dealing with depression and anxiety with the anxiety/panic attacks

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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 8/9/2007 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
i have been dealing with depression and anxiety with the anxiety/panic attacks. i am to the point where im going to give up trying to help myself. i have nobody to talk to. my family ... forget it. i have a driend that goes through similar things, but all my other friends seem not to want to listen. they dont understand. im tired of being alone. i try over and over but get stuck because i dont know what to do next or anything. i have nobody that cares. i sit and cry all the time. im 31, people tell me i look as young as 24, but i feel older than what i am. i have pain all the time. i am going to have a nervous breakdown. i will start therapy when i get the money to do it. i pick up the phone to call someone and realize there is nobody to call. i cant take this silence. my family does not care at all. i feel as if there is no place for me on this earth. i dont have the strength anymore.

at wit's end
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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 8/9/2007 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
27ROSES, you can post on here. Many people are going through what you are going through. My husband was the same way your family is and I sat down with him last week and told him how this anxiety had affected me and the things I was going through and what I feel has been the trigger of alot of it and that he doesn't know what it is like unless he experiences it for himself and it changed his attitude toward me. If you can go to a regular doctor and tell them your symptoms or problems, they can themselves put you on some medication like Xanax or Lexapro. I didn't find Lexapro very helpful myself but got more results with Xanax. Grab a book and read it. Pop a movie in a DVD player. If you have done like me, you have talked about your symptoms so much people start telling you they don't want to hear it. My husband was doing that and my mom also. I cannot even mention much to her as she just says lets not get started on it so I have to be very careful in what I say to her. She already is dealing with my dad and his alzheimers and it is hard for her to bear sometimes. And my husband has been dealing with his mother who has probably been paranoid schizophrenic for 15 to 20 years and refuses to take her medicine. She is forever telling all of us we have the problem and not her and we will believe her one day as to these things she thinks is happening. So I guess my situation and him having to deal with hers is too much sometimes. Concentrate on talking to and spending as much time as possible with that friend that is going through that same thing and join in on the chat nights designated for anxiety. The chat schedule is on the right under forum links. I didn't see anything in August for a chat night for anxiety but surely whoever decides to want to start a chat night for that topic can. Maybe one of the moderators can elaborate on that. Keep posting on here and take care.

Post Edited (at wit's end) : 8/9/2007 9:09:02 PM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 8/10/2007 2:48 AM (GMT -7)   
i am under my doctors care for many years. i have bad reactions to anti depressants. i tried so many. i do take xanax when i need it. i have problems sleeping. many times i will wake up at 4 or 5, etc and cant go back to sleep as tired as i am. i woke up at 5 today. its 5:30am now. i am tired but cant sleep. i just have a hard time not having someone to talk to. its hard to be alone. my doctor is great. he talks to me when i see him. my mo  is an alcoholic as well and makes it harder. she also had a mini stroke about 1 1/2 mths ago and i believe it effected her mentality a little. my dad is the closest to me, but we have been having our hard times. i have anxiety attacks or whatever and he gets upset and tells me to calm down. i tell him that you cant controll them. i also tell him what to do if i have one and he just makes things worse. i am reading a book called, The Road Less Traveled, by Scott Peck. i just started it not to long ago and i can relate to it already. i went to see a priest a few weeks ago and he asked me to read it. i am going to try and read a lot of his books. people around me know what im going through, but dont try to understand or help. its just hard.  years back my grandmother died of alzheimers and i know it is hard. i wish they would really find a cure. stay strong. thanks for being there.

at wit's end
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   Posted 8/10/2007 5:11 AM (GMT -7)   
No problem. 27ROSES, we own that Road Less Travelled book by Scott Peck also. Maybe I need to pick that up and read it again. It has been many years since I read it. Keep posting and take care. I wake up in the morning with the worst knotted abdomen but I actually think some of mine is gas but not entirely. I stay tense and stressed and anxious. I got over this before but my abdomen didn't feel this way before, just in the middle, not all over including my sides. I think bad and worrisome thoughts all the time and need to quit and it keeps me in a tensed state.

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 8/10/2007 5:37 AM (GMT -7)   

Dear 27Roses

Good Morning, I am sorry you are feeling alone, I think you will find by joining this group many of our members including myself have difficulties with feeling alone, and that people just don't understand the disorder. sad

I am posting here the crisis numbers for you, so if your really feeling your worse, please don't hestitate to call:

U.S National Crisis Hotline please call 1-800-784-2433
National Institute of Mental Health's Anxiety Hotline-

I wish you peace and I am thinking of you. ((((((HUGS)))))))


Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
*~* Not a mental health professional at all *~*
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression 
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” 
~Rosalyn Carter


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