Hello and Welcome. It looks like from your avatar picture that you are possibly male and I know how hard it is for men to have these feelings and ask for help. Have you seen a therapist and a medical doctor to help. The medical doctor should check your blood, particularly looking at the testosterone level, if it is low, it will cause or aggravate these symptoms. A low dose of anti depressant may be necessary to help you start feeling better, but the talk therapy that you have with the therapist will last longer. A therapist can get to the bottom of emotional issues that might be triggering these feelings. You also need support and you can certainly find that here. Support helps with all these symptoms but especially the confidence.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself, like, about how old you are, if you have experience a loss of a relationship or job lately, are you on any medications right now, even over the counter medications, are you in school, do you work, married, or have kids. I am sure someone else will answer you as well soon, but if you will hit comment and list just a bit more info, maybe that will help others who will identify with a similar situation with themselves. I may have to go to bed soon, but I promise you someone will answer soon. Many stay up at night and answer here, you will not be alone. You are welcome here and have many people who are also suffering from these symptoms. I have had all of them before and therapy and a low dose anti depressant have often worked to help me with them. Pattishan
Hi, i just want to say well done for asking for help! As already stated, it can be really hard to take the first step, and now that you have please keep going. I understand how difficult it can be to admit how you feel, when you feel like this, but you shouldn't just try to deal with this alone. I am repeating what has already been said, but anti-depressant/anti-anxiety medication and talk therapy can be a life saver. Many people are worried about being labelled or think negatively about anti-depressants etc. There is no need to feel this way, and really you should be proud of yourself for wanting to do something positive about how you are feeling. I know that counselling and a/d meds saved my life.
Again, as already requested, if you can share a few more details about yourself and what you are going through i'm sure we can give you more advice.
Stay in touch here, it's a good place to share and get helpful advice and support. If you want to share information that you find very personal or difficult, you can add members as a friend and send personal messages. Well done for making the first step. I don't know how badly you are feeling, but just remember that you can and will feel better with help and a bit of time. Thinking of you
I am 42 and suffer from manic depression and more conditions, but this is about you... life is like a roallercoaster the way I see it one second you are up and you feel great the next down and you are in a hole, it is full of emotions and feelings which dictate your moods, and in general the way you live, feel and see your life.
You must be strong, I live under constant anxiety... but I have learnt in my life to control it (plus the medications and a good Dr.)... I also feel negative at times and when that happens I communicate, I talk to my family and my fiance about it and they help me just by listening, try it will help you.
The low self steem, for that you must set goals , short... medium and long term and little by lttle make them real and that will boost your confidence.
Try not to be alone, always be with someone who is positive and can contribute to helping you get out of the hole you are in... but believe me you are the only one who can get yourself out that darkness plus with the help of a good Dr., medications and a support networks (family,wifeor girlfriend positive people). Never give up, you are winner, just by posting your question, that makes you a winner to yell out for HELP, only real men do it and admit they need help.-
Stop feeling sorry for yourself, stand up and fight, never give up, always be a winner, have faith in yourself, do not use alcohol or any type of drug to justify yourself... many people do, and that makes matters worse... you are strong, evrybody feels the way you do sometime in their life time... some make it like me... and some fail, DO NOT fail. Your mission is to succeed, to have a LIFE and enjoy it, but for that you must fight and it will be hard but not impossible, if I can do it ... so can you.
You have begun your quest for happiness just by posting your question and asking for help.- Now go out there and find it... and never, ever give up.-
All the best ,
Welcome to the site, & want to let you know you went to the right place! You will find lots of friends & more support than you can handle! You have taken the first step as the others have stated,. Now you need the help of a good physician. With possible counseling & proper medication this anxiety you speak of can be helped. The low self esteem is probably a counseling problem that can be helped also. You are not the first or for sure not the last that has come to this site for help. I wish you alll the best, & listen to my friends advice. Many have been through just what you are going through. Good luck...
There's no way for anyone to diagnose themselves in such way as you have.A person would be able to say that he or she is afraid or scared ,but wouldn't be able to say they have anxiety !they could say they are sad, feeling lonely,tired,hopeless,etc ,but they would not be able to describe it as depression.Only specialists who are able to determine your complaint with such terms as you posted.For example,
depression can be transient or last for a while.it can be alone or combined with anxiety.However,experts and/or sufferers of same symptoms may give you help and support as well;but not MEDICATIONS since this procedure has dangerous outcome and is illegal.A person might mention a medicine but that doesn't mean for you to go out and try to obtain it and see how its effect on you might be.You just write names of meds and ask the specialits about them if their meds didn' work for you.Anyways,from your question I would say it's hardly an anxiety that you may think you suffer from because rarely does anxiety have to do with low confidence.A confident and high goals seekers do sometimes have some type of anxieties,caused by various reasons ,e.g failure to a chieve their goals after heavy efforts.(If you can't knock a doctor's door,just push it and it'll be opened.)Best wishes..
Best wishes to u.u r not alone ive been the same way.all i cnw tell u is to try & find a dr.becareful with anti depreesants try a low dose first.dont let them raise u real fast.if u r comfortable on 1 dose then let that b.u notice how everyone said low dose!let us know what u find out.be blessed.
If pain has been present for long periods of time it is natural to feel depressed, anxiety very common how can I pay bills, how can I function in everyday life, low confidence is how most type B personallities live not wanting to make waves or speak up for themselves.
Ask yourself, Have I done purposly gone out of my way to harm others, do I treat others like I would like to be treated myself? Confidence comes from doing something very hard and that is to love yourself. It is just a guess but I bet you are harder on yourself than others, punish yourself for things you eaisly forgive others for. For 50 + plus years I forgave people who did me wrong but agonized over trivial things I did. If you can look in the mirror and say with all honesty I did not purposely go out to hurt somebody then you are better than most of humanity. If you made some mistakes don't repeat them this will bring honor to your life and do not be afraid to live life for confidence will be the by product. Be kind to others but be kind to you.
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