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Brain is giving up.........

Jonwal

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Don't give up toasted you are a brilliant forum member and have made me feel very welcome. I hope you find a way out of this madness and despair. Jon x
 
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It might not help, but I get like this during anxiety/depression phases of my 'cycles'. Social groups will have me feeling completely alien, detached, different etc. I can 'hear' the negative thoughts others must have of me. I can't speak without a thought telling me what crap I've just said etc. It's horribly uncomfortable and unbearable. I find it hard to commit to social situations now because I can't predict what mood state I will be in, so employ avoidance.
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BlueGlass

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I donno if you can separate depression and SA like that.
I think I would be very much similar though, so I would say SA alone could cause it.
 
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I can say without a shadow of a doubt that all those symptoms in the list you posted also relate to depression, I know because I have them all. Also I find that anxiety makes it so difficult to take part in groups even if you really want to, the thought of everyone looking at you while you speak is just too much.

Please dont worry about posting on here about whether you decide to go to the interview or not, like BG said if you dont go it is because you are unwell not because you are workshy :)
 
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Don't really know where to put this but seems to be more SA related than ED so...

went to meetup tonight. Nearly didn't go because I would have preferred to have stayed home and binged.

I am getting more and more detached from other people, I can barely participate in the discussion. I know I have posted about this before but it seems to be getting worse. I used to blame it on time of the month as the meetups were usually just before, but we had one 2 weeks ago and I was just as bad then.

I always end up feeling hungry afterwards as well and eating too much.

I left early today as just couldn't hack it. Was sitting there comparing myself to the other females and their various body parts - I hate that I do this and if they knew I did it would probably not like me very much.

And as usual just have nothing to say about the book and getting more and more depressed about how normal and chatty they are. It strikes me that they are all grown up whereas I am masquerading as an adult and am really not. I think I am going to have to stop going because i am so self conscious of not saying anything, it looks like I am just observing them and I imagine that might make people feel uncomfortable. I can't connect with other people. My brain is closing in on itself.
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This is how I feel. You are not alone

On the way back I went to Sainsbury's there was an old lady in there talking to herself I thought that is my future, I already do at home but not in public yet.

In addition I have a job interview next week but I don't think I can go as I feel so unwell in the head. I know I should just wait and see how I feel but then i will have to cancel at the last minute which will make me even more anxious than just saying I'm not going now. And I have an inkling it is just a tick box exercise for them anyway as I declared my disability.
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Probably the extra stress you are putting yourself under by trying to do this is making you feel worse. I know sometimes I say i will do something that is a few days away. (Nothing as good as a job interview though) and by the time i get to it i so ill it is impossible to do. Cant plan anything for in advance
And now I've put it on here, I will have to go or people on here may judge me as workshy etc
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No you are not
I'm struggling to fill in application forms as my brain can't compute the personal statement bits even though for most jobs it is a copy and paste thing I still have to think about the order and how to make it relevant for that particular job etc

My brain is giving up. Whether it is the depression or my chaotic eating or something else I don't know. Does long periods of isolation make your brain stop working if you are not using those bits of it that are needed to be social and think?
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Think all these affect brain. I think my years of eating badly have come back to haunt me now. I trying to eat bit better now but whether it too late i dont know. Dep;ression and anxiety affect abilt to concentrate etc. Sorry not saying anything you dont know anyway.Just felt I could relate to a lot of what you say in this post
Sorry I am moaning a lot lately guess people must be fed up, sorry to be selfish.
You are not being selfish. Replying to this is helping me not think about myself so much
 
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Haven't got any advice but I can relate on so many levels!!! I feel like everything you have said all the time!! Really hope you feel better tomorrow! And think about the positives! You managed to go to the meet up even thought you didn't want to and you got the job interview so well done!! All the small things count!!! Xx
 
Toasted Crumpet

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So I came on today

Why do I feel so unwell in the head before my period (not to mention all the physical)

If I were to go to the doctor I'd probably get diagnosed with PMDD and prescribed prozac

No matter what is wrong, Big Pharma has a pill to kill the ill

Now I expect I will just get back to my usual flatline depression
 
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