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    What are some coping strategies to get through Thanksgiving tomorrow?
    #major depression
    #ComplexPTSD
    #Anxiety
    #suicial

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    New here!

    I have joined recently and would like to connect to others with anxiety so I don’t feel alone.
    #Anxiety #c -PTSD #major depression # IBD #Crohn ’sDisease #RheumatoidArthritis #disabilty

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    When will it change? #treatment resistant depression #major depressive disorder #Anxiety disorder #eating disorder #PTSD

    Does it ever get better? I do most of what I have to do with extreme effort - work, home, existing. I have mastered the “facade” most of the time. People don’t get it. If they could be in my shoes for an hour they wouldn’t last. I know people have it worse. The black hole doesn’t end. I’m tired of getting guilted into staying on earth. I don’t want others to take on my pain, especially my kids (21&24) I’m not being fair to anyone. Rock-hard place.

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    My doctor has asked if I'd like to try Ketamine infusions. I tried the TMS, didn't help. Has anyone else tried and can give me their opinion?

    #major depression #Bipolar #Anxiety ##PTSD #OCD #Fibromyalgia #etc #all MESSED UP

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    #treatment resistant depression#major depressive disorder #Anxiety disorder and then some

    Has anyone tried brain mapping? If so, what was the treatment after the mapping? Did it work? I’m desperate for something to work.

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    Can't cope with the stress #major depressive disorder #BPD #BreastCancer

    I starting to worry about myself. I'll try and explain things as succinctly as possible.

    Last September my bathroom ceiling collapsed due to a leak from my upstairs neighbour. Nothing has been done to repair it orevenmakeitsafe. Water and debris still fall into my bath on a daily basis. There is loose brickwork, potentially asbestos, and I have to hoover the bath before I use it.

    Second issue, 28th February my boiler broke down. Have had no heating or hot water since. Seven engineers have visited, two parts replaced, and the current situation is actually worse than when I reported it in February.

    I have emailed the CEO and my MP, been assigned an incident manager. He has been on leave. Made an appointment for yesterday morning. They didn't arrive. Phone contractor, the appointment has been booked for my downstairs neighbour because he has a leak coming from my flat into his living room.

    Speak to my neighbour, he tells me they arrived, and did nothing.

    Phone the contractors, explain what happened, they look at the engineers report and he has closed the job. I have to call Peabody to raise a new repair request.

    I'm drinking wine at work because I'm so stressed. I'm a nanny. The children I look after hear me shouting, swearing and losing the plot. I have looked after the children for nearly 11 years, so the family know me very well.

    Alice is worried because I have had breast cancer twice and she has heard me saying that I was extremely stressed before both of my diagnoses. She wants to massage me, stop me working, and relax. She's saying she's going to make lavender bags for me to help me relax. Bless her 💖

    I have never experienced this level of stress before. I can't sleep, eat, cope with day to day life. I'm drinking copious amounts of alcohol to try and cope with the stress ( default mode) and I haven't exercised, actually physically gone shopping, or managed to maintain a routine of any kind since the bathroom ceiling fell down last September.

    What should I do? I can't even speak to people on the phone without having a panic attack! I have a constant nerve pain on the right side of my head, and my eczema and IBS are the worst they've ever been.

    I'm in crisis, but I can't even phone the crisis team. OMG I'm a mess. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you

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    Momma need a survival Kit

    I’m new to the group. I wanted to know is there a group created for moms who are overwhelmed with finding help with there kids who may be new to #Fibromyalgia #mood disorder #PTSD #Rejection from dad #major depression , etc. I have my own therapist and the best advise she has given me is the backpack method but when it’s your child I feel stuck trying to keep her problems in my backpack. I have watched a vibrant and loving child diminish to no mood, sad all the time, unexplained weight loss, in pain and being an introvert. Pulling things out of her to talk about is stressing me to the point of no return. Tell me guys how to you watch this and say to yourself if my child will be here on this earth for me to see have children and have a prosperous life? I loss my mom is 2018, 2019 my child told me she was molested at 9 in her dads care, she was bullied in middle school because of a outfit she had on at picture day, and it seem like her life been spiraling out of control ever since. She smokes marijuana that I’m not proud of and everyday this school year it has been a constant challenge to get her to go to school. She is a senior this year and my child wants to have a job but she is fighting fibromyalgia and it will look like she have commitment issues and she might not get the job she applies for because of her negative energy from the pain. I have prayed and I have seeked help in every direction in the medical realm. I’m a nurse myself and was terminated because of a conflict with manager I guess not liking me. I was not a office rat and didn’t believe in gossip. I have dedicated my time off to my daughter with the help of her older brother. I am seeking my own self love because I have put so many people in front of me until I don’t know what I like to do or csn ever complete a project. I just want a normal life but I guess with God that does not exist. #help I’m drowning😢😢😢

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    Therapy and Prozac

    How do you get through Psychotherapy when on Prozac?

    I am skipping doses so that I can feel the things that I am talking about. I never, ever, cry. I feel numbed out on the surface but raging with emotion deep down, which I can't show. I have cut myself to feel things. I have reduced my medication but I am also getting to Peri-Menopause and I don't want to be over emotional or confused by it. At best Prozac tempers my worst mood swings but does nothing for depression #Borderline #ADHD #major Depression.

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    #Apathy

    What in the world would make me want to create a support group for people with apathy? Well, I have at least seven individual legit reasons why I suffer from apathy all at the same time. That means I tend to succumb hard to not doing anything at all. It is very challenging and I am tired of it.

    If other people who struggle with apathy are too apathetic to post here with me then I will just try to share my experience as I attempt to climb out of this hole in the hope that others will learn and be inspired by what I share.

    I am working with #major depression, #Anxiety #abandonment , #Fibromyalgia , #Brain trauma, #chronic stress, #Toxic environment, #thyroid problems, multiple medications that have apathy as a known side effect, prolonged marijuana use for chronic pain, and who knows what else.

    I spend my time being my husband's 24/7/365 caregiver. He is on disability for #Mild cognitive impairment, which means for him that he has basically no short-term memory and huge cognitive problems from being unable to steer his own brain. He presents as a completely normal, but forgetful person to strangers, but the truth is that I do everything for him and get little in return. He cannot be left alone because he would wander away and get lost within a block of our home. He cannot help around the house because he cannot remember how to do things, cannot follow instructions or make decisions, has no initiative, is unable to do his own hygiene, etc... It's brutal for me. He doesn't understand that anything is wrong, either.

    But none of that is about apathy! All I do anymore is take care of our basic needs... and hide on my phone playing games, writing, watching video, or playing with my cat in my bed. Oh, and I think a whole lot about what I should be doing.

    I am so apathetic that I don't leave our home unless we need to run an errand or have an appointment. I would feel so much better if I walked every day, but... I just don't go. It simply doesn't happen in spite of understanding that it would help.

    PLEASE share about your apathy.