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Topic: Lately been very anxious and slightly depressed

4 posts, 0 answered
  1. Allymay94
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    6 posts
    2 April 2020

    Hello,

    I have GAD but I’ve been very good and happy for like 4 months then all of a sudden I had a horrible panic attack about a month ago now recently feeling quite depressed and anxious. I have had my period for over a month due to going on the pill again so I’m hoping it’s that but still doesn’t help how I feel. It may be that my subconscious is scared about the whole covid-19 thing. I live with my friend so I’m not alone and honestly I’ve been unemployed for a while so I’m used to staying at home not doing much. Anyway I feel my anxiety is causing my depression I feel on edge mostly and the depression is a symptom of that. I just need supporting words, some insight on how and why I’m feeling this way, need to be assured again I’m not alone.

    thanks :)

  2. Katyonthehamsterwheel
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    3 April 2020 in reply to Allymay94

    Hey there. I have GAD too, and I don't work either, but have been really edgy of late, so you might be right on the whole Corona thing. I know that so many people who don't normally suffer mental heath issues, are stressed/anxious/depressed right now, so it stands to reason that we're probably feeling it too, but not recognising it because we know our mental health is normally challenged.

    I also get depression that comes along with my anxiety, so I feel you there too. If you feel you need to, check in with your GP for a chat. Also, do you do anything to help with your anxiety normally? I do yoga, meditation, exercise, belly breathing etc which are all helpful too. And they're all things you can still do with everything else going on at the moment in the world.

    Best wishes, Katy

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  3. Allymay94
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    3 April 2020 in reply to Katyonthehamsterwheel
    I used to listen to audio stories and I got into Wicca I’m not a spiritual person but it made me feel better I also used to walk but I since moved and haven’t done it yet maybe I should I just thought I was a lot better then all this just came at once :/ thank you for your advice it actually helps a lot :)
  4. Katyonthehamsterwheel
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    3 April 2020 in reply to Allymay94

    Go gentle on yourself, it's a lot for anyone right now. Glad to hear you might try some nice things. Check back in here any time you want to chat :)

    Katy

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