Post # 1
I’ve had depression and anxiety for most of my life..and the anxiety has gotten worse over the last year. I was recently engaged in November and that is really when it peaked.
I’ve been so sad these last few months…not only with planning issues (well, not really with planning issues…im seeming to not even care about planning matters…I have a hall and a dress and im slacking on everything else..we are getting married in June of this year)…but with life in general. Ive mentioned this to my Fiance and my family ad nauseam and I feel that I am such a burden emotionally on them. I feel that they are tired of hearing me talk and I dont blame them. So much going on in my life right now besides getting married (health issues, moving out of state, stress on my current job, trying to find a new job in the new city)….everyone tells me to get over it and everything will be ok, but I am so utterly overwhelmed that I cry daily. I feel so alone! Im such a damn wimp!!
I am going to find a therapist tommorrow and try to deal with this…I just needed to vent. Thank you.
Post # 3
@JBartee2011: Major ((((((hugs))))))))! Anxiety and depression are difficult things to deal with. I deal with both of those, too. It got really bad in college, but I found a really, really good therapist that helped me through. I still have flare-ups (I had one last week, as a matter of fact…winter seems to be the worst time for me), but it seems a little easier to manage.
It seems like you have a supportive family and fiance. That makes everything a little easier! Going to a therapist is an awesome move. I see one once a month, because of the medicine that I’m on (for my ADD), but it’s a nice time to vent and get things out. I don’t know if you have seen one before, but I would like to say that if you don’t feel like this one is helping you, try another. My first therapist (this was when I was in college, so I was going through the University network) didn’t speak English very well, and that made sessions rough! But, the one that I had for the last two years of college was AMAZING. I still miss going to talk to him!
It sounds like you’re taking good steps to taking care of yourself. I don’t know if you do this already or not, but something that helps me when I feel an anxiety attack come on is get some exercise. The endorphins really help!
Good luck with everything!
Post # 4
I think the therapist is a good idea. I have anxiety and depression too. I don’t know how you feel about medications, but when my anxiety was at its worst a few years ago (constant panic attacks, very irritable, etc) I was prescribed Clonazepam. I just took like half a pill whenever I started feeling overwhelmed or if my thoughts were racing, and it really calmed me down, and got me through that rough patch. But it also knocks you out a bit and can make you sick to your stomach if you’re going on empty. Either way, I think its good that you’re being proactive and not just suffering in silence.
Post # 5
Hey – I’m sorry this is overwhelming for you; I’m also sorry people in your life are telling you to get over it. Anxiety and depression don’t go like that, I know. I’m really glad you’re going to find a therapist, because it sounds like you could really use someone to listen and support. I know for me and probably most humans this wedding stuff is big, and then to add in new job, new place? That’s a lot! And I do not think you are a wimp at all… I believe you’re doing the best you can, and I also think if you hang in there, get some good help, it’ll get better.
Post # 6
Thanks ladies for the suggestions and support. It’s encouraging to know that people can get thru things like this. I want to be upbeat during this time in my life and will work as hard as I can to stay that way. Thanks again 🙂
Post # 7
@JBartee2011: The good thing is that you recognize that you need help and you’re willing to try to help yourself. That’s half the battle! 🙂 I hope your meeting goes well tomorrow! Have you gone to a therapist before? If not, tomorrow will probably be a day of them just getting to know you and your background. It’s a good start!