Does any one here suffer with anxiety & depression

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Hibee
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   Posted 12/30/2008 3:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi

I was just wondering if any one finds that they suffer with anxiety and depression? I have GAD and find that my anxiety can make me depressed, i find when i get anxious about something i then get depressed about getting anxious all the time so it is a bit of a bad cycle i have found myself in.

Ben

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   Posted 12/30/2008 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ben,

I suffer with anxiety and depression. I get very uneasy and nervous in uncomfortable situations when my depression is on the rise. And it doesn't take much for a situation to become uncomfortable for me.

I know it is hard to break the cycle. I have learned to just go with things. One day at a time I guess.

It looks like my depression causes anxiety where your anxiety causes you to become depressed. But I do think a lot of time that they go hand in hand.

Just try to relax. Take things one day (minute) at a time and try to go with the flow of things. This can be an adventurous life if we let it. Try not to be afraid of new things, welcome new experiences. You can always step back out of the picture if you need to.

Best wishes for a wonderful day.

Hugs, Karen
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Hibee
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   Posted 12/30/2008 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Karen

What you say makes sense, i do try and take things one day at a time but i just let myself get frustrated when i get anxious or depressed so maybe i need to learn to relax a bit more and go with the flow.

Take Care

Ben

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   Posted 12/30/2008 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Like Karen said the two do seem to go hand in hand in a lot of cases, I think mine is also opposite to you, my anxiety came from being depressed and now I find social situations very uncomfortable and have become extremely shy/quiet which is frustrating. Before my depression I was very social and had a great number of friends but in the last few years that has just completely turned around because of my depression and anxiety that came with it!

Take Care!

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   Posted 12/30/2008 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   

Yes Ben, I do and have for 27 years now.  I have had years go by where my meds worked like a charm and one day about 3 years ago they just petered out.

Now I am weaning off the latest SSNI I have been on for about a year as I want to see if the real me is still there under the meds.  Besides the Cymbalta has not helped near as well as my old med did.

You are never alone.

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Hibee
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   Posted 12/31/2008 2:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi

Thanks for your posts guys, i do suffer with both which is a bit of a nightmare and think that my anxiety does make my depression worse. I have an other question as well, I also have a problem with anger which seems to build up over time due to my anxiety/depression and then something will trigger this and out comes my anger which is usually directed at my family all my emotions seem to come out in one go, afterwards i get really depressed about the whole thing. Does any one else have problems with anger?


Ben

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   Posted 12/31/2008 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Ben- you know me! i primarily suffer from AP, OCD, PTSD, SAD etc, but this is mixed with bouts of depression that strike when i least expect it, or when one of my many physical illnesses flare up. i guess its a juggling act- my meds keep me pretty on top of things.

Maz XX


            'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)                  
 
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOS, Chronic E.N.T infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD, Sinusitis, IBS,  Allergies, Glandular fever, Migraines, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, PTSD, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo,  Impaired immune system. Tachycardia, tinnitus, low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic. Nexium.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie.
 
 


exuberan
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   Posted 1/1/2009 1:49 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Ben, I lived 58 years without any diagnosis but in this last year have copped Anxiety, Cervical AS and Carpel Tunnel syndrome all within months of each other. I am also pre-diabetic. The AS now severely limits my neck rotation. The panic attacks crept up on me. When they really hit, it was devastating, I felt trapped and frightened. I didnt bother with the self help stuff, I jumped onto Lexapro (10mg) and have not had a recurrence since (6 months). The other thing that has helped is exercise as I am trying to lose weight. I either walk, use an exercise bike and do light weights fast reps. At 58 I can look in the mirror and not be horified and I think that this helps my overall situation. It certainly helps my self esteem. I always feel toned and relaxed after say a 30-40 min walk. I dont have the paper delivered any more, I walk to get it. If I have problems sleeping I use some of the Pilates equipment whilst lying on my bed. A 5min workout helps me to nod off. I also regularily drink (beer) in moderation and this also helps although I dont know how this interacts/interferes with the Lexapro.

I have only recently joined this forum and cant help but be struck by the young age of sufferers and the severity of their afflictions. My best years are behind me. I am stunned that there are people in their 30's experiencing ailments that should rightfully occur at my age.

As one of the other respondees noted Ben, you are not alone.


Mazfire
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   Posted 1/1/2009 3:30 AM (GMT -7)   
exuberan said...

 

I have only recently joined this forum and cant help but be struck by the young age of sufferers and the severity of their afflictions. My best years are behind me. I am stunned that there are people in their 30's experiencing ailments that should rightfully occur at my age.

 

Exuberan, thankyou for noticing the age thing. so many times i am frustrated by people saying "you're young- you should be fine." yes, i SHOULD be, but im not- ive been chronically physically ill since i was 14 (see my signature) and i got Panic disorder at the age of 10- im now 28. it is so hard to be sick in any situation, but without being melodramatic, i feel a little robbed of my best years- as there havent really been any. i had to grow up quickly and accomodate illness into a part of my everyday life from a very young age. somewhere in there, there was a loss of innocence, a lack of childlike joy or wonder- replaced by feeling jaded, beaten and cynical.

your compassion towards the younger among us really made me stop and think, and i wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Maz XX


            'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)                  
 
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOS, Chronic E.N.T infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD, Sinusitis, IBS,  Allergies, Glandular fever, Migraines, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, PTSD, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo,  Impaired immune system. Tachycardia, tinnitus, low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic. Nexium.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie.
 
 

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