How do you know when your anxiety is turning to depression?

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ocean1
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   Posted 3/9/2008 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I still have all the physical symptoms of anxiety (heart pounding, shakes, headaches).  My Mom made a comment to me on the phone today that the headache I've had for a few days is probably stress related along with some depression setting in. How do I know if my anxiety has escalated to depression?
Diane
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badfish
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   Posted 3/9/2008 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I know when i start crying alot and I stop enjoying my favourite things. The prob for me is the progession is so gradual its hard to notice.
 


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   Posted 3/9/2008 4:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I think Fish is right, along with being tire for me. Also irritableness. You just don't feel like doing anything and like said above, crying a lot and not enjoying the things that you normally like to do. I sleep a lot when I am depressed. Don't want to talk to anybody and everything is even harder than before. I turn into a hermit.

I hope that this helps.
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/9/2008 5:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I become a hermit as well turning into myself and not talking nor eating ..drinking fluids and taking potassium as well as Crojhns meds and all other meds BUT my point here is I become so distant from all around me
'Irritable and snappy to all
I was in such a deep deep dark hole .....I swore I would never get out but I did and I never EVER want to be that deprssed again.......

I am constantly tired and sleep all the time .as well I dont want to do the smallest things
Cry over commercials and other sad things actually constantly crying
Depression gets a grip on you and like wih a/p you have to fight it with all you have

I wish you all the best

lyn
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Daenae
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   Posted 3/10/2008 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   
For me, it is hard at times to find the difference between my anxiety and my depression. They really do go hand in hand, but I know that I am depressed when I have constant negative thoughts, cry all the time, don't feel like doing the things that I normally like to do, etc. If things don't get better do not be afraid of trying to get some help.

Tootiebug58
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   Posted 3/10/2008 9:44 AM (GMT -7)   
When I wake up in the morning and feel there is nothing to look forward to, and I dont want to do anything except sleep.  Doing the simplest chore is overwhelming and I dont want to talk to anyone!!.  I will cry at a drop of a hat.  I have NO motivation even to get dinner on the table.  Its a horrible feeling.

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ocean1
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   Posted 3/10/2008 4:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone for your answers.  I'm fairly sure I'm past anxiety and into depression.  I got more bad news today about my job and it seems like it may be eliminated a lot sooner than I thought.  I had put in a transfer one week ago for another job and it seemed so perfect and hadn't heard from the HR person and called today when I got home only to find out the positions were filled.  How can they not even call the people that put in for the transfers.  I was really counting on one of those positions and there is nothing else available right now that I am qualified for.  I am worried and sad and crying and just generally down.  If I lose my job, I lose my health insurance and the ability to support myself or pay for my meds, etc.  What am I gonna do?!

Diane
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Medications:  Allegra, Zantac, Ultram PRN, Xanax, Darvocet, Ursodiol.


stkitt
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   Posted 3/10/2008 10:56 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello All, I am back................I am blessed with Anxiety and Depression.  I am not sure which came first, the anxiety and then the depression over the anxiety or the other way around.  When the tears start and I don't want to leave home then I have to work really hard with the depression.

I think it is very common to have a combo of both.

Take care,
Kitt


 
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badgenetics1
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   Posted 3/11/2008 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I think I was depressed b/c my anxiety was constantly making me feel sick, and I never got a good nights sleep. It made me emotionally unstable. I cried all day at work one day in my office. I cried all through thanksgiving with my family. I was just so tired and thought I was going to die. I was sick enough to know I needed help, I would have swallowed anything at that point to feel better. And Finally I did :)

I kept insisting to my Dr. that I had some disease that was making me feel so bad...but I did not feel better until I started AD's. So, anecdotally, my sickness was anxiety...probably causing depression.

Tootiebug58
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   Posted 3/11/2008 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   

Kitt

Nice to see you back.  Hope your weekend was enjoyable. tongue


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nyliz
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   Posted 3/11/2008 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Believe it or not Ocean, another job will become available just when you need it. And don't be afraid to take a position that you may not have thought of before... sometimes change is a good thing. Hopefully you live in an area where you can apply for some interim assistance if you loose your insurance for a time. It's very important to make sure that you are taking care of you. Especially when you are going through a period of change in your life. Good Luck!!

Liz
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