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Deano6946

Deano6946

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Hi All,
I'm new to forums and I thought I would give it ago as I don't seem to be able to talk to many people about my problem.
To cut a long story short I have been diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Socialised Anxiety Disorder. These get so bad for me that it brings on quite bad depression.
I am currently on 50mg of Sertraline a day which don't feel like they help but when I'm not on them by god do I know about it.
I've always had hassle as far back as I can remember, I didn't have much of a childhood, my mom divorced my dad at an early age and I was left to pick up the pieces with my little sister.
At this current moment in time things in my life aren't the best, I have recently fallen out with my mom due to her leaving for the third time to run off with another bloke.
I'm not happy at work. I currently work for my dad and I have been for the past 12 years but some days I really dont want to be there I just want to curl up in a corner and cry. I get made to feel guilty if I have time off or if I have time off sick which is horrible.
I've currently been with my girlfriend for just over 3 months even though I've known her for longer, I love her with all my heart but most the time I'm treading on egg shells because I'm worried about upsetting her and then that's more hassle on my plate.
I don't really talk to anyone much about my problems because I'm frighten of what I'll get, I don't want the I'm the victim feel sorry for me it would just be nice to talk and not be judged.
I would be lieing if I didn't be honest and say I often think about the best way out of everything although I've never gone that far.
I don't like going to my GP because it feels like here have these magic pills and off you trot.
I just wondered if there is anyone else that gets themselves in to these states and what do you do to combat it?

Thanks for reading
Dean
 
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Helena1

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you could try a different med from your GP or you could get some cbt, some places you can self refer or go through your GP or some places have counseling you can have at your GP practice. in my experience they don't act like you are a victim.
if you don't think your GP is very good for mental health issues, try a different one or a different practice if they are all crap.
 
Deano6946

Deano6946

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Thanks for your reply.
I've already had some CBT in the past when I saw a councillor which I must admit did help, I never thought to look in to this again, thanks for bringing it to my attention.
 
Deano6946

Deano6946

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Hi Nikita,
Wow thanks for your lengthy response.
Anxiety isn't nice at all and you have my most respect.
That's amazing I didn't even know that groups like that even existed I shall be looking in to that, I don't have many friends really as I find it a hard task to grasp.
I shall be ordering that book too!

Thank you for your offer of support it means alot :)
 
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