Sep 29, 2014
I find I have anxiety most of the time now. The Effexor stopped the depression and anxiety, and I don't really know why I am feeling the way I am. It just seems to be general anxiety, often triggered by nothing more than loneliness. I keep occupied a lot, go out a lot, see people, and yet the anxiety is always pounding away in my chest. I don't show how I am feeling, but find myself telling all and sundry that I have a mental illness. Talked to the vicar yesterday about doing a spiritual course, and told him my problems too!!
I have volunteered for an important job in a school. I get uptight because I do not have a car any more and have to rely on others to give me lifts. Really finding it hard to cope with this anxiety.
I have lost a lot of weight because of tummy problems, and arthritis plays up now and then. Just feeling sorry for myself, but I don't think I am depressed. Trying to cope, and manage as best I can.
Nice to be able to write how I feel here. Know there are always others worse off than me.