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joe1976
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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 7/14/2007 10:46 PM (GMT -7)   
All too often when I'm in this down sate... advice seems to be coming at me from all angles. When I get on the phone usually in a panic or desperate state... I'm often faced by well intentioned friends asking me to just get out of the house, do something anything... and when I just can't (seem) to do it... I just feel that much more guilty for failing to listen to good advice

I wonder what 'good' advice is too. I have read in some of the threads that one step at a time like just taking a bath is one step, or living hour to hour... I believe in that but in the haze of depression and desperation everything seems so immense.

I just want to sleep now. But everytime I lie down paranoid dreams of taking examinations just keep flooding my head. I'm 30 now and I wake up every morning after sleeping 12 hours with confusing dreams and fear of having to face another day

I'm trying to stay positive like another day another battle won... but its easier said than done. God i bore myself with this endless repetition. But my days are not filled with idle boredom. They are filled with fear which I try in vain to avoid.

too much noise... too much waiting for the seconds to pass... I know this isn't healthy and I know i'll have good days.
Just wanted to share how I'm feeling and hope I understand that though life can only be understood backwards, it must be lived forwards...
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Social anxiety/agoraphobia
100mg Lamictal 3 times daily
500-600 seroquel at night
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jerseycherries
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   Posted 7/15/2007 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   

its hard when the good advice is hurting you sometimes. but the people giving it dont mean to hurt you, they're only trying to help. they just dont understand that getting out isnt always so easy and that that can make us feel worse. i would love to come and go as i wanted. but right now its not really a choice i have. and others dont always get that. they think if we could just get out of the house more we'd be fine. and it doesnt always work that way.

its hard to stay positive when things seem so bad and almost hopeless. but your right that everyday counts as a victory. sometimes we just have to drag ourselves through till the next day. it will get better. i'm told that often. but dont always feel. yesterday and today though i've been feeling better. so maybe it does really get better. but i'm still a little leary. i have been struggling so long that it doesnt seem possible.

and i completely understand about the fear and too much noise. i've been in a constant state of fear for months now and i'm not really sure exactly what i'm afraid of. everything i guess. and i cant tolerate too much noise. i can listen to music, but thats about it. no television-its just too noisey for me. if things get to noisey and chaotic then my anxiety flares up and i have a whole other battle to fight.

i guess i just wanted to let you know while i havent been through everything you have, your still not alone. i get how your feeling. and its hard and it sucks alot. but we can both get through it.


I have bipolar disorder, panic attacks w/agoraphobia, social anxiety, diabetes, asthma, and high blood pressure.
 
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olivia of course
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   Posted 7/15/2007 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Joe,

I agree with Jersey about people giving you advice on how to feel better. Most of their intentions are probably with good intentions. They probably see you home most of the time so they think a change of scenery might help.
 
I am sorry you are going to a hard time.  I hope for you your fears and anxiety will bet better soon too.  Hang in there and know we are here for you.

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joe1976
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Total Posts : 22
   Posted 7/15/2007 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
thank you jerseycherries and olivia,

hope all is fine with you... for me waking up is the hard part... and having a peaceful sleep as well. Heres wishing you all peace and thanks for your replies... it helps when fellow sufferers share..

Peace to you all

joe
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Bipolar Type 1
Social anxiety/agoraphobia
100mg Lamictal 3 times daily
500-600 seroquel at night
2.5mg diazepam 3 times daily, 10mg at night


olivia of course
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   Posted 7/15/2007 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   

Joe,

Sleep is a problem with me and others in the forums as well.  I have been told by others who have seen it that I am a restless sleeper, and waking up in the morning is a nightmare for me.  Even with a few alarms.

Olivia

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