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scotsgal
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   Posted 4/27/2007 1:28 AM (GMT -7)   
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Hi everyone
 
I have been diagnosed by my GP to have anxiety and depression, but I don't seem to have much physical symptoms anymore, but still the bad thoughts..heres what I have at the moment:
 
Tiredness
Crankiness (mostly towards bf)
Some sort of weird tight feeling in my chest when I either know something bad has happened or is going to happen/when I am in trouble/when I get a fright/ or when I think about my bf.
Shortness of breath where I have to take a huge breath to breathe in and a huge sigh to breath out
Tearfulness
Constant thoughts i don't want to think
Racing thoughts
Forgetfullness
Indecisiveness
Thinking lots of thoughts/views/opinions on a topic and not knowing which is the real one
Anger/frustration
Hot flushes
Sweaty hands
Bad spelling - never used to be like this
Coldness
Sad feelings
Ups and downs
Feeling totally lost in the world
 
Feeling like I am waiting for something to happen, what i mean by this is that my life isn't normal just now, like how it used to its like a train track and I've went off mine, and I'm waiting forsomething to happen to make it return to normal
 
Feeling weird towards my bf, I don't want to but can't help feeling like this, but I don't know how to tackle it
 
Some sort of hatred towards people I used to love
 
Can't be bothered doing a lot of things I used to
 
Thinking everyone hates me, like if I say something I constantly think they are judging me, thinking oh I wish she'd shut up,
Thinking everyone is better than me and they all look down on me
 
Confusion.
 
Thats about it at the moment but a lot of the things I have written here have calmed down a bit since I first started feeling like this, But is this depression/anxiety??
 
Or should I give up??
 
 No-one seems to want to answer my posts much anymore so sorry if I'm annoying you all but I really need some help :(
 
Thanks

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djdaz_1985
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   Posted 4/27/2007 3:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Scotsgal,
 
It sounds like depression/anxiety. It could one or both, but sometimes it can be hard to separate them in a list of symptoms. I would go with your doctor on this one. Im sure its not that people dont want to reply to you. There are many hundreds of caring people on HW, although some of them may not know what to say. (I get that with some posts).
 
Definately dont give up. It might take a while to get you back on track, but there are ways and means that will help you. Have you rebooked your councillors appt? I cant remember, but do you take meds? If not, then it might be a good idea to get some meds to smooth things over whilst you go through councilling.
 
We are always here to help and support you. I dont always check the forums every-day but I check my email at least twice a day so if you need something specific from me, drop me an email.
 
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   Posted 4/27/2007 3:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Excellent advice given dj_daz :-)
 
Hi Scotsgal
At times in my life I could have ticked all the symptoms on your list..and i too have bee diagnosed with depression/anxiety.
Returning to your doctor for a review of your meds could help..how long have you been on your meds? - for me they take up to 6 weeks before they really start to take effect.
Print out your list of symptoms you have written here and take them along with you - I know sometimes it's so easy to become overwhelmed at the doctors that we forget to tell them little things at the time.
For me to recover from a bad patch that you have described it takes the following things to happen:
Meds for depression (fluoxetine) and meds for anxiety (lorazapam)
Counselling
Distraction from my thoughts eg. a new activity, jigsaw, reading..anything really, just a matter of staying busy and stopping the mind from all those 'ick' feelings!
Breathing properly to overcome the anxiety feelings and carry on..floating past the panic.
Learning not to 'overthink' things and especially not to dwell on bad thoughts.
I think you are doing really well, and the fact that physical symptoms are fading is a good sign..it maybe that your meds just need readjustment.
Maree
 
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   Posted 4/27/2007 4:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Scotsgal,

We are always here to support you and I am sorry that you feel your posts are not beling answered. Sometimes it takles people longer to reply due to time zone differences.
Your list of symptoms certainly resembles anxiety and depression. As Darren said, it may take a while to get back on track but believe me, you will get there. I though I was never going to get better but I am doing well now and it has been a long road.
Take all the advice from your doctor you can and I hope that counselling/therapy helps you

Keep in touch.

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   Posted 4/27/2007 4:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Scotsgal
I am sorry that I was not on the forum after yesterday morning,I ended up working late and didn't have time.
I agree with the advice you have been given,and that you might need to contact your doctor.
Healing from depression is a long road,and it takes alot of different resources to get through it.
Give the meds a few more weeks,and continue with your counseling. You can even tell your counselor how frustrated you are with the outcome as you want to things to move along faster. Maybe there is something more they can do.


Please keep us posted.

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scotsgal
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   Posted 4/27/2007 4:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I didn't in the lease mean to offend anyone by saying that no-one rites back but sometimes you just need an answer to know someones listening, but I understand the world cannot revolve around me. I am deeply sorry if I have offended anyone as you are all fantstic caring people, and I really aprreciate your support.

