I came across this and it gave me more perspective on my own.
When people ask if I get palpitations, shortness of breath and the other symptoms.. really do you think I can record everything or even be aware of what’s going on with my body. All I know is something just unleashed some sort of hell on me! (and frankly should the actual underworld the religions think exist really be true…. I’d rather be there, than here cause to me the place of Hel is a freaking cake walk compared to having an anxiety or panic attack. Add having Depression on it as well and frankly it is LITERALLY Hell on earth (and no I don’t mean the Hell in Michigan)
I know some of you may only go with holistic therapy or some alternate type but honestly I asure you to see a counselor than can prescribe something that would be right for you. I do get anxiety attacks but not like I did, also all the crap that used to get me upset well I guess the meds work as I basically say F you to those things now.
When I’m in an anxious state I don’t feel in control, also I feel as though I don’t know where I am even though I do (you understand that?) For those of you that have not experienced this, it’s hard to explain. If you have a friend of family member that is going through this or depression… just be there for them when they need someone or when they ask for help.
Be sure if they are showing signs of depression to take them to the emergency room. I learned that was the only way to really get the help you need!
Not to be a downer aroudn the holidays but I just wanted to give some of you the heads up on something
During the winter months some suffer (don’t know the technical term but) winter blues. It’s a sort of VERY minor form of depression, especially now that we don’t live miles from the nearest neighbor or that we are constantly snowed in. Cabin Fever for the most part is a thing of the past with tv, video games & the internet. However this is not about that, though the holiday season does put some into a depression. Some get in a funk due to bills having to see certain family members (like maybe in-laws they do not get along with) and that sort, then there are those who get really sad as they may have lost someone at this time, or they don’t get to see their family this can range all the way up to clinical depression.
If I get sad & mopey during this time well its more for a ‘greedy’ reason I guess because I never get anything I ever NEED or want. I always have to buy it for myself. I usually get food and I don’t want food I want something I can enjoy for a year or longer. Other reasons maybe be missing family members that are no longer with us esp. those from when I was a child that I may have seen a few times a year but miss that, and speaking of childhood… that’s another thing… its a kids holiday. Once I ‘grew-up the holiday lost it’s magic esp. the year I got chicken pox (yes I started getting them on x-mas eve & then I as well as my cousins had it full blown the next morning!~~~
Since then I’ve HATED the holiday and can’t wait for Krampus to come to the theater not to mention I don’t celebrate the holiday any longer. The older I’ve gotten the more pagan and/or wiccan I’ve become, besides ‘Christmas’ adopted many of the pagan symbols and such but that’s not what this is about.
Knowing the holiday season is a time that some are not themselves…as depression feels like you are soulless and well if you think about it; the season & it’s capitalism is as well. At this point the only thing I enjoy about the holiday is watching my cat (or my aunt’s) play with the wrapping and tissue paper!
I was in the depression funk a few years back, and it was actually the 2nd time I had it. The first time, I knew why I was so I guess I saw it more as just being sad. This time I guess I didn’t acknowledge it or something. I just knew I was getting anxiety attacks and When I was really bad (with the depression) I wanted to be dead or just never born. I never tried to hurt myself though. I just wanted a place like an anxiety hotline to call, for those times I have that jumble of garbage running through my head but I so far never found something like that. There needs to be something other than a suicide hotline. I still get anxiety attacks and my depression is mostly under control but I still get in that funk every so often. I’d say at least once a month sometimes the same time as the curse or a different time. Basically it depends what s going on at the time.
I thought that for those of you that suffer from Depression & anxiety to let you know there IS someone here that understands and if you need someone to talk to, please feel free to contact me in anyway.
For those of you that do not suffer from either I thought to let you know what it does feel like from the mouths of those that do. NEVER tell us it’s our own fault. (though some need to be forced to see help)
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