Anxiety and Depression Support
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Introduction

Hello,

I am new here and thought I would start by introducing myself. I am 30, married and have just been diagnosed with depression (third time). I have struggled with depression on and off since I was a child. I have always struggled with anxiety. I have sought treatment from a broad variety of professionals (social workers, psychiatrist, psychologists, MDs, naturopaths) and have been through a variety of treatment methods including medication (celexa, prozac, lexapro, wellbutrin). For the past few years I thought I was doing very well and I was off medication. For the past year or two I’ve struggled with fatigue and chronic pain/health problems. I’ve seen various doctors and the latest one thinks I am suffering from depression again. I am also in marriage counseling for marital problems and the counselor also thinks I am depressed. I moved to a new city last year and still do not have any close friends or family for support, so I thought I’d try an online support group. Thanks for taking the time to read my introduction. I am not quite sure how to use this space but hopefully will figure it out soon!

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Hi nvngrl and Welcome to the Anxiety & Depression Support Forum. You did just fine in giving us an idea of what is going on in your life right now. You have a lot of changes going on more recently causing both your mind and body in feeling the effects. More than medication and therapy, it is also important you find a way to de-stress yourself from the daily issues. Finding complimentary ways of coping can help you with your physical pain. Sometimes from overwhelming stress, comes Fibromyalgia which can give you chronic muscle pain. Whatever the reason or diagnosis, giving yourself an escape from stress daily can help you in feeling more control over your life.

Using this forum will help in giving you the support, understanding and comfort you need right now. You are never alone. Please feel free to share your concerns in a safe caring forum. xx

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Thank you very much for your quick reply. I am currently trying to find ways to de-stress to help my physical and mental health.

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Good for you. We're here if you need some help. :) xx

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Moving a few years ago put me into a depression. It's hard to go from security to uncertainty. I'd quit my job to follow my husband's career. Eventually I forced myself to socialize. I joined Meetup.com. You should try it!

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Thank you very much for your reply. I did try Meetup.com once but didn’t find groups that met near where I lived. I’ll try it again though, thank you for the suggestion! I struggle a lot with socializing.

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