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Dealing with depression and anxiety

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

  1. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Yeeesh. Fingers crossed! And, um, toes. I have weird toes. Possibly they bring good luck to OTHER people... I wonder if there's anyplace in this country where you could work/live which doesn't have bad pollen/road dust/constant construction? Might be worth looking into, at least, for future plans... I can't imagine being unable to breathe like that. As a child I was terrified of drowning, but I've only had the wind knocked out of me once...you have to deal with that sensation on a regular basis. Let me know if there's anything which makes it better that I could do. :sympathy:

    To Sgt Floyd: very good advice has already been tossed your way here. I'll agree: social life, while it can be enjoyable and even rewarding, is certainly not the be-all end-all of college. You will likely find someone in a class which you really enjoy who shares some of your interests, and go from there. That's a far better approach than deliberately "trying to make friends" or, frog help ya, trying to "get" a boyfriend! Ignore anyone, parents included, who insists you "should" do either of those. Focus on your studies first (yeah, there is enough time to pull off at least a B average, and possibly a low A), and things that actually interest you second...friends will flow naturally out of that. Maybe next semester, try to take at least one "easy-A" course to bring up your GPA -- but make sure it's something you actually like and the prof isn't a jerk or an idiot. Hang in there. :)
  2. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I thought music appreciation was going to be one of those -_-

    I can't actually take any elective. My major is already about 15 hours more than most majors, MA counted towards a required art class
  3. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Just having a very hard time today. I can tell that one of my depressive episodes is beginning to start, and I had been doing very well the past couple of weeks. Hopefully I can stay afloat without feeling too low.
  4. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Keep busy. Idle hours only help depression.

  5. Gonzo's Hobbit

    Gonzo's Hobbit Well-Known Member

    I'll be praying that it doesn't get too bad charlie.
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  6. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I took some time this afternoon to calm myself down and I think I was able to do the trick, but I'll really see tomorrow morning.
  7. Space Muppet

    Space Muppet New Member

    I've struggled with depression my whole adult life. The only thing that's helped so far is medication. But it isn't 100% effective all the time.
  8. Gonzo's Hobbit

    Gonzo's Hobbit Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear that Space Muppet. This is a great place to come if you need to talk stuff out.
  9. Space Muppet

    Space Muppet New Member

    Thanks, very kind of ya!
  10. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I've found that medication is only part of the solution, and that it needs to be combined with things like therapy, talking with friends, and stuff like that. But it can be disheartening when medication doesn't help.
  11. Space Muppet

    Space Muppet New Member

    Indeed! It also helps to have projects, hobbies to work on to pass the time.
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  12. Lola p

    Lola p Well-Known Member

    i woke up today, fell out of bed, broke my glasses, and stubbed my toe. so i guess it has not been a good day... :mad:
  13. Teheheman

    Teheheman Well-Known Member

    I listened to this song earlier today(Granted, it WAS a better version than this, but the only other version I saw was a promo for Rock Band Relief but I'll post it if anybody wants me to) and I thought of this thread. Hope y'all like this song, and if it inspires ONE person here not to give up, then the job is done. Just spreadin the love.
    "When the world says to give up, hope whispers 'Try One More Time'

  14. Beakerfan

    Beakerfan Well-Known Member

    Hey guys. I'm having a bit of a breakdown this evening and could use some prayers. I'd rather not go too much into things, but let's just say I'm feeling very alone tonight. I haven't slept in a few days, and I really need a shoulder to lean on. Just keep me in your thoughts tonight.
  15. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I hope you made it through the evening all right and are doing better this morning.
  16. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    I hope you're feeling better, don't be afraid to vent, that's what the thread is for. :)
  17. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    I don't pray, but you have my best wishes for solace and peace, Beakerfan. Hope the world looks a little brighter today.

  18. Gonzo's Hobbit

    Gonzo's Hobbit Well-Known Member

    Praying for ya Beakerfan. I hope you're able to sllep soon, that usually seems to help quite a bit. But I hope you're able to shake the way you're feeling.
  19. Zeliboba

    Zeliboba Member

    This forum looks nicer and nicer the more I search around.

    Wishing you all the best Beakerfan, hope all your troubles go away real soon.
  20. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Been having a very hard time again lately. I feel like my anxiety problem has gotten to the point where I am no longer in control, and that's discouraging to me. It's very challenging to deal with.

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