Depression/Anxiety

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  1. nikestreetdotcom

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    For the past few days I've been battling extreme depression and anxiety. It started Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. I feel asleep at 3:00AM and woke upat 5:00AM with a lot of anxiety and panic. Fell back asleep at around 8:00AM and woke up at 1:00PM. It has gotten progressively worse since. I haven'teaten anything but 3 yogurts, a protein shake, and a slice of turkey in the past 2 days. I feel nauseous and have no appetite. Also, the things that used tobring me joy like playing video games or watching TV are no longer fun for me. It's like no matter what I do, I'm not happy.

    I'm visiting a doctor today to see what he thinks but I wanted to know if any of you have dealt with something like this before. I think it may be acombination of my father passing away and being unemployed with nothing to do all day. Also, the boozing on the weekends probably isn't helping. Anyadvice?



    Alex
     
  2. that guy max

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    how long ago did your pops pass away?
     
  3. ericberry14

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    not going out & getting drunk of your $#% would probably be a good place to start
     
  4. russoull

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    I would say smoke a blunt but your paranoia would kick in x2.

    If I were you I would listen to music non-stop till the Doctor gives a diagnosis.

    Def. tone down on drinkin, I wouldn't lock myself in the House where it's just you and your thoughts. Just post with your boys, get some cuddy orwhatever to get your mind offa things.

    Stay positive though.
     
  5. lazianboi

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    i do not think u should be drinking if you are having depression/anxiety issues.. its makes it even worse. like the guy said up there ^.. take a class at localJC.. like photography or something that will keep occupied.

    Or you can get a ++#*!%.... - it comes with other benefits but im not gunna get in to detail
     
  6. shaq diesel 34

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    Workout, you'll feel better about yourself and it will release endorphins which will cause you to be in a better mood.
     
  7. metallicnitro

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    Go see a therapist/psychologist. I had Generalized Anxiety. I learned how to cope for any future problems. Panic attacks are no joke, you feel like you'redying, and you start believing it which makes it worse which in turn makes you feel worse and it turns into a cycle.
     
  8. dunknforce

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    my only advice is to start boozing it during the day, everyday


    [​IMG] just messin


    Sorry to hear about your pops, fight through it man, you'll shake the %*!@ off
     
  9. mc otaku

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    i just try to work out like hell and mediate. to get my mind together and regroup. when you are in this depressed mode its hell.[​IMG][​IMG] like theres no escape.
     
  10. frenchhustler19091

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    Get some medical herb if you live in California...
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  11. fr3sh like ughh

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    take a kolonopin...youll b good.
     
  12. lars metcalf

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    I think I understand what you're going through, because I've been going through something similar this past year. My grandfather passed away lastsummer and in the months that followed the execution of his will and estate turned into a legal mess for his kids (my mom and her brother). And before thathappened, I was forced to quit my job, that I very much enjoyed, because of a very painful falling out with one of my managers, who previously had been a goodfriend.

    And so, in the months since, I have learned that the difficult days come and go (just yesterday I was feeling very down. Today has been better). Overall,things aren't as bad as they were six months ago, but sometimes I think that is simply because I've just turned totally numb to everything.

    I too, have tried to distract myself with TV, movies and video games, but those distractions can only last so long before they get old.

    It's really easy, when you're going through grief, to get stuck in a rut that is really hard to get out of, ESPECIALLY when you don't have a job orset schedule to fall back on and distract you.

    I can't say for certain what the cure for getting through all these things is, since I am not yet out of the woods myself. But I can say that one of thethings that does keep me going is the hope that soon I might be able to get my job back (my manager/ex-friend has since quit and found another job somewhereelse). Having something to look forward to is one of the best things I can think of to help soothe the pain just a little.

    Sometimes, a good workout, especially something outside if the weather is nice, can help ease some of the stress (again, the hardest part of this is beingstuck in a rut and forcing yourself to get up and get going[​IMG]).

    I don't know about seeing a doctor and possibly getting a prescription for anti-depressants. I did see a counselor, recommended to me by my pastor. Complete waste of time (and money[​IMG]). However, she did refer me to a fewdoctors that could do a psychological evaluation and possibly give me a presciption. I never followed through on any of those names, but it was something Iconsidered and I do still have the names and numbers should things get worse. So I hope your appointment goes well and is helpful if that's the way youdecide to go.

    I hardly ever drink, and I never get myself drunk or wasted for the very reason that I don't want to be dependent on alcohol to make the pain go awaywhen times get tough. I do understand the need to dull the senses. Sometimes the pain can be almost unbearable, but I never regret not getting drunk.

