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Met The Doctor Regarding My Anxiety And Stress...

Discussion in 'Health Issues' started by anika987, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. anika987

    anika987 Finest Post Winner

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    I had posted in my depression thread about making an appointment with my GP..

    The GP heard me and said that I was normal and maybe having very mild anxiety and asked me to take an over the counter melatonin sleep drug which was safe.Funny,after taking that I lost whatever sleep I even had:) without that medicine,I seem to sleep better and hence quit it.Also,given my blood test and waiting for results

    Anyways,she has prescribed gave me a referral.
    she also said I can undergo anti depressent but not quit for next 9 months..but doc herself asked me to think about it and no compulsion to take the drugs in my case.

    I am trying for a job but I am not getting a job and am not sure if a 9 to 5 job with $10 per hour and a drive is worth now at this time of my life.
    am not getting part time nearby.Have put kid in classes and from coming year public school will be only till 3.30..

    Brothers marriage is on rocks,no job,no friends,missing home everything together is so confusing...

    I don't know if I should start depressants when the doc herself has not stressed me.
     
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  2. Starkgirl

    Starkgirl Silver IL'ite

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    Don’t take antidepressants if you are not sure, take it only if your depression and anxiety is too much to handle to the point you can’t function.
    Everyone go through these kind of confusion in life , talk to your husband, talk to your friends and figure out what you can do / what you want to do.
    Don’t go to job just because everyone say so... figure out where is your interest lies and see if you can take up some course pertains to that.
     
  3. GeetaKashyap

    GeetaKashyap IL Hall of Fame

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    @anika987,
    You know where you are and what you want in life. Don't get swayed by what others are doing or saying. We are all individuals with plusses and minuses. By having unrealistic expectations please do not spoil your day. Postpone antidepressants for the time being. Do some deep breathing and anything that calms you and keep your mind away from unnecessary thoughts. Keep your self occupied. Chanting anything, if possible aloud, helps to keep your mind away from thoughts. If you don't like chanting, sing aloud. Sing rhymes and songs with your kid, play; that's a big stress buster and keeps your mind occupied.

    Your brother has his own life. Agreed that you are concerned as a sister but learn to detach after a level as you have no control over his life or fate. What is the use of worrying yourself sick over things where you have zero control?

    Live your life to the fullest, keep yourself positive and occupied. Don't worry, you will be alright.

    Just received a WhatsApp message that says, " No matter how hard you try, you cannot change the ocean or the weather; you better learn how to sail." I think all of us should understand and practice this.
     
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  4. Lalithambigai

    Lalithambigai IL Hall of Fame

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    WOW! Stark, that was an Awesome, inspiring response coming from you. This tells me you won over your own fears and I know there's victory on the other side of fear. More power to you :thumbsup:
     
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    Lalithambigai IL Hall of Fame

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    OP, you have got some wonderful suggestions already. Recently I read that depression can be a symptom of blood sugar instability or even an indication of Vitamin D levels being low. I was not aware of this and felt it might be helpful to you. It was by a doctor. I will copy the note if I find it. Please ignore if you knew already.
     
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    shravs3 Finest Post Winner

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    +1
     
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    Lalithambigai IL Hall of Fame

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    OP, you can download the book here. I feel it is a very useful book and what I had mentioned about depression earlier is in the box on page 53 of 408 of this book. I am currently reading this book and would strongly recommend it.
     
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    Lalithambigai IL Hall of Fame

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    I do not know how long the offer to download the ebook for free will be there so pasting the matter here for benefit of IL's who might search on this topic in future:

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    Shreema86 Platinum IL'ite

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    Hi anika987, medication will help you temporarily but again if all your current problems stay as they are, you will remain depressed. I am not a doctor but what I feel is that your depression is circumstantial and not clinical. that is you have specific issues that are triggering your sadness/depression. firstly you lack good social interaction. I can't underestimate how important that is. I know you have mentioned several attempts at forming friends , but take a look again with a fresh perspective. Cut off toxic people. Find a job where you get to meet a lot of people even if its not high paying.consider it an investment for your emotional wellbeing.... Open up to people and you will form closer bonds with people.. Ever since I have started being honest about my life to people , they in turn have started sharing with me and that has made them closer to me. Just in the last two years my circle of people I can count on , to talk and get emotional support has increased multifold. I was trying to maintain a all is well in my life facade for a long time and that kept people at a distance. The minute I pulled off that mask, I got incredible support from a lot of people. Remember that All of us are going through something, you are not alone in feeling confused and lost. make a list of of all your grievances. Start fixing them one by one, starting with the easiest one..

    Also, practicing gratitude is a very powerful practice . Often when I go into self pity mode, I watch documentaries that put me into shame for even thinking for a minute that I am not blessed. Sharing some of those links with you,


    Watch One Family's Journey Through A Life-Changing Face Transplant
    Resilience, a series of short films by Sonia Narang


     
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    My suggestion is not to start any medication unless things are overwhelming you , deteriorating your health and if have no support understanding your feelings from any side.


    As long as you are eating well, exercising, sleeping well, being active in taking care of yourself, home and kids you are good, if this is the case, your aloneness is giving much time to think unnecessarily. The more we focus on any thing, the more it manifests in our life.. some of the things we have to leave it to time, some of the things which are not in our control , we should learn to let go.

    Get out of your house once you are done with household things.. do volunteering, participate in community activities like going to library, participating in temple activities or working in preschool something which keeps you busy and rejuvenates you.
     
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