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Medication Reduction Leading to More Depressive Symptoms

I’ve had some medication adjustments done for my anti-depressants about a month ago and it’s making things really tough for me. I can feel more symptoms of my depression and anxiety breaking through, and I’ve been feeling very overwhelmed at work over the past week. I’ve often felt the need to take half a day off when I’m in my office and I’ve had trouble focusing on my tasks. I’ve been really restless, irritable and unmotivated, and it is completely unlike how I usually am. It’s pretty prominent that even my colleague has noticed it. I don’t really know how to describe it because it doesn’t feel like just work fatigue, it’s just plain horrible.

I’ve already made an appointment to see my doctor earlier to discuss this and make changes to my dosage but it’s going to take awhile and I feel so overwhelmed by the fact that it’s going to be like this for the next couple of weeks. It’s Monday tomorrow where I am, and I’m so anxious about it and worried that I’ll end up taking the day off and having it affect my job (I take time off to see my medical team quite often so it’s worrying). I hate the feeling and I hate that I feel so helpless until things get better. I feel like I’m going to have a breakdown soon and I’ve no idea how to make things better.

#Depression #MentalHealth #Anxiety #PsychiatricMedication #PanicAttack #AnxietyAttack #ClinicalDepression #Mentalillnessfeelslike #Antidepressant #ObsessiveCompulsiveAndRelatedDisorder #EatingDisorders


Staying Afloat

The mind is a vessel that travels deep into the oceans of the unknown
Into the depths of darkness and uncertainty that we try to steer clear of
Thoughts, conscious or not, spiral out of control as we fight to stay afloat
#Anxiety #Mentalillnessfeelslike #Life #Poetry

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Tales from an OCD Mind

I do not like the person that I have become, I don’t even know what I like or don’t like anymore. Who am I as a person? What do I value? It seems as if everything has been stripped away from me. Nothing makes sense anymore, and the things which aren’t supposed to make any sense in life are those that plague me day and night with a horrendous intensity. I experience constant guilt. I cherish those first five minutes in the morning after waking up before I am struck with the initial shock of OCD. It is like I only have brief moments of peace in interspersed between these obsessions throughout the day. First comes the obsession, then my anxiety kicks in, making it feel as though everything is going to crumple apart if I do not perform a certain action. There is no certainty, there is no room for logic. The only power which prevails this maelstrom is the bug bully — OCD.

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#ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #MentalHealth #MentalHealthHero #Anxiety #ObsessiveCompulsiveandRelatedDisorders #Mentalillnessfeelslike


Severe anxiety and trauma reactions #Anxiety #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #Mentalillnessfeelslike

Hi everyone, I’m looking for some advice/support. My neighbour has been dealing with some addiction and mental health issues and has become increasingly aggressive, intimidating and harassing. It’s been causing me an insane amount of anxiety (I’ve talked to the police but there’s nothing they can do at this point). It’s also causing some trauma reactions because of my past with aggressive men. I went away for the weekend to the country to try and get away from it but I’m still having obsessive anxiety and rumination about what he could do to my family/pets. I haven’t been able to sleep or eat much the last week or so (both at home and away) because of the anxiety and I feel like I’m losing control and the stability I’ve worked so hard to have with my mental illness.

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How would you react if someone told you they had a mental illness? #MentalHealth #Stigma #Mentalillnessfeelslike

Your friend tells you that they have cancer and you watch them struggle through the awful side effects of the chemotherapy, the pain caused by the cancer itself, and their strong faith helping them through it and think, ” Wow! She is amazing how she has gotten through this and with a smile on her face. She is a strong person.”

You find out that your friend has been dealing with a heart defect since she was 12. You never would have known by her cheery attitude that she had spent days in the hospital at a time. She has been a great friend and a great employee where you work. You never would have known that she was facing heart surgery in a month. You admire her strength and courage and determination.

You find out your friend was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when she was 17. Her struggles have lead to many hospitalizations and many broken relationships. You had never suspected anything because she always has seemed part of the crowd. Then you find out that sometimes.... continued at


Does anyone else out there get anxiety over specific cleaning tasks? Cuz I do 🤷‍♀️. #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #Anxiety

I find that vacuuming is one of my triggers. Even just thinking about needing to do it makes me anxious.

Does anyone else have anxiety over cleaning? If so, how do you work with your anxiety? I'm more asking as a fellow person with anxiety looking to discuss this topic...not looking for specific answers for myself, necessarily.

#Mentalillnessfeelslike #mentalillnesses #CopingTips