I was told most of my life that I had boarderline personality disorder, with anxiety, depression and PTSD. We came to discover from a recent mental health counselor that all of my symptons came down to being on the autism spectrum. My whole life I knew something was different about me but no one was able to figure it out. Now that I have a answer to some of how my brain processes information, it seems easy to say it is the autism but do I still have depression or is it all just symptoms of sensory overload? I don't know. If any of you have stories to share about how you know you are having a moment of sensory overload it would help me to find similarities and differences in the depression and the autism. Mental health workers still treat me as if they can treat all of my problems with talk therapy and medication but I now know it is not that easy. Or if any of you out there experience depression and autism, how do you know the difference? Does the autism prevent you from working through the emotions of depression?
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Have any of you tried or are on Protonix (pantoprazole )? It's used for GERD (acid reflux). I've just gone on it and my mood has completely dived - depressed and anxious.It could be the weather - we've gone from summer to autumn here in the UK - temps dropped 20F or more.Just trying to work out what's caused the current blip.
I've experienced this several times in the recent past and I can remember experiencing it for as long as I can remember, off and on. It seems to have gotten more frequent and/or more disturbing. But does anyone else experience yelling or screaming when they're in the shower? Its accompanied by this urgent feeling, like fear, but also a numbness, like I know it isnt real so theres no need to react...