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EnnisBoo

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I don't know what's wrong with me. I haven't left my bed apart from going the bathroom in 8 days. Literally. A friend bought pizza on day 2 and I still haven't finished it. I stopped turning up for work and switched my phone off. My chest feels so heavy like I just need to cry and surely I'll feel better but I'm not. This has happened before a few times - the longest being for a month with no human contact and just my bed. Please someone help me. I can't take being in my head but facing the outside world is terrifying. Help
 
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I don't have any family and I've moved around a lot in my life so making friends is not easy. I'm so scared of being labelled with something and being dosed up on medication. I worked in mental health a little when I was younger and didn't like what I saw done to some people. I've been like this for 8 years with the last 2 being really bad. I know seeing a doctor is the right thing to do but am desperately looking for another way out of this. I'll have months when I'm fine and then something small will trigger it and I'll be under my covers again. I know I'll lose my job and probably my flat but I can't stop myself. This is the first time I've actually said all this to anyone. At times i self sabotage - things will be going well and I'll do something to mess it up - I don't know why. Like I don't deserve it, or I'm punishing myself.
I had a divorce 10 years ago that was quite messy, no children, but I know I am over my ex.
 
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I can understand that you might be reluctant to contact a doctor.
But ultimately, I do think that it would help.
You have to remember that as long as you aren't at risk to yourself or anybody else, they cannot force you into doing anything or taking any medication that you don't want to.

It may be that you eventually research other things like herbal remedies, talking therapy, relaxation techniques etc.

But ultimately, as a first port of call and while you're in a bit of a crisis, I think you should talk to a doctor.
It isn't an easy thing for you to do, i'm sure. :hug1:
 
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