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janetlee
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   Posted 5/15/2006 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi All (and thanks for all the kind words before!),
I was wondering if anyone here ever has a problem distinguishing between their anxiety and depression? After all these years, you'd think that I could ALWAYS tell the difference, but for the last few days I'm unsure. I find myself feeling weepy and I know that depression and anxiety can cause that. I dwell on negative thoughts, though I try not to. My Mom is 60 yrs. old, and you'd think she was 99, the way i worry that something will happen to her! I feel like a little child that wants to crawl into Mommy's lap and hide...I know that is pathetic... I'm not real thrilled at the idea of going back to the shrink/nurse-practicioner either. I feel like I'm in a box with the lid nailed shut and I can't get out...I don't have much confidence in my doctor/N.P. anymore, but I am on medicaid (I'm on disability for anx/depress.) and don't have a wide choice of options. I keep on trying to wait this episode out. What else can I do afterall? I find that I feel my best on up later into the evening-night. Maybe it's because another day has been gotten thru?
Well, all of you are peaches and I thank you all!
janet

Howlyncat
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   Posted 5/16/2006 4:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Janet........I have recently lost my Mom, and I am going thru so many emotions laughing one minute,crying the next,.........I am usually just having some minor A/P issues but depression walks a fine line IMO with the A/P for me at least........It okay to feel like you need to be in her lap thats what Moms do protect us and keep the "boogymen and bad things away" Do not be ashamed of this need it is okay and IMO the norm ........I am at my best first thing in am when I am on here sharing with HW folks and my friends and I also am so glad when night comes and I can get into my jammies kick back and realx..............so yes I do relate...........I am sure others will post and let you in on their experiences as well ........Again hold your head high there is nothing wrong in needing your MOm............God Bless ..........Lyn
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janetlee
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   Posted 5/16/2006 4:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for your kind words, Lyn!
i am so sorry about your Mom. I've often (like all the time!) wondered how I'd cope with such a loss...I just pray that should it ever come to that, I'll survive and carry on. Mom and I have a "symbiotic" relationship, according to my former therapists. They're right. She depends on me and I depend on her...both of us do so, too much, but it's always been that way since I was just born. What a loooooooong story that would be if I explained, but I won't go into it here. Anyhow, I'm going on 41 and she's only 4 months away from 60. I've always lived at home-never had a romantic relationship so certainly have had no children. I think it's better that i didn't. I might've passed this on to them or I might've been an overly protective Mom to the extreme. Not good. But I love children dearly and they seem to like me. I love my nieces and cousins. Ah, I'm getting way out there with this yakking! Ugh!
Anyhow, I appreciate your comments and I also wish all the best for you!
janet

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   Posted 10/6/2006 5:34 AM (GMT -7)   
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Twiggygal
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   Posted 10/6/2006 3:16 PM (GMT -7)   
It seems for me that they both get kind of jumbled into one.  When my anxiety gets bad; I get depressed, and then get really negative and then I stop feeling as anxious when I cry a lot, but then I slip into a deep depression.  So I know what you mean and it's hard to tell the difference sometimes, but neither here nor there, we suffer from both of the disorders (a/p & depression), and sometimes it's hard to get through the day.  I would have to say is just wake up in the morning with a smile on your face and think positive.
 
I try to stay positive even in the worse of times, when my anxiety/panic is at it's worst, or when I'm extremely depressed.  I know it's hard, but you'll pull through.
 
We're all here for you.  :)
 
BTW- I'm always worried about my mother as well, because she still smokes and I wish she would quit for her health, and sometimes I worry that she may develop Alzheimers because her mom had it and then I panic for her health and yeah... well that's A/P for ya LOL
 
So then I calm down, clear my mind, and just meditate.  (or try to)
 

Sincerely,
Twiggygal
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