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Depression creeping into my anxiety.

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Akardy

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I've been on a bad run with anxiety since late December. Lot's of causes but the trigger was being told I had to change some of my medication.

Anyway, so I've been up and down with anxiety but experiencing it every day since day...I've had another period of anxiety like this that was worse and I got over that, so that's something.

But more recently I'm starting to feel a bit depressed too...I'm sure some of this is seasonal, I'm probably vitamin D deficient at this point so I'm very hopeful the coming spring is going to lead to feeling much better. And I'm not sure how depressed I really am, it might be more the case that I'm worrying about depression more than actually experiencing it. Or it might just be that anxiety is my real problem but a month and a half of bad anxiety would leave anyone feeling a bit down.

So I guess I'm just looking for a bit of advice on what to do when your anxiety starts combing with depression. I suppose a lot of the things you do to combat it are the same, I'm doing progressive muscle relaxation in the morning and the evening, I'm trying to go out for a little walk each day (I can't do much exercise, I have pretty bad fibromyalgia, but I can go for a ten minitue walk without too much pain). Is there anything else any of you would recommend?
 
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I've been on a bad run with anxiety since late December. Lot's of causes but the trigger was being told I had to change some of my medication.

Anyway, so I've been up and down with anxiety but experiencing it every day since day...I've had another period of anxiety like this that was worse and I got over that, so that's something.

But more recently I'm starting to feel a bit depressed too...I'm sure some of this is seasonal, I'm probably vitamin D deficient at this point so I'm very hopeful the coming spring is going to lead to feeling much better. And I'm not sure how depressed I really am, it might be more the case that I'm worrying about depression more than actually experiencing it. Or it might just be that anxiety is my real problem but a month and a half of bad anxiety would leave anyone feeling a bit down.

So I guess I'm just looking for a bit of advice on what to do when your anxiety starts combing with depression. I suppose a lot of the things you do to combat it are the same, I'm doing progressive muscle relaxation in the morning and the evening, I'm trying to go out for a little walk each day (I can't do much exercise, I have pretty bad fibromyalgia, but I can go for a ten minitue walk without too much pain). Is there anything else any of you would recommend?
You seem very aware of how your feeling and doing many of the right things to help yourself.

It is not easy But this too will pass. February is a difficult month especially if you live in the cold areas.

Sorry about your anxiety lasting so long. I had anxiety for years and I got on Effexor and now it is not a problem. Mine is Depression. Environmental is the biggest reason-I live far out in the Country.
I use to live on the bustling St Pete Beach-constant interactions with others-strangers thank goodness as I isolate and never have any one come to my home.

Hang in There
 
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Akardy

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Thanks! And yeah, I just have to keep telling myself that this is going to pass...I've been through it before, and if anything it was more intense back than. I couldn't do little things like go to the shop, where as this time around that's not a problem.

On the downside I had a bloody terrible nights sleep last night though. I'd been in a good sleeping pattern for at least a week, going to bed at 11 and getting up around 8, and it hadn't taken me more than twenty minute's to get to sleep. But last night too much anxiety crept in and I was still awake at 3 am. Then I stupidly decided to smoke a bit of a joint to see if that would help me sleep, all it did was turn a little bit of anxiety into a full blown panic attack.

I eventually drifted off around 6 and woke up just after ten. So I feel awful today!! Can't concentrate, drinking coffee despite the anxiety so I stay awake during the day and hopefully get to sleep tonight.

It's such a stupid annoying thing, the only thing stopping me from sleeping last night was my fear of not being able to get to sleep! And now I've just got to sort of train my mind again to not worry about it and get back to a regular sleeping pattern, so frustrating.
 
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Sorry to ear that you had a bad night....

I go to bed at 6pm as I am so afraid of not sleeping. Which I and up all hours hoping to go back to sleep. I got up at 1 am the other night and stayed up.
 
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