Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 10/18/2007 5:12:19 PM (GMT-6)
Hello, this is Kitt. We all worry about our health at times. Health Anxiety is one in which a psychological problem manifests itself in a physical ailment. Your pains and your aches are real, sorting out what is medical and what is anxiety is often difficult and for you I know that this is very painful to deal with.
You asked about the AD's and how they work? Wellbutrin is an antidepressant medication that affects chemicals within the brain that nerves use to send messages to each other. These chemical messengers are called neurotransmitters. The neurotransmitters that are released by nerves are taken up again by the nerves that release them for reuse. (This is referred to as reuptake.) Many experts believe that depression is caused by an imbalance among the amounts of neurotransmitters that are released. Wellbutrin will hopefully correct this imablance.
What will keep you from falling further down into the big black hole of hopelessness? The ever perpetual search for the brighter side. Never give up. Accept that you are a worthy person deserving of peace and happiness.
Learn to deal with your anxiety through therapy of your choice, CBT being one of the best.
Take our hand and we will help you on your journey. Gentle Hugs to you.
Hello and I am glad your weekend went well. I do hope you have read the replies left for you and that you will go armed to your appointment with an open mind.
Let us hear how it goes. I wish you the best.
Post Edited (xgm541) : 10/23/2007 7:06:20 PM (GMT-6)
Firstly NEVER feel stupid for writing here alot we all do, thats is what everyone is here for to support you where ever we can. And beleive me the more you do/can talk about the more it helps.
Secondly, the feelings /thoughts your getting about having to live with depression all your life and will you feel this way forever is totally natural, your not going mad. Even though you may feel all over the place right now, it DOES get better with time, although you do need to give your medication the time to adjust to your body, when i forst started taking my meds i was still suicidal for the first 2 months, not saying you will be or are suicidal, thats just how i was at the time.
But within 2 and a half months i was starting to feel better, not great but i wasnt as bad as i was. and as time goes by i am improving, slowly but surely. Actually since joining HW i have improved tenfold, everyone here is fantastic.
So basically what im trying to say is, everyone is different so there is no garunteed time when you will improve. But you will improve with help and support, and the family here is a really good palce to be.
Hope you start feeling better soon..
((((((((HUGS)))))))) to all...
You are not having "stupid thoughts" and I am glad you are feeling better after sharing here. Keep on sharing and we will suport you.
for Anxiety Freak and anyone else :)
Cognitive therapy or cognitive behavior therapy is a kind of psychotherapy used to treat depression, anxiety disorders, phobias, and other forms of mental disorder. It involves recognizing distorted thinking and learning to replace it with more realistic substitute ideas.
Moodgym is a free self help program to teach cognitive behaviour therapy skills to people vulnerable to depression and anxiety.
Hugs to All.
Post Edited (xgm541) : 10/27/2007 7:32:02 PM (GMT-6)
I am glad you have made some progress and you are advocating for you, that is awesome.
Try not to anticipate the future and having anxiety for 10 years, stay in the moment and deal with what is happening today.
You are not retarded and I prefer using mentally challenged as a better choice of words. I know you were just trying to express yourself but put a positive spin on that math. You are bright as you found this site :).
So keep on working on overcoming the anxiety or learning how to cope with it and not let it run your life. I feel stongly that you can accomplish this.
Take care and keep posting.