• I am having a difficult time with my depression and anxiety. I have shut myself off from friends and most of family.

    Asked by aj1969 on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

    I am having a difficult time with my depression and anxiety. I have shut myself off from friends and most of family.

    I am even afraid to reach out to people who are going thru same thing. Any suggestions that might give me a reason to want to be happy. I feel like everything is going down hill with my health. So many doctors, so many illnesses. I just feel empty inside and feel useless. I was very active with my children, family and work. Now I can hardly get out of bed. Just rambling on because my mind won't stop wondering. It sucks.

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    • aj1969's Avatar
      aj1969

      Hi everyone
      I want to thank all of you for taking your time out to help me. I am trying so hard to keep my head up, but the feelings that run rapid within me keep me down. I try to get up and do things as much as I can, however I suffer from a spinal injury that is getting worse and the pain is unbearable. I try to tell myself that all of this will make me stronger but it doesn't stop the tears from falling or stop the anxiety. I know I don't sound very positive today and don't want to sound like a cry baby but I am stuck in this everyday rut. I want so bad to wake up and believe but it has been 2 months already and the doctor's have not started any treatment for the skin cancer. This worries me because I have several more spots on my face that still have to be biopsied. Currently my eye lid is so swollen and it scares me because this is one of the locations that I have to have checked. Called doctor today and can not get appt. until mid March for my eye. That didn't help my anxiety one bit.
      Also, I am feeling a lot of pain under my left implant that moves up to my underarm and I need to go to another doctor for this.
      (So sick of Drs.) FYI: I had a dbl mastectomy in 2005 after having 4 lumpectomies.
      I need to learn how to live for today and not worry so much. Very hard thing to do don't you think? Again, thanks for all the support you have given and sorry I took so long to get back to everyone.

      about 9 years ago
    • SunnyCloud's Avatar
      SunnyCloud

      @RebeccaLynn25 I agree. Also, take good care of your pituitary (sp?) glands. Google it. Im trying out something that a natural health person told my mom would keep my uterus/cervix cancer free..among other things. It's Natural Sources Raw Pituitary. God bless! xox

      about 9 years ago
    • Redd's Avatar
      Redd

      aj1969....
      Everyone else always "knows" better than "you" do, or so it seems. Just "Be You." It is OK to have slow days and slow times. It's OK not to be able to do what you "use" to be able to do. DON'T put yourself down either.
      After my surgery on my left arm, I had trouble lifting my arm or carrying anything of any weight. I still do not have the strength that I "use" to. People were use to me always being able to do for myself and doing things FIRST and never asking for help. (I always felt I could do it quicker myself.) My husband didn't help me much just after the surgery and the incison was healed. I had to ask him NOT to put anything on the top shelf (such as coffee because I could not raise my arm to get it.)
      It takes some adjusting... but ADJUST to YOU. (And NOT to others.) YOU are the one with the changes.

      I also asked my doctor for an anti depressant that I use to take back in a very difficult time. It helps me to not feel I have a zillion things coming into my mind and the next items might shatter me into a million pieces. (Effexor XL is it's name. Anti depressant/anti anxiety.) Maybe ask your doc about it.

      Take Care aj.....

      over 8 years ago

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