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User1234567891011 Sat 14-Jan-17 17:20:39

I need some help.

I have suffered with anxiety - mainly specific activity related e.g exams, dentist visits, revising. (started when I was about 15 with GCSEs.)

I am now at uni and still have this anxiety except it was raised to being in a lecture theatre. I was fine in my first year but in second year I struggled to sit in with all these people even though I knew them all. I am now medicated for anxiety so pushing past this.

I am now struggling with bouts of sadness - I don't know what else to call them. I am fine most of the time but now and then I'll spend 15/20 minutes crying for varying reasons and sometimes no reason at all when I am alone.

My doctor suggested anxiety medicine or anti-depressants and I took the anxiety one as I had had this previously. I just don't know if I am actually ''depressed'' or not. I feel I am okay and happy a lot of the time, its just now and then (maybe every couple of weeks or so) I feel this overwhelming sadness and cry. I am anxious and stressed more than I am sad, but my panic attacks obviously cause crying, but this is more from panic than sadness though.

Sweetpea302 Sat 14-Jan-17 17:31:56

I didn't want to read and run. I'm sure that someone will be along to offer some good advice. I feel anxious often and then totally thrown off by feeling really sad all of a sudden. When you feel happy much of the time it's difficult to work out what label you should have, if any! Well done for looking for advice and help though and good luck. flowers

User1234567891011 Sat 14-Jan-17 17:33:07

Thank you very much Sweetpea I don't care about the label but I don't want to label myself incorrectly and take medication I may not need IYSWIM.

dangermouseisace Sat 14-Jan-17 20:37:43

OP many anti-depressants are also prescribed for anxiety. Maybe your GP didn't explain that?

User1234567891011 Sat 14-Jan-17 21:36:30

They did explain that, I was given the option of anti-depressants or the anxiety medicine. I took the anxiety medicine as I have had that previously in high school. The doctor did seem to prefer me to use the anti-depressants though.

Itisnoteasybeingdifferent Sat 14-Jan-17 21:57:47

Anxeity felated to exams....fear of not being able to perform? ?

If so, it seems a matter of resetting your understanding of your own worth. You got to uni. By lassing A.lecvels you have demonstrated you are capable of passing exams. You just don't realise it just yet.

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