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    Question Any anxiety/depression sufferers here?

    Hi everyone.
    Just wondering if anyone suffers from bad anxiety/depression like I do?
    I would love to hear your tips and experiences.
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    Default Re: any anxiety/depression sufferers here?

    hey friend. i believe both me and my sister have a form of depression. sometimes i think, considering the state of this world, it's not a bad thing to have. i believe, as long as we recognize it, it cannot overtake us. and i think if we are charitable to others, we can make it into a constructive thing. even in religion, Jesus was characterized as a' a man acquainted with sorrows and grief'. i think that having a case of depression doesn't stop a person from having happy moments, and smiling, and such. Michael Jackson said he was sad a lot of the time, but he turned it into something constructive. i think it can be a problem, if a person denies having it, or doesn't recognize that they have it, because there's nothing more troublesome than being taken by surprise by something like that. but if your recognize that you have it, then, more than likely, you'll manage it, and pay attention to it, and figure out a way to make lemonade out of lemons. so, if a person recognizes it, then, as strange as it may sound, it's not really a problem.
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    Default Re: any anxiety/depression sufferers here?

    Hi sweetie,
    I feel with you. I've been through periods of deep depression myself. The cause is different for everyone of us, but, if you'd like to tell us more about what you're feeling, maybe we will be able to comfort you not with tips, but with some nice words and good thoughts :better:

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    Yes..I suffer from Social Anxiety..it has restricted me a lot in life..I mean,even when I'm with my group of friends I get the a lot of the physical anxiety symptoms..It's very difficult because I want to get out there, but it really holds back sadly. I can't go to social things like movies, clubs,bars or any other friend gatherings..And I can just forget about dating, I'm really shy around girls -_-

    All anxiety's and depression is difficult but Social Anxiety is one of those things that, in this world that requires you to be with people, to go out to all sorts of places it's very very difficult..I can force myself to do things (which I did to see This Is It in theaters) but it can be pretty tough sometimes.

    Personally I don't see social anxiety is any sort of "anxiety" but more of an adult shyness..

    Society has dictated that if you can't handle certain things in life, then your often held back..But the way I ease it, is just keeping the faith in myself ,listen to a lot of music, and just trying to take small steps into things(but its hard)

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    Removed.
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    Thanks everyone.
    I;m on medication and am on a waiting list for therapy.
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    But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
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    Just remember that you are not alone
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    Default Re: any anxiety/depression sufferers here?

    Hi seem to suffer from from SAD during the months between
    Oct/Nove through to Jan-Feb. Depression seems to run in my
    mother's family. I suffered from anxiety in Jan'07. Was1st time
    i'd ever had anything like that. It was horibble and scary.
    At first i thought there was something seriusly wrong with me.
    I felt like i had trapped wind and couldnt get rid of it. Then i
    thought i was gonna have a heart attack. This carried on for some
    mths. I went to my doc and he prescribed me beta blockers.
    I only took about 2 then decided not to carry on with them
    as i didnt like all of the side effects it had. I was scared to
    even go out of the house sometimes. I ended up @ the hospital
    quite number of times. The did allsorts tests on me, everything
    seemed ok. I had a horrible experience one day when i had to go
    into city centre i had a panic attack, i couldnt wait to get on the
    bus to go home. At the time i was at college doing a course so
    maybe the course was causing me stress i don't know. I got thru
    it without relying on meds and am still here lol. You will get thru
    it, believe me you will. I hope i never ever go thru that again.
    Thats why i was going to work in mental health field as i had an
    understanding of anxiety. But i changed my mind and am going
    into green issues in stead, which is my passion.

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    Default Re: any anxiety/depression sufferers here?

    Thank you for this thread! Yep, that's me... I'm suffering from mild depression (since 25-06-09 things slowly went downhill... ). But sometimes I feel like slipping away into a deeper depression. Therefore I made an appointment with my doctor, to get help... That was last week. I have a second appointment by the end of this month. But I'm not getting any medication because of the side effects. I'm not too sure all of this will help, but I'll just wait and see... :wink:

    By the way, this is an interesting article about 10 good things about depression. I do recognise some of the stuff she writes (uhh, but absolutely not the stuff about her wanting to kill herself! ).
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/theres..._b_466199.html

    Hugs for everyone here! :group:
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    Default Re: any anxiety/depression sufferers here?

