What to do for socially phobic depression and anxiety & bipolar

Posted by jbyrd @jbyrd, Mar 23, 2016

need help with both. I am bipolar I.

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@colleenyoung

Hi @rspaulling, I moved your message to this existing discussion on social anxiety, depression and bipolar so that you could meet the members who are talking about these. Please meet @missyb57 @jbyrd @book2075. I’m also tagging @trouble4343 @birdbear @lesbatts @lauriedr to join this discussion.

It sounds like you have a great support network at home. What meds are causing the hand tremors?

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Yes, @colleenyoung, I have had the PGx testing done. It has helped in so many ways, as I have multiple psychiatric and physical conditions. I have tried to get family members to take this test, but all are skeptical. They don’t believe the science is “real.” It is so frustrating not to feel validated by family who could also benefit from this type of test.

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@colleenyoung

Hi @rspaulling, I moved your message to this existing discussion on social anxiety, depression and bipolar so that you could meet the members who are talking about these. Please meet @missyb57 @jbyrd @book2075. I’m also tagging @trouble4343 @birdbear @lesbatts @lauriedr to join this discussion.

It sounds like you have a great support network at home. What meds are causing the hand tremors?

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Yes! This testing saved my life!

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Hello everyone. I am only just now learning the true sources of my anxiety and depression. I have had both since I was a young child. I wanted to run away from home, and had a plan on how to do it. I wanted to kill myself, and I had a plan for that too. I only recently learned that those circumstances have a distinct link to child abuse .I was abused early on but I have blocked out much of what happened. What I remember is enough. I have been on antidepressants for years. I do believe there is a hereditary link to chemical imbalances and they do seem to run in my family. I finally started on a low dose anti anxiety med this year, and it really helps. Memorizing Scripture of s positive nature helps too, as well as associating with people who build me up instead of tearing me down. Gratitude in all things helps. Talking to God throughout the day helps. Playing the piano, singing, and cleaning my house helps. Eating low carb helps. Reading inspirational literature helps. Sunshine and fresh air helps. Nature helps. Helping other people helps.

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@mamacita

Hello everyone. I am only just now learning the true sources of my anxiety and depression. I have had both since I was a young child. I wanted to run away from home, and had a plan on how to do it. I wanted to kill myself, and I had a plan for that too. I only recently learned that those circumstances have a distinct link to child abuse .I was abused early on but I have blocked out much of what happened. What I remember is enough. I have been on antidepressants for years. I do believe there is a hereditary link to chemical imbalances and they do seem to run in my family. I finally started on a low dose anti anxiety med this year, and it really helps. Memorizing Scripture of s positive nature helps too, as well as associating with people who build me up instead of tearing me down. Gratitude in all things helps. Talking to God throughout the day helps. Playing the piano, singing, and cleaning my house helps. Eating low carb helps. Reading inspirational literature helps. Sunshine and fresh air helps. Nature helps. Helping other people helps.

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@mamasitalucita, thanks for sharing because you are absolutely correct: Helping other people helps! You have found many ways to work with your circumstances, and sharing these is beneficial for you and others, as well. I love your “helps” list.

And I absolutely agree with the hereditary issues of chemical imbalances and things like this running in families. I think that too many people underestimate the body’s organic nature when it comes to these things.

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@colleenyoung

Hi @rspaulling, I moved your message to this existing discussion on social anxiety, depression and bipolar so that you could meet the members who are talking about these. Please meet @missyb57 @jbyrd @book2075. I’m also tagging @trouble4343 @birdbear @lesbatts @lauriedr to join this discussion.

It sounds like you have a great support network at home. What meds are causing the hand tremors?

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Please remove me from the group related to “social anxiety, depression and
bipolar disorder” I wish to spend my time on line in the Parkinson’s group.’

Thank you,

Touble4343
Dorothy

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@colleenyoung

Hi @rspaulling, I moved your message to this existing discussion on social anxiety, depression and bipolar so that you could meet the members who are talking about these. Please meet @missyb57 @jbyrd @book2075. I’m also tagging @trouble4343 @birdbear @lesbatts @lauriedr to join this discussion.

It sounds like you have a great support network at home. What meds are causing the hand tremors?

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You have to unsubscribe yourself. On your email post just scrolling to the bottom and unsubscribe.

