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27-09-2013, 05:09 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread
(25-09-2013 08:16 PM)yourmatchmyfire Wrote:  I am new to the forum, but sadly not to anxiety or depression. I was diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder when I was 17 (though both manifested at early ages), as well as Panic Disorder when my stress is out of control. I had resulting depression episodes when my anxiety was least controlled. I took Paxil first, and after some hell trying to get off of it, switched to Lexapro, which seems to work for the depression and prevents panic attacks, but not much else. It also puts me to sleep and makes me incredibly drowsy and fatigued if I'm on a more therapeutic dose. (Zoloft made me sick, I've tried that one and I won't go near Effexor.) At any rate, I am now 25 and am still battling these problems, though I do feel better in many regards.

I had a horrible episode of depression and anxiety last year when I finally admitted to myself that I'd lost my faith (if I ever really had it) and was now at best an agnostic atheist. I went through the typical stages - denial, depression (I lost 10 pounds in a week and I am already a slender person), anxiety attacks, grief, anger, and now finally, acceptance and peace. I'm happier now than I was as a theist, but I'd be a liar if I said that I didn't agonise somewhat at never seeing my loved ones again after death, and so on. It hasn't been easy. The worst part is that I haven't told my parents that I'm an atheist yet. They're Christian. I'm afraid of disappointing them and breaking their hearts. This is a major source of anxiety for me at the moment. I know eventually they'll find out. I just don't know how to ease the anxiety.
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It is very much horses for courses when it comes to depression/ anxiety.
Early anti deps may make you feel really bad for a few weeks before starting to work,some cause insomnia, and others make you sleep so well; but, you are like a zombie most of the day. Not trying to discourage, the right one can make you feel quite a bit better.

As for your Christian dilemma, personally I choose to believe in a higher cosmic power. This does not require any hard line religious dogmas, nor do I have to ignore anything I see as spiritual or meaningful gleaned form various scripture. You can be an agnostic believer just as easily or easier than being a hard line atheist.HuhAngelHuh
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The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Erxomai - 21-04-2012, 11:21 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 21-04-2012, 03:02 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Leela - 24-04-2012, 02:52 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 19-05-2012, 09:48 AM
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RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - aurora - 16-07-2012, 07:41 PM
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RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 17-07-2012, 08:28 PM
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