Thank you so much,

Katie
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ShynSassy
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   Posted 4/27/2007 5:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Katie
No one was offended at all. Don't worry about that.
I myself just like to make sure I reply to everyone in a timely manner and couldn't yesterday so I was frustrated.



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scotsgal
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   Posted 4/27/2007 6:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone I shall try and get a drs appointment asap!
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LondonGirl22
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   Posted 4/27/2007 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Let us know how you get on at the doctors. Take care and good luck.
Keep in touch and please don't worry - you haven't offended anyone at all hun.

Victoria x

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scotsgal
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   Posted 4/28/2007 5:05 AM (GMT -7)   
god, i seem t be going downhill quite fast. My thoughts wont leave me alone...
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scotsgal
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   Posted 4/28/2007 5:05 AM (GMT -7)   
god, i seem t be going downhill quite fast. My thoughts wont leave me alone...
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ShynSassy
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   Posted 4/28/2007 5:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Scotsgal,
what is going on this morning?



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snowflake
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   Posted 4/28/2007 8:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Katie how are you doing? sorry i haven`t been on msn for a while but had a few problems here . will try and catch up soon .keep on talking it will help you a lot .someone is around from time to time and i`m sure will give you an answer .
HUGS .Jane

scotsgal
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   Posted 4/29/2007 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   

Well just the usual really but I feel like its never going to go, I feel so teary, I went out with my boyfriends sis and all night although I enjoyed myself at times, I felt really teary and wasn't really enjoying myself. It can flutter from time to time, also I felt because she is his sis, I got that same short of breath feeling I do with him :S That feeling is really prominent a lot just now.

What really confuses me is though.. last night he went out with his footall team. Which is fair enough, as we obviously all have to get out, but it was like I missed him all night and in a way couldn't wait for him to get home! I felt that sort of surge of love for him, and as I was stayingat his house there was potos spralled of him everywhere and I couldn't help but smile. I know this miht sound cheesy to a lot of people but I'm just trying to show the differences I feel.

He ended up geting home a bit later than he had said he would due to a hold up with taxis, but I couldn't sleep all night for worrying washe with another girl? Had he been hurt? Had something happened and hed been arrested, silly I know but they were all going through myhead as to why he wasn't home,

when he did get in he came staright up to bed and gave me a cuddle, but I was having none of it, I went CRAZY at him, and when I woke up this morning it all seemed a blur like Id went into some sort of trance and went mental. I hate feelinglike this, but I can't help being like this, or feeling how I do.

I have no control over it atall. I don't know how to stop or conquer it, I think that is why I feel so bad.

Is all this really depression or do I just hate everyone I used to love, more so the boy who treats me like a princessand up until I started feeling this way, adored, as I had the best boy in the world? 

Am I just a freak, or what the hell as my life become?? It is not normal. Everyday feels like I'm waiting for something to happen, to be honest its like I'm looking in on my life waiting for it to go back to normal, then I can return

But...it never happens..

Sorry for the rant :( 


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scotsgal
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   Posted 4/30/2007 4:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I just also had to go somewhere I really didn't want to go! But I HAD to, I got that funny feeling in my chest, much like the one I get about my bf, but this time my legs felt like jelly, I wanted to cry my hands got all swaety and my heart was pounding

what was this??
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   Posted 4/30/2007 5:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Scotsgal
I think we create drama sometimes. I do it,and I get so mad at myself because I know there is no reason for it.
I don't know why we take our depression out on the ones that we love. Maybe it is because they are the ones that we feel more comfortable with?
I have no idea what "normal" is really. I am beginning to think it has alot to do with feeling safe and loved.
I still have days where I wake up and have to remind myself that everything is ok.
When depression takes over your mind,we have to keep fighting it to get better. I am not sure how long it takes as I am just at the beginning stages of getting better.


Stay strong

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scotsgal
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   Posted 5/1/2007 1:15 AM (GMT -7)   
does anyone know how I can find a decent psychiatrist, I don't know how.
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ShynSassy
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   Posted 5/1/2007 4:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Contact your family doctor and ask him to recommend someone.
That is the best start I think


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froggy1011
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   Posted 5/1/2007 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Scotsgal,

I just have a quick question for you, how many different meds did you try, and for how long? Maybe you should give meds another shot. It's doing ok for me, and meds don't make you better over night. Like everything, it takes time.

Morgan
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scotsgal
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   Posted 5/2/2007 1:20 AM (GMT -7)   
One kind my doc won't give me anything else, he said hes given me all he can for my age....sure he has...
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froggy1011
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   Posted 5/2/2007 7:16 AM (GMT -7)   
That's kinda wierd. My doc when I talked to him, he listed a number of meds that I could take, and I younger than you. I'm sure there were other meds that you could've taken instead of that one. Have you tried talking to another doc?

Morgan
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