Please help Only sign of depression is sinking/sad feeling in chest?

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   Posted 5/7/2017 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
My only sign is that chest feeling it just feels like something is wrong but I have a panic disorder. I was doing okay then all of a sudden my heart started to have this almost sad feeling or pressure or sinking achy strain. I can't explain it. Then I started having panic attacks after this chest feeling about a month later.

I don't feel sad or depressed but I'm super worried and scared I have depression on top of my anxiety? If that's my only symptom is it more likely to be anxiety?

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   Posted 5/7/2017 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been told, that anxiety and depression go hand in hand. Could be depression starting, or maybe more of mild case.
Sounds like you could use a professional opinion to try to get some relief. Does your doctor know what's going on ?

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   Posted 5/8/2017 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I suggest talking with your doc.

Sound like anxiety kicking up into panic attacks.

Depression could be involved, depends on your thoughts and situation.

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   Posted 5/9/2017 3:55 AM (GMT -7)   
BnotAfraid said...
I suggest talking with your doc. Sound like anxiety kicking up into panic attacks. Depression could be involved, depends on your thoughts and situation.

I can't help the OP, except to relate my personal experience. I began having episodes of crying day after day following a traumatic event over two years ago. I told my family doctor that I felt tightness in my chest and that my heart ached when I had these fits. Also told him that I had what I called avoidance syndrome, where I would flee from uncomfortable situations. He simply told me that my insurance would probably cover mental health services. That's it. I guess I was supposed to Google "psychiatrists in my area".

After a couple years I changed doctors. He discovered that I have cancer. That I can deal with. But I kept having crying fits, and he asked me if I wanted an anti-depressant. I wasn't sure how to answer. Then we discovered that my wife also has cancer, worse than mine. I had done a lot of research into our cancers, so I did some research into anti-depressants and found one that seems to be targeted for PTSD/OCD and "unwanted thoughts". I presented my case to my doctor and he prescribed it for me, no questions asked.

I started taking Effexor last week. I know it takes time to start to work. My most recent crying fit was only yesterday, but I feel optimistic that eventually the Effexor will help me shed the demons that haunt me. My main point is this... I had to do all the work. I had to analyze my problem and I had to discover an appropriate solution. Left to the hands of the medical system I would still be an emotional mess. Now I have hope. Maybe "Dog" can too.

Post Edited (RobLee) : 5/9/2017 5:00:29 AM (GMT-6)

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