Please help Only sign of depression is sinking/sad feeling in chest?

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Dog1216
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   Posted 5/7/2017 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   
My only sign is that chest feeling it just feels like something is wrong but I have a panic disorder. I was doing okay then all of a sudden my heart started to have this almost sad feeling or pressure or sinking achy strain. I can't explain it. Then I started having panic attacks after this chest feeling about a month later.

I don't feel sad or depressed but I'm super worried and scared I have depression on top of my anxiety? If that's my only symptom is it more likely to be anxiety?

Oranged
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   Posted 5/7/2017 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been told, that anxiety and depression go hand in hand. Could be depression starting, or maybe more of mild case.
Sounds like you could use a professional opinion to try to get some relief. Does your doctor know what's going on ?

Tim Tam
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   Posted 5/8/2017 8:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Dog:

Have you been able to make it to the mall?

I know in one of your posts, you said something about going to the mall. Did you make it there? Did you do all right?

How are you doing at getting out?

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 5/8/2017 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I suggest talking with your doc.

Sound like anxiety kicking up into panic attacks.

Depression could be involved, depends on your thoughts and situation.

Peace
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RobLee
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   Posted 5/9/2017 4:55 AM (GMT -6)   
BnotAfraid said...
I suggest talking with your doc. Sound like anxiety kicking up into panic attacks. Depression could be involved, depends on your thoughts and situation.


I can't help the OP, except to relate my personal experience. I began having episodes of crying day after day following a traumatic event over two years ago. I told my family doctor that I felt tightness in my chest and that my heart ached when I had these fits. Also told him that I had what I called avoidance syndrome, where I would flee from uncomfortable situations. He simply told me that my insurance would probably cover mental health services. That's it. I guess I was supposed to Google "psychiatrists in my area".

After a couple years I changed doctors. He discovered that I have cancer. That I can deal with. But I kept having crying fits, and he asked me if I wanted an anti-depressant. I wasn't sure how to answer. Then we discovered that my wife also has cancer, worse than mine. I had done a lot of research into our cancers, so I did some research into anti-depressants and found one that seems to be targeted for PTSD/OCD and "unwanted thoughts". I presented my case to my doctor and he prescribed it for me, no questions asked.

I started taking Effexor last week. I know it takes time to start to work. My most recent crying fit was only yesterday, but I feel optimistic that eventually the Effexor will help me shed the demons that haunt me. My main point is this... I had to do all the work. I had to analyze my problem and I had to discover an appropriate solution. Left to the hands of the medical system I would still be an emotional mess. Now I have hope. Maybe "Dog" can too.

Post Edited (RobLee) : 5/9/2017 5:00:29 AM (GMT-6)

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