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sampson1

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I just wanted to let all who will hear that I am new here and just wanted to join a forum I could relate to. I am diagnosed as having a social anxiety disorder, I think this disorder also has depression and pscyzophrenia in it because I have been told I have that also. Well, I have had these disorders for some years now, I used to mask them a lot through a lot of alcohol consumption, well after a stint in rehab and lots of experiences in life I finally quit drinking. Only now my issues began to arise after the drinking was over with, you see all that time I was drinking I found out I was only masking these disorders I have and this was not good because as soon as I got off the alchohol a lot of symptoms started showing themselves and then I got professional help and ended up on medications. I used to avoid people a lot and if I did get told to do something while I was working I would usually handle this through lashing out at authority figures. I almost lost my job over constantly fighting with management. Eventually my job was kind enough to give me a disability retirement. I already was getting VA disability from when I was in the military and had an injury in which I broke my wrist and after that injury I had more issues, like my mental ones. Well, now that I am retired after a lot of years of working during my life I am enjoying the more simpler life now. I still avoid many social outings and people and would prefer to be at my home anyday over going out, but at least I am now more relaxed. I have wife and daughter who think I'm crazy and really don't understand the disorder I have, everything I do is wrong in thier eyes yet they fail to want to recognize that i really have a serious disorder and this is why I act a lot of times why I do. Oh well, just thought I would introduce myself and say "hi" to everyone and hope that you all have some encouragement for me and my problems i may go through in life still. I am now somewhat of a loner in that I really don't have friends I hang out with or anything like that. bye.:D
 
Fedup

Fedup

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Hello and :welcome: Sampson1 :) , hope you make some " cyber " friends here , we are a very friendly & supportive bunch :)
 
Yellowcoaching

Yellowcoaching

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:welcome:

welcome to the forums and I hope you get the support you deserve!
 
yakuza

yakuza

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:welcome: to the forum Sampson1.

You're quite right about how the alcohol masks other health issues,well done for quitting,that takes a lot of courage (y)
 
honeyquince

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Hi Sampson1 - well done for posting and welcome to the forum!
 
Aahbut

Aahbut

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Hi Sampson1, welcome to the forums. I think far too much is made of people like you and me that like our own company. I've been like it since I was a kid, now 53 and I think it's a bit late to try and change it now. I started CBT with the a view (the psychologists) to get me out and to make me more social. The trouble was I was quite happy as I was so it just fizzled out. Depression does not make you sociable any way.
 
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Dollit

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Hi Sampson and welcome to the forum. Lot of people with lots of different issues here. Good to see you.
 
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