fairly well, but I feel the depression beginning to creep back up. I had some of my Welbutrin on hand and started back on it. Within a week the anxiety was so bad I was having trouble holding a pencil to write I was so shaky. My dr. also gave me Ativan for the anxiety, but I am very afraid of getting addicted to it. Right now I feel that I am at an impass. I can’t decide if I need to see my dr. now to discuss the returning depression, or keep “keeping on” and see what developes. When I get to this point, I run myself crazy with questions of “should I”, “shouldn’t I”, “what if”, etc. Any advice is appreciated.
It’s so important to notify your treater that you are not feeling so good. There’s nothing to be ashamed of. The truth is that some times medications need to be tweaked a little (decreased, increased or changed) when one begins to feel blue again. Welcome to the community and I hope things improve for you.
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