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    Morning anxiety and socialising

    Hi there...

    I'm fairly new to this but I just had some questions about coping day to day. I'm on a waiting list for counselling but until then I kind of feel like I'm just on my own with it all.

    Mornings are the worst. I wake up at silly o'clock in the morning and just can't bring myself to face the day. I get myself so worked up that sometimes I actually tire myself out and sleep for another hour. I've just started a new job which I love, but the night before each shift is restless and I just can't settle into sleep. Is there any tips for getting through this anxiety? The other morning I found myself crying on the floor at the idea of opening the curtains, which just can't keep happening.

    Also, i now live with my two best friends. I've always been the type of person to withdraw socially when I'm feeling down and take the time I need to "recover". Now, I can't withdraw because they're always there and I feel awful for not wanting to be around them. I'm getting irritable and I know it's not their fault so I just stay quiet but they notice and try to start conversation with me but I just don't want to talk about anything. Is it bad that I just want them to be quiet?

    I've planned a visit back home this weekend and I've joined a local 20s social group to try and branch out but I'm just really struggling day to day.

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    I just realised this was meant to go in the "coping with depression" forum.. sorry!

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    Princess Sparkles Paula's Avatar
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    Hi Yeesh, I’ve closed your other ‘Facing the Day’ thread as it’s a duplicate of this. It’s not a problem but it Helps both ourselves and the other members if you stick to posting, generally, to one thread as we can all see what’s been going on. I’ll also move this thread to Coping with Depression for you

    We have a Distraction thread http://www.dealingwithdepression.co....ion-Techniques, that may have some tips that could help. You talked about going to your gp previously, did you go and how did it go?
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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    Hi and welcome to DWD.
    Have you spoken to your Dr about how you are feeling?
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    I did speak to my GP, she was the one who recommended the women's project that currently have me on a waiting list. I've also been emailing the Samaritans who suggested going to my uni well being centre. My biggest issue is that I feel very uncomfortable putting into words how I'm feeling.
    My GP knows that I've been having very low moods and that I've been having a pretty stressful time of it lately but there's only so much she can do if everywhere has a waiting list. I'm just looking for ways to cope until my follow up appointment with her and until I finally get a one to one counselling appointment

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    Princess Sparkles Paula's Avatar
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    Did your gp discuss medication with you?
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    It wasn't mentioned at all but I have as follow up appointment next month because we tried changing my contraceptive pill as well. I think I'll ask her about different kinds of medications then.

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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    Could you go to your well being centre and take a list of bullet points about how you are feeling?
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    They only do an hour a day for drop in sessions, it's on a first come first serve basis and is in reception.. It's really off putting but I have been thinking I'll try going tomorrow. The past couple of days have definitely been my lowest. Fortunately I have a friend to talk me through it. But I think your idea of taking a list would help me a lot. I'm going to try it. Thankyou

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    Will you pop back and let us know how you get on? I hope you manage to get an appointment.
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