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I was in denial so many years about my anxiety. I felt that I couldn’t tell my physician how bad things really were. My depression was really bad, and I didn’t even tell the counselor the true extent of the effects. I guess I thought they would throw me in the loonie bin if they knew how bad off I was. I felt I had to be strong for my children’s sake. I also felt that my husband was fragile, having endured Crohns Disease for many years. I didn’t feel I had enough support from him. During this time I held down a full time job, and suffered from severe Fibromyalgia. Faith in God helped me through.

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@mamacita

Hello everyone. I am only just now learning the true sources of my anxiety and depression. I have had both since I was a young child. I wanted to run away from home, and had a plan on how to do it. I wanted to kill myself, and I had a plan for that too. I only recently learned that those circumstances have a distinct link to child abuse .I was abused early on but I have blocked out much of what happened. What I remember is enough. I have been on antidepressants for years. I do believe there is a hereditary link to chemical imbalances and they do seem to run in my family. I finally started on a low dose anti anxiety med this year, and it really helps. Memorizing Scripture of s positive nature helps too, as well as associating with people who build me up instead of tearing me down. Gratitude in all things helps. Talking to God throughout the day helps. Playing the piano, singing, and cleaning my house helps. Eating low carb helps. Reading inspirational literature helps. Sunshine and fresh air helps. Nature helps. Helping other people helps.

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What works for one may not work for another. But so many things are tested
and proven helpful. It’s worth a shot.

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I have both bipolar and social phobia. I have, for years, used Propanolol (a beta blocker) for the social part. It is well known and used by people with fear of public speaking, so I decided to try it at Dr.s suggestion. I only use it when I really need it, mostly when I know I will be with a group of people. It works surprising well. You may have to fiddle with the dose a bit to find what works for you…..too many and and your blood pressure will drop and youll get dizzy. My Dr. prescribes 20 mg tabs. They work fairly quickly, so if one doesn’t do it I’ll take another. Talk to your doc about it. I’ve used it for 15 years, and although I still deal with not wanting to be in public much, when a party, a get together, a holiday dinner is unavoidable, it has really helped me. Good luck.

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My doctor gave me the lowest dose possible of Xanax, which I take before I have to go out and “adult.”. It helps tremendously when combined with realistic self talk. I also have ADHD and Aspergers, which is no longer called Aspergers. So I refer to myself as either on the Spectrum or Autistic. Most people think I am just sensitive or creative or artsy. They have no idea I am on the Spectrum unless they are on Facebook, where I outed myself. I hear off the charts, which becomes unnerving after awhile. Therefore I carry noise reducing ear buds with me at all times. I also think of my Aspiness as both a blessing and a curse. If one does not accept ones’ true state of being, one cannot grow or deal with life properly. The truth really does set you free.

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@colleenyoung

Hi @rspaulling, I moved your message to this existing discussion on social anxiety, depression and bipolar so that you could meet the members who are talking about these. Please meet @missyb57 @jbyrd @book2075. I’m also tagging @trouble4343 @birdbear @lesbatts @lauriedr to join this discussion.

It sounds like you have a great support network at home. What meds are causing the hand tremors?

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That’s right SallySue. Thank you for directing Dorothy to the unsubscribe in the bottom of the email notification.

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@mamacita

I was in denial so many years about my anxiety. I felt that I couldn’t tell my physician how bad things really were. My depression was really bad, and I didn’t even tell the counselor the true extent of the effects. I guess I thought they would throw me in the loonie bin if they knew how bad off I was. I felt I had to be strong for my children’s sake. I also felt that my husband was fragile, having endured Crohns Disease for many years. I didn’t feel I had enough support from him. During this time I held down a full time job, and suffered from severe Fibromyalgia. Faith in God helped me through.

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@mamasitalucita Your thoughts and concerns are more common one most will admit. The doctors and counselors know the difficulties that you must be going through so it is part of there responsibilities to help you through your feelings to get to the route of what you need. Discussing ones concerns to a stranger or someone that you can feel to be completely open is a normal process. Talk as much as you like on any topic you like and slowly hopefully you will be able to open up to your counselor. If you still you can’t I suggest to preach this concern with your counselor and that can be explored. I understand your thoughts of being strong for your children. But sharing a little bit with them will surprise you how they will take it and how much they will be helpful. Children as well as adults fear more of what they do not know or understand than if it is explained to them. You might be surprised. The important thing is for you being comfortable. You could discuss your childrens concerns with your counselor and that may give you more comfort to talk to your counselor about your concerns. I am glad you found faith to help you through your troubled times. Open up your self to others, families and relatives. I think it will take some of the weight off your shoulders.

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