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Dmcfnp58
Dmcfnp58

Thought this might be a good place to come to find people that can relate to living daily anxiety and depression. I have a few friends to talk to that are supportive but don’t quite understand the impact of this illness. I guess I just need to know I am not alone and how others cope!

Thank you

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Oh you definitely are not alone mcfnp58....Hang around the forum and read the posts and responses and you will soon see we all share the same journey. I welcome you to a safe place to come to when feeling you need support or to just talk with others who truly understand. We care xx

Dmcfnp58
Dmcfnp58 in reply to Agora1

Thank you so much. Nice to know there are friends out there!

Hello, No your are not alone, I am a long time sufferer and have found that people who have not had the inconvenience of this illness DO not understand. I do, so I would like to share with you, how i feel and perhaps we can be email mates. I find it very empty and lonely, I have it so severe it leaves me weak and not wanting to think. I have developed a touch of agoraphobia and find it hard to drive my car, me who has driven thousands of miles. My anxiety eats at me and leaves me very close to tears a lot of the time. I do my best on any given day, and am grateful I do not have to go to work, I have worked thru them in the past, but this is a doozy. I do mild gentle things to calm myself, I knit simple hats and scarves for the underprivileged children in the area. I do adult coloring books, very soothing. I do the word puzzles, take a walk, sit in the sun and get some vit. D. which is good for depression. Along with B. vitamins, folic acid and fish oil, all good for the brain. I hope this is of help to you. Hope to hear from you again, this is a good place to get love and support. I send you hugs and love. Sprinkle 1............

Meli1992
Meli1992 in reply to Sprinkle1

I agree, I have about 30 adult coloring books and when a panic attack is coming up I started to color to keep myself distracted. I also listen to music. A few days ago I was having a bad panic attack and I was home alone and so I went to take a warm shower. shampooing and conditioning my hair distracted me. It was a long shower but it helped.

Dmcfnp58
Dmcfnp58 in reply to Sprinkle1

Thanks would love to email. Thanks for sharing your coping mechanisms!

Dmcfnp58
Dmcfnp58 in reply to Sprinkle1

Thanks would love to Email.

Hi Dmcfnp58, you are definetly not alone, you will people with lots of experience who are able to provide a kind and supportive ear and who understand what you are going through. Take care X

Dmcfnp58
Dmcfnp58 in reply to CazO46

Thank. That is so good to hear!

You are not alone. I have suffered with depression and anxiety off and on for 20 years. This year, for the whole month of February and March were the worst. I took myself off meds. Huge mistake. I am now back to feeling like my old self. Talking to someone who understands is very helpful. Also making yourself get up and do something normal, even if it is just walking to the mailbox can be helpful. This forum was and still is a lifeline for me and you will find it will be the same for you. You are not alone and remember, this will pass.

Dmcfnp58
Dmcfnp58 in reply to Smd22

Thank so much!! I find I’m waking up now with anxiety, which is a horrific way to start my day, but like you said you just have to push through. I also cut back on my meds. Went from 4 to 1 and felt great for 4 months. Not sure what happened?? So disappointed!

Hello, I have found it does not help to cut back on med's unless your Dr, supervises the dosages. I find a Psychiatrist who specializes in Depression/Anxiety is the best, they know more about the brain than a M.D. my good intention-ed Dr. put me in the hospital, it was awful. I like my Dr. and respect her general practice procedures, but she does not know enough about the brain, put me on a med. that just make me sicker. Yes coloring books are great aren't they, they give me peace. Do you find fear is attached to your anxiety, a cute reminder stack the word with each initial, then next to fear write false, evidence, appearing, real. Sometimes it works, it is a tool. Yes I listen to music, soft mellow, nothing jangling. My depression is so bad I rely on Baby wipes, I feel afraid in the shower, only get in when my hair needs a washing. Some of my med's make me dizzy, I am on 5!!! I hope you get well soon, me too - come a write to us here, you will get love and support. Sending Love and Hugs. Sprinkle 1........

Your definitely Not alone, try not to speak to much with your friends n family about what your going through, cause they'll start to avoiding you. They want you to get over it or try to Fix you. My own kids don't know how to deal with me so they isolate me and don't want to spend time with me. My best friend is always telling me that I'm over thinking thing's, so I can't speak to her. I feel safe here, no one Judge's you cause we're ALL in the same Boat. Take care

So true! My kids think I’m nuts. Cause that’s what my ex husband tells them. He blames everything on my depression! So I try to never me sad or show my true feelings around them. I always feel like I burn people out if I complain too much! They really don’t understand what I go through anyway.

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