Anxiety and Depression Support
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Hi everyone,

My name is Megan and I suffer from depression and anxiety. I was diagnosed with depression when I was 12 and anxiety when I was about 17. I knew I had anxiety way before I was diagnosed, but was too afraid to seek treatment. I had seen a therapist when I was 12, but he only made me feel worse. He constantly told my mom that I was fine after I confided in him about things I hadn't told anyone else. He even once told me to "loosen up because guys don't like girls like you". I didn't go back after that. I was afraid everyone would judge me for going on meds, but I made the choice for myself, not for them. I've felt somewhat better since being on meds, but lately it's been bad. I've been sad all the time and constantly trying to find reasons that I should get up in the morning. My partner helps me some of the time, but there are days that I just don't feel like anything can help me. I decided talking to people that deal with the same mental illnesses that I do can help me find ways to make it through the day, one day at a time. I need to talk to people that understand.

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Hi Megan. I just want to encourage you tonight.

My name is Sara and I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression a couple month ago, but I know now that I had both for a while. Last night had the worse panic stack so far and had a super anxious day. I really didn't know what to do because I need to be at work so I try call some friends and my husband. They pray for me and I started to say out loud some true about the love of God for me and praying too. I know this is a process and maybe a long one, but I know that I can do that alone. I need God, my friends, and now I have this community. You are not alone. I really hope that you can feel better soon.

Peace!

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Sounds like you had an a**hole for a Doctor. He is clearly unprofessional to say the least. I've been dealing with anxiety for a very long time and it turned into agoraphobia. I can relate to not wanting to get out of bed. I've been sleeping in more and more. there are days I don't think I can go on or I do something self-destructive. If you ever want to talk just message me. I hope you get better and I wish you all the luck in the worldl

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I just want to be clear that I'm not suicidal. I was trying to say that there are days when I feel like crap and I have days that are better. Maybe if everyday was crap I would find it hard to go on. But that's not the case. I get through hard days and look forward to the better ones (or a trip, I go on a trip every 3 months). So I do have something to look forward to. If you can afford it I definitely recommend going out of town with a friend or family. It will give you a break and help.

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Megan,

I was first diagnosed with anxiety when I was 10. When I was 16 I also had a condescending asshole psychiatrist. Hope you find someone better.

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