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Pinkshrimp

Pinkshrimp

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Hi. I'm here looking for support while I go through this dark time. Just knowing I'm not alone helps.
Im 49, female and have had depression on and off throughout my life but it's now come back with a vengeance and bought anxiety to the party.
I have autoimmune diseases. Graves, in remission, borderline APS and Reynards. I also have chronic shoulder/back pain.
I thought the Adrenaline rushes and palpitations and tremors were another disease raising its head. At the time I wasn't depressed and although the symptoms fit with anxiety I didn't believe that's what it was. But now I'm so low and the beta blockers don't stop the palpitations I'm being forced to recognise that's what it is.
Im on long term fluoxetin, beta blockers and just started lyrica for the chronic suspected nerve pain and the anxiety.. So far it's not working.
Im struggling with work. I'm struggling keeping this from friends and family.
Im hoping being able to vent on here will clear some crap from my brain so I can think clearer.
Thank you
 
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hello pinkshrimp, i think i did reply to you on another thread of yours . again i am so sorry for all the struggles you are going through, how long have you had physical problems for if you do not mind me asking? were you depressed before the physical problems im assuming you were? it sounds like this depression has been an ongoing problem for you .. one you have not truly combated or healed from .. i can truly understand how physical pain can affect your mood and quite understandably make you feel depressed. so sad and frustrating for you .. i can feel your frustration at these things not helping or working , that must be excessively frustrating and bring you more upset and pain . i'm a bit confused .. are you saying the palpitaitons are anxiety or not ?? it sounds like everything is getting on top of you so to speak and you are very overwhelmed with all this ... please keep venting out how you feel .... on here . i know this may sound like a silly idea and maybe it is but there is a technique called eft or so called tapping is another term .. you can use this to try and work on emotional issues and physical pains ... it is something you could look into or try ... maybe your energies are all out of sync and not working together properly also you could try googling daily energy routine by prune harris or go onto you tube and find this daily energy routine ... it works to cross over your energies so everything is working in more balance with each other , i hope this helps, if not still keep posting , i feel sad for you , i hate seeing people struggling so much ... hug to you
 
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Hi and welcome to the forum :welcome:
You should find it friendly and supportive here
Hugs
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Pinkshrimp

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Thank you snowyrabbit.
I have odd symptoms. I don't know what they are. They may be autoimmune, they may be Perimenopause, they may be anxiety, they fit all. I told GP about them and he automatically said anxiety because I'm depressed. I had them ages ago, before depression set in again tho. I'm sick of going to gp and saying Somethings wrong and reeling off a list. It makes me feel like a hyperchondriac, and I feel he thinks the same. My symptoms are real tho, and I want to know what's causing them.
Now depression is in the mix. That amplifies anything else that's wrong.
I'd love to go away, stop taking all the pills and reset. But I can't do that. I feel I'm in an endless loop.
My back went into spasm this morning. That's new. Something else to worry about. The ache it's left me with is going through to my sternum.

One thing at a time..
Appointment for spinal clinic coming up. Try and get an answer for the ever growing collection of back pains. And keep taking lyrica in the hope it kicks in soon.

Think positive! I feel better than I did last night. I made it through work today. And I have you guys to talk to.
Things could be worse...
 
Pinkshrimp

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Thank you ScaredCat x
 
Mayflower7

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Hi pinkshrimp
Welcome to the forum
Sorry you have chronic pain, me too.
I'm here to listen anytime.
Take care
 
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