depression and anxiety

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i am new here and i too suffer from depression and anxiety pretty much all my life. i cant remeber childhood and psy doc said i was bipolar but i dont think i am cuz i dont ever get the manic episodes. i am taking seroquel, zoloft, and xanax but i still feel so lonely. i just found out i a,

m going to be a grandma and i am real excited but i still just sit in my chair all day. any suggestions on what i can do to stop all this excessive worrying and thinking the worst of everything. thank you for reading this

 

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    HI Dawn.  Sitting all day in chair will do nothing for you ! 

    Go outside and enjoy life . Talk to your doctor , to cut back some of the medication .it looks like they don't helping you much . 

    Instead try some yoga , meditation or exercise  . There is so many other things you can do instead of medications . Good luck ! Donna 

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      meds used to help but i have been on same meds and dose for two years. i didnt mention that i lost my mother and my cousin 4 weeks ago (in the samee week) and it is just tearing me up inside.
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      I'm soo sorry Dawn for your loss ! I can't even imagine how you feel !! I just hope you will find some comfort , knowing you have support here  . 

      You are in my prayers Dawn . All the best ! Please let us know how are you doing ok ? Donna 

       

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    You need to relax and control your fears.

    I suest you try Mindfulness Relaxation Technique, that may help you as this Technique deals with various life concerns not just Relaxation. You can Purchase a book on this at Amazon.

    Breathing Techniques can be undertaken as well, they are used during child bearing, although in Mental Health the system is slightly different.

    I know this will be awkward, when new Grandchild visits, you will possibly need some ME time to get away for a while, if you feel your Anxiety comes on.

    BOB

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      meds used to help but i have been on same meds and dose for two years. i didnt mention that i lost my mother and my cousin 4 weeks ago (in the samee week) and it is just tearing me up inside.
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    Congrats on your new grandbaby, how exciting! That's definitely one way to keep busy and without bad thoughts, look up things for a baby shower, supplies you will all need, etc. My anxiety goes to an all time low usually whenever I'm planning for something. Try meditation also, and are you in therapy for the loss of your family? That alone makes it totally understandable that you just want to sit around all day. Let yourself sit around and grieve, because that is the healthy thing to do for a little while... But remember, you have something extremely positive to look forward to, and I'm sure a family that needs you being positive also.

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