I have never been diagnosed with anxiety or depression, however I have a few family members who suffer severly from both conditions. And yes physical and physcological stress, I believe are related.
Are you on medication ? Sometimes if our symptoms are severe enough it is prudent to take medication to get over that wee blip in our life, until we can carry on without the meds. However sometimes people can get through without. I am sure the medical professional that you are seeing will recognise this and prescribe accordingly, or not.
Exersize should make you feel better, and over 2 years you should have noticed this. Do you get angry ? jealous? tearful ?- often ? if so sometimes whacking a ball helps, ie squash, tennis, swingball. Maybe you need to change your form of exersize? However if you are just low and need a boost, make yourself get out in the sunshine and walk. Yes you will be tired at first, but after a week or two you will notice some small changes.
I have just started my DH on magnesium, hoping that this might settle the jiggling in his sleep (anxiety). It will be interesting to see how he gets on with this one. I cannot get him on board with the primal way of life thou, so I am not going to encourage him to go off his meds any time soon.
However if we get to that point, I will be actively looking at more natural ways to help him cope without the meds.
Are you incorporating, into your daily routine, something that you really enjoy, and find relaxing ????
When you say that you are constantly working mentally - what do you mean? Are you in front of the computer or TV too late at night ? One of our children cannot watch TV, or do stuff on the computer into the evening because it stimulates her brain. So we try and encourage her to do a quiet activity for an hour or two before bed. What time do you eat at night ? This can also be quite stimulating. Sometimes people need to do the old hanky spanky thing in the morning rather than at night, because of the "stimulating " factor. And also having a bath or spa at night can get the blood going, so it might not be such a great idea for you ?????
Sorry too many questions, but good luck and I will be interested to hear how you get on
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