I feel like I need help. Can someone tell me if i should actually go to a doctor, therapist, or be put on medication? Or am I simply overreacting? Recently I am overwhelmed with everything and feel like even with a list full of things to do I can not seem to find the motivation to do anything about it. I have a problem communicating my feelings to anyone. I have kept a lot inside of me my whole life and need someone to talk to. maybe. I am not sure what to do anymore and am at a loss. I know this is very vague but i would really like to try to talk to someone who is willing just to listen. I just want to put myself out there for once and tell someone what is going on. I have too many secrets inside of me.
Perhaps a therapist would help you. Behavioural Therapy is a great tool.
I doubt you are overreacting. If you are unmotivated, and perhaps preoccupied from things from your past, a therapist could do you a world of good. Also, a therapist can recommend a psychiatrist, just in case the therapist feels you need medication.
Oprah (I cannot even believe I'm quoting Ops here) always said "We are as sick as our secrets", maybe you just need to get these secrets out to a professional?
I wish you the best, and stay with us for support if you need it!
Hey, I've been in your shoes, but back then I was depressed after my father's death, and almost my mom's a year later. I was also in hs using drugs and doing everything wrong for myself, they forced me to see a behavioral therapist, and from experience and going into the working world of ems, most drs wil listen and think they're helping you, diagnose you as depressed and put you on anti-depressants. Now for some that does the trick, but it isn't always the first answer.
Here is what I did, I got a notebook and everyday multiple times whenevr I felt "weird" or out of it, unhappy or had a lot on my mind I would write it out yell and aware and complain and cry to that notebook, and afterhiph I'd fold it up and set it aside and pray that God would help me find the right way to do things, and for the strength to figure it out. I also got caught using drugs and my entire life has changed.
I then found my passion being a paramedic, they tried to save my dad 12yrs ago after his heart attack and since Then that's what I wanted to do, and now doing. Find a passion, a hobbie, whether it's music, a class, subject, or even a book series, and make time for it everyday and remember tomorrow's a new day and today's stress is gone.
Your not overreacting, your Human. Try the notebook thing or confide in a family member or talk with a therapist, something will work for you and won't work for others.
All the best to you, let me know what helps you, and how things go.
I agree with both of the great answers you got! The best thing is that you admit being overwhelmed and sound ready for help! First of all, since I don't know you, I don't know what's going on in your life. I can soooo relate to a hectic life which causes me to feel overwhelmed often! However, the issues that you have and feeling like you need someone to talk to tells me, that the pent-up stuff is either causing or adding to your frustration. I urge you to seek a good, reputable counselor or therapist to help talk things out and also help you cope with daily stressful life. That may be all it takes, though you will have to work with this person and be completely open and honest, and know that it wont be a miracle one-visit cure. It may take some time before you see real results. The important thing is to get started moving forward ASAP.
Also, chemical imbalances and/or hormone imbalances and sometimes something else going on in your body like changes in electrolytes or reaction to a med you may be on can cause you to suddenly become stressed feeling and overwhelmed. So I would also recommend seeing your doc for lab work and exam to rule out anything on the physical end that may be adding to your symptoms. Sometimes a person has an imbalance which is helped by medication, though I would not want to stifle something important that you may need to get out in the open. Just dont feel badly if your doc does want to prescribe something to help. However, please make sure you understand what you're being prescribed, his treatment plan, and side effects of the med. also, be sure he will be monitoring you closely for any problems with meds or changes needed. Therapy, counseling, and medical care can all work together to help you, and I hope you will use whatever resources that are available to you so that you may feel less stressed and more together. I am sure there is light at the end of the tunnel !There's usually not a quick fix, but will take s little time. Just remember that it's important for you to take care of you, for no one else can do that for you! Hope this helps!
Hi Kate,welcome.sweet lemon is rite.seek out some professional help.a good therapist could change your life.I am going thru a very difficult time now and did not think twice about calling a" shrink".I also think keeping a journal can help for two reasons,1 you get out all the negativity whenever you want and 2 you can bring your journal to the therapist and go over the thoughts you have put down.I find I forget a lot,denial?perhaps,but you will have those thoughts in your journal and reread them before your appointment.I hope this helps a little,can't hurt to try,rite? Hugs,c
Well, I'm late as usual, but you have received the best advice anyone can give you. It make even take severak sessions with a therapist until you feel trustful to tell a stranger your fears ior problems. Another thing if you get the feeling it's not going to work out don't hesitate to ask for a different therapist. They all have different approaches & you need to find the right fit, but I do agree with everyone that is what you need to do. It's hard to talk about thing from your past & present that are bothering you. I know, because I am a perfect example. There is no stibma attached talking to a therapist either, & it's no ones business but your won. so go for it girl! I wish you all the best...
Go to NIH.gov enter the search term "defin* depression".
Knowing that you are not unique, but another poor suffering human being always gives me strength.
You have recived excellent responses so far. This alone should tell you that you suffer a common condition. And the responses should thell you that people have walked through this valley of dark and emerged on the other side/
Best of luck.
I would see a psychiatrist as well as a therapist. Sounds like anxiety. What the root of the anxiety is, I don't know, but for me, turned out to be repressed childhood memories... or lack of memories due to repression. This meant that I was also diagnosed with c-ptsd and depression. Everything nonetheless was rooted in the c-ptsd, and the therapist helped a ton. In your case, I have no idea as to what may be causing these issues, but medication will relieve them sooner vs. later, and therapy with time will allow you to eventually get off the meds. Best of luck to you!
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