You definately have come to the right place. And the first step on beating depression is coming to grips with it and admitting that you have it.
You have really
opened up here with something that I am sure is hard to talk about
and admit. Do you know why you pretended to have epilepsy? Was it for attention? I hope you don't mind me asking. I am curious as to why you felt that you had to do that. Remember here you are not judged. And we give our honest opinions.
Talking to yourself could be for a number of reasons. To have an intelligent conversation.LOL... That is something that I do and have done for a long time. Actually my counselor said that we often do that when we have a lot on our minds and need to sort some of it out. Which leads to the fact that we have obsessive thinking. Which I take medications for.
I find that it is much easier to talk on the forum than to talk to other people. I think that is normal for us. Especially people with social anxiety. That is why this forum is so important.
Are you going to counseling? I think that it would be a good thing for you and that a counselor would help you learn to not stress over things and to relax, which should help the ibs some. Also drinking a lot of water is good. Magnesium helps when constipated. I wish you luck with this, though it may be something that you have to learn to live with. You will learn what to do and when.
Keep posting, I hope that I have helped you some. There will be others coming on to respond to your thread. We also have other forums that can help with your physical problems so feel free to check that out.
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies