Hello everyone, I'm usually on the depression board but since it deals with anxiety I thought you all could give me the best feedback. I recently sought help for depression in Jan but I also have this other side of me that was literally destroying me and I couldn't take it anymore. The dr I saw said bipolar but long story short she didn't really elaborate, I had my 2.5yr old with me so it was very distracting. I didn't get the answers I needed at the time but I was very optimistic about
the meds prescribed because of my symptoms. And I often wondered if I could be. So in all this time I've been looking up as much information as I could about
bipolar, mostly looking at hypomania or bpII because I don't fit in with full blown mania. But everything I've been reading I can't relate to and it didn't describe what I was feeling. So for some reason today I decided to look up the symptoms for anxiety and I have almost all of them. So I wanted to describe to you all what I experience just to get your advice. I'm going back to the Dr on the 10th because I need a higher dose in my meds because they haven't been working and I had planned to ask a lot of questions because I'm desperate to know what's happening with me. This is what I experience: I have a racing mind, I think about
everything and it almost feels like my mind is in a frenzy and I talk to myself outloud because it helps to get it out. I literally get headaches because of my racing thoughts. I worry, I feel stressed,tense unable to relax and all I want to do is focus on what I'm thinking about
and I can't focus on normal everday things. I get irritable and naseas (spelling?). I almost feel a sense of hyperness in the center of my body and I can't calm it down. I procrastinate a lot and once I do finally sit down I'm exhausted. Anyway thats mostly how I can describe it. Can you have depression and anxiety? If so, do you tend to go from one to another? Can having the anxiety put you into depression? Because I usually get very depressed after I've had a day of the stuff I've described because I literally hate myself that I'm like that. I can't have a "normal" day ever when I experience this other side of me. Anyway, thanks for any insight!
Sought help Jan 2009
Taking 100mg Lamictal and 25mg Strattera.