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    Default Highly sensitive people

    So, I have this problem. Once in a while, (usually out of the blue, possibly under perceived threat/ stress), I go through phases of high anxiety leading to fatigue and depression.

    During my psych clinical a while back, the patients were supposed to take a test about hypersensitivity/highly sensitive people. (I took the test in my head myself as I read over it.) I found that a lot of the anxieties that I have could possibly be due to that. I read further into it, and fit the bill for someone who is highly sensitive at times. (Taking in a lot of subtle details in depth, becoming overwhelmed, overly sensitive, insecure, paranoid, very empathic. I don't withdraw, though. In fact, I talk more.) It's not extreme to the point where I'm out of reality, but very uncomfortable. It could almost be super functioning if there wasn't the emotional factor to go along with it. That part is debilitating. It's a sense of greatly heightened awareness.
    (It's always just a phase, 1 to 6 months or so of depression and/or anxiety.)

    In general it impacts my functioning just a little bit, where I am able to perform at the minimum to keep my life normal. I'm going through one of these phases at the moment, and the old techniques seem to be just a quick fix lately.

    Anyone else have this problem?
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    I don't know for me if it's anxiety that causes depression or depression causes anxiety. it might be a loop not sure
    In no likes experiment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    I don't know for me if it's anxiety that causes depression or depression causes anxiety. it might be a loop not sure
    I'm pretty sure for me it's the super over awareness causing anxiety causing fear and decreased functioning causing depression. (I used to try to treat the depression and found that treating the anxiety has been more effective.)
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    06/13 10:51:55 shortnsweet: !!!!
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    06/13 10:52:19 RiftsWRX: You two are like furbies stuck in a shoe box

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    I'm glad you figured that out. that's a good thing to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    I'm glad you figured that out. that's a good thing to know.
    Well......yeah. That helps a lot. I'm not sure what to do when the old stuff doesn't work though!! I'm going tanning today and taking my supervitamin. Could make it better or make it worse. I don't want to scare all my coworkers and patients. (The other day I was checking on a dying patient every hour. It was good, but it was rather more excessive than my norm.) The thought process was very aware but anxious. "She's still breathing! She's in pain! She needs morphine! Turn her over! Needs some chapstick! CALL THE HOSPICE! (All stuff that I would normally do anyway, but perhaps not with such... zest.... or something.) Just one of many examples.

    The family was probably thinkin' "Somebody needs to give you some morphine, lady!"

    I was supposed to stop drinking all together to curb the depression and tearfulness. I stopped for a few weeks. Caved and had a beer last night, though. Just needed to take the edge off a bit.
    06/13 10:51:03 five sounds: you!!!
    06/13 10:51:08 shortnsweet: no you!!
    06/13 10:51:12 shortnsweet: go do your things and my things too!
    06/13 10:51:23 five sounds: oh hell naw
    06/13 10:51:55 shortnsweet: !!!!
    06/13 10:51:57 shortnsweet: (cries)
    06/13 10:52:19 RiftsWRX: You two are like furbies stuck in a shoe box

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    i understand i still drink and sometimes wonder if it's a good idea, but than i drink anyways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    i understand i still drink and sometimes wonder if it's a good idea, but than i drink anyways.
    Yep!!! Exactly. It's such a quick and effective fix.
    06/13 10:51:03 five sounds: you!!!
    06/13 10:51:08 shortnsweet: no you!!
    06/13 10:51:12 shortnsweet: go do your things and my things too!
    06/13 10:51:23 five sounds: oh hell naw
    06/13 10:51:55 shortnsweet: !!!!
    06/13 10:51:57 shortnsweet: (cries)
    06/13 10:52:19 RiftsWRX: You two are like furbies stuck in a shoe box

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    true that, if i had weed that works better for me I didn't break down til i quit smoking weed.
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