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Hello all. I've been exploring the site tonight and decided to stick around. I'm actually in pretty good shape these days for the most part. My meds are working overtime some days, but they do work. I had kind of a rough day today though. I suffer from depression and social anxiety, and I have buckets of ADD (I know that's not how we say it now, but I'm old enough to use the old terminology, I think. 🙂)

One of my most difficult symptoms is my delayed sleep phase disorder. I take meds for that too, but due to circumstance, I didn't get any sleep last night. When that happens, the anxiety comes back like I missed my meds or something. I had trouble talking to people all day today, and unfortunately people were very unavoidable. I know people have worse problems than the fact that I get so nervous, my head shakes, but when it's happening, the simple act of making eye contact is a temporary nightmare. Even being on the phone was rough today.

I'll be fine, and I'm actually feeling much better than I was most of the day, but I thought it might help to share. I don't know why I haven't reached out before. I guess I never thought of looking for like-brained people online until my cousin, who's bipolar, told me how much she gets out of her chat group. Chat isn't really my thing though. I think I'll be much more comfortable here. From what I've seen so far, everyone seems very kind and supportive. I could use more of that in my life.

Anyway, thanks for listening.
 
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Hi Rzero welcome to the forum :welcome:
 
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Hi Rzero and welcome to the forum, you’ve come to the right place to find support from people ☺
 
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:welcome: there are indeed many like-brained people here
 
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