Anxiety and Depression Support
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Hi from NY

My first time on... it’s been a couple of challenging years. Lately I see myself spiraling down, lots of anxiety, in and out of a depressing state and just lack of interest and feeling hopeless. Living in such a fast pace place like NY, most people don’t have the time or energy to be present, so I’m definitely feeling alone and more vulnerable then ever. I just starting doing some online meditation and thinking I should try to find a local support group to help me get out of this horrible rut. Haven’t had any luck yet.... anyone else going through a similar thing?

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Hi from Oklahoma. This is also my first time on here. Trying to find something else to help too. Here to talk if you need anything.

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Hi Chicago here :)

Happy to welcome both JYDZ and LloydRN to the forum. You both have found a safe place to come to for support, understanding and comfort. This is a forum with wonderful,, caring men and women of all ages who are going through anxiety and depression. We share our daily journey through life as we hear how others deals with their issues.

As for myself, I have gone through many years of anxiety that later turned into 5 years of Agoraphobia. Never went out at all during that time. Through therapy and learning more about anxiety and the mind/body connection, I found that meditation and deep breathing work for me. When I added that to Acceptance of Anxiety, my fears started to dwindle, enough so that I was once again able to go out of the house. It was a slow process that had an incredible ending. I am anxiety free and keep stable through the daily meditation before bed, upon awakening and mid afternoon. In between, I use my deep breathing.

I wish both JYDZ and LloydRN to join us on the forum and tell us more about your lives and how we can help support you. We all care. You are never alone xx

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Thank you so very much 😊

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:) xx Happy Saturday!

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Hi,

I'm from NY too ( actually not too far from you),and going through exactly the same thing. I could have written your post, all except for the online meditation. I have looked for support groups too-nothing. I can't offer any advice except for trying a new medication possibly or therapy. I go to my GP on Tuesday. Maybe a new anti-depressant might help this time.

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It’s definitely not easy, my medical doctor recently prescribed a low dose anxiety and depression medicine.. Celexa. I haven’t started taking it yet, not sure if i will. Have you found anything that helps you?

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Hi

He kept me on the same anti-depressant, (Venlafaxine), but also added Buspar to take every day. He also gave me Xanax which I LOVE, but make me really tired. I only take one at night. Too early to tell if the Buspar is working or not.

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Message me anytime.

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Thank you so much. Same here

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And hi from the cold climate! Thank you.

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