Anxiety? Depresion? Actual illness?

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Ive been on this rollercoaster for about three weeks. Im so scared because i think im depreseed at this point but theres still that sinister thought theres something more. Im oversleeping, undereating and just lathargicneutral​. I was prescribed celexa 20mg by my GP but I was  already taking paxil 20 mg. I quit the celexa because i have been feeling this way. Ive been to the doc so much as of late. The most resent was friday, went to ER because i needed to hear again that my blood work was good!! I also found a small gland in my neck which he said was nothing and we all have those. I wish i could just be reasured. Has anyone been on this roller coster?? I need something to make me believe im ok! So i can go on with my life. And stop roominating!

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    You are okay Pipboy. Go on with your life and stop ruminating. You are on a roller coaster of your own making. Realize this is only your obsession causing you to feel this way and be glad you are alive and give thanks for that instead of doubting it. When the anxious thoughts come breath deep and say I am fine..thank you God! Distract yourself with pleasant activity and enjoy yourself!
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      I know depression is real and not easy. My 27 year old son struggles with depression too and has a hard time keeping at his work. He tends to want to quit and isolate until he feels better. I am so sorry for your pain and will be praying for you. You will feel better..trust that you will.
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    Hi this seem to be more anxiety than anything else,  especially health anxiety.  This is common and treatable.  Are you on any anxiety meds?  Or just depression ones? 

    When you start ruminatng on these thoughts the best way is to distract yourself.  Don't let yourself get drawn into them and do something such as wash the dishes,  read a book,  watch telly etc.  The more you interupt the thoughts the less intrusive they will be.  It takes time but keep doing this.  All the best.

     

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      Hello hypercat, I was prescribed celexa two 1/2 weeks ago by my gp. I really didn't like how I felt but now I feel worse. I can't seem to get out of bed and I feel so weak I guess. I'm going to a new doctor tmrw and I hope it helps. I need something to help me snap out of thisrolleyes

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    Hi didn't your doctor tell you about the possibility of feeling worse until the meds properly enter your system?  This can take up to around 6 weeks so unless the side effects are severe you might be best to wait it out and see what happens in the next few weeks.  Hopefully they will then will kick in enough to help. 

     

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