I wake up with terrible anxiety.
Mental health disorders
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I have the same situation. I feel normal at night so I stay up til 4 in the morning. Then I sleep til 1 or 2. Not on seroquel. I took it many years ago and it caused massive weight gain. I take saphris, klonopin, cymbalta, and just started Luvox.
Boy do I get trying to work up to taking a shower. I’m trying to make myself get on the treadmill first. All I want to do is curl up in a ball and let the world go on without me. I’m so full of depression and anxiety.
I get how you feel. I’m 59 and had to retire on disability due to anxiety. I spend my days sitting in my chair journaling and reading different things. I live with my kids. They both work from home, but I don’t want to bother them during the day. I really don’t know what to do with myself, and the anxiety is getting worse.
I went to depress anonymous. I can’t say it really helped other than to be around people that understand. They suggested 6 meetings in 6 weeks, like most 12 step programs. I’m planning to try it again. I hope I’ll fibd support there. I’ve been in Alanon in the past because of family members that have addictions. I know these programs can help. But my anxiety is telling me not to go. I just don’t want to open up or listen to all the bad things that can happen.
I just turned 59. I watch tv at night to distract myself but during the day I don’t. I try to use the treadmill most days and I follow groups like this. I am going to a meeting of depression anonymous tomorrow for the first time. I’m anxious about that. My desire to isolate is strong.
I have a psychiatrist and I’m medicated. I only see her every 3 months. I can’t afford a therapist right now. I’m meeting with some good friends tonight that I can talk to. I do think I’m safe. My feelings are more passive. I have no plans to hurt myself. Just that feeling that I wish it were all over. If it gets worse, I’ll cal my doctor’s office.
I suffer from depression and anxiety, so I would be feeling these feelings no matter what. But what do you do when you have real reasons for the worry. I lost my job due to anxiety keeping me fro going in. I’m on disability now. I don’t make enough money to cover our bills so we’re in real danger of losing our house and filing bankruptcy. My husband asked for a separation because he said my anxiety and depression were too much to live with. He’s unemployed and has gone to Honduras to work as a missionary. He makes no money. I’m living with my son and his wife because I don’t think I could take being in the house alone. I was hospitalized twice last year from my symptoms and I think that’s where I would end up again if I was alone. I’m already fantasizing about the relief of being in a hospital where I don’t have to pretend to be ok. A small bit of suicidal ideation is creeping back in. So as you can see, my anxiety and depression is not without cause. How can you get better when the monsters are real?