How can I feel better?

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I have suffered with anxiety and panic disorder for the past 10 years but I lost my great nanny 4 months ago and haven't felt the same since. I can't seem to snap out of it. It's not the same feeling as the usual anxiety symptoms. I have no energy, fatigued, ache, lightheaded, headache etc I haven't established whether the anxiety is causing me to feel depressed or if the depression is causing the anxiety, or a combination of both. I am on venlafaxine but reluctant to increase the dosage as then I'd be on maximum amount. I have an appointment for CBT next week but also wondering if it'll work? It frightens me that I feel like I'm going to be stuck like this forever... Does anyone have any effective tips to relieve the depression?

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    depression lifts when the mind has sorted out its complex problems and dramas.  This can take a short or longer time. It just depends on the individual.  To relieve depression try running; endorphines are good against mental health problems.
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    Hello, all of your symptoms match mine. I suffer from both anxiety and depression, My doctor put me on beta blockers to control the anxiety but this just made my depression worse because i was thinking more, and now she has put me onto anti-depressants called fluxotene, which havnt kicked in yet. I feel like its never going to go away? I cant sleep, i cant function properly. All i can suggest that helps me is excercise. i go for long hour/2hour long walks every night and clears my mind until i sleep. Just keep moving. never just sit around and watch tv/do nothing because you will feel worse. go out, meet friends, even do something around the house!
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    Hello, all of your symptoms match mine. I suffer from both anxiety and depression, My doctor put me on beta blockers to control the anxiety but this just made my depression worse because i was thinking more, and now she has put me onto anti-depressants called fluxotene, which havnt kicked in yet. I feel like its never going to go away? I cant sleep, i cant function properly. All i can suggest that helps me is excercise. i go for long hour/2hour long walks every night and clears my mind until i sleep. Just keep moving. never just sit around and watch tv/do nothing because you will feel worse. go out, meet friends, even do something around the house!
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    First of all, you have to try to think about the useful, beautiful things you have done in your life. And believe me, they exist! Even little things..When I am depressed and I cannot find out how I will be able to handle my life and manage a lot of difficult things, well, I just make a list in my mind, a list of all the latest self-improvement done things, for example..today I've eaten vegetables, that is good for my health, I've driven the car, so I have self control. You find little things that you've done and then you realise that you do have advantages. It's important to sleep enough, at least 8 hours per night, in my opinion. Also, find a hobby. I am sure that there is a hobby that makes you relaxed and proud of you.
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