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Anxiety and depression.

Hi guys/girls..

Im a 27 year old male, which has the last couple of years fighting anxiety and depression. I would say mostly anxiety, cause i dont feel that depressed only when i think too much about the constant symptoms i feel. The symptoms i feel that is most annoying is; Brain fog (Like i cant think productive, and lose of short-term memory with the feeling of something is wrong in my brain, its even hard to find the right words to speak and say) Shaky feeling in my body (like when your blod sugar level is too low)

I get detached like im not there mentally, but psychically i am lol.

Low mood and fatigue. I almost feel tired every day, even though i eat, drink, and sleep well. I get easily irritated, even when there is no need to be so.

Has any of you had these kind of symptoms ?

Im really looking forward to here some answers so i can calm my self a bit.

Best regards

MB

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Hey buddy i had all the above since a teenager depression anxiety panic attacks especially in a classroom with lots of people but all was minor but i have recently been very bad with anxiety soical amxiety and panic attacks. I am off of work for about a week now because i cant fucntion one of the anxiety is when things or people around me dont seem real or i think something is going to happen to me but nothing never does. This is all in the head so deep it is going to take time and help can you relate to that?

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I am sad on your way for experiencing these annoying things mate. Im glad that you can relate really, cause it is scaring as hell. Sometimes it hits me out of a sudden that there must be something medically wrong with me, in my head. I can relate to the things you are saying yes. It is like your body is there in the present minute, but your mind and head is lightheaded and you are not entire there even though you try so hard to be present and try to focus on the things people are saying. It's so annoying cause sometimes i feel stupid when these things hit.

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Your not stupid when it comes down to its all you thinking it so much that your brain tries to tell you its not true but your anxiety is saying it is its mental but we are not stupid or going crazy just that our nerve emotions etc or more sensitive then others

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Yeah mate you are so right, but even though we know we are sensitive, We keep going in the negative pattern, when the thinking part is destroying us slowly. How do you handle it ? And what kind of symptoms do you get that is most annoying ?

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First off it does takes some time Faith a little medical help and your own research but not too much research you can go crazy with that too. The worst for me is the depression i go through every morning for no apparant reason and when i go out to places where there is a lot of people right now that is my biggest problem. How about you?

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Yeah faith is a strong element, and good to have. Research can help sometime but yeah on the other hand it can make you go even worse. How do you feel when you get up ? I can also feel depressed and extremely tired when i get up. How do you feel when there is a lot of people ? Well mine is the brain fog, and that i feel most when im around people. Than it is like i cant follow some conversations and i easy forget what to say and how to say the things i am on my way too.

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When i am around people lets say at work or in a big store waiting to pay or in class it feels like im going crazy brane starts racing i start thinking about any little health issue that could happen in public from catching a heart attck or suddenly going blind crazy stuff like that then like a cloud over my head kind of like what you say brane fog. Bit nothing happens. This uses to happen to me when i was a teenager but i got over just always brushed it off but it had got to the point where i cant anymore. And the depression its a feel of there is no hope iys a very dark feeling and worry about my family that if i keep up like this i wont be able to provide for them i really need to go back to work but feel like i rather let this medication i am taking start working first it sucks but everyday is a diffrent fight

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Okay so you think about thousand things when you are in a store or on work and there is a lot of people.. Do you get like some sort of block in your head where you cant think like you are just blank and black inside your head ?

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Idk if the messages went through but yea kind just camt think of anything that would help at that moment i was doing good this morning ran some errands until that split second a strong panic came over me it actually put me down the rest of the day smh

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Well i do feel the same way also, but i dont get that strong panic attack unless i am really scared and let it come. Mine brain can also switch from being concentrated and easy to answer to suddenly feel detached and totally loose of concentration and feel so spaced out or something like that its hard to explain.

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It is hard to explain we will get through it buddy there is only one way to go amd that is foward wjat lives in me is more powerful that what lives in this world anxiety panic depression all evil man in Jesus name we command these evil spirits to leave our body.. I saybthat at times with feelings and it helps it is still a process but i think that is the best cure

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Hehe didnt understand that message my friend :D

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Just was saying a prayer

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You have just summed up me. As I read each word I kept saying yep, yep that's me. I think I've battled anxiety all my life but been quite a happy person. Once I got diagnosed I hit this pit that I couldn't get out of and experienced low moods. Have you been to the doctor? Have you tried any talking therapy?

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Well i can say i have been a quite happy person aswell in my youth days. I mean i am still young im 27, but when i was a kid i was very happy. No days i just feel low mood and some weird head pressure with it but not like is hurts but can be scary cause its intense. Yes i have tried several things, i feel like something is helping in the moment a bit, but not much after that it is the same as before. What kind of help do you get ?

Best regards.

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Yeah I'm 27 too. But I feel like I'm in a bit of a nothing stage in my life and I need to get out of it. The only thing that really gets me down is how bad my anxiety can get and that I've got a problem. My anxiety seems to be coming and going at the moment. I've been put on citalopram for 4 weeks now. I've tried online CBT too but that brought on my low moods. So I'm waiting for face to face CBT. I use a meditation app and that really helps me when I have anxiety.

