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Dealing with depression and anxiety

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

  1. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Had an anxiety attack this afternoon and had a hard time breathing for a little bit. I am feeling a bit better now but still a bit weary.
  2. CaseytheMuppet

    CaseytheMuppet Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry! It's good your feeling better. :sympathy:
  3. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

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    charlie, take deep breaths and find a quiet place to lay still. Focus on good thoughts.

    And if all else fails, find someone to strangle. Just not Newsie... :news:
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  4. DramaQueenMokey

    DramaQueenMokey Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry to hear that :(

    I'm glad that you're feeling somewhat better but if you're still feeling a little down, I would recommend making fists and then flexing your fingers, it helps to get rid of the anxious feelings. Flexing your feet and pointing them also helps :)

    And taking a breath, holding it for at least 5 seconds and letting it out slowly (very slowly) is also very helpful :)
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  5. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

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    Never thought I'd get hung up on an unavailable person again. I really must have deep and strange Issues. Been sleepless and depressed for days now worrying about the reception of my artwork, when really it shouldn't matter one whit. Add job worries and money worries and just general I'm-stuck-here-forever worries to that...

    I don't support drinking one's anxiety away...but I understand it...

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  6. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry. Hope things turn around soon for you.
  7. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I always have money worries...and I have no idea why because we've always been fine but this month I've felt like my nerves was just gonna explode. :(
  8. DramaQueenMokey

    DramaQueenMokey Well-Known Member

    My anxiety has been up and lately seeing as something very difficult happened to me just two weeks ago. My father forced me to leave his house and I'm now in my mother's protective custody until November when the next hearing is. I mean, she's not perfect, but, she's really gotten clean and made up for her mistakes of the past. And now that I'm in my mom's custody, my father is trying to do everything in his power just to take me away from her when he's the one who kicked me out in the first place. And I'm much happier in my mother's house and well, its not the spic and span nice big condominium with my own bathroom that I used to live in, its a smaller and more urban apartment, but, I realize that I don't need a fancy-shmancy place to live. I just need my parent to be there for me. I switched therapists because my old therapist was on my father's side because he fed her lies about whatever and she's trying to twist words I said and say that I'm incredibly mentally ill and need a psychiatrist to give me SEVERAL pills when my new therapist has said the very opposite and she even believes that my father fighting with me and him trying to shove his fiancee down my throat had something to do with anxiety flare-ups I had. My father was even trying to get a letter from my old therapist stating that I was crazy! But, thankfully, the judge at court refused to accept such a thing and said that was very unprofessional of my old therapist!

    I saw my new therapist yesterday and my father was supposed to call her and find out when the appointment was (he had the number, he was given it in court) because my mom has a restraining order against him, so, she can't call him and I've very scared to call him or contact him in anyway. I mean, I had to get a court order and a police escort to go and get my asthma medications out of my house (now my former house), can't you see how I'd be scared? And well, my father didn't show yesterday and I can't say that surprised me. He's convinced that my mom brain-washed me and turned me against him and that we're both gold diggers who just want money which is not true at all! All I want is to be in my mother's custody for my last few months as a minor because I refuse to be ignored 24/7 which was what my father had started to do. And well, the impression that my father's no-show yesterday gave me was this: He's got his fiancee and his replacement kids to be, so, I guess he made his choice.

    I'm significantly calmer at my mom's, but. the nervousness of November is eating me. Even my new doctor said I need to just relax, I'm currently very sick with a cold and some sinus issues and she's said that because I'm so stressed all the time it makes me more susceptible to getting sick :/

    I am trying to calm down which is working to a point, but, some part of me tends to worry always.
  9. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

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    D--n. Well, I'm glad you're at least out of the stressor environment. Try to settle in to your new life and new therapist and make the most of it. I'm very sorry your dad couldn't manage to blend his old family and new one and tried to force you to accept a situation you were unhappy with. Hope things smooth out for you, and again, glad you're safe.

    Wishing you lots of garlic, vit C, and dark chocolate. :news:
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  10. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I'm so sorry you have deal with all that, I don't blame you for being nervous or scared. Hopefully now that you're living in a more comfortable environment and have a better therapist things can calm down for you and you can start feeling stable again. I wish you the best.
  11. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I also echo what everyone else said. I am sorry your going through this. I wish you the best of luck and hope things turn out okay for you.
  12. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    I wish you luck as well. It's frustrating when parents get so selfish. Hang in there. : )
  13. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    You're going through what I went through in 1990 when my parents divorced. My father continues to be a violent manipulative man, but nowadays he doesn't bother us anymore. People (people? more like narcisstic, soulless, monsters -- I'd call him a spawn of Satan but that would be insulting Satan) like him must be in control of everything. Focus all your energy on learning self-defense and having a stronger will than he could ever imagine. Never threaten him in a way that would get you into legal trouble but make sure that when you accomplish your goals of becoming a stronger person, you let him become aware that bothering you again wouldn't be the best of plans. You may not be able to block his phones or whatever, but as you get older and more independent, block everything from him and change your numbers and passwords. I will be glad to help you in any way I can within my power. Abused sisters like us need to stick together. :)
  14. DramaQueenMokey

    DramaQueenMokey Well-Known Member

    Thank you everyone! It means a lot :) I really appreciate the support <333
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  15. DramaQueenMokey

    DramaQueenMokey Well-Known Member

    Thank you, I have learned self-defense (brown belt, I had to stop due to a VERY bad knee injury) I blocked my father on all my social networking sites but I am required to keep my e-mail unblocked as orders from the judge, as means of communication. He doesn't have my new phone number either and I have refused to give it to him.

    At this point, I'm really feeling like I don't care what he does anymore, I am going to stay with my mom no matter what!
  16. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    That's good to hear. People like him fear people with a spine most of all. :)
  17. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Ever have one of those days where you just don't have any self confidence? I'm having one right now.
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  18. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I know how you're feeling, I've been there before. My best advice for you would be to try to focus on the things you know you can do well and take some quiet time for yourself. Time can help out a lot.
  19. Gonzo's Hobbit

    Gonzo's Hobbit Well-Known Member

    At least once a week. I'm sorry you're feeling that way Mo. Charlie kinda said it best. Doing something you can do well really can help, even if you only do it for a little while.
    Hope you feel better about it. I don't know much about you but I know you're talented at something. Be confident in that, whatever it is.
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  20. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    That's one thing I have struggled with most of my life. It's really true what they say "We are our worst critics." I always feel like I'm not good enough or paranoid people hate me. Even on here sometimes I feel like I'm not liked or something. Or if I feel like I'm finally good at something then I find someone else is always better then me or at least that's how I make myself feel. I hate it and am trying to do better with it but it's a struggle for me.

    I find what helps is is to list all the things I am good at and it kind of helps outweigh the bad.
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