Symptoms of depression include:
Depression symptoms can vary greatly because different people experience depression in different ways. A 25-year-old man with depression may not have the same symptoms as a 70-year-old man, for instance. For some people, depression symptoms are so severe that it's obvious something isn't right. Others may feel generally miserable or unhappy without really knowing why.
Signs and symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder can vary in combination or severity. Generalized anxiety disorder symptoms may include:
If you have generalized anxiety disorder, you may experience times when your worries don't completely consume you, but you still feel rather anxious. You may feel on edge about many or all aspects of your life. For example, you may feel intense worry about your safety or that of your loved ones, or you may have a general sense that something bad is about to happen, even when there's no apparent danger.
Generalized anxiety disorder often begins at an early age, and the signs and symptoms may develop more slowly than in other anxiety disorders. Many people with generalized anxiety disorder can't recall when they last felt relaxed or at ease.
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I am glad to see you understand yourself well and that you are starting to accept your problems and ready to deal with them. That is a huge step and a very positive one.
Do stick with us and know we are all here for you.
thank you all so much for all the support and advice, i really feel a lot better. I'm not as stressed as i was about seeing the doc and last night i talked some things through with my husband.
I wrote down random words and sentances as i just can't get the words out sometimes. I have also written down stuff for the doc as i know once i go in there i'ii freeze, as i have done on many other occasions when i was trying to look for help.
I was feeling such a failure as i am also experiencing primary infertility and the thoughts of not being able to give my husband the family we both desire is getting to me, expecially as the problem lies with me, despite hormone treatment i'm still not pregnant.
The positive side is maybe it's not meant to happen till i sort out my mental health. I read that concieving is very hard if you're in a constant state of stress and anxiety as it messes with all the hormones, including reproductive.
I don't want to take any meds while i'm trying to concieve, i'm off my pain meds so that doesn't help. There are no resources where i live for counselling, there is only private. To go public it's a really long waiting list in which i would be seeing the same psychiatrist as my bipolar sister.
I had a psyche evaluation about 5 years ago as i was thinking of starting a family then and wanted to come off anti depressants and the psychiatrist asked me should people like me really be having children, needless to say that put me off for a while. Now at 32, i feel time is running out and it's my fault for listening to her and putting it off.
I can see light on the horizon, and that's the main thing, thank you all again.