Anxiety and Depression Support


I've been battling panic attacks and awful anxiety for months now and even though I've made progress on my own and with the help of my family and xanax, I'm stating to get really frustrated and fed up with feeling awful all of the time and I can't see my psychiatrist until a month from now and I have my good days and days like today where I feel like I'll never truly get better and I feel myself backtracking in all the progress I've made. It seems like things that would cause me mild stress just months ago, feel like life or death situations. I'm stressed about work, money and relationships since this anxiety started and I've had to stop working for about 4 weeks, not having money because it's been too paralyzing to work and having to push my boyfriend away even though he wants to help. It all feels like too much sometimes and I don't know what to do. I can't even function when I get like this, can't eat, can't relax, can't even get up to shower and brush my teeth. It feels like nothing works and I end up secluding myself because no one knows what to do and how to handle me and I feel terrible. Does anyone else feel like this or anything similar? How do you cope with it if you do?

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I understand how you feel. Today is one of those days for me that I feel completely beat down and defeated. It is so frustrating when you feel like you’re making progress and you actually feel better only to wake up one day and have it all taken away from you. The defeat can be devastating and it makes you wonder what is it all for and is it really worth fighting on? The answer is yes. We will have bad days and we need to remember that it will end and good days will come back. Remember that every bad day is a learning experience and you can gain more knowledge and insight into what works for you and what doesn’t work. Rely on family and friends to get you through the hard times and remember that they want to help so use them.


I know your pain I have my good days and my bad days a lot of my anxiety attacks I thought were heart attacks in the beginning because of the physical symptoms I was always having (heart pounding, dizzy, impending doom feeling, breathing difficulty) but after years of having them and talking to doctors and therapists I realize now when I have them they are just anxiety attacks but they can be very scary for sure if you don't know what it is in the beginning. I hate taking RX meds too so it's a double edge sword, I feel like I trade one problem for another when I take the pills the doctors give me and all the side effects that come with them. To be honest I have been using medical marijuana for the last few years and I feel it really helps me and doesn't have near as many bad side effects. I know it might sound crazy but look into it and try a sativa strain it really helps with mood, anxiety and depression. But use a low does if you never tried it before


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