I've been dealing with this terrible anxiety and depression for 2 months and I feel very hopeless. Is it possible to fully recover and get back to 100%. I'm afraid I might just be 80-90% better in the future if I do start to get better. If anyone with some experience could help me out, it would be greatly appreciated. I just need a glimmer of hope. I really just don't see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Yes it is possible, 2 months is a scratch on the surface, that's a good thing, because it is a process, but it's a process you cannot do on your own! You took a step reaching out here, now you have to be proactive, seek out a group in your area, get out of the house, you and break these chains that bind you, but it's more of a melting than a breaking.
That light is there, like the sun on a cloudy day, it's there, you just can't see it.
I agree, 2 months is a drop in the bucket. I've been suffering from depression since I was 18 and I'm 67. Medication can improve it greatly and so can therapy with it. I know I'll always need a med for it. I managed to raise a family, work a full time job and have a life without dwelling on what is lurking nearby.
Yes im truly living proof i went through a mentally abusive marriage, rape as a child, in group homes foster homes. I was a total wreck. I started a family in 1994 @18. By 1999 i had three kids. I got help with my panic attacks and ocd. Zoloft and 1mg klonopin 3 a day and i function great and im 38 now. I know how u r feeling just remember tomorrow is another day that u r closer to finding u again and getting better. I will keep u in my prayers.
Yes. Anxiety and depression are treatable. It takes more than a pill, however. One needs to work with a therapist who specializes in anxiety treatment. What we do is change how we handle stress while on medication. The medication helps is feel calmer and it is the perfect time to learn new skills. As you were very young with all of your life events, remember the mind doesn't fully develop until we are 25. So like many of us, you probably didn't learn all you needed about yourself. You have a wonderful opportunity to do so. Change is the secret. If you are willing to do the work and see things differently, you can have very good success. Whatever you do, never take yourself off a medication, if you start feeling good it is the medicine doing it. Remove it and you don't feel happy. Removed it after making some good choices and you will stay better. We all get depressed at some point in our life. You can be fine. It will help your children to see a happy parent. Life is a lot more fun then. Wishing you much improvement.
Depression is a tricky disorder and is surely treatable for some.. I'm glad some commenters here have had luck with meds--I didn't--and they ruined my body. Be careful, some meds (I'm talking about you, evil Paxil) have permanent side effects which are absolutely not worth it. I repeat: The damage can be irreversible. I'm not saying one shouldn't do meds, just saying one should take them with the knowledge that they may pay a heavy physical price. It's been a long road trying to recover from the physical effects of Paxil--and like I said, some things will never be the same. Also, remember that the price of relief is often full physical and psychological dependence on the meds, some of which are not designed to ever go off of, so lots to consider before taking them...
- Zoloft Information for Consumers
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