Hi Swimfriend, I had my first 'panic/depression' episode at the age of ten. It wasnt until i was 14 that i was put in therapy and medicated. I felt the way you described and yes part of it is being a teenager which can suck- but to be depressed on top of that is so draining. Please talk to your doctor and see what can be done to help you get through this time. Keep us posted and know that we care-
Co-Moderator Anxiety & Panic- Depression
" Why does society view illness as weakness?" (Montell Jordan)
'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
-DX:Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Sinusitis, TMJ, Endometriosis,PCOS, Reactive Arthritis, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, OCD, SMD. GERD, IBS.
-Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Prescription pain meds/anti inflammatories.
-Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
-Age:29. AP first DX @ 10. Fibro etc DX @14.