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Orh the same age :). It is so unfair that a young woman/man have to go through such an annoying stage. I have also considered to try something CBT again but only with some who has experience. Can i ask you how you feel your anxiety in details ?

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I think it could just be a stage and hope it gets better soon. I'm trying everything to try to get out of it. But that's just me being positive. My anxiety comes on in phases where I worry about certain things that get out of control. I have heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dry mouth, and generally a feeling of being spaced out. Most of the time I can't even tell you what I'm worrying about. More recently I've been able to pinpoint certain things at work. I'm working with my manager to try to help me. She has been brilliant through it all. What CBT have you tried before?

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The same does i. I say that to my self when it is tough, but yet i can also think negatively. Well i can worry aswell on certain things, but mostly where i think about my health and the symptoms i get. Okay that is pretty common things you have there. The spaced of feeling is the worst of those you have mentioned, cause the other ones they can be tolerated. Good your manager is helping you. Dont you feel confused at work an strange ? Well i mean have tried an psychiatrist, an yeah that has help in the beginning where i had heart palpitations and feeling like i was going to die. Now days im afraid more to be mentally sick than dying lol.

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Yeah I get completely what you mean. I don't have a fear of dying. I have a fear that I'm not right in the head. And I know that's quite a blunt way to put it. But it's the truth. Yeah all my symptoms for anxiety are the usual ones. The heart palpitations I cannot stop but at least I know they will calm after a while. The spaced out feelings not good and when it's comes over me at work I just take a walk. As my manager is so understanding she almost tells me to go for a walk before I say it. Do you struggle with work?

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Yeah and that is almost more scary and terrifying than anything. Do your heart palpitations come suddenly or do you think about something first ? How can you describe your spaced out feeling ? Mine is like i am not quite there in the present moment like its so hard to follow conversations and even hard to laugh when something is funny, i mean i can laugh but its like its not coming from the heart. It's really hard to explain sometimes, i wish i could put a camera inside my head and emotions and record it to you.

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And no i dont work actually i go to school and that is even hard to follow for the most of the time :S

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Sometimes it's through thoughts but most of the time it comes on suddenly. It starts with a warm sensation through my body then the heart palpitations start. Yeah that's exactly what my spaced out feeling is like. I normally don't involve myself in conversations when it happens. I can here the conversations but I can't take in the content. That's how people around me know that I'm going through a bad stage or if they don't know start asking if I'm okay as I'm not normally one to be quiet. Have you told anyone?

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Okay that is also annoying but as long as you dont get afraid than it will vanish quick. Do you sometime feel cold & warm on and off that changes many times. It is good that people can figure it out by them selves, but no i those from my school dont know anything, but my family and near friends does know :) ofc. I dont feel like i want to tell everybody but yeah if i had a boss on a workplace than i would have to say it when i feel that stage of spaced out and weird feeling, so i can get some air or something. Does your spaced out feeling sometime varies through the day or sometimes even feels through the whole day.

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Is there a teacher you can tell? I know it's hard but my best release was telling my boss. It might take some time to get the words out but they will understand. I've had days where it's lasted all day. Last week I had to go home from work as it was so intense. I went home and worked from home and it was so much better.

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Well until now i have made it without but maybe i should consider it. I will tell my next boss if this keeps going on cause it is hard to complete work when your brain is detached. It is really nice that you could work from home. What kind of work do you do btw ?

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Just got married going out to eat and im wondering if i can have at least 2 glasses of wine i am on lexapro 10 mg i took it this morning along with 5 mg of xanax this morning but idk

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Congrats with that :).. I have being drinking sometimes on antidepressants (Venlafaxin) 75mg and nothing happens only that i can get anxious sometimes aswell but i can also sometime feel alot better, like i dont have anxiety / depression at all. I would say no worries just drink it slowly and enjoy your evening with positive vibes.

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Lol didnt see it was yesterday :D hah..

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Thanks buddy

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Congratulations on your marriage June1515. How are you feeling today after having wine last night?

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Unfortunately i didnt enjoy the wine at all was too nervous thinking about what would happen i drank 2 cups and was all worried my doctor said i could have one cup now my psychiatrist said i should not at leat until the first 2 weeks of taking the medication so now i know but yea panicked kicked in hard yesterday at the dinner party but i am fine now

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June1515, it's the Xanax I was concerned about. Wine and Xanax are a bad mix, they are both suppressants and can cause breathing difficulties. Just be careful and follow your doctor's orders. Stay safe.

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Thank you buddy

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Yea i tend to take the xanax and the lexapro early in the morning if i plan to have a couple of drinks later on

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Good idea :)

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Thank you mb so how r u today

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You're welcome.. Im good actually, i only had those spaced out bad concentration feelings twice for at short time today, but my mood was quite better.. Thanks for asking :)

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Great man stay strong and remember you are not alone

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I been doing ok but my psychiatrist upped my medication 5 more mg now im not doing too good again and i go back to work tomorrow smh

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