Have you ever struggled with anxiety or depression? What has helped you? Therapy? Medicine? Exercise?
UPDATE - Thanks for all of the great advice ladies...I appreciate each of you taking the time to answer me, and it's nice to know I'm not alone in this. I struggle with anxiety, and it's been getting worse lately. It's mostly related to my unhealthy obsession with eating right, exercising, and losing weight. It's pathetic that my anxiety is related to my own self rather than my special needs child with a chronic illness...I'm kind of embarassed to say that, but it's the truth. I never dealt with this until after he was born...I became so obsessed (in an unhealthy way) with getting fit, losing weight, wanting to look a certain way, etc. I'm very rigid with my son's schedule as I have to be, and I need to get myself in a better schedule with my eating, tracking, etc. My anxiety has gotten worse over the past 2 months, and I've even had 2 panic attacks. I am seeing a therapist who I LOVE, and I've seen her since right after Brady was born. I don't really have any depression, but depression runs in my family like there's no tomorrow, so I've been taking 20mg of Celexa for the past few years. I call it my "happy pill":) It helps me to stay balanced, focused, and positive. I have been toying with the idea of asking my regular doctor for something for the anxiety but really don't want to take another medication, so I'm working with my therapist on ways to treat this anxiety without adding another medication.