Could this be Anxiety?

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   Posted 3/25/2009 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone, I'm usually on the depression board but since it deals with anxiety I thought you all could give me the best feedback. I recently sought help for depression in Jan but I also have this other side of me that was literally destroying me and I couldn't take it anymore. The dr I saw said bipolar but long story short she didn't really elaborate, I had my 2.5yr old with me so it was very distracting. I didn't get the answers I needed at the time but I was very optimistic about the meds prescribed because of my symptoms. And I often wondered if I could be. So in all this time I've been looking up as much information as I could about bipolar, mostly looking at hypomania or bpII because I don't fit in with full blown mania. But everything I've been reading I can't relate to and it didn't describe what I was feeling. So for some reason today I decided to look up the symptoms for anxiety and I have almost all of them. So I wanted to describe to you all what I experience just to get your advice. I'm going back to the Dr on the 10th because I need a higher dose in my meds because they haven't been working and I had planned to ask a lot of questions because I'm desperate to know what's happening with me. This is what I experience: I have a racing mind, I think about everything and it almost feels like my mind is in a frenzy and I talk to myself outloud because it helps to get it out. I literally get headaches because of my racing thoughts. I worry, I feel stressed,tense unable to relax and all I want to do is focus on what I'm thinking about and I can't focus on normal everday things. I get irritable and naseas (spelling?). I almost feel a sense of hyperness in the center of my body and I can't calm it down. I procrastinate a lot and once I do finally sit down I'm exhausted. Anyway thats mostly how I can describe it. Can you have depression and anxiety? If so, do you tend to go from one to another? Can having the anxiety put you into depression? Because I usually get very depressed after I've had a day of the stuff I've described because I literally hate myself that I'm like that. I can't have a "normal" day ever when I experience this other side of me. Anyway, thanks for any insight!
Sought help Jan 2009
Taking 100mg Lamictal and 25mg Strattera.

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   Posted 3/25/2009 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Hope,

Hi there, it is Kitt. :-) I have Anxiety and Depression.....which came first.........I don't know.  when I get anxious I start to feel depressed as I hate the feeling of anxiety. However, when I wake up and I am feeling really sad or depressed then I start to cry and get anxious as I don't know what to do to stop the sad feelings.

Your racing thoughts sounds a bit like obsession or obsessive thoughts.

Obessive/Compulsive disorder is consider a anxiety disorder.

However I have also read that you can be Bipolar with only having one episode of being manic somewhere in your background. We do have the bipolar forum too.

You may want to do some reading on that forum.

I wsh you luck with your physician.  Also please feel free to join us whenever.

Gentle Hugs



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   Posted 3/25/2009 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi skitt, I know the best outcome is going to be talking with my Dr. And I've been to the bipolar board thanks. I just can't relate to it. Just wondering if anyone here can possibly relate to what I experience. Thanks for suggesting the obsessive side, although I don't experience any compulsive things. And my thoughts aren't related to OCD obsessive thought symptoms. I just basically looked at symptoms for GAD. Thanks for you post!

Sought help Jan 2009
Taking 100mg Lamictal and 25mg Strattera.

Post Edited (wishdreamhope) : 3/25/2009 5:45:00 PM (GMT-6)

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