    Yes, I do also. I think it runs in my family. My mother had it younger and I guess still does. It takes me longer to get going. Like the commercial for a depression drug they run here showing a windup doll. You have to continually wind yourself up to get the energy to continue. It takes me longer to get out of bed in the morning. To face the day. Things I used to find fun and interesting I no longer have the desire to do. I used to love playing my guitar and keyboard....no more. I used to love sketching portraits...no more. I recently tried again after many years and just couldn't. I have the social anxiety thing too. It's just too exhausting and stressful to go out. Once in a while I'll go to a movie or something but I just feel most safe and comfortable at home. Of course, I have to go to work and I get there but some days it's very hard. I've never dealt with this. I think it goes back to my childhood also. Growing up without a father, growing up poor, kids taunting and teasing and bullying.

    When Michael died, like many of you, that really sunk me to a new level. I got really, really down. It affected me greatly and I wasn't even what you would call a die hard fan of his before. But losing someone who has kind of been there all my life in some way or another and under such sad circumstances...it's very sad. And someone who was such a kind, gentle soul at that. Meanwhile, evil, heartless, mean people continue walking the earth. And then to see life go on and people continuing with life as if nothing happened while I was still terribly saddened by the loss and not yet over it (and still not quite).

    Oddly I feel a little better during the fall/winter months. I get more depressed in the spring and summer when it is warm/hot/sunny. The opposite of S.A.D. I love it when it's crisp, chilly, dark and cold. I wonder if there's a name for this? LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suzynyc View Post
    It takes me longer to get going. Like the commercial for a depression drug they run here showing a windup doll. You have to continually wind yourself up to get the energy to continue. It takes me longer to get out of bed in the morning. To face the day. Things I used to find fun and interesting I no longer have the desire to do. I used to love playing my guitar and keyboard....no more. I used to love sketching portraits...no more. I recently tried again after many years and just couldn't. I have the social anxiety thing too. It's just too exhausting and stressful to go out. Once in a while I'll go to a movie or something but I just feel most safe and comfortable at home. Of course, I have to go to work and I get there but some days it's very hard.
    This is me. On mornings when I get to sleep in I find myself hitting the snooze button more and more because I just can't pull myself out of bed. I'm in a very boring routine of going to work, coming home, repeat, etc. I spend a lot of my time at home in my room -my sanctuary- because the mask can come off and I'm free to totally be myself.

    I hate going to parties or gatherings where I'm not real familiar with people cause I'm shy and find it hard to start a conversation with people. I guess that doesn't bode real well with an acting career. :sad: I've been criticized and judged for this too, so I feel even more discouraged and more compelled to stay home. It's a vicious cycle.

    I've dealt with depression on and off since I was 14. For the first two years of high school, briefly during my junior year of college, and then after graduating. When Michael died I sank to a whole new level of low.

    For me personally, I find that exercise, keeping busy, and working creatively help a lot. I've never taken any medication or spoken with a therapist, but I don't recommend that for everyone.

    Quote Originally Posted by suzynyc View Post
    Oddly I feel a little better during the fall/winter months. I get more depressed in the spring and summer when it is warm/hot/sunny. The opposite of S.A.D. I love it when it's crisp, chilly, dark and cold. I wonder if there's a name for this? LOL.
    It's still considered Seasonal Affective Disorder. I had S.A.D. big time when I was a teenager, but I haven't really experienced it in some time.

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    Default Re: any anxiety/depression sufferers here?

    You know, I've recently discovered I'm an HSP person (thanks to another MJ fan! ). HSP = highly sensitive person :wink: For me it's like another piece in the puzzle... But being an HSP person also means you are more vulnerable for depression. Perhaps some of you will recognise this. Here's a website about HSP: http://www.hsperson.com/index.html

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    Default Re: any anxiety/depression sufferers here?

    I have both and hardly anyone knows (hesitated to say it here!) so I'm sorry I feel really uncomfortable elaborating on it. Like the others said, everyone's situation is totally unique so its hard to give tips. My advice to anyone suffering is to find a psychologist that you're comfortable with and make sure you regularly see them no matter how busy you think you are. I used to think my work and uni timetable was too tight to fit it in but thats ridiculous because health should always come first. Anyway now that I've been sticking to my treatment, things are improving
    Good luck with your journeys everyone xx

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    Default Re: any anxiety/depression sufferers here?

    Quote Originally Posted by angelofinnocence View Post
    Thanks everyone.
    I;m on medication and am on a waiting list for therapy.
    Hmm, I wouldn't recommend taking medication (I'm no doctor though and I also said I wouldn't give advice :smilerolleyes. In my opinion, drugs don't 'treat' depression, they sort of hide it in a back closet, if you know what I mean + they give addiction. After a while, you won't be able to function without them.
    Therapy, without medication, will lighten you up...

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