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Anxiety, Depression and Sense of Impending Doom

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 15, 2008
  • 05:00 PM

Hello, I am 26 years old and have been feeling strange recently. First, I have Asthma and Allergies and I do not smoke or drink alcohol (only occasionally). My Father is a type 2 diabetic and my Mother has high blood-pressure / cholesterol. 3 weeks ago or so I had a bad sinus infection that I treated with over-the-counter medication. I noticed a week after it cleared up I started to feel weird (might not be connected). I felt depressed and had a sense of impending doom in the pit of my stomach. I've never left like this before. I started to think about having something serious and I began to feel even worse. I feel tired and don't want to do anything, talk to anyone and I have lost my appetite.

I saw a doctor yesterday and I gave blood. Last night I felt heavy on my chest (still do) kind of like a muscle catch or something - and I have a dry cough, but now I feel mucus in my throat. I keep thinking heart-attack or maybe anxiety - or maybe because I feel down, I don't know. I noticed today I feel sickish when I eat. The depressed feeling seems to come for 1-2 days then go away, then come back again. It's the worst feeling the world, like dispare and all-is-lost - and I know something is wrong because that's not me. I am happy, upbeat and positive.

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  • Update: My blood work results came in, and everything appeared to be normal except for an elevated iron level. There are not many things that cause that and it's probably dietary, but I gave more blood to specifically check that again. Is it possible that the bad sinus infection/virus I had triggered this depressed feeling?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • i cannot stress enough to people to check their medication mine drove me insane
    angelene 13 Replies Flag this Response
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