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heidi81

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Hi everyone
Im not really sure where to start. Since i was 11 i was diagnosed with ocd and it just got swept under the rug, it didnt really become an issue again until my late teens and then came the anxiety and depression and my fear of throwing up. I was put on zoloft and still am on it but i have also for the past 5 years become dependant on alcohol. I was in the hospital for awhile cause i just couldnt eat for the fear of throwing up... so now to date my mom was just diagnosed with advanced lung cancer and im teying so hard to stay for her but im falling apart. I cant sleep im so moody i cant eat again cause now i feel its a physical thing where the food gets stuck... i just dont know how to fix myself or my mind .... i want to be able to go out again and enjoy life not sit at home and panic whats wrong with me... im just doing the bare min to get by and its no way to live.
Thanks for reading
 
Nikita

Nikita

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:welcome:Heidi

It is hard for you.Have you discussed this difficulty with swallowing food with you doctor?He may have suggestions on how to control the anxiety around food and eating.It isn't a matter of fixing yourself, you need to slowly and patiently work through the issues you have.Your doctor may refer you to CBT Therapy for anxiety and the OCD..I am very sorry to hear that your mum has advanced lung cancer.
We are here to listen to and support you whatever you want to say.I hope the forum helps you and works for you.Nikitax
 
Ilikegalaxies

Ilikegalaxies

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You're not alone. I'm just now coming back from a horrible beginning of this year. I lost everything I cared about, my job, my friends. I had to move back in with my parents so they could take care of me. All because I had a nervous breakdown. Just know you're not alone and be kind and gentle on yourself. Can they prescribe you something that will keep u from throwing up? I would ask. The fear and anxiety is awful.
 
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standon

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Hi Heidi, n welcome, the forum is a great place, its a difficult time for you, try and get as much help as possible, lots of different issues on here, but we are all struggling to cope n try n recover, just chatting on here sometimes, commenting, starting a thread, can help so much, is for me, hope it does for you, sorry about your mum too take care x
 
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