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I'm tired of being depressed and feeling anxious and panicky. Any advice?

I'm tired of being depressed and feeling anxious and panicky. Any advice?

See below: Have you seen your primary care doctor to rule out any medical issues that might be causing your sx? For depression and anxiety: practice relaxation, mediation, guided imagery (you can google it); keep a diary of the events when you happen to be anxious/depressed: what happened; thoughts you had; what helped;where did it feel in your body; establish small achievable goals. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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36 weeks pregnant feeling very weak and tired?

36 weeks pregnant feeling very weak and tired?

Normal: I cannot remember a pregnant person at 36 weeks who did not have that comment. This is normal! ...Read more

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I am feeling depressed and dizzy and lightheaded and hot I am 38 weeks + pregnant?

I am feeling depressed and dizzy and lightheaded and hot I am 38 weeks + pregnant?

Call your doc: Symptoms like you're having can be a sign of a few different conditions (e.g., preeclampsia, panic attack, virus) but they aren't to be ignored. Call your doctor who is planning to help you deliver or stop in at the urgent care center and let them know what's going on with you. ...Read more

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I am 15 weeks pregnant and always anxious stressed and depressed. I have GAD. How can this affect my baby physically and mentally.

I am 15 weeks pregnant and always anxious stressed and depressed. I have GAD. How can this affect my baby physically and mentally.

Being well is best!: No denying, being emotionally is best for you, those around you and the one inside you. But, it's not the case, so the next best thing. Use these months to get into better condition. Do some CBT psychotherapy (no chemicals that do harm baby) and learn ways to avoid, reduce and manage stress, anxiety and depression. Your attitude and behavior after the birth has a much bigger impact on baby. Best! ...Read more

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I feel depressed and sad and lonely everyday. I can't sleep and starve myself. I feel worthless and have suicidal thoughts. I sit at home. Depression?

I feel depressed and sad and lonely everyday. I can't sleep and starve myself. I feel worthless and have suicidal thoughts. I sit at home. Depression?

Suicide: 1 (800) 273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week Languages: English, Spanish Website: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org ALL LIFE IS PRECIOUS. CALL THEM RIGHT THIS MINUTE!!!! ...Read more

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27 weeks pregnant and having dizzieness all of sudden feeling shaky and hungry?

27 weeks pregnant and having dizzieness all of sudden feeling shaky and hungry?

Hypoglycemia?: Your blood sugar may be low. Drink 4 oz of orange juice and monitor you symptoms. If they persist call you obstetrician. ...Read more

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Feeling sick tired and dizzy am I pregnant?

Feeling sick tired and dizzy am I pregnant?

Tired and dizzy: Those symptoms are very nonspecific. See your doctor to sort it out. ...Read more

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I am 36 weeks pregnant and feel exhausted and nauseous. Is that normal?

I am 36 weeks pregnant and feel exhausted and nauseous. Is that normal?

3rd trimester: Symptoms that are a common theme throughout pregnancy can often be fatigue, nausea, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, urinary frequency, or mood swings. Speak with your doctor if you are concerned there can be a problem. ...Read more

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Can you get a period and have pregnancy symptoms? Im on nexplanon and i feel pregnant i feel very hungry and sleepy

Can you get a period and have pregnancy symptoms? Im on nexplanon and i feel pregnant i feel very hungry and sleepy

Side Effect: Nexplanon is a Progesterone only birth control method. Progesterone levels are normally elevated just prior to your menstrual period and also in pregnancy. So using a progesterone only method can make you feel pregnant, hungry and sleepy. If this is new for you, you might do a home pregnancy test to be sure. But most likely it is a side-effect of Nexplanon. Best wishes! ...Read more

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16y female. feeling hot, sweaty, sleepy and nausea since some days. Also having trouble sleeping and occasionally feel depressed and sad. Advice?

16y female. feeling hot, sweaty, sleepy and nausea since some days. Also having trouble sleeping and occasionally feel depressed and sad. Advice?

Please speak to doc: You want to have a physical check up and also speak with a psychiatrist. After any medical problem is ruled out you will probably benefit by therapy or therapy and some medication. Treatment works so be sure to followup ...Read more

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Feeling hopeless, depressed and worthless. What can I do?

Feeling hopeless, depressed and worthless. What can I do?

Get evaluated: If you haven't already, you need to get evaluated by a doctor. Let them know that you think you may have depression. They will do the rest. They will likely run some lab tests to rule out any medical causes of depression, such as a low thyroid. If it is depression, they can then make the appropriate recommendations for treatment. ...Read more

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I feel depressed, angry, moody, tired. Will i ever feel normal?

I feel depressed, angry, moody, tired. Will i ever feel normal?

Look for help: You won't always feel exactly how you are feeling right now. When you say normal, do you mean that you used to feel generally better? It's a good idea to talk to your doctor about how you are feeling, there is treatment for the feelings you are having. You don't want to let the feelings you are having right now get worse or become the new normal. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Been having sleepless depressed nights and feeling sick. Any recommendations?

Been having sleepless depressed nights and feeling sick. Any recommendations?

Sounds depressing.: See your family doctor and have physical causes of your symptoms excluded first. You should then see a psychiatrist for a full psychiatric evaluation. If you have a primary sleep disorder then a sleep disorder specialist could be of great assistance. Psychotherapy should also be part of your treatment plan. Practice good sleep hygiene. Counselingservice.Vassar.Edu/docs/sleep%20hygeine%20... Good sleep hygiene. ...Read more

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I get nervous and nauseous and I feel tired and depressed what is wrong with me?

I get nervous and nauseous and I feel tired and depressed what is wrong with me?

Time to get off: the computer and get to a certified counselor to be treated/diagnosed for anxiety and depression or a mixed mood disorder. See a physician for GI evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm really concerned about my eractic mood swings i can go from feeling great full of energy excited and giggly to feeling lost worthless and suicidal?

I'm really concerned about my eractic mood swings i can go from feeling great full of energy excited and giggly to feeling lost worthless and suicidal?

Eval: Get a full psychiatric evaluation to determine what bothers you, and consider medication to take the edge off them symptoms. Next, get a referral to a reputable psychotherapist to discuss what your current emotional state and life experiences men to YOU. Meds and therapy together are the most optimal approach, for the most part. ...Read more

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Im 26 weeks pregnant and im so tired and weak?

Im 26 weeks pregnant and im so tired and weak?

Fatigue + pregnancy: Fatigue with pregnancy is not uncommon and is due to hormone changes. But you need to be checked for iron deficiency and anemia, vit d or folate (folic acid) deficiency, and low thyroid, etc also look for immunologic disorders. Your obstetrician should be advised of your symptoms and do the usual screening tests. . ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Caroline Cribari
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Melancholia (Definition)

This is an old term for depression or dysthymia (mildly low mood), from the belief that it was caused by excess ...Read more