What do you do to help yourself deal with the loneliness depression and anxiety?

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I’m a retired LPN and I suffer from depression and anxiety and panic attacks. Because of these conditions, I suffer with loneliness. I’m trying to find friends on this site but I’m not sure how to do it.

Is there anyone that suffers from these conditions? Do you feel loneliness? What are you doing to help yourself? 

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What do you do to help yourself deal with the loneliness depression and anxiety?
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Hi @Hidden username‍ I suffer from depression. Everyone in these forums on depression seems to suffer from some degree of depression. 

To help myself, I have been working on remaining positive, and focusing on the good things I have going in my life. I have a better psychiatrist who changed my medication a few months back and the change has helped a lot.

I am also drinking a good amount of green kratom which seems to help a great deal with my mood and anxiety... only downside is I occasionally get headaches and it does cause me to feel tired when I slow down at work.

How about you?

What do you do to help yourself deal with the loneliness depression and anxiety?
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I’m glad you reached out to me. I have been suffering from depression and anxiety for many years. I have tried numerous medications and different doctors. I used to work out which helped a lot but now I’m just staying at home not doing much except taking care of my husband and our 11 fur babies. My husband and I do Animal Recuse so it keeps me busy.  I’m a retired LPN and I loved working. I miss it but I know I can’t do that job anymore. I haven’t tried that drink you were talking about. Does it help with anxiety? I also deal with panic attacks. I take medication that does help. I swim in our pool almost daily so that had helped some. I play games on my computer and I spent one day a week with my daughter and my granddaughters. That is the best day of all! If you have any recommendations I would appreciate it. 

What do you do to help yourself deal with the loneliness depression and anxiety?
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Hi @Hidden username‍ I deal with depression and anxiety. Working out does help; I encourage you to try and get back to it, even if it is a little bit each week. I used to also work out a lot which helped... gave me a euphoric feeling, but then I got injuries (in my late 20s) and surgeries which has resulted in being in pain and as I get older the joints are really stiff early in the day. This has made exercising a lot more difficult and challenging.

What do you do to help yourself deal with the loneliness depression and anxiety?
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@Hidden username‍ WOW 11 fur babies! What kind of animals? I would imagine they bring you a lot of joy and help. I have a cat which helps me too when I have really bad days. Staying busy does help me because I don't give myself the opportunity to focus on the depression because when my mind wonders that is when I get in trouble.

Green kratom does help with anxiety... I think helps more with that than depression.

What do you do to help yourself deal with the loneliness depression and anxiety?
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I have 10 cats and one puppy. Two are foster cats though. Our dog Emma is 10 months old and she is a handful! Taking care of all of these animals can cause anxiety. I was also in an accident in 2006. The woman that hit my car crushed my Cspine and I’m always in pain. I do a lot of swimming and that helps.