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angel1982

angel1982

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Hi

I have not struggled with mental health for about 7 years now. Medication was reduced to lower doses and everything was great.

NOW BANG from nowhere I am struggling and I mean struggling. My thoughts are all over the place, have no energy, feeling of things crawling on me...

I asked doctor to increase my mood stabilizer, change my anti depressants and up my sleeping pills. I seen a mental health specialist which wasnt much help. I dont know who to turn to... feel so alone...
 
HLon99

HLon99

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Dear angel1982,

Really sorry to hear you're going through this. Is there anything in particular that you can think of that triggered your episode. Any stress in your life, changes in your lifestyle. Try to trace your steps back, see if you can identify anything that might have caused this. If you can't don't worry; you said so yourself you haven't had any problems for the last 7 years. You beat this thing back then and you're gonna beat it now. Don't panic; changing your medication will take a few weeks to take effect so sit tight. In the meantime, focus on what you can control and that is self care. If you are living alone perhaps consider moving in with a friend or family for a couple of weeks. If you are living with a partner or someone else, let them know what your going through so they can give you a helping hand for this difficult time. Beyond that, make sure to get plenty of exercise, eat well and keep a regular sleeping schedule, see your friends; even if you don't feel like it! Also, sometimes, burying your self in work or a hobby or some productive activity usually helps me.

Remember, your going get through this and you'll be a stronger person once your on the other side.

get well soon,
-H
 
HLon99

HLon99

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Also this might seem like a dumb question, but what exactly do you mean by 'feeling of things crawling over me'? Are you speaking metaphorically, or do you literally mean that you physically feel as though bugs are crawling under your skin?
 
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Daringdan

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angel,
I hope you can get back to being your normal self soon. Seven years is so good I'd imagine you can get back to that better place. I hope you don't feel as alone with us on the forums here for you.
 
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gabzgrl

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Hi

I have not struggled with mental health for about 7 years now. Medication was reduced to lower doses and everything was great.

NOW BANG from nowhere I am struggling and I mean struggling. My thoughts are all over the place, have no energy, feeling of things crawling on me...

I asked doctor to increase my mood stabilizer, change my anti depressants and up my sleeping pills. I seen a mental health specialist which wasnt much help. I dont know who to turn to... feel so alone...
I can relate!! It always gets worse for me when its colder season/autumn. I become more introspective and sometimes that can also feel uncomfortable. I practice energy healing; sometimes going out in nature, writing a poem or journal all your thoughts and emotions---then put it away and you can reflect on it later when you are feeling better and stable again. Just know that these feelings and moments do pass, and things will brighten again!! The best thing you can do is self-care, spend time with yourself and time with good company. Be mindful and care for your own health, it's important! Sometimes herbal medicine can help ease the stress, also Vitamin E has anti-oxidents and vitamin D helps against depression and is found in sunlight; but I know that no amount of vitamins are the cure for seasonal depression which is what I think I have. It also can be frustrating trying to mediate with psychiatrists--some will increase medications, some would rather be careful and not over-medicate. Mine wants me to keep my medication the same. So I am trying to work on my mental health without always turning to medications as the be all and end all. Just give yourself time, try sitting in nature and practicing your breathing or painting or something that will boost your dopamine/serotonin. I don't recommend weed or CBD it doesn't help me at all, but natural endorphins exercise, tea and finding joy in simple things works wonders.
 
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