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Moody Blues

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  1. Thank you LL, therapy went well tonight! I feel so much better just being able to talk to someone about this. I have a lot of work ahead of me, but I also have hope.
  2. My panic attacks have become uncontrollable. I started on Diazepam, which seems to be helping. My body feels like I was hit by a truck, so many aches and pains. My stomach is churning and I'm losing my appetite. I start therapy tomorrow, but I don't hold too much hope.I know what my fears are and eventually they will happen. It's trying to deal with it, that's creating my panic.
  3. Hi Kochore, I understand your need to talk about your depression, but people that haven't experienced it think we can just "snap out of it". Most of the people I know have no idea what I'm going through and wouldn't understand it. I've been dealing with this for over 20 yrs, and have learned how to disguise myself, as a happy go lucky person. I talk to the people who are close to me, they understand what I'm going through and are there to help me.
  4. I feel being alone is the worse thing for me. I find being around people and socializing, gives me a break from my negative thoughts. It takes my mind off of me and I focus on other people.and what they have to say. Today, I spent two hours interacting with people and felt so much better.
  5. Hi Wanderer, I'm starting therapy this week, hopefully it will help.
  6. Hi Ikkin, Your experience is so much like mine, I never know what I'm going to see when I look in the mirror. Some days I feel I'm so ugly, I can't go outside. I wish I knew what was causing this,as it creates so much anxiety. I've been on so many different meds and nothing has helped, I start therapy next week, to try to get to the root of the problem.
  7. I suffer from a burning sensation in my right arm and my lower lip. It usually happens at the height of an anxiety attack. I never gave it much thought, I experience so may weird physical symptoms, due to my anxiety.
  8. I'm a Registered Nurse and have dealt with many people who suffer from mental illness. Although it's difficult, I find I have an insight into what these people are going through. It makes me a better nurse and a better person, having experienced the same feelings. I find it very rewarding when I'm able to help another person with the same affliction.
  9. Hi Rocky, I'm also happy you hit the "post button". There's a great group of people here to help you through the rough times. You have depression and that does not make you pathetic, it makes you human. Hopefully you'll find a solid support system right here, thank you for taking the first step and posting.
  10. Benzos have been a lifesaver for me. My anxiety/panic can be debilitating and will usually lead to severe depression. For me it's a vicious cycle, benzos stop my anxiety and gives my mind a chance to rest.
  11. Hi Fethis, We can always control other peoples actions, but we cab control how we react to them. I think you handled this situation in the best way possible. Kudos for handling it in a positive way.
  12. Hi Frangi, Accepting you have depression is one thing, giving up is another. There are times I want to give up, but I will never stop trying to feel normal I wonder why I have been burdened with this horrible disease, but I will never let it get the best of me. You have the right to feel normal and live a happy life, always remember that. I know sometimes it's overwhelming, but you need to keep fighting. Going to the ER was a good thing, you realized you needed help. That tells me you're not ready to give up. Please keep us posted on your progress!
  13. Hello Dazed, Please tell your parents what you are going through, you need a support system right now. Depression is much more difficult to deal with, when your alone. You need help and that's nothing to be ashamed of. I've been dealing with depression for years and I can tell you, nobody can do this alone. You need to see a psychiatrist who can put you on the correct meds and therapy can be very beneficial. Please seek additional help, you'll see and feel the difference.
  14. I take Diazepam on a daily basis, 5 mg at night and more if I have a panic attack during the day. It works well for me and provides relief from the anxiety. It doesn't seem that I've built up a tolerance for it.
  15. Hello Blueleaf, I suffer from many physical aliments due to my depression. Body aches, headaches and stomach problems. I find the best thing to do is to get moving and do something. No matter how bad I feel, I always feel better when I'm productive. I know it's easier to stay in bed and embrace my depression, but I don't allow myself to do that. I find exercise helps a lot, even though some days I feel I just can't do it. It's a constant struggle for me to get through the day, but the more I do, the better I feel.
  16. I know what you're going through, but things will get better. Wednesday is two days away and you can make it.
  17. I've been suffering from BDD for years, it subsided for awhile, but it came back with a vengeance. I'm on medication, but it's not doing much for me. I'm starting therapy this week. I'm hoping the combination of meds and therapy will help me
  18. My anxiety/panic attacks control my life. I suffer most of the day and find I can't enjoy anything in life. When I'm not anxious, I feel numb and have no feelings at all. The only relief I get, is when I sleep.
  19. I haven't been doing well. I'm so overwhelmed with anxiety.
  20. Yes, I've had an obsession about my face for years. I can't seem to stop looking in the mirror and obsessing about what I see.. Sometimes I look normal. other times I don't recognize myself. From what I've been told, it's a form of Body Dysmorphic Disorder.
  21. I have just started feeling "numb" recently. I feel it's a defense mechanism my brain has developed, to deal with my depression and anxiety. I have such painful thoughts, that I just can't deal with anymore. My body seems to go into this mode, just when I feel I can't take it anymore. The bad part is I can't feel joy either, I just feel empty and emotionless. I've been on the same meds for years and this just happened after my mothers death.
  22. Depression can be caused by genetic and enviornmental factors. I have a long history of family depression, dating back to my great grandmother. I would advise you to find a new doctor, who can treat you for a possible chemical imbalance.
  23. In order for your therapist to help you, you must be honest with her. I've had plenty of thoughts about suicide, but I know I would never do it. I have a therapist and promised him, when things get too bad I would call him. I think once you start therapy, you'll start to form a support system to help you through this. I don't think your therapist will hospitalize you.
  24. I have had plenty of those days and they do pass.
  25. Please seek professional help, depression can cause extreme mental and physiclal pain. There are many treatments that can help you. I've been dealing with depression for over 20 yrs, and it does get better!
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