Overwhelmed and not sure how to recover

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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 10/14/2009 9:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Im very unsure how to go about this...and seeing as I cannot face my fear and go talk to someone I thought maybe this would open up the door for me and be my step in...Im 22yrs old, a single mother, and working a job that basically pays the bills.  The father of my 1 year old hasn't seen him since 4 months old, has no job and does not help/support/talk to me period.  Lately I have been just secluding myself from everyone because I feel so worthless because I feel like I am being a let down to my baby.  He has everything he needs then some, But I always seem to fall short everywhere else.  Work alway seems to have something to say negative no matter how well I do or try to do.  Things with my current boyfriend go so good and when I tend to see that I run away because Im so scared of the outcome.  I over analyze things to the point where I stress myself out and can't sleep...which lack of sleep I know is a problem... but maybe someone has some advice on regaining that feeling of happiness when you feel so lost in everything. I feel like im standing in a room screaming and no one raises there head! Does anyone have advice on how to shake the feeling that your not good enough?  When I look in the mirror I feel nothing...and I don't know how to get that feeling back.  I feel like Im watching my world fall around me and everything I do makes no difference... If you have everything you could ask for around you shouldn't things fall into place....? Everything was going smoothly and then I hit a wall with everyone and everything.... maybe some words of wisdom can help me from spinning out of control...well what control I may have left!

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 10/15/2009 4:24 AM (GMT -6)   
hi scuwby25. over anylizing usually leads to us being overwhelmed. i feel that a talk with your doctor is warranted. some of the symptomlogy in your post leads me to think about you possibly having some form of depression. at this point it may well be situational, up's n downs. hey, sounds like that you are trying darn hard, especially with your child, so well done and pat yourself on the back. when we hit a wall it is usually because our stress bucket is full. what tips us over is usually the little stressors that keep it overflowing, thus you need to reduce it. sleep, i too have massive problems, esp with multiple dream sequences. try to get into a routine, reduce coffee, unwind, music, hot bath etc. reading helps as it tires your eyes, focus on good stuff before bed, music, meditation etc. hoping this helps. we are here for you. i admire your courage in seeking support, keep being courages and see your doc. with healing compassion. welcome to the forum. if ok let us knw how you progress. wishing you well. jamie, male, 37.
dx, mdd, severe borderline personality disorder
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