    I'm sorry about your loss. About the only fix for that is time, although it may be a long time. Sometimes the only thing you can do is endure.

    I hope, though, that things will begin to look up for you soon. As crazy as it may sound, try to look for opportunities instead of dwelling on darkthoughts, and consider chasing a dream. Or look to inspiration from someone else who has endured some tough times (say, Michael Jordan), but fired up his owncompetitive spirit and said to himself that he would not be kept down by anyone or anything. In fact, here's a quote from Jordan, taken from BobGreene's book Hang Time, where he addresses overcoming tough times. This was during the '92 Finals, after a very tough season personally forJordan (the gambling controversy, The Jordan Rules, criticism for not going to the White House with the Bulls after the championship, the physicalseven-game series versus the Knicks) and he was discussing why he wanted to win the second title even more than the first. He wanted to win the secondstraight championship,
    "To prove to people that the ________ can't hold medown. To show the ________ what I think of them"
    I don't know if getting mad or competitive is helpful to you for getting through tough times, but it may be worth a shot.

    Anyway, sorry for my reply being so long, but I guess I just got carried away since all these thing have been on my mind for a long time now.

    Once again, I hope everything works out.
     
  13. iamsoysauce3

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    I feel for you. My wife suffers this as well, so I see it day in a day out. She had a severe case of it two years ago, so bad, she had to go back home toHawai'i and live with her parents. She was gone for 7 months. We got married, had a baby, moved to Illinois, and she just recently had another attackover Christmas break, and hasn't recovered yet. It's a serious thing. Similar to yours, she thinks this second episode could have been triggered byher grandma passing away in October. She feels EVERY ache and pain in her body and feels like she's dying of cancer or something. She's gone toseveral doctors and they all have said that she's perfectly healthy; she just needs to get her mind to believe it. She, like you, stays at home all day(stay at home Mom) and doctors have told her she has too much time on her hands and thinks about things too much. She needs to keep herself busy.

    She sees a counselor regularly and takes Effexor and Lexapro. She feels like a combination of both helps her a lot. Surround yourself with a strong supportgroup and let them know what you're going through, so they can understand and help. It doesn't help that we live all the way out here in Illinois, aHUGE culture change from Hawai'i.

    It's a disease and must be treated seriously. I feel bad for anyone who has to go through this. Healthy people can say, "don't worry, you'refine, shake it off," but it's NOT that easy. I truly understand your pain. We actually just got back from the doctor and he's real pleased withher progress thus far. This second bout of A/D isn't as bad as her first one in 2006.
     
  14. nikestreetdotcom

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    Thank you so much for your replies. They really mean a lot to me.

    I just got back from the doctor and she agrees that it is most likely a combination of anxiety/depression. She recommended Lexapro to me so I'll bestarting that tomorrow.




    Alex
     
  15. eight2one

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    whats really good with that?
     
  16. raw120

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    i hope you start feeling better man. rip to you father.
     
  17. nikestreetdotcom

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    It is intended to "improves the quality of life for adults suffering from depression and general anxiety disorder."

    I really hope it works.




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  18. drameezy

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    find a job, get laid & go out shopping that usually cheers me up![​IMG]
     
  19. cadillacflow

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    Good luck, and quit drinking.
     
  20. kickmatic23

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    co-sign... btw its KLONOPIN... not kolono.....
     
  21. nikestreetdotcom

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    One thing that also has really worried me is that I haven't had any sex drive since Monday.



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  22. mc otaku

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    keep us updated with the lexopro. and your how your mood changes.
     
  23. sloanboy

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    good will come over time my.......try jogging thats helps with me sometimes keep us updated on the real tho
     
  24. tmoney85

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    Prozac, its a wonder drug. very little side effects. dont let him put you on anything else, some side effects are HORRIBLE.

    edit: Didnt read what he gave you but it looks like he gave you another SSRI, Lexapro which is just as good as Prozac. Other then inability to orgasm (but canlast longer), maybe some stomach aches it should be good. But be aware the effects of the drugs wil NOT be seen for about a week as it takes that long foranti-depressents to kick in. if you have suicidal thoughts within a week, STOP treatement and go to the doctor immediately. Good luck
     
  25. throwedindagame

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    Pretty muchg. When I have anxiety, liqour helps for the time that I'm drunk. As soon as i sober up, the anxiety comes back 10 fold and last for days.

    My advice is that if you have depression or anxiety stay away from drugs and alcohol.