I Have Depression and Panic Attacks

I have major depression, alot and start crying for no apparent reason. The other night I had an anxiety attack. I felt like my heart was going to jump right out of my chest, then I could not catch my breath and had a hard time breathjing. I thought I was going to die. Some days I wish I would die.I am on a anti-depressant, but it doesn't seem to be working. I really don't know what I am going to do.
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41-45, F
6 Responses Jun 16, 2007

I know how you feel cry all the time. I have panic attacks all the time. I panic when I leave my home, in crowds of people and in my sleep. My Panic feels just like yours it feels like my heart is going to pop out. It so hard to deal. But I am trying. Hang in there.

So sorry. I know how you feel 3

i thought i was the only one that happened too , i am looking to make more female friends that have the same issues i do would love to hear from you

Don't you love it when they tell you to just get over it? Like you wouldn't already have it you could? and why can't husbands have a little empathy for you instead of getting mad at us when we cry? it really does makes the situation a lot worse!

I, too, cry a lot for no reason. People get so frustrated at how emotional I am. They tell me not to be so sensitive. If only it were that easy! Medication helps, but doesn't take it away completely.<br />
Panic attacks are horrible! Last one I had I really thought I was having a heart attack, the pain in my chest was so intense. But they said no. I thought I'd stop breathing, it was so hard. Finally I kept thinking "Fine kill me, but get it over with." It was torture. If they can put a man on the moon, why can't they cure this ****?

I've suffered from severe depression for many years, but this year seems to be the worst. I can't stop crying which makes my husband upset which makes the situation worse. I am not doing it on purpose but he just doesn't get it. I just doubled my cymbalta and wish it would kick in already. I suffer from pain and have had a few bad experiences so depression has been with me for quite some time. I know how you feel. I feel it too. Would it help to talk it out?