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Mental Health Thread • Page 261

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by AelNire, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. chatting with my bestie about anxiety the other day, she was telling me about a reframing thing she does when she encounters anxious thoughts that I’m gonna try to incorporate into my life more:
    figured at least one of you might find this useful
     
  2. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    Oh goose Prestigious

     
  3. Jams

    Regular

    I've been feeling so lonely lately and I just feel like I'll never have friends or a partner and will just spend the rest of my life completely alone.
     
  4. K0ta Mar 14, 2019
    (Last edited: Mar 14, 2019)
    K0ta

    when i feel it, then i feel it too much. Supporter

    I'm waiting in the office of a psychiatrist; going back to therapy after almost 6 years and somehow I'm NERVOUS. You'd think the 4 years in my early 20's of some of the most intensive forms of therapy could've been enough but nope I still fall into the same bad habits and gotta go back to this again. Self care (especially when it pertains to mental health) needs to be ongoing and I of all people should know and accept that but I'm still frustrated to be doing this again. I just hope he gives me a script for a f**king benzo cause that's what helps me the most. I refuse to start going back on meds that need me to take them every day, then we start experiement with what works and what doesn't - hell no. Too many bad side effects from too many meds to go there again. Give me something PRN for when I can't stand the anxiety and I'll be fine.

    Update: the doctor is almost 30 minutes late and I'm now in a bad mood and gonna be even later to work. Already not gonna feel comfortable with this guy.

    Update 2: Okay, I take it back - I actually really liked this guy. He was intelligent and thoughtful and genuine. And finally - FINALLY - I feel like I have a diagnosis that makes sense. It's amazing that I've had almost every type of help imaginable - inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, group, individual, etc., and yet I finally feel like it has culminated into something tangible. Docs have said I had anxiety, depression, bipolar, BPD, PTSD, even floated schizoaffective disorder (???) and this is the system at work. Going from doctor to doctor for so long and getting different answers, this doc actually wrote a list of things that made the most sense - anxiety, depression, BPD, bipolar, and PTSD - and wrote down the symptoms I described under each and concluded from that and the rest of our conversation that generalized anxiety disorder with borderline personality disorder makes the most sense. And it does. And I have felt like that for a long time. Anxiety was a given, but BPD was something docs have floated but never landed on and here is this guy finally getting it - and referring me to a BPD specific therapy group. I'm still kind of amazed that I can feel hopeful about a "breakthrough" in this even after the intensive treatment I've had in the past, but I do and I'm just...really glad. There is finally a direction and everything fits.
     
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  5. Vase Full Of Rocks

    Trusted Supporter

    My anxiety is spiking for no reason. I hate it and I'm really freaking out.
     
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  6. Vase Full Of Rocks

    Trusted Supporter

    I feel you on this. But if we are any indication, there are many others that feel the same way. We can support each other.
     
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  7. supernovagirl

    Poetic and noble land mermaid

    Yeah definitely same ha
     
  8. PureBlueSF Mar 17, 2019
    (Last edited: Mar 17, 2019)
    PureBlueSF

    And all the while, Death smiles on.

    This was mostly successful, and I luckily didn't have to deal with any family drama when I got home this time, but I can't fight the feeling that I should stop doing these temporary stop-gap sort of things and actually do something more permanent to help myself.

    I dunno, I do think I should see a therapist but the last couple ones I saw turned out to be unhelpful sacks of shit so I'm very apprehensive.
     
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  9. Vase Full Of Rocks

    Trusted Supporter

    I just got shockingly angry in my session with my psychiatrist about how much I hate the state of the world and how much people have to suffer just for the benefit of a few. I didn't realize I was that kind of person. I didn't know I was this jaded about society and everything. I'm just really confused.
     
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  10. Mason

    Regular

    My anxiety is through the roof today. I am leaving my job and was going to tell my boss this morning, but kept putting it off. Now its almost end of the day and I feel like its weird that I went all day acting like its a normal day, just to break the news at the end. I still want to get it done with today because I need my brain to stop racing but now I feel even more uncomfortable doing it. I hate how bad I am with communicating and dealing with uncomfortable situations.
     
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  11. BoldTitan

    Trusted


    Are you leaving the job into a better situation? If they are kind I'd hope they'd be understanding
     
  12. Mason

    Regular

    Yes and I'm giving them 3 weeks notice, which is more than fair I believe. Chickened out today because it seems too weird to do it at the end of the day. I'm gonna try doing it first thing tomorrow morning instead. I hate that I over-think this stuff way too much.
     
  13. BoldTitan

    Trusted

    Be confident in the fact that this is part of millions of people's experience daily and that you aren't doing anything wrong at all. Otherwise everyone would stay at the same job and position forever! You're moving onto better things and they can find someone else. It's business. If they don't understand, you don't need to be there anyway. 3 weeks is an extra week generous.
     
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  14. Kiana

    God-uncle Charlie! Prestigious

    when I gave my two weeks I did it semi-impulsivly and then slammed the door in my boss' face and I'm alive to tell the tale. I think it's always going to feel awkward unless your job knows you have a set end date, so it truly is a rip the band aid off situation but most places are just grateful for the two weeks and that you're not quitting on the spot
     
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  15. ChaseTx

    Nuke the site from orbit. The only way to be sure Prestigious

    Dunno if this is a mental health issue so much as life issue but I can't afford to get by right now and it makes me wish I didn't have to
     
  16. Vase Full Of Rocks

    Trusted Supporter

    Oh my God. This x1000.
     
  17. Ken Mar 19, 2019
    (Last edited: Mar 19, 2019)
    Ken

    Entrusted Prestigious

    I really feel like shutting down today.

    it's like a fog over my brain. My mind is heavy and my eyes feel so tired. I need to get outside and go for a walk or something.
     
  18. Ken

    Entrusted Prestigious

    I think eating something today would help haha unfortunately i have no appetite
     
  19. JulieLynn

    In house smoke me up secretary Supporter

    I get like that too. I go for a walk, or even a hot shower can sometimes help get me out of that funk.
     
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  20. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    Oh goose Prestigious

    Go walk Sterling
     
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  21. Ken

    Entrusted Prestigious

  22. Zoshchenko

    Trusted Supporter

    feeling aimless and worthless
     
  23. Kiana

    God-uncle Charlie! Prestigious

    I seriously just want to start sobbing forever. Every year I get a pap smear and it's the worst but it's always free or at most like $20. I went in January and just got a bill for $285. It says I was in network but that the insurance didn't cover any of it. This is a new insurance but like wtf??? I just want to cry. I just paid my eye doctor like $500 and then spent another couple hundred for new tires after mine popped, and then I just paid off two other doctor bills. I'm going to call tomorrow but if this is like just a thing now idek what to do. I have to go yearly for my birth control. I know there was that law that passed which said your pharmacy could prescribe it or whatever but last time I looked into it they were like oop sorry nobody here is trained for that!! If I don't get my birth control I have such unbearable periods I'm immobilized for days and miss work and am in so much pain but I can't afford it if they're gonna start making me pay that.

    This has just been the worst day that keeps getting worse.
     
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  24. Gallhammer

    Angry Lesbian / Music Lover

    Sometimes it feels like there is just no hope for me to ever achieve true happiness. I feel the constant numbness of depression. Every single day, getting out of bed takes a lot of effort on my part. It's been years since I've really actually felt good. Even when I had times I felt good, I've had clinical depression since before even then. It feels like this mental illness, if it does not kill me, will keep me from ever being happy.
     
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  25. Vase Full Of Rocks

    Trusted Supporter

    Perpetually lonely.