Anxiety and Depression - trying to see a way through the fog.
I've been suffering with Anxiety and Depression for most of my adult life. Since the breakdown of a brief relationship, it has entered an acute phase where I've had difficulties sleeping, a lack of enjoyment in everyday activities (even things like cooking which have always seen me through difficult times in the past) and constant catastophising - like I believe that bad things are going to happen to me all the time. I'm not saying that the relationship was the cause of all my worries - but it certainly seems to have been the catalyst. In addition I have a multitude of other anxieties - money, job security etc. the thing is though - those worries have been around for a while and within the past year or so I've felt quite buoyant, optimistic even with dealing with those things - I'm desperately trying to recapture some of that positivity now to try to see a way forward. With the sleeping difficulties I'm now on 100mg trazodone each day which seems to be working most of the time but I just feel like an empty shell now. I used to be able to laugh and cry and now I'm not even able to do either. It's a really scary situation and I'm struggling to see a way through it. (I am, however, starting CBT next week). Has anyone experienced anything similar? Do you have any advice?