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Hitting rock bottom

Hey I’m new here and I’m really hoping this site can help me. My anxiety and depression have seriously hit rock bottom. I quit my job and got back in my medication after being off of it for 2 months. I feel alone and so anxious all the time. I have really bad health anxiety, I constantly think something is wrong with me.... it’s driving me insane and preventing me from living my life...i started going to therapy...i guess i just need to know I’m not alone...

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You are not alone. I have had health anxiety for a number of years. I became genuinely unwell last November which sent me into a complete meltdown. I still have the health problem and haven't been able to go back to work but I am also seeing a therapist as I don't want everything in my life to revolve around worrying about my health. I have learned that I should have appreciated my health when I had it.. Easier said than done when you suffer anxiety. I know how you are feeling and thinking of you.

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Thank you. I’m hoping that since I’m back on my meds and seeing a therapist I’ll start to feel better soon...i just...I have never felt this bad before...it’s awful how afraid i am constantly...I’ve had a horrible headache for 2 days and I can’t stop convincing myself there’s seriously something wrong with my head. I keep trying to tell myself it’s just anxiety but that never works..

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I completely understand, it's hard not to think of the what if's. I hope the meds allow you to go back to have a bit more peace in your life and start living again. This is also my hope for my future.

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A "horrible headache" deserves a medical evaluation just to make sure that it's nothing serious. If everything turns out OK, then you won't have to worry about your head anymore.

The worst part of anxiety is being stuck in neutral, neither forcing the solution, nor discounting it altogether.

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I might make a doctors appointment if this headache doesn’t go away...I’m just sure my doctor is tired of seeing me..

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You are not alone.

I too have had real problems when I decided to stop taking my meds. Last time I hit bottom. i'll never try that again.

I'm better now.

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Thank you. I’m glad you’re better now. I’m hoping getting back on my meds will help me...but i just started them a few days ago..

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Getting started is the hard part.

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You’re not alone. My husband is also really struggling right now. He’s in therapy, taking medication, and still has days where he can’t leave the house. It’s a terrible disease and it’s not your fault. Hope it gets better soon.

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You are not alone. Being off and on meds also cause trouble. Stay on your meds and soon they will begin to have a positive effect on you. Try to breathe in and out. Focus your mind on your breathing and you’ll notice your mind letting go a bit. Therapy will definitely help. Try journaling. Getting thoughts down helps. I’m no expert on depression or anxiety and I suffer from both. Each day is a challenge and each day I try to practice these things. I’m not always successful and sometimes I just hide in bed wait for the days to pass. But when you can focus on some of these practices, you’ll see that they help. You are definitely not alone. Hang in there.

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You are definitely not alone. But if your neurological examination is OK and your headache is anxiety-related, your symptoms suggest that you may be feeling lonely, alienated, or fearful of loss and abandonment. Is your anxiety situational i.e. triggered by specific circumstances, or is it more free-floating/existential?

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I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression 6 years ago. Nothing really triggers it, I just get so anxious all the time. I’ve had this horrible headache for 2 days and nothing is helping..I saw my therapist today which helped me feel a little better but I can’t stop thinking something is wrong with me. I’ve wasted so much time and money going to the er and being told I’m fine....I’m trying really hard to just tell myself it’s all anxiety....

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See a good neurologist. If everything is OK, then you would have no reason to worry about your head anymore.

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Finally saw a doc for my headaches. Turns out to be a sinus infection. Yay? I guess it could be worse..

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Great. Enjoy your good health.

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Hi🙋🏻‍♂️Just saw this hope things have improved for you.

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