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anxiety, deptession, suicidal thoughts after losing job. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I am having extreme anxiety and depression
Doctor :   hi
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ok
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what are the symptoms that you are having?
User :   My chest hurts, i keep having racing thoughts, i cant sleep, all I do is cry, and I feel like I dont want to live anymore.
Doctor :   are you on any medications now?
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since when are you facing these symptoms?
User :   i was on xanax but the dr that i go to no longer prescribes them and put me on clonzopien but it doesnt help. I wa diagnosed with panic disorder when i was 13 and im 23 now
Doctor :  
please provide your age, gender, location.
User :   the clonzopien just doesnt help and it is really hard for me because i have a 2 year old
User :   23 F Mississippi
Doctor :   have you had counselling sessions for teh panic attacks?
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have yu figured what situations, things lead you to have these attacks?
User :   yes i went to gulf coast mental health, it is just that i have no health insurance and I just lost my job
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ok
User :   No not really.. I just feel like there is no light at the end of the tunnel and its not fair for my little girl. I dont want to be a mommy like this. I want to be happy with and for her
Doctor :  
the current symptoms that you have may probably be due to the current stress of losing your job
Doctor :   so what i would suggest you to do is try to relax now taking deep long breaths
User :   I just dont want to feel like this anymore.. it is so hard.. I just want to feel and live a normal life.
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sit is a comfortable position
User :   ok
Doctor :  
yes that is always good, and i appreciate that you want to be a normal person again
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i will help yuo with few relaxation tips that you can practice
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to reduce your symptoms
User :   ok
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and find a job soon
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1) sit is a comfortable poistion
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2) take deep breaths, loong breaths
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each time you take a breath in, feel the cold and calm air getting inside you
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imagine it to be God's healing touch an dbreath getting inside you to relax you
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when you breathe out, you will feel a warm air coming out
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imagine it to take out all the negativeness and your ill/sick feeling inside you
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3) put on a soothing music or your favourite song
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listen to it over and over again
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4) take a nice warm./hot shower
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5) go out for a walk with your daughter, take her to play outside in the sun
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6) bake cookies for her, keep her and yourself busy with things that interest her
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are you following what i am saying?
User :   yes
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7) wear shades of blue, put blue bedspreads, curtains
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blue tends to reduce depressive thoughts
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avoid shades of red, orange and dark yellows, they tend to make you more depressed
User :   I just feel like I dont want to live anymore.. i feel like noone understands or believes me..
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8) eat salads, vegetables and fruit salads with a teaspoon of olive oils and herbs tossed in, it will elevate you moods
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9) talk to your friends, your partner talk of good times and what you are feeling now
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you have to live as you have to take care of your daughter
User :   I have but they dont understand because they dont know how i feel
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she needs you and your love, you cannot be into depression and think negatives
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talk to your trusted friends
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tell them the severity of problem, they will understand
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if you have totally lost hope in them
User :   i tell them but theres nothing they can do to fix me..
Doctor :  
then visit a convent/seminary and talk to the sisters and father there, they will help you to come out of your feelings and lead a normal live full of joy and happiness that you deserve to live
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you are a beautiful human God created out of love
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no matter what you do or have done and how you are, He still loves you as you are, cos he created you for His joy
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come out of your shell of negativeness
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surrender all that you are feeling to HIM, cos he is the divine healer and listener even if there is no one to help
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give HIM all your tiny miny Little and tiniest thoughts also of your heart
Doctor :   you feel lighter
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follow the tips i suggested above along with this, you will feel the peace inside
Doctor :   are you there?
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have you followed what i have said uptil now? please get back to me in case you have any doubts
Doctor :   are you there?
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are you there?
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