Re: Stress / Depression
Being someone I am new on here by the way, but being someone that has suffered from depression and anxiety all my life and I am now 57 years old....I am wondering is there something that set this off for you? As it seems from the way you are telling it it seems to have just come on you and you had not suffered from depression and anxiety in the past? I know a lot of jobs people are on now are just way too stressful and it is even more stressful to those of us who put ourselves to a higher standard of getting things done the right way and the right time. I know I myself hold myself at a high level of accountability more so than do others at work, but since I have done that my whole career now in the fast-paced way life is, the cut backs, more and more responsibilities and work being added to you, they just look at you to do it even better and even more work. I know that's how it is for me at work and I too am stressed above and beyond and do not know what to do about it. I see a counselor and I also take meds, but when you grow to expect so very much out of yourself and are used to doing so much and they just keep piling on and piling on it does get unbearable. I wish I had a quick fix but I don't. The only suggestion I have is to keep seeing a good counselor and have a good psych doctor for the meds as they stay up on top of the meds and their side effects and how one works with the other and so forth a lot more so than does a general practice dr.