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Anyone feel depressed and extremely anxious at the same time?

suzzeeb

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I really feel like I'm getting worse. It started several weeks ago, as I have been posting, and just thought my anxiety was spiraling due to a stressful summer, but now I really feel depressed, hopeless, and in a constant state of anxiety. I take something for sleep, but even if I sleep decently, like last night, I woke up this morning feeling so empty and almost afraid and got up and was so shaky and nervous. I'm starting to really worry about what's going on with me! I feel like a different person. I do have an appointment with a very experienced psychologist tomorrow. I so hope he can help at least figure out why I'm feeling like this. I also made another appointment with my doctor who prescribed Prozac, but I couldn't take it for more than 3 days because I felt worse and I cannot take something that makes me feel any worse than I do right now. My anxiety/nervousness is out of control. Maybe that's what's making me depressed or the other way around?
 

MainerMikeBrown

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Suzzeeb, I certainly know what it's like to feel depressed and very nervous/anxious at the same time.

My psychiatrist at the time told me that depression can help make you feel paranoid.

And feeling bad anxieties often made me feel depressed back then since feeling nervous isn't a pleasant experience.
 

Ebbie

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I really feel like I'm getting worse. It started several weeks ago, as I have been posting, and just thought my anxiety was spiraling due to a stressful summer, but now I really feel depressed, hopeless, and in a constant state of anxiety. I take something for sleep, but even if I sleep decently, like last night, I woke up this morning feeling so empty and almost afraid and got up and was so shaky and nervous. I'm starting to really worry about what's going on with me! I feel like a different person. I do have an appointment with a very experienced psychologist tomorrow. I so hope he can help at least figure out why I'm feeling like this. I also made another appointment with my doctor who prescribed Prozac, but I couldn't take it for more than 3 days because I felt worse and I cannot take something that makes me feel any worse than I do right now. My anxiety/nervousness is out of control. Maybe that's what's making me depressed or the other way around?
You just mentioned everything that i feel right now. I have been so anxious lately that the physical systems are so scary. My chest feels tight and i know its anxiety but cannot help feel as if something is wrong with me. Im in a process of trying to find a psychologist cause i really need one. I hope you feel better.
 

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I know exactly what you mean. I have felt the same way. The trick is not to panic when you have bad days because the anxiety will go away and that you will have good days. what helps me is on the wall in my room I writ down quote that inspire me to be the best version of myself. I thought that my world was ending and wanted to die but thankfully I didn't as life is soo beautiful I actually didn't want to die just wanted the pain to go away. a lot of the time that is the case with many, they don't want to die they just want the pain to end. I also suggest do things that make you hppy and have hobbies to geep you busy. of course the thought is still there but it can keep your mind off it for a bit. I am currently doing that right now with Instagram. you are aloud to have a day where you don't make any progress but try nnot to make that all the time. sometimes in the morning, we just have to force ourselves out of bed as when I get up and get going mabes me feel better song suggestions fallin' by why don't we. also my psychiatrist gave the advice of starting a reward chart where I set up challenges and once I get a certain amout of stars I get a reward.

hope that all makes sence goodluck! ;)
 

suzzeeb

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Thank you for your replies and encouragement! I hate the bad days. I hope you both feel better too!
 

Joshua1

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That is blessing and a curse at the same time. Its a curse because that is double the problem, but its a blessing because if you solve one the other one is very ineffective. Work on the triggers to depression.
 
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