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Mixed diagnosis, feel helpless - March 11th 2011, 06:41 AM

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I've been "depressed" for years and had a lot of intense family turmoil to support it. I believe I genuinely have depression and anxiety, and right now im on Lexapro for that. The pills haven't been helping though, and I was told to explore the idea of ADD. I've researched it and i essentially AM ADD.
I have appointments set up to get this straightened out, but I feel absolutely hopeless.
I am very sensitive and unstable. Since getting on Lexapro I'm always hungry and today it just peaked as I'm sitting here NOT hungry just WANTING something to comfort me...and gorging myself. I'm also usually really clean and now I just can't find it in me to even straighten up my bed or take out the trash. I feel awful. I'm going through a lot and there is no one I feel comfortable divulging details to (I see a counselor also, but I just can't get into it with her).
I DON'T feel normal, and with all of this going on, I have no idea what to attribute it to: the drugs, depression, anxiety, or ADD? I used to pray, now it just seems naive. I'm tired of my physical energy bouncing so high and low and feeling so ashamed of my personal issues. I am on my way to getting help, but it will be so long before I actually get new meds. What can I do??

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Re: Mixed diagnosis, feel helpless - March 11th 2011, 08:41 AM

hey first ask yourself the reason for depression and when you will find one just ask yourself again is it worth it after readin i am just thinking you just need a break from your daily life probably would say enjoy with friends, do lots of activities or just go on a vacation it will really help you...
   
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Re: Mixed diagnosis, feel helpless - March 11th 2011, 11:05 AM

Well, drugs are a problem anyways. Considering the fact that drugs change your state of mind, that makes it difficult for a professional to diagnose you properly. So first thing you'd have to do is come clean about the drugs. Let me put it this way, drugs could easily be contributing to your symptoms.

For example, say somebody has taken drugs, such as acid or mushrooms, and hallucinated. They do this multiple times, and then because they hallucinate, someone else who doesn't know they're on drugs gets this idea that the person is mentally ill. See how that could cause problems?

Basically, tell your doctor any drugs you are/have been taking, and go clean for a bit, so they can get a better diagnosis. Remember that knowing is half the battle, and nobody can know for sure unless your mind is clean, rather than under the influence.


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Re: Mixed diagnosis, feel helpless - March 11th 2011, 02:22 PM

With drugs were you referring to the medicine you were put on by your doctor?
   
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