Not caring about the future

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   Posted 9/10/2017 10:48 AM (GMT -7)   
First off, I believe this post may be for the depression thread but since I've only really posted in this thread and I'm a regular member of this thread, I thought I'd post here first.
My whole life I've went through phases of depression and anxiety and it seems like when I stop feeling one I feel the other. So I've been dealing with really bad anxiety lately and throughout that time I've realized how good life is and how excited I am for the future which was a relief after a long period of depression before my anxiety started up again. So I've been recently prescribed antidepressants for my anxiety, and they've worked great for anxiety, but I see that when I skip doses by accident (I try not to) the next few days I feel depressed. I'm worried that now I'm getting my anxiety under control my depression is coming back. I've found that I don't care about the future as much as before and I'm not interested in the things I love to do as much. Im about to get invisilign which is what I've wanted for a while because I want straight teeth, but now that I'm getting it I'm like why does it matter because what if the world ends soon? (I used to worry that the world is ending, but I haven't worried about that in a while)

I'm going to try to stopped missing doses of my meds and see if that helps and also talk to my therapist as well. Pretty much just posted this to rant and maybe see if anyone has felt the same way

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   Posted 9/10/2017 5:09 PM (GMT -7)   

I think that if you've noticed a correlation between low mood/the feelings you describe and the missed doses...that you have your answer right there. Therefore, you don't need to worry about slipping into a depressive period, as you have seen the cause and effect evidence.

How long have you been on your A/D? This also could be the start up can be rough in terms of exacerbating (temporarily) the anxiety and/or depression.

Definitely bring this up to your therapist and maybe even your prescribing doctor to get their input as well.

Focus on your coping skills even more at this time as well...and keep us posted, so we can keep your encouraged!

Peace and progress. smile


"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom

Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT
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