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    Itsey posted:
    I am a 57 year old woman.. I feel 103. I know I have depression problems . I have since 82. Been through a lot since then. Mother with alizheimrs. (both are parents gone now) bad marriage 28 yrs still in it. Breast cancer 2 times ( still in treatment til next Sept) Diabetes,Thyroid,Cholesterol and Back & Neck pain, I weigh 227. now on a sleep machine worked about 2 weeks but now does not help at all . doctor says it is fine.. I have no energy I could sleep all day always tired. And of course nerves are awful on meds doesn't really seem to help. I dont know where to look or turn for answers,, any suggestions. i am going to start on walking today. Probly have to go to sleep afterward. Oh and I go to sleep when driving Is there any help out there"

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    chteacher responded:
    I, too, am 57. I am so sorry for all the health issues you are going through. I wanted to reply so when you came back there would be someone who tried to help. I am taking a new antidepressant(which hasn't kicked in yet) along with xanax. I finally made an appointment with a psychiatrist but sadly, I couldn't get in until November! I really recommend therapy. I was in counseling for a few years a while back and I know it really helped me. I have terrible anxiety and wake up at about 4 every morning with my heart racing and severe panic. I have read that this is a clear sign of depression. So it's back. Exercise is a very good idea, too. I walk around my neighborhood and when I don't I use the elliptical. It sounds like therapy might be something you could try. It was great for me to have someone listen to me. I hope you get some more good advice!


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