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Oct 14, 2016 12:40 AM

Hey guys I totally hate my parents and doctors right now. So I went to the doctor the other day and they were like We can't help you get better if your anxiety and depression get in the way. So I go depression? And my doctor says:
" you have had this since you were 7 you are now 13 it is ok if you are depressed". I'm 13 I am not depressed and I am not isolating myself. I am still active I still get good grades and I still go hangout with friends and have a good time.

I know I have anxiety from when I was young and I know I still have it. But the whole reason to go to the doctor is to make you better right? So why did they make me cry and have a meltdown. Why am I having meltdowns at school? What is wrong with me?

On top of all that I have a huge project I have to have ready to go for speech and debate and I still have my horses Halloween costume ready in a week and two days.

Oct 14, 2016 3:49 AM

I'm so sorry this is happening to you. My suggestion is you find a new doctor.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with you, you are being a normal 13 year old girl, i was the same when i was 13 and im fine now. Don't worry things will get better. Just breathe, maybe try meditation. We are all here for you

Oct 14, 2016 4:29 AM

Hello sweetpea ⚘
Breathe angel breathe... πŸ€—life is tough enough 😊without all this stress πŸ˜™... plenty of snuggles 🐴with ur horse are in order!...🐎 U will be alright in the end angel πŸ€—

Oct 14, 2016 5:09 AM

I couldn't agree more. I have a 14 yr old daughter, who has a few medical issues going on. She says she is depressed but I say she's a normal teenager. Society expects way too much of you kids today. Just enjoy being young and free. Love yourself and your friends will love you even more. Maybe a change of dr too. πŸ˜ŠπŸŒΌπŸ’œπŸŒΉ she is a beautiful person inside and out. As you are as well.

Oct 14, 2016 8:37 AM

When you live with chronic pain 24/7 there are times when it can overwhelm us and a doctor may think it's depression. My pain doctor once sent me to a therapist for my so called depression. What that therapist told me and my pain doctor was that if he could get my pain to a manageable level I wouldn't have "depression."

However - we sometimes do go through periods of real depression and it's important for us to recognize that and seek help for it. If you ever do reach that point having a doctor or therapist you can talk to makes a huge difference. I have had Fibro since I was 12. At different stages of my life depression was a real thing. Just be aware of your body and how you feel. No one can know better than you what you are feeling and experiencing.

Oct 14, 2016 11:15 AM

Horsesnuggler there's nothing "wrong" with you. You're 13 and that's a rough enough time in life without having pain issues and you have CRPS/RSD!!! That takes its toll with stress and anxiety.. you'll be ok Sweetie.. As a very dear friend always tells me (and I'm ALOT older than you), breathe Hon, just breathe. It will be ok. Sending you gentle {{{Hugs}}} and best wishes. πŸ’•πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

Oct 15, 2016 9:01 AM

My Lupus and Fibromyligia are causing me more Depression and Anxiety lately! I have to talk to my shrink and see what he recomends! I hope you have an easier time with everything that is going on! I hate to read that you are having so many problems. Keep your chin up!!

Oct 15, 2016 11:55 AM

I'm sorry your anxiety is getting triggered and you're having meltdowns ... Do you like perfumes? My friends daughter uses essential oils to help her focus and feel calmer... Lavender and cinnamon are some of her favourites.
. I'm 47 and usually end up crying at the Dr's because I'm frustrated and have anxiety about getting what I need ... And often they assume I'm very depressed as well because I'm crying... It's that they are depressing.
You're a bright and wonderful young person who is doing a great job advocating for yourself. Better then a lot of adults! Thanks for sharing ... Love your costume idea!

Oct 15, 2016 8:33 PM

Thx guys. Dose anyone else feel like this is there diary

Oct 15, 2016 11:05 PM

Unfortunately for many of us This is our diary. :( but on the positive side this diary can be such.an important tool for our doctors. So by keeping it updated we are pretty much becoming our own advocate.


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