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  • 3 days ago

    Does anyone else feel this way?

    I feel like scared that nothing will work out, everything could go bad, I own a company and feel like its never going to do well even though it does. I don't want to get up, I don't want to work, its irrational fears and I know it but cant change it. I feel all alone and all by myself because it seems the whole world is revolving and I am an outsider looking in, I want to be part of it. Things I love just seem to not matter anymore and I don't know what to do. How can I convey this to....
  • 3 days ago

    I would like to share this inspirational passage to those living with depression or mental illness

    To Myself, Ten Years Ago You won't believe what I see from this vantage point, the years stretching out before you like a long and winding road. I don't want to scare you, but there is a forest just up ahead. One so dense and dark, the sunlight won't reach you for awhile. You will wander lost, in this long, perilous night, not knowing if it will ever come to an end. But believe me, the light will find you again, and when it does, you will no longer be afraid of the dark. Stop to catch....
  • 3 days ago

    life long depression.

    I sympathize and empathize with all of the posts. I had a "crash" at age 50 and have struggled ever since. I have run the gambit of medications and struggle (as do so many) to function day to day. I keep this a secret because people do not understand and tell depressed people to get over it. If only it were so easy. I can only tell everyone to keep fighting and hope for sunshine to come someday. I keep hoping my life will change ( I have worked hard to do so) but the depression does not....
  • 5 days ago

    Finally reaching out

    I appreciate the forum being here for sufferers to open up. I have spent my life "being strong", putting on a plastic smile and trudging through everything. I am now 47 and too tired to go on. I was not blessed with health. Though I'm a fighter and made a great life for myself with a family and a 25 year career, I have had multiple health issues my entire life - Mitral Valve Prolapse which I'm told is the reason I have Dysautonomia (itself being a wicked condition to deal with)....
  • 10 days ago

    Postpartum depression/anxiety picking

    Several months ago I was diagnosed with PPD. I'm taking several medications that help. My psychiatrist wants to adjust them because they aren't as effective as we'd like, but since I'm breastfeeding my options are limited. I'm reaching out because one of my biggest issues is I have developed an even worse picking problem with my finger/toenails. It's so bad that I've almost ripped off several toenails and it is painful to walk. Looking for options/ideas to help this. Breastfeeding....
  • 10 days ago

    Dirtbag Depression

    I've been on cymbalta for about 4/5 years, always worked well until now I really want to catch my depression before it gets too bad... thinking of trying 5-htp before bothering waiting on a 3month opening at my Dr. office?? Any suggestions please, single mom of 3
  • 11 days ago

    Extreme itching / crawling sensation for almost 2 years no signs of rash or treatment

    For almost two years now, I have been battling the oddest condition. It started with extreme itching all over my legs. Later, I am itchy pretty much everywhere. I never had any sign of a rash, or allergic reaction. Sometimes I would wake up in the middle of the night from scratching.( I have no known allergies ) First Steps: Doctor: I first started by changing the detergent I was using. Then, I went to the doctor who ran blood tests, stool samples, urine tests, and everything came back normal. In....
  • 11 days ago

    anxiety vs bipolar

    my fiance has been trying for the past 4 months to get help with some issues he is having with no luck. He is 64 and since October 2016 has been overly anxious. He seems to dwell on some past incidents which seem to cause alot of anxiety and sadness with loss of a mother and brother (some 15 yrs. ago) and a couple bad relationships he had. He just can't seem to let them lay in the past and forget about them although he will say it's over and done and needs to be forgotten. He has been diagnosed....
  • 12 days ago

    experience with telemedicine

    Did anyone tried psychotherapy online? What is your experience?
  • 13 days ago

    Are these pains from Anxiety and stress, or other health conditions?

    Sorry for the length of this post, I just feel like i need to give every bit of information possible as it is ruining my life and I need answers. Firstly, a bit of background information. I am a 22 year old male working as a bartender in a nightclub. I have been suffering with bad anxiety from the age of 15 or 16, progressively getting worse as the years went on. In the past few years it has been extremely bad due to lots of reasons, the main one being the drama behind my parents break-up which was....