Anxiety and Depression Support
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Needing some advice and support please

Hello everyone. I am new here so this is my first time posting anything. I have had problems with depression and PTSD since I was a child. I grew up with a very abusive father and went through mental/physical and sexual abuse for many years. Eventually my sister and I finally told someone and he has now been in prison since I was 15. I am now a 30 yr old single mother of one son. Every relationship I have ever had as a teenager and an adult has been abusive in some form. It seems though that within the past year or 2 that my anxiety and depression has gotten so much worse. I feel like I'm falling apart on the inside. It is affecting my life terribly at this point. I can't keep a job due to my symptoms being so strong now. I never feel like I am really living if that makes sense. I isolate myself constantly, I only go out of the house for things I have to do. Somedays I can't even go do the things I need to do like grocery shopping or just any errand that should be easy feels so hard for me anymore. I feel so very lost and alone and I could just really use some support and any advice anyone has that could help me at all. I have been looking into therapy options and it's honestly so overwhelming to me just trying to find somewhere to go for help. I don't really have much of a support system which is why I am on here now. I would really appreciate any advice or anything anyone has to offer that could help me at all. Thank you all in advance and I hope everyone has a good day.

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I’m very sorry to hear of all the awe full experiences you’ve had.

Has your gp suggested antidepressants. I’m taking one and I find it really useful for its intended purpose plus taking the edge off my anxiety. He may also have suggestions as to support groups for you.



Thank you so much for your reply. My gp actually has prescribed me an antidepressant called Celexa. I started taking it in the beginning of November. It does seem to help some with the depression, but I am also having side effects like some pretty bad nausea. It also seems like my anxiety is worse now, so I'm not sure if that is a side effect or if it's​ just exacerbated by my depression symptoms being better than they were before or what. I go for a follow-up on the 28th for that. I will be sure to ask about support groups when I go. Thanks so much!


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