Sue, I will try and help the best I can. Thinking about taking your life is not the answer. You have people who care about you. Until you can get your anxiety and depression under control making decisions about a job will be difficult. Have you received any treatment for the anxiety? Therapy can help. Talk to someone you trust or call a crisis hot-line. I am glad I saw your post today as I am dealing with a lot of the same issues you are. I can't make a decision for you but I can say that things can get better.
Has anyone here that suffers from depression thought about or tried doing volunteer work helping others? I used to be self-employed as a massage therapist but due to some health problems and my depression I have lost all my clients. I've been sitting around the house for the last four months trying to recover from this depressive episode. I have to start thinking about some kind of work but I'm pretty scared right now. I thought maybe doing some volunteer work would make me feel better and get me out of the house. What do you think? JeffView Thread
Thanks for the information. My doctor gave me the remeron to help me sleep but now I sleep too good. I spend the whole morning and half the afternoon in a daze. When it finally wears off I get all shaky and anxious. I definitely will tell my doctor what's going on. Thanks againView Thread
Anyone here have depression and anxiety? I know the two go together often. Right now I'm alternating between worrying about everything and caring about nothing. Sometimes several times in the same day. I'm a 45 year old guy that lives with his retired parents. They are very supportive of me and my problems. Sometimes too supportive. Have a very hard time being left alone for any lenth of time. I have a very strong need to reach out to other people but have a lot of difficulty doing so. I spend a lot of time staring at the computer screen not knowing what to say. I go see a therapist but an hour once a week doesn't seem like enough. I'm also on medication (zoloft and remeron). I'm kind of hoping that some of my anxiety is side effect of the medication. Right now it doesn't feel like I'll ever get better. Posting in here helps me some. Thanks for listening. JeffView Thread
Don't get me wrong, I'm not doing that much better. Still have a long way to go. I've lost a lot of weight and not sleeping has taken all my energy. I know it doesn't help to be impatient but I keep thinking that I need to get better soon. Thanks for the links and caring thoughts. JeffView Thread
That was a pretty good poem. For me the weather doesn't change the way I feel. I live near Phoenix, AZ and it's sunny all the time. Sunshine doesn't make me feel better. I don't have any answers. You are not alone in how you feel. Keep writing those poems. JeffView Thread
Haven't posted in a while. I finally got an appointment with a psychiatrist. He told me to stop taking the lorazepam and start taking remeron. So now I'm taking zoloft and remeron. First few days of taking those I felt pretty bad. Just laid on the couch all day watching tv. Sleeping a little bit better. Depression is somewhat better. Anxiety seems to be the same. Dr told me this new medicine will help with anxiety. Hope it starts working soon. Maybe I should be posting in the anxiety discussions too. Posting in here helps me feel a little better.Thanks for listening. JeffView Thread