It bothers me that all my doctors list "depression" as one of my illnesses. I don't feel depressed.
I am terribly anxious. I have MS, Graves Disease, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Gastritis, IBS and some others and am taking care of my sick husband. He does some things for himself, but I have to handle all the details of everything else. Sometimes I think I have just spoiled him. He does have a very serious illness and it is slowly getting worse.
Yes, being a 24/7 caregiver while I am a patient myself is draining. But I'll do it as long as I can. I am not suicidal, not depressed about it. I find myself getting mad easily which is really not like me at all. But it's a lot to deal with, you know?
So when I have a panic attack I take a half of a Xanax and things settle down. I have most of the typical symptoms of Anxiety.
Can anyone tell me what the difference is between the two?? Thanks.
Diagnosed with MS 2001. Fibromyalgia, Graves Disease, IBS, Gastritis, Spondylosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Sjogrens, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Tendonitis, Costochondritis. All the autoimmune diseases are attacking me. Taking the minimum of medications.