Here is a bit of incite on my story about my anxiety and depression. I am 28 years old and I have suffered from anxiety since I was 17. It would appear then disappear throughout the years, but nothing to the extent that it is now. A year and 4 months ago I started feeling very low, not wanting to go to work, calling in sick most mornings.. Having panic attacks almost every day, dreading to go outside and face people. I felt that I was losing all my confidence and decided to see my GP to talk about my symptoms. My doctor told me I was suffering from anxiety and depression. I was totally shocked about the depression part as I didn’t think anything like that would happen to me.
She signed me off for two weeks and was prescribed some antidepressants. As the days went by I got worse. I didn’t want to get out of bed in a morning, I couldn’t face family or friends, I wanted to be alone and I was feeling so edgy and anxious about anything and everything. When the two weeks were up I went back to my GP for a review explained how I was feeling etc and how I didn’t feel any better. She then gave me a blood test to later find out I had an underactive thyroid. This condition would not have helped my depression as it pulls your mood low and makes you feel lethargic. As the weeks went by I tried all kinds of medication and kept getting signed off sick at work. It is now a year and 5 months later and I have just finished my 12th therapy session, and have been referred to start art therapy asap. I have quit my job as I decided my health comes first. And once I know im 110% better I will start work again. I’ve come along way since I got diagnosed, and no.
DON’T SUFFER IN SILENCE !!!
Sarah Mental Health sufferer.#DEPRESSION #HEALTH #MENTAL #ANXIETY Click To Tweet