Hello and welcome to HealingWell. Good for you for posting how you are feeling here in the forum and please know we understand how tough it is to deal with anxiety and depression along with your disease/disorders.
Any illness that in some way seems to increase an
individual's helplessness and hopelessness will also be a trigger for
Living with a chronic illness is a tremendous challenge.
Periods of grief and sadness are to be expected as you come to grips with your
condition and its implications. But if you find that your depression persists,
it is important to seek help. While you get treatment, experts offer these
1. Try not to isolate yourself. Reach out to family and friends.
2. Learn as
much as you can about your condition. Knowledge is power when it comes to
getting the best treatment available, and maintaining a sense of control.
3. Make sure
that you have medical support from experts you trust, and can talk to openly
about your concerns.
4. If you
suspect that your medication is causing you to be depressed, consult your
doctor about alternative treatments.
5. If you
are in chronic pain, talk with your physician about alternative pain management.
6. As much as
is possible, remain engaged in the activities you enjoy. Stay connected with
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GERD/Heartburn and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease.
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