Depressed and Scared

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janetlee
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   Posted 7/21/2007 10:14 AM (GMT -7)   
It's been awhile since I've posted here I know...
I've been having it rough for over a week now. My IBS (diarrhea) has come back on me and I'm feeling very depressed and somewhat anxy. I have GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) and had to come off of zoloft after 12 years as it seemed to poop out. I am now on paxil cr 75mg (max dose for my problem) and have been on it for 8-9 months. It really seemed to help the GAD, which is my main reason for being on it. BUt now I just feel bad all over, physically and mentally. I don't know what to do. I guess if things don't shape up soon, I'll have to go back to shrink. I'm always nervous about that as I never know who I'll see or what they'll say. If they have to mess with the meds, it's always a whole new ballgame of IF it'll work, etc.
I went to regular doc and he said my IBS was cuz of stress. My mom broke her ankle almost 5 weeks ago and I've been doing most stuff. However, she's been taking a LOT more of the responsibilities back, so I dunno if dealing with her has had anything to do with this or not.
I'm stumped. I hate life being like this.
janet

PS- My depression seems to lessen later at night...then starts over the next day.


Yesterday's dead
Tomorrow's unknown
Today is here
And soon will be gone.
Use it wisely
Before it's too late
Remember to love
And forget to hate.
janet

Post Edited (janetlee) : 7/21/2007 11:16:09 AM (GMT-6)


CheerDad
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   Posted 7/21/2007 10:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hate is a very strong word. Our mind hears us say it and then it begins to believe what we are telling it. I try to avoid using stong words unless they are positive. I know I have to tell myself many times through out the day that I am choosing to have a good day. That and using other tools learned in therapy plus meds have helped me keep my life in a brighter place and avoid the dark rain cloud that use to hover over my head all the time.
We can respond to irritation with a smile instead of scowl, or by giving warm praise instead of icy indifference. By our being understanding instead of abrupt, others, in turn, may decide to hold on a little longer rather than to give way. Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness.

 
Randy

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stkitt
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   Posted 7/21/2007 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   

Dear Janet,

I will have the same kind of episode of which you speak. My bad times will always show up in the morning. Today was one of those days but I took the step and reached out for help as I knew if I did not, I would just feel bad all day. You have done the same :)

I am wondering if perhaps your Mother needing less care is making you feel less needed?

I too get nervous going to the therapist as I don't know how to explain my feelings sometimes.  I did see my P-doc yesterday and she felt I was fine.............and stay on current meds.

Feeling bad physically may be kicking in your depression.  I am a very poor patient. Can you pamper yourself for a few days?

If you need to see you physician for a med switch you will be able to deal with that.  I know you have before.  You have my support.

Many hugs for you.

 


Respectfully
Kitt
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
*~* Not a mental health professional at all *~*
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression 
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janetlee
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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 7/21/2007 4:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Kitt!
And Cheer, I get what you're saying...it's hard to be a positive thinker for me when I feel so down. But you are definitely right!
janet
Yesterday's dead
Tomorrow's unknown
Today is here
And soon will be gone.
Use it wisely
Before it's too late
Remember to love
And forget to hate.
janet

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