That Horrible Sinking Feeling....

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   Posted 7/17/2008 6:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone, I'm Kevin. I'm a newbie here and am in need of information and support and I in turn am here to help and support others. I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease recently even though I have been having the symptoms for about two years. My Parkinson's is causing me to have some pretty bad depression, which I didn't realize is part of the disease. Something I very much want to know is does anyone else have that HORRIBLE SINKING HOLLOW FEELING/NAUSOUS FEELING in there guts as part of thier depression? I have it every day and it is wearing me down ALOT. I feel like I am just leaking confidence and am scared of everything all the time. I have NO faith in my abilities anymore. As I am typing this I feel myself getting sick to my stomach this morning,,,,GOD I HATE THIS...would love to hear from anyone who has experienced this or just anyone who wants to say "hi" or who needs support.

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   Posted 7/17/2008 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kevin,

It sounds like you suffer from anxiety too. That will make your stomach feel bad.

I would like to welcome you to the depression forum. Feel free to chime in on any thread, we would love your support. And feel free to vent when needed, that is what we are here for. I am sure that you will be a marvelous addition to the forum. Looking forward to more of your posts.

I hope that you are feeling better since you have posted, just putting things down like this can help. It does me.

So keep posting and tell us a little about yourself if you would like to. We have various threads about different things. Some are very uplifting.

Best wishes to you
hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 7/18/2008 6:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I too know exactly what you're speaking of.
My favorite author, Chuck Palahniuk, described it perfectly in one of his books called 'Invisible Monsters':

"No matter how careful you are, there's going to be the sense that you missed something, the collapsed feeling under your skin that you didn't experience it all. There's that fallen heart feeling t hat you rushed right through the moments where you should've been paying attention."

It describes my anxiety perfectly because sometimes I will just be sitting there thinking "What am I doing? Where's my life going? Have I messed everything up, is it too late? What if, what if, what if"

I think everyone has these thoughts at one time or another, but it doesn't make it any less disturbing for sure. But I think it's a normal part of life when you don't know what's going to happen tomorrow or in 10 minutes.

Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar region of the spine from long term prednisone use. 

Currently unmedicated and flaring :(
Waiting for my appointment with the new GI on July 18th. Insurance finally kicked in, hooray!


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   Posted 7/18/2008 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   

I have that too,anxiety is harsh,and then the panic attacks come with that too...they are very hard to deal with.

Keep on with the therapy,and know that you will be ok...

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Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia

Please remember,I am not a professional..I am just a person who is also fighting depression.

I know I'm in my own little world, but it's ok. They know me here.

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   Posted 7/18/2008 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Shy,

Yes I know all about panic attacks, I have anxiety disorder as well and take 1.5 mg of clonazapam to deal with it,,,THAT at least is effective and under control....hope yours are under control because I know how bloody terrifying they can be.

"If you pursue evil with pleasure the pleasure passes away but the evil remains, if you pursue good with labor the good remains and the labor is not wasted."

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   Posted 7/18/2008 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kevin *fellow newbie waves hi* I used to get that nasty feeling from not just from anxiety but also from my meds, even when I'd been on them for a good while. It was more nausea from the meds though, felt very heavy and overwhelming (if that makes any sense!)
Hope you're doing better. GG

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