Feeling the weight of the world on my shoulders

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Hello I've been suffering with anxiety and depression for over six years now. I had depression badly than anxiety and now my anxiety gave me depression again. I feel time is moving so slow, the weight of the world is on my shoulders. Nothing I do seems real and I feel so detached. My memory is awful and I'm so tired. I started taking Lexapro for 5 mg only the past three days. I don't know if that is making things worse.I also am in a therapy group I go to five times a week. Yesterday was a better day but today is just awful. I feel so alone and feel there is no way out. I also forget here I am at times and what I'm doing. I don't know if that's because I'm so engaged in my thoughts? Today is the worst my anxiety and depression has ever been and I'm afraid to tell my parents I might be suicidal. The world is a scary place and I only feel good when I'm sleeping. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I don't want hurt myself and don't have any plans I just feel hopeless and not myself and it's awful. :'(

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    maybe its just such early days with the tablets,took me a good few weeks b4 mine started too help also i had to get somthing for the anxierty,wow was i in a bad place,still have bad days and good days but nothing like it was,5mg dosent seem very strong tho to be honest maybe ask about upping them,and asking 4 somthink for during the day
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    Hi Jannine - sorry to read of your problem. Any anti-deppressant will take time to work - sometimes up to five or six weeks. If there is no improvement in your mood in the next couple of weeks, see your doctor again and explain that you are feeling no change. Meds for conditions of anxiety and deppression affect people in different ways, and it might be that you need an increased dose or another form of medication. Sleep as an escape from the world is a common symptom of depression. Meanwhile, you are doing the right thing by being in a therapy groupo - it's important that you understand you are not alone in this.

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