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depression and anxiety

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I think im depressed and anxious.

ive been like this for so long i just thought it was life and normal. but ive been more stressed than ever lately and some random internet googling and following links led me to the nhs mood checker page where i did a quick quiz.

I didnt even need to see the results, as it asked the questions about depression and anxiety i realized i was answering almost always. and it shouldnt be like that. i shouldnt always be tired, under pressure, unable to relax, stressed, unable to concentrate. i see people having amazing lives, doing stuff after work, enjoying themselves and all i want to do is sleep, curl up in bed and be ignored by everyone.

It doesnt help that im studying emotions and cognition in dogs right now, reading scientific research and knowing that it applies to me.

Now ive realised this im wondering if i should see a GP, but im scared what will happen. what do i tell them? i know if i went i would just break down in tears. i just want to be normal. 

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It would probably be a good idea if you saw your Dr about it because it's better to ask for help that's one thing I am learning

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Never be afraid to seek help, i know what its like to hit the bottom and break down into pieces in front of what seemed to be the whole world.

start from the bottom and work your way up Nix,

what do you tell your Gp? everything,  honestly

There is no such thing as normal!  i used to wish i was like other people, but everyone stood apart from their personalities are shockingly similar in emotions and how we think and behave. some people are just better actors and hide things effortlessly.

it took me a long time not to realise that but to believe it.

Keep the faith Nix, live one day at a time and find happiness in the smallest of things and sooner or later life seems a brighter place.

RD

 

 

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It's possible, Nix.  Depression and anxiety are more widespread than you know.

See your doc; maybe you will be able to start to feel better....one thing about this type of illness is that you don't think you are not in "tip top shape," until after you get help and then you will realize that you were not all  you could be....

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Though others have said it... and said it better than I could have... Yes. See your doctor, and tell them everything as honestly as you can. If you do break down and cry... so what. You might just need a good cry. And there is nothing wrong with that. 
Just see what your GP has to say, and go from there. 

Recovery from depression is a long one, but it can't start unless you take that first step. :)

And always remember, we are here to help you. You are not alone. 

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so i guess the question now is what happens after i go to the gp? will they put me straight on medication or do i get analysed by someone? makes me stressed just thinking about it

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When I went first to my GP aeons ago, she did put me on pills right away, to band-aid things until I could be seen by a specialist. It will likely depend on how severe the doc thinks you are, and what the best course of action is. 

I know it is stressful, but try not to worry on it. The thing about worry is that you have to live through the experiences (real or perceived) twice. Try not to think about it. Just set up the appointment, and go from there.

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When you feel bad, DON'T self diagnose, trust me it will just drive you crazy.

 

It can be hard seeing other people feeling happy while you don't have as much at the moment. The secret, be happy for those who are blessed for the moment, even if you're depressed, even if it hurts seeing them happy. That is there race. For you, you have a different race to run. Right now you're just going through a sour season, as we all do. All seasons change and we learn from what they bring. Don't take this as a bad setback in your life, but take it as a learning experience to make you a stronger person. These times of hardships where we have not as much are test to see if we're ready for the good things that will come later for us.

 

My advice, I know it's hard but endure for the moment. This will toughen you up. When it's hard when it's uncomfortable is when we really buckle down and take what life has to throw at us. Once this passes, you will be a stronger person and can reflect on the hardships that made you a stronger person.

 

To help you, know that you're not alone. There are people who care about you here (including myself). So you don't have to run this race alone

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I struggle from both tbh... but I keep myself overworked and on the brink of burning out in order to prevent me from slipping into either.

The biggest and scariest thing is getting help.  I know several people who have done a complete 180, it may take several types of different meds as well before the Dr's find the one that works for you.

That being said though Nix, you've got several of our FB's, you know where we are, who we are.. you can always reach out to us if you need to chat.  <3 keep your chin up kido!

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Knowing your story from previous posts I believe that depression and anxiety might be the symptom not the problem. Are you still living at home? Are you still discontent with your job and future prospects? Anyone who doesn't like where they live or their job or have plans for the future would be depressed.

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OMG, Jackal...I have the same issue....I overwork and overexert myself so as to not slip into depression.

People don't understand why I always have to have "so many irons in the fire" and "so much on my plate..." but it's the only thing that keeps me from breaking!  Nobody has ever "understood" that

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Meds to get you through a rough patch . . . and then to get out on your own so you don't get bugged all the time.

That's my prescription!

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