For the last 4 or 5 months ive not been myself have a lot of anxiety, some days I cant sleep other days all I want to do is sleep. I have to make myself get up and do anything. Whats going on?
You already know the answer (I won't ask about your state of mind as depressive thoughts can be quite personal); the sleep disturbances you described coupled with anxiety and feeling not quite right. To me they are classic symptoms and you should consult your General Practitioner. There are a wide variety of anti depressant/anxiety medications around now and many find good relief with these and so should you. You can also find some simple questionnaires online, 20 -35 questions that will give an estimate of the degree of depression you are suffering from or rule it out (seems unlikely).
If your insurance covers seeing a psychiatrist (they are expensive) make use of it. Your doctor can provide a referral.
If the depression is related to some personal trauma seeing a counselor also might help.
Good luck with it all and hope your mood lifts soon. Take care.
Hi, tink! Stephen left an excellent comment and I agree. Four or five months is long enough to be miserable; hard as it can be do even the simplest things it's time to take the first step: Get help! Once you make the first positive move it just gets easier.
Best wishes to you and I hope you're feeling better soonest! WCV
PS, If you have questions along the way, or just need to talk, please come back!
Definitely make an apt to see your doctor and go from there. They may try to ease the anxiety or depression symptoms as well. SSRI's tend to be stimulating to a large number of people while TCA's tend to be more sedating. This is important to relay your exact symptoms to your doctor so he/she may be able to choose the correct kind of treatment for you. And they may augment the tx with something for acute anxiety as well. Good luck and make the call ASAP!!
Hi, i think medical intervention is needed here. It's nothing to be ashamed of and hopefully within a few weeks, give or take, you can be on the road to feeling a lot better. As already mentioned, SSRI's can be excellent in treating depression, and anti-anxiety medications can be prescribed also. Talking with a psychiatrist can be very helpful if this is an option. I was prescribed Citalopram on 2010 when my life took a turn for the worse and i've been taking them ever since with great results. I also take Lyrica for anxiety, again, very good results
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