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Dealing with depression and anxiety

Discussion in 'Friends and Family' started by charlietheowl, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    You know sometimes it just feels like the whole world won't be happy until you're miserable...
  2. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry heralde. Hope you're feeling better this morning.
  3. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    So, stick a finger in the world's face and be happy instead...just to tick 'em off. Hah!

  4. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Had a major anxiety attack throughout the course of today. It got pretty ugly. I feel a bit calmer now, but still frazzled and my stomach feels like it's angry with me. Not fun.
  5. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys, yeah it's better today. It's nice how things can change from the beginning of the week to the end. I definitely understand how you feel Charlie and hope things are calmer now.
  6. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Glad you're feeling better. I'm feeling a bit better though still a bit shaky.
  7. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Charlie, hope things are smoothing out for you. Remember, you are in the best of all possible worlds right now --

    Rhonda: You quoting Voltaire?

    Er, no. Just going to point out that being able to live someplace rent-free and leisurely look for a job while doing applications for grad school to further put off your entry into the real world...is a pretty sweet gig! ;) Hang in there.
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  8. Lola p

    Lola p Well-Known Member

    People SERIOUSLY tick me off:

    I am bullied REGULARY, And The stupid consuler people seem to never talk to the kids who do it....

    And when they do, They dont stop. They just give a little puppy dog face and apologize...

    5 seconds later it starts again..... Its got me really, relly nervous to go to school everyday....

    Which is why I tried to get online schooling. My dad, however, Doesnt know A THING on my school situation, so he doesnt think its bad....

    So he told me if I did the online school, He would not support me, Whick is worse than telling me no....

    3. Froging. Days.

    After school was in FOR 3 DAYS it started quickly again. HE STILL doesnt see a problem....

    Just.... Arg.... I'm frustrated!
  9. Gonzo's Hobbit

    Gonzo's Hobbit Well-Known Member

    Oh sweetie I'm sorry. I hate it when people turn a blind eye to bullying.
  10. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Lola, go up the ladder. Complain to your principal. Complain to the school district superintendent. Get your voice heard. A LOT of schools have this issue. You can also check out the no more bullying website:


    You're certainly not alone in this. :sympathy:
  11. DramaQueenMokey

    DramaQueenMokey Well-Known Member

    Yesterday, I had a pretty good day. A lot has happened in regards of my emotional health, I let my estranged mother back into my life due to the fact that being angry wasn't helping me at all.

    She's not so bad and she realizes that she indeed made very many mistakes in the past and although she can't take them back, she is more than willing to make up for them.

    However, lately, my dad has been on edge (due to his fiancee who I can no longer stand because I found out she hates me and he may or may not be leaving her, I don't know), and yesterday, after I had such a nice day he flipped out on me when I got home to my grandmas house and just SCREAMED at me over the phone and when I say screamed I mean SCREAMED and he had no reason to get so angry with me. He then sent me into an anxiety/panic attack, I was shaking and crying and couldn't stop for a while. He claimed that he was jut frustrated because I hadn't given him a time to come and get me, but, he didn't have to FREAK OUT when he knew I was perfectly safe and when I was asking him when would be better for him to come and get me.

    I was at my abuela's (grandmother's) house and she was there and so was my mother and they were just trying to help, but, they kept offering to hug me and give me things to eat or drink, but, it wasn't helping. And I'm not the type of person that normally likes to be touched (I just don't like it!) and my mother finally caved and hugged me and that just made it worse, I especially don't like to be touched during an anxiety episode, I get that she just wanted to help and it hurt her to see me like that but it didn't help. After an hour of that I was finally able to calm down and she took me out for some air which was helpful. Then I was able to explain to just leave me be when I have an episode.

    I hadn't had any anxiety for a long time until yesterday, I had calmed down and went home, but, it really didn't help that my dad gave me a lecture about having to be nice to his fiancee when she's not nice to me and if I wasn't going to be nice to her, to at least be nice to her bratty kids. I do not talk back to my elders, but, I said no, his fiancee doesn't treat me well so, I have every right to treat her the way she treats me. And her kids are too much of a handful, I am done playing freebie baby-sitter, those kids are nothing to me and I have no obligation to do anything for them. Dad said I had a point and left me alone about it, but, that doesn't change that he's completely ignoring my feelings and the fact that when he yells at me for no reason is upsetting!

    I'm doing alright today, my dad is out with his fiancee or something and I might just go out and do something for a while...I hate this and hope it passes soon.
  12. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Aw, I'm sorry. I hope you are feeling better now. :sympathy:
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  13. DramaQueenMokey

    DramaQueenMokey Well-Known Member

    Thanks <3 I'm feeling much better now, but, nothing has been solved :/ my dad was busy flipping out :(
  14. meepmuppaphones

    meepmuppaphones Active Member

    I've been bullied since kindergarten, and it sorta reached its peak in fourth grade. But I dealt with it quickly and efficiently, using my trump card.


    With optimism, ignorance, and annoying happiness, I could run rings over them all. If someone bullied me, I'd act super-happy and annoy them and follow them everywhere until they crack.
    Soon, I found my popularity had boosted.
    After all, "ignorance is bliss".:coy:

    I'm also big on panic attacks. I remember in sixth grade, a flame on a candle grew about three inches tall, and I started blubbering like an idiot. Anything that surprises me, you can guarantee I'm gonna go into panic. Even nowadays, when someone uses Dust-Off in my presence, I go into a huge panic attack and go red in the face and start breathing real heavily. I'm scared of SO MANY THINGS IT IS SOOO HARD TO GET ON WITH DAILY LIFE.:sympathy:
  15. Gonzo's Hobbit

    Gonzo's Hobbit Well-Known Member

    What's dust off? That almost sounds more like an asthma attack.
  16. meepmuppaphones

    meepmuppaphones Active Member

    It's this compressed gas that cleans dust from the little spaces between the keys in your keyboards.
  17. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear of your family troubles, DQM...I wasn't good at adjusting to a blended family either, but thankfully all my stepsiblings are much older and moved out shortly after I and my brother moved in, so it wasn't the sort of issue you're having. If your dad is set on marrying this woman, and her kids will be part of your household, you're unfortunately either going to have to find a way to live neutrally alongside them, or move in with your mother, I suppose. Doesn't sound like a great pair of options... How are you so sure the fiancee doesn't like you? Maybe she just doesn't get you? (Hey, we can hope...) :sympathy:

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  18. DramaQueenMokey

    DramaQueenMokey Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the support Newsie <3 and I'm so sure his fiancee doesn't like me because I brought it up to my dad and he didn't answer me, he made something up along the lines of: "Well, she doesn't not like you..." -_- Also her throwing out my keys I think puts the icing on the cake, why would she do something so bad to a a teenage kid knowing it would set my dad off?
  19. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Er...she threw OUT your keys? How old exactly is this woman? Not the most mature way to handle a dispute with a soon-to-be-stepdaughter...owch.

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  20. DramaQueenMokey

    DramaQueenMokey Well-Known Member

    Yeah but my dad won't believe me; and she's 41 years old...And no, she's not mature in the least

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