... moved from my home town after my mom died - im 39. i have had bouts of depression , well more anxiety based - throughout my adulthood. the problem is that im 7 hours from my family dr. and can not find a dr. here that is taking new patients. the past few months have been really hard again but this time very depressed. im not interested in anything, find it hard just to go to work, i cry for nothing, i worry about everything and feel so very alone. i know i need help but i dont know where to go. in the past i have thoughts of suicide though it has not come to this at this time more just not caring to live... it's not like i can walk into emerge at the hospital for this.. i really don't know what to do
First of all you are not alone. If it ever gets to the point, you can always go to an emergency room that is what they are there for. Have you tried calling your family doctor and seeing if they can reccomending a doctor in your new area? Have your tried seeing a psych? You can also trying call the number on the back of your insurance card, they can you give you list of doctors/psych in your area. I have found that very helpful. I would get on a very good depression medication. I have just been put on Cymbalta for depression/Fibromyalsia and so far it seems to be working pretty good. I've only been on it for 1 month. Have not had any side effects that I know of. There are some really good people of this website so stay in touch with everyone on here. I hope everything gets better soon. Take care.
Missy is correct. You actually CAN walk into the emergency room and tell them exactly how you feel. Hospitals are staffed with someone to evaluate psych problems. Depression is just as real as chest pain or bone fractures. I think you need to find you a good therapist as well because you do need someone to talk to. I also urge you to make good use of this forum because there are a lot of us here who do care and will be glad to post to you as often as you feel like posting yourself. You are definitely not alone in this because a lot of people are depressed; it's how you chose to deal with it that determines your outcome. Good luck and God bless.
Hey, i just heard about this organization called "To Write Love On Her Arms," and it sounds like you might like it. It is for those who are really depressed. I heard about it through this guy on YouTube.com called SwiftKarateChop. He wants people to join it for his birthday instead of stalking him, his birthday is at the end of this month. It is just a suggestion. I left some comments for you on another one of your posts. I get depressed sometimes, but, my problem is more anxiety driven. When I am anxious, I get depressed and think I am never gonna be well again. I read and heard that walking helps release the feel good chemical in the brain and it has helped me. I also read that when females get depressed, they tend to over analyze things and get overwhelmed and that makes them not be able to get anything done. That is totally me.
I had to let a few select people know how bad it had gotten for me and they totally responded and right now I am not as bad as i was a month ago. I know you recently accomplished something that was very difficult. I am still so happy for you. Please know I am thinking of you and right now, you are my hero. I really want you to feel better and I am not sure what else I might could say that will help, so, I will say some Prayers for you and hope you feel them. I think it would help you feel better if you got yourself a few flowers also. You deserve them, You're really very awesome. Patti
I don't know exactly how you feel since I'm not you. But I have ADD pretty bad, and have had a lot of anxiety and depression from it. My psychiatrist and a family friend with ADD have both said that basically there's a process: first, you feel the ADD symptoms (lack of focus/control, fidgety... )then the ADD leads to anxiety, the anxiety leads to depression and then you can't function, feel hopeless and feel like ants are crawling around in your blood stream and from there, who knows what you'll do. In my case, probably drugs or something reckless. Maybe having anxiety and depression just skips the ADD step. I would recommend checking out Daniel Amen's website, he has books that have helped me (Healing ADD: The Six Types). He has a book called 'Healing Anxiety and Depression' and it talks about what parts of the brain aren't working properly and what medications and supplements can help heal your brain.
I like it because not only does it address the problem, but it offers solutions so you are able to heal. If you have anxiety, I would also recommend Klonopin since the other medications take weeks to kick in.
You are not alone out there with this. I am also 7-8 hours from my family. My husband is in the military. I have been battling Anxiety depression for 6 years. Even through my husbands deployments I was on the medicines. I even gained the weight. Well when I found out I was pregnant with my now 2 year old son I quit taking all the medicines. I did fine. The whole time I was pregnant I didn't have any problems. Well while I was in labor I got a epidural. And from the epidural I got Spinal Bacterial Meningitis. I was one day away from being dead when they found it. 4 months later my husband had to deploy out again. I did fine the whole time he was gone. I was laying in bed one night and just thinking about all we had coming up. He got home in October. We had the Marine Corp Ball in November, along with our youngest son's 1st birthday, Thanksgiving, Family coming in for Thanksgiving week. And the following week my inlaws was coming in, then we had Christmas to buy for.
Plus our gas money for us to go to my family's Christmas. And had to pay our bills. So I was sitting there laying in bed watching tv with my husband and all of a sudden I had a panic attack. I went to the doctor at the Naval Hospital and she started me on Anxiety Depression meds in one pill. I kept having reactions to them. I mean I was ending up in the ER. Well I told her what meds I had taken before that helped. But she wouldn't give me the Xanax. Finally after the 4th kind of medicine she tried me on they told me I could go see a doctor that special in my ordeal. So I go in and see that doctor. I am at the first appointment and I guess the way I was answering the questions they asked if I had ever been told I have ADHD or been tested. I told them no. Well they hand me this piece of paper to check what applys to me. I looked at the questions and asked them if they had a hidden camera in my house because that described me to a T. Well the doctor gave me Xanax 1mg. And ordered for me to do the ADHD test. So I did the 3 hour test. Which they break up into 1 hour visit for 3 days. First part of the test I did not have any medications. The second and third part I had Adderall and Xanax. Would you believe they could tell the difference from my answers and scores on the test. So I have now been medically diagnosed as having ADHD, Anxiety and Depression. They got those answers out of my testing. Since i started the Adderall my depression like went away. But my Anxiety hasn't. In fact on Wednesday I had a seizure. Something I have never had before. Went and saw my doctor who writes the prescriptions for Xanax and Adderall yesterday. He was stumped about me having the Seizure. So he has referral me out to a specialist that can do a test on my brain and it will tell them if I did have one and if I did what caused it. Since I got told I have ADHD and I started the medications I actually got a hobby. I do arts and crafts. Mainly Americana stuff. Before the medications I couldn't keep my mind on one thing. And I sure didn't have the craft gift I have now. I asked them why at 30 years old was I just now getting tested and told I have ADHD. They told me that woman's symptoms are on the inside. Unlike Males they are on the outside. I also started seeing a shrink. Try seeing a shrink and see what happens. Wow I did a novel surely didn't mean too. But you are not alone for sure. And more questions just ask away.
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