(Closed) Having a crappy mental health day..

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
777 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@tallierand:  I’ve been feeling this way myself lately!! Have you tried exercising? I know it’s hard to feel motivated when you feel this way, but exercise can be just as effective as taking medication.

Post # 6
9236 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@tallierand:  have you tried taking any medication (combined with regular exercise?)  My FI has intermittent serious depression and anxiety issues and it’s really been a lifesaver…  You should look at all the options available to you, including medication, to make yourself better.

Post # 8
3555 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@tallierand:  I didn’t even realize how draining my anxiety and depression had become (it crept up gradually) until I got on meds for it. I feel great now and I have tons more energy because I’m not wasting it all being anxious. I didn’t feel like I deserved help, but everyone needs a little help now and then. The meds I’m on give me a boost back up to normal brain chemistry, and I honestly wish I would have gone to the doctor sooner, so I didn’t spend as long as I did feeling like crap. If you are constantly feeling anxious and drained, I would go talk to your doctor.

ETA. When I called my doctor’s office to get an appointment about my anxiety they had me do a questionaire about my symptoms over the phone and got me in as soon as possible which turned out to be that same afternoon. When you call them make sure you tell them why you want the appointment, and hopefully they will make the effort to get you in as soon as possible.

Post # 10
3555 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@tallierand:  Yep, that’s exactly how I felt. At first it was a panic attack every other week or so, but then it gradually stepped up to 2 attacks in 3 days and that’s when I went to get help. Once I got on the correct dosage of meds it was like OMG I HAVE SO MUCH ENERGY…maybe I should go run around in circles or something?! I hadn’t even realized how low my energy levels were, it just seemed ‘normal’ to me.

Post # 11
9614 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@tallierand:  ((HUGS))  I’m so sorry to hear this.  Sometimes when I feel that way it’s hormonally related, could that possibly be going on?  Sometimes hormones get out of whack and cause all kinds of energy drains, depression, etc.  An anti-depressant could help; if you continue feeling this way you really need to talk with a doctor because it could be something physical going on as well as emotional/mental.

Post # 12
7656 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@tallierand:  I have GAD so I know exactly what you are talking about. I can get like this sometimes, and I found out recently that it was because my Vitamin D level was low. I was really dperessed, cranky, and blah. I would get yourself set up with some Vitamin D vitamins as well as some orange juice. I would also start talking walks, whether it be by yourself or with FI.

Hopefully you feel better soon 🙂


Post # 13
12257 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I had extreme anxiety when I suffered from depression.

I was lucky–when the depression went away, so did the anxiety (I saw a therapist, picked up running regularly, and took vitamin B6/B12 and Fish Oil supplements)

But I have a friend with JUST anxiety, and life is SO hard for her when she’s not on meds. Assuming you have a therapist, it might be worth talking to them about!

Post # 14
114 posts
Blushing bee

@tallierand:  I take medication for this stuff not because it cures my problems, but it gets rid of the symptoms. Like, before I didn’t want to leave the house and could barely find the energy to get dressed, but the medication gives me motivation and energy so I can focus on the real problem.

if you don’t want to go on meds, I find even a quick walk around the block usually jump starts me out of a slump or anxious period.

Have you tried any mental exercises? I used to have horrible, overwhelming anxiety about one aspect of my life until it was suggested that I make up a little scenario in my head. This will sound totally weird, but now I picture this particular thing as a pit of crocodiles with the name of the thing on their heads, and I stand there and shoot and kill the crocodiles and hence the “thing”. I know it sounds crazy but it works!

Post # 16
747 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I take MinChex and DSF Formula to help with depression and anxiety. I was on different prescriptions but had crazy side affects. These are more natural and easier to deal with. I hope this helps!

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