I suffered from depression for about a year and have just recently in the past 4 months started to feel properly back to myself. I have been feeling so positive and like a weight is lifted off my shoulders.
However, in the last week I have started to feel worse and worse. Physically I feel completely drained and have been sleeping too much, or not being able to sleep. Old symptoms of anxiety like difficulty breathing and chest pains have returned and I feel I have no enjoyment in things I usually love.
I just don't know what to do. I'm scared if I leave it until it is too bad then I will be stuck like that for another year. When I went to the doctors for my depression in the past they offered my antidepressants but I was too scared. I had a couple of counselling sessions right at the end of my depression when things were already improving. I feel embarrassed going back and like I'm not bad enough to qualify for counselling at the moment and don't know what to do.
What have other people found useful? I just really don't want to be back where I was 4 months ago? I have only just signed up to this site and so realise that this is just a plea for support without giving much back but I would appreciate any advice people that were suffering from depression have! Thanks