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I can’t stand this depression and anxiety! I feel like I’m barely hanging on. I’ve been depressed for years and I’m so exhausted and scared that I will never get better. Does anyone else feel this way or have some advice?

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Hey. I’m also going through a very bad episode of what I believe is health anxiety. I’ve got scary neurological symptoms that have got me so terrified that I can now barely eat or sleep. It’s 7pm now and i’m starting to get anxious that night is coming.

All I can say is this will pass. Just ride with it and try and do something to take your mind off it.

For me I have been on this forum a lot and watching reruns of Glee on Netflix. I can’t concentrate on watching anything else.

I’m just so hopeless. I feel like I’m barely hanging on. These feelings are so strong and scary. This isn’t living. It’s just trying to get by. I’m so sick of it. Sorry I don’t want to be such a downer.

bonkers65 in reply to Dakota11

You're not a downer. That's what this forum is for. And I know how you feel. Try to take one day at a time.

As far as I can tell depression never leaves but with the right meds life is liveable.

Dakota11 in reply to pandapandaj

What if you’ve tried more than 20 different medications and nothing seemed to work...

pandapandaj in reply to Dakota11

My body gets resistant to meds v quickly . I’ve run out of options too . If you know what’s causing it therapy’s the next thing . If you don’t there’s things you can try drug wise but I’ll be chucked off here if I tell you . Do your own research .

I feel exactly the same. My anxiety was previously controlled by medication but not working now.

It feels hopeless

It gets better, You will find light soon 😊

I've been depressed for years and understand the terror of imagining a lifetime of this pain. I think the point is to know that things will change (nothing can stay the same forever), and have hope that they will improve in ways I can't currently imagine. I think depression and anxiety can be chronic illnesses, they'll be with us forever, we just have to hope that we will get better at coexisting with them (or medical/psych research will find more effective treatments! Life is long, who knows). I'm so sorry you're in so much pain though. It can be excruciating 💔 Hang in there, friend

I have no good advice as I am feeling the same way. Everyday is a struggle... but I once read that the toughest people are tried the hardest in life.

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