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All time low 😢

After suffering anxiety and severe depression for as long as I can remember I really don't ever remember feeling this bad. For the last 14 years since leaving school I have always battled threw working and college then constantly working ever since, even after a couple of times in hospital and a few months on anti depressants one time, I have always managed to keep myself busy and carry on dragging myself threw, but the last few months have been absolute hell all I do is cry, get andry and upset and feel hopeless constantly. I visited my GP but as I mentioned above medication is not something I would consider, even after my GP prescribing me Sertraline, my anxiety just reading the side affects made me a million times worse and I refuse to take them or any other medication to treat this life districting illness. Help...........

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Sorry to hear you're feeling so bad katie, wish i could offer you some advice. I wont take any medication either, the side effects scared me too. Cant remember what my doctor offered me but one of the side effects was that my anxiety would get worse for a while! I really didnt need that at the time. I've had a good cry too, and felt like nothings was going to help, but slowly I've got a bit better without medication by just trying to relax more and chatting with mates and family whenever things have got too bad. I'm sure someone on here will come up with some good coping methods. Maybe your doctor could offer some talking therapies instead of medication. Perhaps go back and talk to them. xx

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Thanks so much for your reply sarah I rely do appricate it! I've refused medication after multiple suicide attempts as I don't believe it will help as I gain so much more strength from people like yourself who live in the real world ov anxiety! So thank you for giving me hope and reassurance to carry on I really do appreciate it! I hope you have the best day today xxxxxx

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You too Katie, we will get through this xx

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