I feel so alone because I have never found anyone with as many physical symptoms as I have.
I’ve have head pressure and anierty issues since I was a teenager and have insonia issues, lack of appetite since last october. Plus I recently had new issues with disoassication and depersonalization which is fun. So you aren’t alone!
This feeling of isolation is terrible. I have issue trusting ppl also. I’m never honest about my feelings. I’ve started to be more open and honest with my parents which has helped a bunch.
None of the meds are helping my insomnia and I have constant pain and wierd numbness feelings. I have an anti depressant but I am afraid to try it.
Tell your doctor or therapist this. I’ve had a lot of success with cannabis for physical symptoms of depression and anxiety. But its not a sliver bullet. When I stop smoking it comes back so I want to be proactive about working on my breathing skills and other things that help with my anxiety.
I’m afraid of taking meds too and haven’t taken them yet. I read that they might be OK but I’m not sure.
I’ve had success from CBT techniques in the book Feeling good for my emotional regulation.
Oh also my therapist said for insomnia is too wake up at the same time everyday. So you nature clock won’t get pushed back. So I wake up and 9:00 or 10:00 everyday even if I can only sleep by 3:00 or 4:00. She said I want to get a minimum of 4 hrs and not to take a long nap during the day. (she said that its a behavior technique for insomnia. google for more info)
Blockquote I just don’t see how it can make all these pains go away. I just am scared that this will always be with me. I have had this in the past but have no idea how I got over it before.
Its hard for me to be hopeful also when times are tough. Some of my issues have been getting much worse since the beginning of this year and I feel like I just have to accept it and move forward. I don’t know what to say to give you assurance however I hope you can find something that will give you some peace. One thing that keeps me going is the idea that I could one day help someone going through the same issues as me so they won’t make the same mistakes I did.
I also feel you are being a bit hard on yourself. This is hard work, its not a sprint, it takes time (atleast for me). I think people don’t realize that.
Hope you feel better soon.
Some books that have helped me:
Feeling Good by David Burns link
Mindfulness for Health link
Depressed and Anxious: The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook link