I just found this site. about 3 mos. ago I was obsessing about something for about three weeks. I do not have a history of depression in fact, I was a pretty happy go lucky type of personality. After this obsessing, the problem finally got worked out, as I could see myself getting sick over it so I just decided to drop it, and truly didn't care about it anymore. But I do admit, I had worked myself up into a tizzy over it. Well, I did feel a lot of anxiety during the situation, and then once it got resolved, I thought well thank God, I just don't have to worry about that anymore. But the anxiety never left me. In fact, it got worse. It got to the point that I couldn't eat or sleep. I was up all night with it. It is such a horrible feeling that comes over you. Even if your not worrying about something. It's got a mind all of it's own. After the two weeks of that, I went into a deep depression. I can't believe how my life has changed in three months.
Problem is, I am a diabetic for 46 years. I was doing great. Walked 4 hours a week, ate pretty healthy, sugar was good. This anxiety has just wrecked it, and makes the sugar go up by leaps and bounds. I am seeing a psychiatrist for it, on xanax 4 times per day, and another med. called neurontin for it. No depression meds, because doc feels it is really an anxiety issue. Is anyone else here suffering from anxiety that just came on them all of a sudden like that, and any others with diabetes?? I do believe I was having this anxiety before I ever really got sick, because now that I know the feeling, it was happening before that when I would wake up. I would think my sugar was low, but then check only to see that it was high. But then the feeling would go away. This would happen maybe once every couple of weeks. If only I had known what it was, I could have done something sooner. What a rotton thing this is. My whole life has changed in just three months!! Well, didn't mean to carry on, but would appreciate any feedback. Thank you so much!!