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mitcl74
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   Posted 7/8/2007 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
sad  I've had panic/ocd for over 7 years now.  Anyhow, I typically am not a sad person, but lately, I've felt very sad and tired and don't have much ambition to do anything.  I go to work and I exercise at night and I haven't changed anything in my schedule.  I feel like I'm in a rut.  Does anyone else ever feel that way.  It scares me when this happens.  I feel like I might start crying in public places. I haven't, but my ocd starts to get me panicky that I will break down in front of people.  Just not used to feeling this way for this long.  It's been mostly on the weekends these last couple of weeks.
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stkitt
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   Posted 7/8/2007 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   

Dear Mitcl,

Welcome to Healing Well and to the Anxiety & Panic forum. 

Has anything changed in your personal relations with friends etc.?  Do you normally have plans for the week-end ?

Many of our members have these same issues and I am sure you will be hearing from them.

Stay with us and Keep posting. We love new members. yeah


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Kitt
 
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Junebug05
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   Posted 7/8/2007 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   

Mitcl,

I've gone through the exact same thing many times.  I don't have ocd, but do have panic/anxiety.  I go through very blue periods where I'm tired and have no desire to do anything.  Thankfully it's only temporary and eventually I pull myself through.  I have found that keeping my mind busy and my body moving helps tremendously.  It's hard sometimes when you just don't feel like doing anything, but sometimes you have to force yourself.  I also get the feeling like I'm going to cry at the drop of a hat.  When that happens, I just let myself cry, I usually feel better afterwards anyway.  But when I need to keep myself together, I always do.  I do hope that you will get through this quickly.  Hang in there!


debaser
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   Posted 7/8/2007 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
When I had anxiety and panic really bad, I felt like I was in a prison and that sure depressed me. When I finally got medicated things started looking up. I felt free. BUT, I didn't know what to do with myself and even though I was much happier I still felt that underlying depression. Pre-A/P, I was always prone to depression.

Finally I just made some lifestyle changes and things are feeling a lot better. I moved, got a new job, and have been a lot more active socially. There's very little in my life now that reminds me of those really bleak days. Sometimes I think about it and am amazed because it really wasn't that long ago.

I think it's great you're exercising. That may be keeping the depression from worsening. Other than that, perhaps try to break your routine a little? Anxiety/Panic can really wear on a person over time. Maybe you just need to experience some new things? This is going to sound hippy-ish or new age, but it might be a good idea to get in touch with your creative side. That's what really helped me to turn the corner, I think. I don't want to plug my blog (happypills will make fun of me), but have a look at it. It started as just an Anxiety/Panic recovery blog but now it's 50 percent a photoblog, too.

Like I've said on here before, "creative" doesn't necessarily have to do with visual art. Your creative strength may be in another area: building things, problem-solving, writing, etc. Even reading is a creative exercise because as you read a book, you're basically making a movie in your head.

Hope some of that helps. It sucks to be depressed and it can be hard to overcome it. Since you said you're not usually a sad person, I would think this is only temporary.

In any event, good luck and welcome to the forum.
My Brain: My friend, My enemy: A blog to chronicle my attempt to recover from anxiety/panic disorder
anxietypanicdisorder.blogspot.com/


anastasia01
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   Posted 7/8/2007 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
YEAH I HAVE BEEN FEELING THE SAME LATELY AND IM NOT USUALLY A SAD PERSON BUT IT RECENTLY STARTED TOO. I HAVE BEEN HAVING PANIC ATTACKS FOR about 6 MONTHS NOW AND THEY ARE HORRIBLE AND SCARY. LIFE IS HARD ENOUGH AND NOW THIS. BUT I AM BEING VERY STRONG AND I JUST DONT GIVE UP. WHEN I FEEL SAD I FEEL LIKE I CAN JUST CRY ANYWHERE TOO. I ACTUALLY DID IN FRONT OF MY HUSBAND WHICH IS NORMAL BUT IN FRONT OF MY DAD AS WELL AND I NEVER DO THAT. I THINK THAT MABYE I THINK about MY LIFE AND THE FUTURE AND MY FAMILY AND I REALIZE IM GROWING OLDER AND ALL THIS STUFF GETS TO ME I GUESS. IM NOT TOO SURE WHY I GET LIKE THIS BUT I TRY TO THINK POSSITIVE AND KEEP GOING EVEN WHEN I THINK I CANT. YOU HAVE TO STAY STONG AND THINK POSITIVE AND HAVE SOME SUPPORTIVE PEOPLE TO GO TO TALK WITH. ADVENTUALLY THIS WILL PASS AND YOU WILL BE OKAY. YOU WILL PROBLEY LAUGH about HOW SAD YOU WERE. IT WILL BE OKAY AND IF YOU BELEIVE IN GOD TRY TO PRAY AND JUST BE PATIENT. THINGS WILL WORK ITSELF OUT. LIFE MAY SEEM BAD AT TIMES BUT ITS WHAT YOU MAKE IT AND IT CAN ALSO BE WANDERFUL. SO JUST ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT. WHEN PEOPLE GO THROUGH HARD TIMES IN THEIR LIFE IT ONLY MAKES THEM STRONGER. WHAT DONT KILL ONLY CAN ONLY MAKE YOU STRONGER:) IF YOU NEED SOMEONE TO TALK WITH I WILL HELP YOU:) GOOD LUCK.
ANASTASIA


Jamie28
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   Posted 7/9/2007 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,
 
I would consider taking JuneBug's advice on this.  I recently went through a period of intense panic for about 5 months which left me drained, unmotivated and drained.  I spent a good few weeks feeling sorry for myself, sleeping all the time when I wasn't at work and basically getting nothing accomplished. 
 
I finally got fed up one day and decided to pull myself off the couch and try to return to some normalcy.  After a few rough days, the constant distraction of staying busy helped me feel better emotional.  I certainly still have my sad days but try to not let them overlap too much.  Sometimes it really takes "mind over matter" to get through the day.
 
Good luck,
 
James

greyhound
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   Posted 7/9/2007 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I can relate to you! I suffer from OCD too and I find myself living in the past, reminiscing about how things used to be, and crying. Please feel free to email me. Just click on my user name and get the info.

God bless you!
Adopt a retired racing greyhound


mitcl74
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 38
   Posted 7/19/2007 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for the support.  I have been doing better. Work is very busy so that has kept my mind free there.  Deep down, I know what the problem is.  I am scared about getting older and the relationship I have been in isn't the best and I feel it's time to move on but I am very scared. 
 
Again, thank you for writing, I really do appreciate it.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/21/2007 7:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I too am severe OCD but working on it thru techniques to get thru it

I found myself in a pit of despair (when Mom died and dad got worse with Alzheimers as well my health went out the door) as Debaser mentioned about the depression and for me it was HORRID
I never thought I could get back out but like Jamie posted I had to kick self in gasket lol and get outta there and I did
It took alot of work and alot of pain to do so BUT I did it

Please email me if ya want to talk info is on side under name

Stay with us and and we will help you thru

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