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   Posted 1/14/2008 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been dealing with anxiety and depression for about 8 years now.  I'm 27 and have been having a rough month.  I'm currently on 100mg Zoloft and 1mg Klonpin.   I was feeling great until I quit my job last month.  Ever since I've been feeling down and the last two weeks I've been more depressed than normal.  I'm going to see my pdoc on wed but I'm so short on cash I always debate on whether or not to cancel cause lately I have to borrow money for my copay.  I still live at home, I'm broke.  I have no job and I'm not having any luck finding one.  I do have a boyfriend but we've been together for over 5 years and I'm not sure if he's ever gonna move our relationship to the next level. I just realized that I haven't been out of the house in like 4 days.  I have no money to go anywhere and nowhere to go.  I went on a job interview and have to wait till at least the 18th before I learn whether or not I'm gonna get it.  If I don't get it I don't know what I do.  I work in the veterinary industry and it's a tough field to find work in.  I worked like everywhere possible in my area and if I don't get this job then I'll have to find something else that I'll probably hate.   Is this depression due to my current circumstances?  I can't deal with anxiety and depression constantly coming and going.  Right now....I can't afford it.

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   Posted 1/14/2008 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
It is very possible that it is your situation. But it would be wise to go to your doctor and see what he/she thinks. If it isn't the situation you are living with then it could be a chemical imbalance which takes medications to help. So I would talk to doc and explain you circumstances and see what they have to say. You can always make payments on co pays if you have to. I know that they do add up though.
Try taking a walk or something to get out of the house. I am sure that it will do you good.
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   Posted 1/14/2008 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Angel

I went through the same thing as you,lost my job and it was hard finding another. My depression was at it's worst at that time.

Keep going to the doctor no matter what.. and yes getting out for a small walk (go walk around the mall where it is not so cold,or the library and get some books)
You can''t keep being cooped up in the house because then it gives you more time to think about your situation.

We will be here for you when you need us.

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   Posted 1/15/2008 4:59 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi there,

My guess is that your situation is not helping your depression but I dont know if it is CAUSING it. I think the best thing to do is to take one problem at a time and solve it before you move on to the next one. For example, you could start by getting a new job (Which I know is easier than it sounds!) Then perhaps work on your relationship, by which time you might have enough money saved up to move out of your house. Take several small steps, not one huge one.


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