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Hi, I am new to this forum but perhaps not so new to anxiety and depression.

 

I found this forum in my desperate search for help without having to drain those around me. Actually, in my world I kinda live alone in total isolation because I came to a point where I cannot speak to anyone about the space I find myself in.

 

I am 38 and my first diagnose of depression or some sort of mental illness was diagnosed at age 14.

I am currently diagnosed for bipolor and anxiety, however I believe the diagnosis might be incorrect and that I am actually suffering from PTSD. Anxiety, I do not deny though.

 

I was hoping to become a part of some kind of community who can understand me.

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Welcome and I'm sorry you're having trouble.

 

We've all been there and we "get it." The community here is very helpful and supportive.

 

Have you spoken to your doctor about your feelings? Do you have a therapist?  Some combination of medication and therapy can be very helpful and it's the only thing which has worked for me. 

 

In the meantime, we're here for you.

 

Peace and love

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Welcome and I'm sorry you're having trouble.

 

We've all been there and we "get it." The community here is very helpful and supportive.

 

Have you spoken to your doctor about your feelings? Do you have a therapist?  Some combination of medication and therapy can be very helpful and it's the only thing which has worked for me. 

 

In the meantime, we're here for you.

 

Peace and love

Turth is I have not yet spoken to my Doctor about all the emotions arosing but I do have therapy once a week.  I did think of going to the emergency rooms should I not be able to shake off this suicidal thoughts I have been having for sometime now. Some days its easy to shake it off, but other days it comes rather strongly. I do live with family, however I struggle to ask for help at times, because this illness is so draining on them and for the simple reason for them wanting me to "just get over it".

 

My medication was changed once again and that might be the reason for the up and down the past  or so 3 weeks.

 

Thank you for your support.

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How often are they changing your medication?  What type are you on?  If it's an SSRI (Prozac, Celexa, Lexapro, Zoloft, Paxil are some examples) it can take as many as 8 weeks to show results. Your doctor will know how to prescribe so, please follow their instructions. But if they're changing every 3-4 weeks it might be too frequent and you might want to ask your doctor about it.

 

Peace and love

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Hi mercy child,

Probably not the best to dole out advice at min but joined this morn and flicked through some posts/topics if your looking for the same as me ie reassurance/ advice and answers the attitude on here is fantastic friendly and rational , please keep strong and know that you are not alone

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