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Hello Everyone, I am new here

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I am just looking for people to talk to about depresssion and anxiety. I feel that life has lost all excitment and I want to be happy again. I tend to obsess over the negative in life and it really causes issues for me. I stress about feeling stressed and make it worse. It's a endless cycle. I am dealing with high blood pressure and it's getting worse with all of the anxiety of it. If anyone else knows this feeling let me know and we can chat about it.

Have a good day everyone

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Laurennnnnnn profile image

I feel very similarly to you, it’s terrible and I’m sorry you’re going through it 😔💙

If you ever want to chat, I’m here!

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Stuxx in reply to Laurennnnnnn

Thanks laurenlynn. I am here to chat too. Are you feeling the same ways about lossing excitment or just the anxious and stress? I am totally out of my comfort zone since the only people I talk to about this is my girlfriend and this is the first I have talked about it outside of that. Hope you have a good night.


in reply to Stuxx

Hi Stuxx,

I was once there were you are. I have been on antidepressants and anxiety meds, I can't live a normal life without them, tried to get off, but I went back to that black hole, I immediately started back, if I have to take meds for the rest of my life, then so be it!

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Benny2015 in reply to

Hi there, I am new here but wanted to share that I also tried going off of my anti-depressants after a good run of therapy and making some positive changes in my life. My anxiety then escalated. Although my doctor says it was not a direct result of weaning off of the meds, he thinks that it is related. I hate the thought of being on meds the rest of my life, but if it helps, I have to suck it up and take them.

in reply to Benny2015

Hi Benny2015

I have accepted the fact that I will probably be on meds for the rest of my life, meds is the only way I can live a normal and happy life! If I had to live my life the way I was feeling before antidepressants, I probably would have killed myself!

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Eatpraylove3 in reply to Benny2015

Hi, I also thought throughout the years that I can go of my meds and believed I'm strong enough to handle it. Last year while I was on my medication and experiencing extreme stress I had multiple seizures one day ,went to hospital and they found nothing wrong, a few days later I collapsed and went back to hospital, once again no-one knew why it happened physically. I was taken of all medication and have been without it for 8 months. What I do realize today is that I still do need meds but what I have realized is that I need the correct doctor (not someone that just prescribe 'cos thats what they do) that listens, understands how meds interact. So yes I'm waiting for the opportunity to go back on meds to live that happy, normal life.🦋🌻

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Laurennnnnnn in reply to Stuxx

I’ve had the loss of excitement and happiness too. I’m not sure if it’s directly because of my anxiety levels or what but it’s been so difficult. It’s nearly impossible for me to find anything I enjoy right now, I barely want to do anything other than sleep.

I’m like you too! I usually only talk to my boyfriend about these problems but I’ve reached a point where I don’t even want to talk to him about how I feel. I don’t even know why, but I don’t want to

in reply to Laurennnnnnn

Hi laurenlyn

Have you talked to your doctor about switching meds or adding one.

You shouldn't be still feeling depressed on meds

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Laurennnnnnn in reply to

I actually finally found one almost two months ago that helps me a lot. And it pretty much wiped out my depression, but some recent life changes have made me spiral again 😩

So I’m not sure if the meds aren’t working or if it’s just purely my circumstances

Tracey2968 profile image

Hiya, I too have high blood pressure and anxiety/depression,so I totally get everything you've said.its so hard when you have no one to talk to that feels the same as you.if you fancy a chat,feel free,just remember, you're not alone

XoxoFaith profile image

I totally understand you it’s like I try to enjoy life but my mind can’t stop focusing on all the negative and the wtfs and just brings me down and feeling depressed because I just can’t enjoy anything

in reply to XoxoFaith

Maybe you need to switch antidepressants, you shouldn't be still feeling like that taking meds. I was a mess before I started on meds! Antidepressants brought me out of that dark place.

PapaDocs profile image

Sorry for that, Stuxx, it is hard to get through that. You can try replacing the negative thoughts with positive thoughts a little at a time. Soon it will build up. Be grateful for little things, like you still can walk around, you have food and a place to stay. When you are having a simple cup of juice, tea or coffee, be grateful for that and enjoy it. Breathe in the fresh air and the beautiful morning, even if it is raining. I love listening to the birds and the bees going from flower to flower. It takes some practice and your life will be more positive even without having really changed anything.

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Stuxx in reply to PapaDocs

I like this idea. I need to do this. I have a good life and it's easy for all the good to get buried in the negative thinking. Thank you.

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Iammesues in reply to PapaDocs

Such peace and appreciation for one’s surroundings is difficult. My mind starts it’s confusion soon after I wake. Work, family, house, aging elders, virus, world events... they just take over. Your words are eloquent and it’s my intention, but I have yet to be able to be successful in observing such beauty and finding peace

I pray for your peace!

Linakv24 profile image

Hi Stuxx, I know what it is to live with anxiety but high blood pressure I don’t. Sometimes I’m shocked that my blood pressure is so good. Since I always worry and when these anxiety act up, my heart rate speeds up.Acting like a sugar rush for a bit and then I crash.(Knock on wood it never goes high).

I’m not an expert since I’ve been battling this for 25 years already. Omg that’s a freaking long time...lol! But I try to think positive or say positive stuff like.. I will not be fear, I’m strong, I am not a victim..etc. Does it work? At times when the anxiety doesn’t overcome my mind to the brink of me not being able to thing clearly.

Eatpraylove3 profile image

Hi there, I also have this extreme need to feel happy and joyful again! I do smile, I do laugh,I do count my blessings......but that deep, pure feeling of happy is just not there. The feelings of worry and anxiety tend to fill me....when I wake up in the morning, when I wake up during the night, when I'm not busy doing something. That is stressful. The past three years has really been a shit show re all aspects in life. However one grows and move on and continue praying and trusting in the Universe. And today I have an immense feel of calm and the smile on my face feels pure , I want to feel like this the whole day and when my daughter wakes up I'm going to have a laugh form deep down and feel happy. 😄🌻

1island profile image

I have the same issues as you and it's taking over my life. I would love to chat sometime.

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