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Insomnia and low energy - depressive

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Hi i am having a bit of a problem that has been going on for about a year now.. i was with my girlfriend who i was very in love with but having extreme stress with it cause she didnt feel the same and was causing problem and also lots of stress at work which eventually caused me to lose my job and her. i all of the sudden one day felt like i had snapped and i was having uncontrollable anger, insomnia, lack of appetite, normal type sex drive but erectile dysfunction. everything seems to have come to a steady stop and i am kinda back to normal but i have remaining symptoms that include the following:

Insomnia or extreme trouble getting to sleep/very light sleeper
Very Low Energy
Very Low Sex Drive
Harsh lack of appetite ranging from 1 small meal a day to nothing
Bad Anxiety/Paranoia
Sometimes feeling as if i want to Vomit
Extremely Short Temper
Depressive/when not symptoms still present

When all of this occurs i suddenly get a burning sensation in my head with a headache and pressure.

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replied July 3rd, 2009
Mental Conditions Answer A6898
From what you are describing, it is likely that you suffer with anxiety, that is causing you to have panic attacks. Panic attacks occur when you have an extreme amount of stress, they can be instant or something that has built up, leading to a feeling of "snapping" that often causes the person to experience the symptoms you are experiencing. In addition to what you have reported, did you experience a shortness of breathe, racing heart beat or sweating? Panic attacks/anxiety could be the explanation for the headaches and pressure.

Another explanation (which could be an additional explanation) is that you might be suffering from depression. The low energy and sex drive, short temper, low appetite, and insomia are very common symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder. It would be recommnended that you see a Psychologist or other mental health worker to discuss your issues and what you have experienced in the past. From what you have described, you have experienced a lot of loss in a short period of time and are probably struggling with the changes in your life. You might also consider getting a medication evaluation with a Psychiatrist so they may be able to assist you with some of the symptoms you described.

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