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Dear All. I am wondering if what I am experiencing is usual for anxiety/depression or is particuarly severe or an indication of something else going on? I do have anxiety and depression but it comes with an incredibly uncomfortable, restless, almost angry feeling, For example at the moment I am feeling so pent up and agitated - it has got a lot worse with the spring and longer, warmer days. The future is so bleak and I have so many money worries it is truly terrifying. I live on my own and could loose my job so no wonder I am feeling a lot of the things. However I wondered about the uncomfortable agitation and how I feel like screaming sometimes. Even getting washed is uncomfortable and I keep getting hot flashes as the internal energy / agitation has no where to go. it is intolerable. Sleeping is so difficult now as I feel panicky and my heart beats fast. Mornings are horrendous - as soon as it gets light i start to get more panicky and my heat starts thumping even more. It feels pretty severe to me and I don't know how much longer I can cope with it - it is truly horrendous. Have had/am having CBT but I am not at the right stage for any of it to be effective - my feelings/what is happening inside me is way to strong to control.
I don't feel manic or like doing anything extravagant so it is not bi-polar. I am not on meds yet as I cannot find any without intolerable side effects which is another big problem causing a lot of internal conflict. I also have minimal GP support causing more problems. I am not strong enough physically or mentally to take a lot of side effects so just don't know what to do as I will not get better....Any thoughts on symptoms etc appreciated. C
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