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is this deprssion or anxiety?

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Old 02-16-2007, 11:41 PM   #1
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Exclamation is this deprssion or anxiety?

Ok, this may be a stupid question, but how can I differentiate anxiety from deprssion?
I mean, since I broke up with my boyfriend recently, it's made me nuts.

I have major panic attacks back to back, and then when I am not panicing, I feel devastated.

I can;t eat, and either don;t sleepa t all, or sleep too much.

I am constantly tiere, adn have indegestion.

What is happening to me?

Also, I am diagnosed with OCD, but not meicated.

Do I have depression too?

I am doing everthing I can to take care of myself, and I am not a dramtic person, usually...

i am not even dweeling on it, I am trying to stay busy, I haev a good job, good friends, ect.
But I can;t be around most people anymore, beause it makes me anxious, and I feel distant from the world.

I am trying soooo hard to beat this, but nothing seems to work.
I'm forcing myself to eat, even when I feel like puking.

I want to be better, I am trying to be strong, but I feel like something is preventing me from getting better, from feeling rationally sad..
I mean, I feel out of control anxious and hopeless right now.

Any advice is helpful.


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Old 02-17-2007, 12:53 AM   #2
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Re: is this deprssion or anxiety?

Good question. When I am anxious I feel hot, sweaty, breathing fast, jumpy, thoughts racing, body stiff, shaky, angry, dizzy.

Depressed - Feel cold, numb, head like cotton wool, tired etc

Old 02-17-2007, 07:47 AM   #3
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Re: is this deprssion or anxiety?

Hi Mochi, sounds like you have depression because of your anxiety? Have you tried counseling? I recovered from anxiety with counseling.

Old 02-17-2007, 07:07 PM   #4
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Re: is this deprssion or anxiety?

hm, I think you may be right- it seems like they are so intermeshed- it's hard to tell which causes which, or which comes first!!!

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