Im new here and i been battling depression and anxiety for 8 years now, i cant seem to get better i tried antidepressants but don’t work, talk therapy kind of does a little bit, i suffer from agoraphobia as well so its hard for me to get out of the house without feeling like im going to die... i really need help but im afraid to go see a doctor all they do is give you antidepressants and xanax.. i dont want to kill myself i really don’t its not in me, but sometimes it feels like the only way out.
Im so tired of feeling like this, I pray to god every day but im really loosing my faith here.. what can i do?? Any advice
Hi manny79, what if I told you that one day this will all be behind you? Would you believe that? It can and it will but only in working on yourself. It's true the doctors always have an
easy fix with medications. But it takes more than just popping a pill everyday in overcoming our challenges. It's got to start with you. I feel that medication and talk therapy have a place at times. It gives us that respite in thinking how we will approach
our issues. During the time on medication, we need to use that to find other methods that
we can turn to when taken off our meds.
There are a lot of resources out there that can help with depression/anxiety. It's a matter
of finding what works for you best. Giving up, is never the answer. Life is too precious a gift. I can relate to your fear of leaving your house. I was Agoraphobic for 5 years. Never
stepping outside for a moment. My doctor and nurses came to me. Therapy was done by
phone. Along with Amazon, who became my friend, I thought I had it good. Gee, I'd never
have to leave my home. It doesn't take long until you realize you are not living but just
existing. Sure you can have all the conveniences of life brought to you but is that the sentence you want to live with being enclosed within 4 walls??
To sum it up briefly, as for myself, I used the years trapped in my house in research. In having a plan and knowing and not just hoping that I one day would overcome my mental status. I have and I did. Meds, therapy at first, then finding tools to help me such as Meditation and Deep Breathing and later on, Self Hypnosis, Water Aerobics, Getting off the Xanax and one step at a time, I got "ME" back. You will too. Manny, I am sooo glad you
wrote us today. I see you joined a while ago. Something made you take that first important step forward. We are here to help you get unstuck and move ahead.
All in time my friend. x
Thank you for replying Agora1
Very much appreciated
medication is the easy option for the doctors they are not interested in your wellbeing as soon as you leave the room.my mum suffered agoraphobia and depression and she really struggled.she never took a pill in her life or had any outside support.it was a shame really being ignored.do you have a buddy/befriender who can help with the agoraphobia that could really help and its all on your terms.stick in with the therapy it really will help.
Thank you so much for your input kenster1