Hey guys. I've recently become a ton more depressed and anxious because of a lot of drama at school. I play water polo but am not losing any weight. Eating healthier and working out afterwards seems to help, but one of the problems is I didn't even go to school today because I was so exhausted and depressed. How do I shake the depression and anxiety? I take 80mg of fluoxatin which seems to help a lot. I don't want to take any anxiety meds because I'd basically be in bed all day. Do you guys know of any vitamins that would help? Trying to be mostly natural :) but also on a low budget :\ thank you guys!:)
Do you have anyone available to you that you are comfortable really talking to about the drama and the difficulties that are contributing to the anxiety? It really can help. You may be able to feel better without taking anything or changing what you eat, and the person you talk to might be able to help you and/or help others to resolve the problems that are causing you stress. Even if they can't or shouldn't intervene in the drama, they can help you to work through how you personally respond to it.
If there isn't someone that you're comfortable talking to, I would really suggest writing some of it down. Get a blank notebook or open a Word doc and just write down everything you're feeling, the things you wish you could say to the people involved, the frustration, all of it. It doesn't have to make sense or be all perfect grammar - it's for you alone. I find that sometimes, when I'm anxious or depressed, just putting the situation into words, even if I never show them to anyone, can help me to work through it or to take a new perspective on it, or just to feel better for the catharsis. Some of it I've kept, some of it I've deleted or shredded. But it helps.
I am diagnosed with severe depression and ptsd. I know how you feel. I take lexapro, and see a therapist 2 times a month. It's best to talk to someone, since it's getting worse. I was very suicidal, and talking had helped a lot. And I've been more motivated to get up and exercise since ive taken my anti depression meds. I hear it everytime, this too shall pass, but sometimes it's best for someone to be quiet and listen to what's wrong.
It is always good to talk about it, write about it, and talk with your doctor about a better prescription or a more natural one, especially if your missing school cuz of it..Much Respect. Peace. Cyber hugs. Hope all will become better soon. And chin up ^.^