Anxiety and Depression Support
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My name is Beth and I suffer from anxiety and depression. I had anxiety, agoraphobia and depression in my 20's and now it's come back after 20+years. I am currently taking Prozac 30mgs (just increased it to 30 yesterday) and klonopin .5mgs twice a day. I also take melatonin and doxepin to sleep at night. I still struggle with the anxiety during the day and I get phobic about talking on the phone or doing certain things. Can anyone relate?

Beth

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Hi Beth I can relate and I am sure many of us do on here. Let us know if we can help in any way

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Thank you! It's nice to know that I am not the only one who is dealing with these emotions.

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Sadly lots of people do but we deal with it in many different ways. People will always listen and support you on here if you need to talk

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Yes, that is true. I try hard to be positive and mindful but sometimes it's like trying to run uphill in quicksand. :(

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It is very hard, and it's good on here because we can share tips with how we try to manage which can show us new ways to try which we may never have even thought of before

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That is very true. I try to do deep breathing, journalling, and stay present. It's not easy though.

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Journaling is interesting, have you ever done anything like CBT?

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I see a therapist once a week but I don't know if she does CBT. I should ask her.

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It's really intriguing and interesting. Hard work but may help on the anxiety side

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I am ready for hard work because I want to feel better.

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Good for you, you have the right attitude and with the right support you can do it

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Always feel free to speak and always here to listen and help

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Thank you mikerx

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No worries we are here to help support and encourage

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I am in the same situation. What has me down, is the fact that I was so good for so long and then had a relapse. I can't seem to get my anxiety under control. Any suggestions? Maybe we can all help each other.

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Hi Thane,

I try to stay in the present moment but it can be exhausting. I think talking about it helps. I used to think that I would be alone, have anxiety and depression for the rest of my life. I am trying to change that way of thinking and I know that their are other people out there that struggle like me.

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We are all here for eachother

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I can relate! I have ADHD combined, recurrent Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I went through a phase at one point where I would rarely drive myself anywhere. I was struggling financially at the time so I went so long without getting my mail that it was all returned to the post office; they have my a laundry basket sized tote full of mail when I finally decided to start dealing with it. (I was not properly medicated at that time.) Now though, even medicated, I hate email, phone calls and having to go online to check every little thing for my kids-their grades, assignments, if they need money in their lunch accounts, to sign up to help at an event...I just don't do it. We are in the same boat...I will figure out some kind of solution for the kids stuff (maybe I will start having them pull it up everyday and show me) and maybe I can figure out how to get just school related emails to go to a different account and that would be less overwhelming...but the phone thing-I don't know how to fix that. I am actually going to run out of a prescription because my insurance requires it to filled through their online service or I have to pay full price out of pocket. I will not pay out of pocket for it! And I think it is stupid because doses of antidepressants can be changed from one appointment to the next depending upon how a person is doing. So, who knows, I might have to start at the lowest dose of Effexor XR and work my way back up. Thankfully, I see the doc on Thursday. He will have to write a 90 script. Then maybe he can write a 90 day script of the next dosage for me to submit a week later and the next a week later...the upside will be that I will have plenty of different dosages around and just take however many pills will get me to the dose that I need 😄

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Hi Lag1,

It's so strange how anxiety affects us in these strange ways! From having a hard time talking on the phone to driving to eating (I am having a problem eating food)! I know nothing is going to happen to me if I do any of those things, I just get frozen from them. I can't imagine what it's like to have children and deal with this so I give you credit! I have cats and they are pretty understanding and give lots of unconditional love!

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Hello All,

I just wanted to put this out there after reading everyone's post. I did not see anything about doing something about the spiritual self. I read things about the mind, body, but not the soul. Most of the time depression and anxiety are originated from the spiritual self.

what I say is, you all have tried treating the body and mind. Give the spiritual treatment a try. Call on to God and tell him how you feel. Talk to him with no reserve. He is faithful and just. Your healing is in your hands. Your faith will heal you.

The prince of the earth rejoices in our pain and confusions. He takes pleasure in seeing us depend on prescription drugs all our lives.

Give God a try. Trust in him and cry out. Be vulnerable and confess your sins. Declare your healing in Jesus Name and rebuke the conditions holding you down, in Jesus name!

Find a bible based church to follow. Make time for God and serve him in spirit and in truth.

Be blessed everyone.

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