Depression and the need for guidance........

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I have struggled with anxiety and depression for as long as I can remember.I think it really started when my father had a heart attack 3 years ago. At that time I had also lost my job and my relationship had broken down too so I was dealing with 3 extremely upsetting situations all at once.

I managed to find another job 4 months later doing something I

 

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    Are you on medication or considered therapy?lol
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      Hi Lynne,

      Yes I am on Citalopram and have my first assessment for Counselling this afternoon which I am hoping will help. I accidentally pressed return before I could finish what I was writing before.

      The job I started 4 months later I loved to start with and stayed at for nearly 3 years.It was however very stressful, as well as looking after animals which had to be PTS regularly I had many issues with one member of staff (lending money and not getting it back, money being stolen, bullying me). It took its toll and what was once a job that I loved it became heartbreaking and mentally challenging. 

      In this time I also had a miscarriage which alone was a hurdle to jump and something that I am still trying to forget 2 years on. I associate everything in life with pain, loss and upset now and no matter how hard I try and pick myself up I can't forget the memories I have....I can't forget all the innocent animals that I have loved which have been mistreated and killed, I can't forget how I have been treated and spoken to like dirt....and I can't trust noone apart from my family.

      How do you get over that?

       

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      You are doing everything right.

      You just have to give it time and a combo of meds and therapy will help.

      Personally I dont think mental illness ever goes away but we can control it and the memories dont haunt us so much and we live our lives to the full

      Stay Strongcheesygrin

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      Thanks Lynne,

      I think you are right, I don't think it does. I suppose we just learn to live and cope with it. I have had counselling before and looking back now I think because I didnt continue with it is maybe where I went wrong.

      Day at a time though, day at a time.

      Thankyou for listening smile You stay strong too xxx

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    has your anxiety improved over time?
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      I have found my anxiety has got worse tbh. I find it incredibly difficult to socialise now, most days getting out of my front door is a challenge. I have these bizarre thoughts that everyone is looking at me so when I have been in a restaurant or anywhere where there is lots of people I get shaky and feel really uncomfortable.  Or if its a night out I have to drink copious amounts of alcohol to calm my nerves. It's horrible sad.
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      I had a couple of sessions years ago but due to a busy work schedule I didnt continue with it. I have seen the doctor recently and been referred to steps to well being - I have a telephone assessment this afternoon, I hope it helps.
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      Hopefully it works!

      If you need anything at all, post on here or feel free to send me a PM.

      You are not alone.

      You can beat this.

      Good luck and all the best!

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