I started with depression 13 years ago and it wasnt too frequent. Now I am ill every 3 months it's hell. I now seem to get anxious and dont want to leave the house unless I have to and really struggle to even make a conversation with anyone including my family. When I am well I can talk and talk and love chatting with people. I have a great family but feel they are all under huge stress now and dont know what to do. Seen my doc whose referring me to a mental health team this could take a while. I now also have bad jaw clenching in the morning and my teeth hurt. Never used to get this I seem to have deteriorated over the years and have lost myself completely. I'm not the same person anymore. My coping mechanism with life feels broken and I don't cope with anything anymore. I used to be so strong and in control I am actually having very dark thoughts at the moment
Reading your story looks alot like mine. I feel the exact way. I was just thinking that about myself the other day. I have changed. I'm not the same person anymore. I'm very chatting when I'm feeling good. My mother used to say that I never meet a stranger. I feel like a stranger to myself now. I take my meds . I keep to myself. I get online. I'm trying very hard to get it together again. Then the jaw thing. Wow I just started doing that about a month ago. It's crazy or I'm crazy. I feel better when I'm in a chat room with my support groups. I don't see a doctor anymore. Can't afford it. You're not alone. I don't have any answers. Just support.
I'm so sorry! I feel your pain. I've had anxiety and panic for years and it does change for me. I gave good spells and bad. I still haven't found the right medication after trying so many. Do you happen to have a therapist? Talking to the right person who can suggest some coping skills is really helpful. I've also found some help in changing my diet and adding vitamins. I was really deficient in a lot of important vitamins. Exercise can make a huge impact also if you can get the bad energy out. Just some ideas. Please know you're not alone, far from it. I hope you get to talk to someone about medication that can help soon! Best of luck to you!
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