I suffer from severe depression and anxeity

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   Posted 7/10/2006 12:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I am also new to the site, I suffer from severe depression and anxeity I was diagnosed about a yr ago and have felt very good until about a month ago when I started to feel down again and its been increasing a little I try to talk to my bf about it but he changes the subjet it makes him very uncomfortable....i am just afraid of slipping to thoughts of depression again but I am afraid to tell my mom(which is my biggest supporter) that I feel this way because she has told me how proud she is of me from how far I have come. What should I do? [img]/community/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]

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   Posted 7/10/2006 2:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Tell your mom. Believe me, you can't hide it indefinitely anyhow...been there, done tried that! UGH! Although she's proud about how well you'd been doing, it doesn't mean that because you've had a setback that she'll be "ashamed" of you now. Anxiety/depression isn't like an addiction that you can kick and then you "fall off the wagon" by having a binge. And even if it was the same, either way, the important thing is that you're doing your best as it is an ongoing struggle. Hopefully your mom is aware of that. Of course she'll be disappointed for you, but she won't be disappointed in YOU. There's a BIG difference! I am sorry that your bf isn't more supportive. He needs to get educated about this. If so, I'd hope that he'd be more encouraging and less remote. Partners are supposed to be there for each other in good times and bad. That's part of what love is all about! Perhaps you could tell him that you don't expect him to UNDERSTAND, but you would appreciate him being more UNDERSTANDING. This is another case where there's a BIG difference between the two!
No matter what tomorrow brings, always remember that it WILL get better again. I'm speaking from personal experience! So hang in there and keep on posting! We do care! :)
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   Posted 7/10/2006 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lexi, Welcome to healing well forum.  Janet has given you some wonderful advice and suggestions.  Talk to your mom, I am sure she isn’t going to be disappointed in you at all.  When your feeling depressed it is good to have a strong support system and if she is aware of what is going on then she can look for the signs and help you get help and be there for you when you need it most.  As for your boyfriend...well, men are clueless when it comes to most emotional stuff.  If it doesn’t affect them directly, or personally they usually aren’t going to have any interest or pay attention to what is going on.  You are going to have to step up and communicate with him how you feel and what you require from him.  For someone who has anxiety and depression that is in a relationship they really need a partner who is understanding and supportive/aware of their feelings and can help you with what your going through instead of adding to the problem.  Keep posting here; this is a wonderful site for information and support from real people who are going through the same things.  We are always here.  Take care.




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   Posted 7/10/2006 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lexi and welcome to HW. I know exactly where you're at. Been there, done that! At times my meds stop working, I slip into that deep dark abyss. The only thing that I do know is that I can get better and will get better again. After I am switched to another Rx, I usually have great reactions to most, just they work from one to five years usually. I get to crying about any and everything. Hubby forbid me at one time to watch the local news because we live in New Orleans and the news of people killing each other since Katrina. Then I knew it was time to get to see the Dr. I am wanting you to know that help is just an appointment away. Please tell your Mom, I have a 20 yr old daughter that also suffers with depression. Yes, it is hereditary...and yes I live with guilt over her curse. Know that I will lift you in prayer! ~Kathy

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