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Am I Depressed? Do I have Anxiety?


I am new to this support group and wanted some advice. I’m just trying to figure out what’s going on with me. I have always been introverted but lately I have been more so than usual. I have no energy to even be in social situations or energy to keep a conversation going with someone. At work some days I’ll just stare at my computer screen or my phone and do nothing. I come home and don’t even want to make dinner I just sit on my couch and play around on my phone, I used to clean my house every Friday and now I’m lucky if I can get myself to do it at all. I used to workout 4 times a week and eat healthy but I’ve stopped doing that too. But I also have other symptoms too where I get scared really easily and am very jumpy. It’ll be simple things like someone walking up to me suddenly or my birds will make noise in the house or my phone will ring and I get so scared like I get that feeling in the pit of my stomach like something terrible has happened. I’ve also been very forgetful. The forgetfulness started a few years ago but has gotten worse this year. I have had a lot of stress and family issues in the past year but the past few months have been different. I’ve never felt like this before. I know people will say that I should go see a doctor and I will but I’d like to get some advice from people experiencing symptoms like this.

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Please see a doctor. You don't have to suffer. I had a "breakdown" 1.5 years ago and experienced things I hadn't before. What you are describing sounds like the symptoms I have experienced with depression. There is help and you can feel better.

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