Is this normal?

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Hi all,

I'm not sure if this is normal. A month ago I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety (although i had a feling i had them a year before being diagnosed)

I feel anxious all of the time, i physically feel sick during this time and I can't seem to concentrate. Even at home, my hands shake a lot, as do my legs.

I can't sleep at night because i feel anxious and I just feel as though both the depression and anxiety are overwhelming me.

I can't stand going on buses which makes it difficult to go to sixth form. Sometimes, I'll walk for 40 minutes instead of taking the bus and even then, I feel judged all of the time that it's rdiculous.

Is this normal?

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  • Posted

    You say that you have been diagnosed with depression.

    Tell me, have you been prescribed with any medication for your condition?

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      I haven't been prescribed with anything because my GP said because I'm only 17, she didn't want to start me of with medication. Instead she referred me to a 'therapist' who I still have yet to acquire an appointment for, but I just feel as both my anxiety and depression have gotten worse with time.
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      I do believe what you say and I understand why your doctor has suggested this as the first course of action.

      It might just be worth a call to your GP and ask if the a therapist might be able to see you a little bit sooner.

      Whatever the situation, I would encourage you to hang in there because believe me there is light at the end of the tunnel.

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    Hi!All the thinghs that you describe are normal if you are suffering anxiety.About going on buses I had the same problem.It was horrible,the minute I was in one I used to start thinking about what would happen if suddenly I fainted.It was difficult for me to breath,and sometimes I had to get off many stops before my final destination.Then I started to be sacred of going out,I wanted to be at home at all times,I didnt feel comfrotable amongst people.My hands were also shaking,I had many panic attacks.Now I am ok,sometimes anxiety comes back but I know how to deal with it.You are very young,you need to find ways to relax,make sport,keep your mind busy,it is all in your mind,the more you think about it,the more it affects you.
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