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I'm nearly always sad. Always up and down. Can't escape the thought that life is pointless.
 

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Welcome to the forum.

Do you know what triggers those thoughts at all?

Marliee x
 
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Lots of things. Feelings of failure. Loneliness. Anxiety of where my life is going. Its hard to explain x
 

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I understand it's hard to explain :hug1: No pressure at all to explain.

Is there anyone in your family or a close friend that you have talked to and have talked to?

Those feelings are ok to have, I have those exact feelings myself most of the time.

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Yea but they find it hard to understand and other times I don't like to keep on with my problems and feelings. Xxx
 
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What do you do about it? Xx
 

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It's hard and it's taken me awhile but I'm gradually opening up more. I have literally just started CBT as well.

I personally don't talk to my family about it but they know things thanks to some leaks and a bit of guessing.

It's all about talking and fighting the part of your head which puts up the shield in my opinion.

It's hard, so, so hard though.

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I think the hardest thing is knowing where to start. It's horrible as its always there in one shape or form xxx
 

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Have you thought about going to see your GP about it and maybe getting referred to talking therapies? Or at least having someone to talk to.

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I went to the doctors and they suggested medication which I took for a bit but didn't like the side effects. I felt let down as they didn't suggest anything about treating the cause; just addressing the symptoms. Xxx
 

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Do you feel you can go back and explain that you do not want medication but instead want to be referred to talking therapies?

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Yea I guess. I've accepted that I have this going on inside me but I worry about the stigma attached to it. Some people who I'd like to count on for support haven't been there as much as I'd like. I don't blame them as I can be a pain in the backside when I'm down xxx
 

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I think we can all think that we are pains in the backside when we are feeling rubbish, trust me I do.

Accepting it is a good step, it really is. You just need to try and figure that head out and I'm not going to lie, it sometimes is a long process but hopefully in the end, you will find a way to be able to cope with it.

xxx
 
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