Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*
Post Edited (stkitt) : 7/28/2008 7:00:52 AM (GMT-6)
Posted by stained_glass_eyes
Post Edited (stained_glass_eyes) : 7/27/2008 6:02:07 PM (GMT-6)
Posted by Moondance
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Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
That was great and it gives us a great snapshot of who you are. Anxiety is a tough disorder and I am very glad to read that you have some wonderful things in your life, your niece, your boyfriend.
Congratulations on your graduation..........what a great achievement for you, be proud of who you are.
I am sure we can help you will your issues so please feel comfortable starting threads and talking to us. Also your support to the members is truly appreciated by all.
Again a warm welcome.Kitt
Good Morning Irish,
Thank you so much for sharing and you just said something that will validate for many that it is not unusual to feel angry at your disease. My hubby has Crohns and he has been angry at it for years but that is his way of dealing with it.
He fights all the way but it is because he is angry and not going to let the Crohns rule.
I am so glad you feel comfortable here so please do keep talking with us.
Dysthmia I had to edit something out of your posts. I hope you understand why okay? Thanks
Post Edited By Moderator (nervymeg) : 8/27/2008 7:52:45 PM (GMT-6)
I'm so sorry that everything has gotten dark for you, but it sounds like you are doing the right things to keep yourself safe. Yes Diazapam (Valium family) is what it's called in the US and in Australia (where I live). It may help ease up some of the OCD rituals, but it can make you feel more depressed. I was on 60mg a day (not recommended) at one stage of my life and it didn't really slow me down either, just made me one really dangerous driver
Now obsessive list making, now that one I can relate to. I have OCD as well, and I have five diaries..when it gets bad I find myself scheduling the minutes in my day, and planning what I'm going to eat in a months time. Ridiculous, but it's the one ritual I allow.
Please don't feel hopeless, you are NOT a waste of oxygen. You are a smart, empathic, caring human being who is going through hades right now. You didn't ask for this, nor would you wish it on another. I think that a lot of people on this forum have been in the dark place that you are right now. I know I certainly have once or twice, but it ebbs and flows as with everything in life. Sometimes you just need to believe that things will improve, hold onto the things that you love, and fight for the life you want. Never give in.
Please know that we are here to listen and support.
I'm so sorry I didn't make myself clear. I didn't mean to stress you out further, I know you are doing it rough right now. You didn't do anything "wrong" just make sure you observe this rule.
1. No discussion of any illegal activity or threats of violence. (ie. illicit drug use, including medical marijuana use, threats of suicide or self-injury, or threatened or intended physical harm). Discussions of suicide or self-harm that are deemed negative and therefore potentially injurious to others are also not permitted.
You haven't upset anyone okay? Please keep posting, and if you want to discuss anything you can email me (the little envelope icon).
I'm sorry you've got insomnia..that just makes everything so much worse. It's just gone midday where I live so I'm actaully planning lunch.
You are among people who understand here. I get so obsessive that I've said the wrong thing and upset someone..so don't worry you are certainly not alone! I just edited the little bit out of your post about potential self-harm, you're not being at all offensive, you're just posting how you feel.
So one less thing to obsess about okay? I hope you get some rest soon, try not to let yourself get overwhelmed. Living with OCD you spend so much time "in your head" that it's easy for things to get blown out of proportion. Try and look up and out of yourself. I try and distract myself with a book or a movie, anything to get out of my head when I'm in a high anxiety state.
Take care sweetie, you will getthrough this and we will be here to help you.
Many hugs from across the ocean,
I am so sorry your having a bad time but you are not a worthless person, you are a person with OCD and anxiety which can be treated. You are in the same situation as many others here so do let us help you.
Why don't you start a thread of your own.............just click on the new topic to start your own thread and that way everyone will see it.
We are here for you so know we care.