Anxiety and depression self help

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Avatar f tn I've recently got help with my depression and anxiety recently too, I'm due to see a counsellor very soon and I'm on antidepressants which address both my mood and panic attacks. Do you happen to be on any antidepressants? I know that being down can make something like a walk to the shops seem like the end of the world, especially when feeling self loathing or self esteem issues, but do these things a little step a time and there will be a happy ending for you I promise!
Avatar n tn I am currently on Lexapro for Anxiety and Depression. I don't really feel depressed, but I do have very low points (mainly about my appearance and self worth), but lately I have been VERY tired all the time and have been dizzy... almost dazed, along with random headaches. I have been on Lexapro for about 6 months, but I don't feel as though it does much, with even being on 20 mg (highest dose) and I also take Atenolol for heart palpitations.
Avatar f tn Luckily i have an appointment next wednesday with my OB and see if i cant do anything about it.. i have had thoughts of self harm. Which i havent did in almost a year and a half. I just get so depressed. Or anxious. When my husband leaves with out telling me i want to die. Idk why. Just do. I freak out. Any remedies you moms use for depression?
Avatar f tn this 5-HTP is made from a African tree, and works with the brain serotonin, to eliminate depression and anxiety, and it's natural and without side effects, the one that I took is the quick release capsule, after a week I was feeling great, I hope my story can help so many people, no matter what is the cause of your depression and anxiety, you don't loose nothing with trying something natural, another thing is you can't combine antidepressants with 5-HTP, you have take either one.
Avatar f tn Overall, if its only mild depression, a balanced diet rich in fruits and veggies and raw nuts and fish can help a great deal, since your body takes what it needs out of the food.(many people forget they need essential oils for the brain) A daily walk outside helps, too, since sunlight plays a great role with seasonal depression disorder, especially in winter. Good luck!
Avatar n tn But, anyway, you may consult and talk seriously with you terapist/psychiatrist about that. I suffer from depression and anxiety at the same moment, and despite I suffer from bipolar disorder (between other things), I was misdiagnosed as major depressive for many years. Talk to your terapist and straight things up.
Avatar f tn well i'm not a doctor and this is just my personal statement....please do not take that the wrong way.... you might have anxiety and depression but the problems you experience, and i can only go after what you have stated it sounds you like you have a problem with your step dad and not the noise only. his presents is what you don't like and everything he does and every sound that comes from him irritates you. medication can help you with anxiety but not if you like someone or not.
Avatar n tn I am sorry that you are dealing with this right now. For me, anxiety and depression can go and in hand. I became depressed because of my constant anxiety and felt I had lost my self identity. You mentioned you have tried many meds and seen the doctor quite a few times. Have you been able to try talk therapy? For me, it was the best approach learning and confronting the anxiety.
Avatar f tn I actually do feel so much better and the reason is this..I was taking Remeron for depression and anxiety and sleeping. Still, I felt so incredibly depressed and anxious so I starting weaning myself off it. Within 3 weeks I started feeling amazingly better. I don't have as much awful anxiety, I am not really depressed any more. I have more energy and things are going well. I am exercising and enjoying school. My husband got a job so things are better. NOT ONCE did my doc.
358304 tn?1409713092 and of course that scared me and it made my anxiety worse, and I lost more appetite... I went to the Dr. twice for the IBS just to make sure that's all it was... and he said that he didnt need to run any tests b/c that's all it was was IBS. He put me back on lexapro 5mg. I was on it for about a month... until yesterday. I had to go back to the Dr. b/c about 2 weeks ago I started getting this sensitive gag reflex in my throat... and it has been lasting EVERY DAY for the past 2 weeks.
Avatar n tn I do realize and accept that fact I suffer from anxiety and possibly mild depression, my mother suffers from extreme depression and also mild anxiety (both clinically diagnosed many years ago, beyong my reconigtion. I also have an older sister who is autistic and sufers from anxiety as most special needs people do.
Avatar f tn Go to your dr and seek support from your family. Anxiety and depression will not effelt the babies health directly unless You're not taking care of yourself (eating enough and getting enough fluids). You could try mindfulness to help with the anxiety and depression (Google it or download a mindfulness app). Look at the website for self help workbooks in managing anxiety and depression. If you feel help straight away.
716699 tn?1234067420 Do anxiety and depression go hand in hand? I have bad anxiety, but other days it feels more like depression. the feeling of not being in reality or not being myself gets strong sometimes, but that could be either. I just wondered if maybe my anxiety was causing depression...or maybe i have depression causing anxiety..?
Avatar m tn there is definety a seasonal syndrom depression, and there are some specific treatments for it, so consult a psychiatrist, and your wife can get some real help.
Avatar m tn For the last 6 months of so I have experienced a mixture of anxiety and depression on the daily basis. I feel unmotivated to get anything done and just sad in general. When the anxiety gets so bad makes my chest feel really tight and really hard to breath. I had this problems off and on for about 4 years prior but they where never this bad. The doctor has tried me on Xanax but it leaves me in a really depressed mood after it wears off.
