Welcome to HW
I am glad Junebug was here to give you some great input as to what HW offers and has .....
As well as giving some techniques to help out
Chris.....For the longest time I did what you are doing ruined relationships friendships and pushed all away from me I became a hermit .................Living in a He** of all my own making
I found HW at my lowest newly DX with crohns and other Diseases
People on here became my friends my confidants my supporters and got me thru so much I could never begin to start posting about
it .........I am sure if you read thru back threads you will find many that are in the same position as you are or have been ........
I was taking up to 3 10 mg valium as well as up to 4 1 mg ativan a day and I started doing some CBT and self help techniques ( which I will bring forward for you ) like relaxation ect .....I now only take as needed..........
Sometimes meds need to be taken along with the techniques
There is NO shame in that
THIS is a REAL disorder it is not in " our heads"
More education has to be done on what the A/P er goes thru and lives thru on a day to day basis
I really hope that you WILL stay with us and get to know us ....I know you will not regret it at all and I also have to tell you in my yrs here I have seen ppl like I was now completely turned around living happy and fulfilling lives......YES they do have the odd setback but not for long with the care and support here by all
Join in the threads and feel around the ways of the forum and you will get to know ppl by their posts and names ....real quick
I as you can see am a real person that is dealing with many issues BUT I dont have to do it alone anymore NOR do I want to
My family here mean everything to me ..........you will see what I mean
PLEASE stay with us and do get the support and understanding you need NOW
All the best .....
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