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Re: am i having a nervous breakdown?
Shippingnews #277265 02/09/17 01:19 PM
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I suffered from anxiety and depression for many years when I was younger. I have learned from experience that anything that throws you off balance mentally is enough to exacerbate the symptoms. Being diagnosed with a life altering illness certainly is enough to cause anyone anxiety. Many of the symptoms that you are describing seem to be your brain's effort to gain some control over your life, that likely seems out of control at the moment. Like some of the others here, I suggest seeing a therapist. Someone who understands anxiety and chronic illness should be able to help you through this. I know that sometimes we feel like isolating ourselves when we feel this way, but that usually only makes the symptoms worse. I am not a professional, but have experienced severe anxiety and depression and managed to come out on the other side. Best wishes to you. This is difficult to deal with and you do not have to do it alone.


Age 61. AS dx'd at age 57
HLA-B27+,iritis/uveitis periodically since 1970, diabetic
Meds. naproxen and muscle relaxer(as needed)
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Thank you for your post. It seems like the only people who understand me are those who have chronic pain themselves. Most days I am smiling but screaming inside. I haven't found s therapist to talk with me but right now I am ok with that. Coping with this varies day to day hour to hour. If I didn't have my girls to keep me active I would probably be in a far darker place. Good luck to you as well!

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Try to meditate. Study it and try it. You mind is going 1000 miles a minute it seems. You need to clear it for a few minutes and learn not to worry so much.

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I check the door knob many times. I have stress and anxiety and depression. I went to see a counselor, waste of money. Chronic illness, as previously said, is quite overwhelming. I think what helps is eating better, exercise, prayer, listening to beautiful piano music, and reading the Bible and prayer.

Feel better...

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I agree. Prayer is #1. PRayer changes things. Dont be discouraged if you feel like you prayers are unanswered. Just wait and a the right time things will change for the better. The right time is not necessarily now like you think it is

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I am a prisoner of panic attacks, what a crap disease..cannot even work ..always undecided


Male, early 30s. AS diagnosed Sep 2015. HLAB27+
Current medicines: Omeprazole, Vit D3, Celecoxib(1 tab)/Zorvolex(2 tabs)(alternatimg between these two every week), Pyridoxine, Isoniazid, MTX(3 tab) every wednesday, on humira every two weeks since Dec 2015, Weekly Humira since June 18th 2016
On cosentyx 300mg a month since Dec '16
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and no doctor is able to figure out what is wrong with me..I cannot get on with life like rest of you. I have not gone out for last 4 years. death would be a very welcome thing..but I am not even able to do that


Male, early 30s. AS diagnosed Sep 2015. HLAB27+
Current medicines: Omeprazole, Vit D3, Celecoxib(1 tab)/Zorvolex(2 tabs)(alternatimg between these two every week), Pyridoxine, Isoniazid, MTX(3 tab) every wednesday, on humira every two weeks since Dec 2015, Weekly Humira since June 18th 2016
On cosentyx 300mg a month since Dec '16
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Shippingnews, There are drs. who can figure out what it wrong with you. It might take awhile but the search will pay off.
Don't stop looking for help.
We all have gone to a dark place in our lives, with this disease.
If your medication isn't working, try something else.
Our bodies are going thru a chemical imbalance, and can also cause our brains to have an imbalance.
It is worth it to keep looking, for our brains to get back into balance.

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Shipping news, I am just checking in to see how you are doing today?

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Thank you Gslsls. I am hanging in. Called in to my pain management clinic to schedule the epidural, they would be giving me a call back. Probably another couple of weeks before it is done.

Thanks Cindyd and everyone else for responding to me.


Male, early 30s. AS diagnosed Sep 2015. HLAB27+
Current medicines: Omeprazole, Vit D3, Celecoxib(1 tab)/Zorvolex(2 tabs)(alternatimg between these two every week), Pyridoxine, Isoniazid, MTX(3 tab) every wednesday, on humira every two weeks since Dec 2015, Weekly Humira since June 18th 2016
On cosentyx 300mg a month since Dec '16
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