7527404 tn?1391638060 anyways a year passedand i finally went to the walk in clinic, he told me i had anxiety and depression and put me on flouxetine. it worked at first and ive been taking them for almost 3 months now and thought they were working good. but now for a couple days ive been feeling really down again, harming thoughts, cant sleep good at night and really hard to breath. cant stop yawning caus ethats the best way to get the most air. what is happening? will my mental issues EVER go away?
6757907 tn?1385105865 I have developped panic attacks due to all of this and now my anxiety and stress as well as fear, is interfering with me moving on with my life. I used to be very outgoing, fearless and full of energy. Now I feel just the opposite. I need help so that I can move on with my life and heal. I don't want to be like this anymore. I want a sound mind and fearless heart again. Please help. I have been on 300 mg of Lithium as well as Ativan when needed.
Avatar n tn makes me less edgy. I bought a few books on depression and self improvement. I learned alot from reading these although i didn't understand or relate to everything in it. You need to get a hobby or a responsiblity that will make you interested and drive you to a Goal, make it very small at first, like giving clothes to needy people or working a concession stand for a ball team or taking a class at the local college, just for fun. Then grow from there.
Avatar f tn It takes a long time for your brain to realize that it has to start making it's own natural pain killer again. You may experience anxiety and depression and even have some aches and pains that you never had before. Your use has masked you from feeling anything for however long you were doing it and it takes a while before you get back to your normal self. But you will get back. Hang in there. It won't last forever.
Avatar f tn But my to daughters are holding current on medication for anxiety and depression but that seems to not work for me.i have a lot of racing thoughts that has to do with my past and my present. i do not understand these world. sorry i do understand these world but the world does not understand me.i dont know if its because i dont speak up for myself but is that people are so judgemental.anyone give me an advise? please!!!!!
Avatar m tn Anxiety and depression often go hand in hand. Some of us have both. I hope you go to see a doctor and describe your symptoms. It should be a relief to talk about how you are feeling. It is your choice whether you want to take medication. You will know whether you can manage your symptoms without. I have done both.
716699 tn?1234067420 Mine was competent enough that we were able to resolve my problem of depression and anxiety, (which were feeding off each other) with meds (and also my self guided attitude change brought about from reading books about a certain philosophy and depression) although everyone is different so there is no guarantee. Maybe your doc would refer you to a psychiatrist if she feels your problem needs one, which would get your parents moving on the issue.
Avatar n tn I am tired of always being so focused on the anxiety or in an anxious state. And I have tried medications, etc, so I do know how to help myself. But I feel like with anxiety, it is semi genetic, so even when the anxiety is under control, we will still be semi anxious/over aware people. I guess I mainly just would appreciate reassurance that I am not the only one who feels this way. Thank you in advance!!
1111160 tn?1258475132 Im lost and dont know where else to find help for the past week or so I have been having really bad depression mixed with anxiety I feel so numd and and losing my sleep I get insomnia every night and my body is so tired. My mind is always filled with worries and dread each day I feel so lifeless. I dont enjoy the daily things I use too and feel so guilty all the time! Does any one else feel this? And on top of that once I feel better I get scared just thinking about when It will come back!
Avatar f tn I'm also ftm and I have moments where I'm overwhelmed, but I manage to get to a place of serenity and realize this is normal. I also suffer from depression of and on and have had some good cries during my pregnancy, but I've learned to use my instincts and coping mechanisms from my past. Don't feel guilty about how you feel, the baby is fine as long as you're getting your rest, eating well and recognizing how you feel rather than keeping it in.
398624 tn?1266273049 I just wonder if this sounds like it could be depression and anxiety combined that makes me so dizzy and all? It's just that feeling this sick makes me so unhappy. If I didn't feel so bad all the time, I could deal with things. Can depression or anxiety make you where you don't want anyone to touch you (not sexually) just the slightest touch or noise will adjetate you? Can it make your head and eyes feel really funny? When I look at things, they don't look real.
Avatar m tn Anxiety and Depression Chronic gut disorders are associated with higher rates of anxiety and depression. A well-publicized study in mice suggested a possible role for probiotics in reducing anxiety associated with gut inflammation (Bercik, Neurogatroenterol Motil 2011). Mice in the study had a chemically-induced inflammation of their gut and exhibited anxiety-like behavior. Giving 1 billion cells of Bifidobacterium longum NCC3001 for 1 week normalized their behavior.
2019697 tn?1334153847 I had so many occasions where I calmed my self and stop anxiety been coming to me n yes u r rite that I can make myself fear thinking of anythIng,,,n then my head feel pressured my ears rings I have this sunken feeling...but the point is we share Our problems here cz we kno there r millions n millions like us suffering n they kno how to reply this..
Avatar f tn I started with the symptoms last week and I thought they would go away. My therapist said that my anxiety and depression would get better and I would have peaks and troughs, I guess this is a trough. I don't think the doctors know what to do with me and they are just hoping I come round on my own but this is the hardest time. I think i'll ring my therapist cos I'm a bit stuck in it. What are you doing about your job? Are you on sick pay? Do you think the tablets made you worse?