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I dont know how much longer I can take this depression.  I have so much anxiety, I think from the depression. I am 37 days off of opiates.  I think I am overmedicated.  Isn't the medication supposed to HELP the anxiety? Not cause it!!!  
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Ok what you need to do is try a new type of med!
As for anxiety coming from depression all I can say is that I have had major depression since I was 12 11 years old
And anxiety since I popped out my mother
Anxiety usually is you think you have something you are not doing or someone is talking about you that sorta thing and the only thing I know that comes out of depression is suicidal thoughts and as for anxiety I don't know I guess.
What you need to do is go to the doctor and tell him how you feel.
I have been to the doctor so many times and tried so many antidepressants i cant even count.   They say its like baking a cake.  You have to get the right ingredients to make it right.  Its a roll of the dice right now.  Thanks for the comment.  i dont know what other medications I can try.  You can see the list below.  
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Depression is probably the major cause of anxiety, but primary anxiety can also cause depression.  One of the reasons anxiety therapy fails so often is the person is more depressed than anxious and therefore lacks the motivations to do what's required to overcome the anxiety.  As for overmedication, what are you taking?
Iam taking lamictal, pamelor, clonidine, I  was taking geodon but I think that is what made me short of breath. also restoril if needed for sleep and occasional xanax for anxiety, (which doesnt seem to be helping)  i feel like I am sinking in quicksand.  I cry every single day of my life.  Its exhausting!
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