Thorn, Rose, Bud: Talking about our mental health

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Thorn, Rose, Bud: Talking about our mental health


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@Downandout hello there!  I have been dealing with several mental illnesses since childhood.

I'm leaving this to you because I don't ever want you to think that you're alone in the world . I don't have any family and very few friends.  At one point, I was called a "social butterfly".  My illnesses has caused me to become a "homebody".  

PLEASE invite me as a friend . Maybe we could help each other.

Yours truly, 

Cathy

  

Thorn, Rose, Bud: Talking about our mental health


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@Downandout i get it. I'm 64 years old and lived for many years as you do now. But there is hope! I can help you find it.

Thorn, Rose, Bud: Talking about our mental health


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@Classycathy please accept my friend request. 

Thorn, Rose, Bud: Talking about our mental health


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Hi, I haven't been on here in a long time. I guess for me my thorn is that I was kind of in a sort of denial about my mental health and wouldn't acknowledge how bad it had gotten and how it was affecting my life. My rose is that I've finally found a therapist who seems really great and is is going to help me! My bud is that because I'm starting to feel better I think I'm ready to go back to school to get the degree I've been wanting for a while now!

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@yankeepoodle89 that's so wonderful to hear!!  So many people diagnosed feel they have ended any thing that could be good in life.  Not you!  Give yourself a pat on the back and a "go getem girl".  I hope u will keep us posted and share your knowledge.

Sincerely

Cathy

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I feel completely alone right now. I had a psychiatrist that I didn't see for a while because the symptoms u was having made me want to hide from everyone and anyone.. when I tried to get back in they had no record of me seeing him. I was upset they lost my memories so I found a different office. I hate starting over but they pissed me off. I'm currently living with my mom in her husband's house. I need back surgery that I can't have until I go from 310 to 250 or below. I need a possible stint in my heart and knee surgery. I'm out of work because of this and can't drive because all my meds. I don't have that many friends and when I do I can't really hang around them because they have to come to me and mom doesn't like it. It's her call. I end up talking to moms friends sometimes cause they come over to play cards. I got yelled at by mom for discussing our dirty laundry as she called it to her friends. I said that I needed to vent and she said not to them. So now I'm alone again. I hate myself. I don't have a plan in place to kill myself but suicidal ideation and dissociation are my middle names. I thought I'd gotten a way out. To move to a different country to teach but covid hit and all the schools shut down. So I got a job at a forensic psych ward. Super stressful at times but I love it. Loved it. Mom made me make a decision to quit that job or move out cause I was working with covid patients. I ended up quitting for another mental illness type of job which also had a bout with covid. O matter how hard I try, I can't get it through her head that working with confirmed cases is safer than persay Walmart or schnucks. Cause at least we were required to wear PPE and keep a constant track of temperatures and oxygen levels. Idk I'm just frustrated. Sorry for rambling...I've never been on a site like this before.

Angel

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@amangum Please friend me. Thank you! Debra

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@amangum I would love you to friend me. Thank you! Debra

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@sophialee7650 HI I totally get the fibro and depression together. I have been taking cymbalta at its max with seems to help with both. I am 36 years old and have been diagnosed with migraines, fibro, arthritis, depression, anxiety and borderline personality disorder.  Even on medicine, everyday has been a task to even get out of bed. Have you considered CBD or holistic therapy/medicine. I live in Indiana so it hard to really find those kinds of doctors out there, but there are resources and studies have shown its better than medicine. Feel free to add me as a friend. I would love to go off my meds and living a healthier life styles without the drugs in my system. 

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