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am going slightly mad

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Tigger2016 Wed 16-Mar-16 18:09:07

As the title says am going mad

I overthink and worry about everything.
Am needy.
Lonely
Just want to cry all the time.
Been to docs got anti D's but they take awhile to work.
Any suggestions?

Please be nice

Marchate Wed 16-Mar-16 19:01:14

Ask your doctor if there's someone you could talk to. There may be a psychologist or counsellor working in the surgery or local hospital

If there's no-one, or you don't fancy that, keep a journal of some type. If you worry the wrong person might see it, write it all down anyway then tear it up! Or delete the file if you write it on your phone

Tigger2016 Wed 16-Mar-16 19:02:57

Thanks Marchate- might try the writing down thing. Am waiting for a telephone assessment appt at the end of the month to see if I'm suitable for counselling

TheCokeMachine Wed 16-Mar-16 21:07:25

Have you tried Podcasts? Mindfulness can help to calm the thoughts but I find it hard when I'm revved up and over thinking.

My favourite thing is a podcast called Sleep With Me, it's free and is just a guy rambling on. I put it on at night and pull the covers over my head, it distracts my brain from other thoughts. It gives me an hours peace.

Sorry you are feeling bad, keep posting. Someone may have a suggestion that helps.

Tigger2016 Wed 16-Mar-16 23:01:45

Never tried a pod cast - will try one tonight

KnitFastDieWarm Wed 16-Mar-16 23:09:28

I have depression and waiting for meds to kick in sucks! Sometimes you feel a bit worse before you feel better, but in my experience it's worth persevering. In the meantime mindfulness podcasts are good as suggested above, I also love those adult colouring books for calming my anxiety. I thought they were a bit of a gimmick but they really do provide some relief as they force your brain to concentrate on one focused but unimportant task. worth a shot while you wait for ADs to work anyway smile

I also find nature documentaries really soothing when I'm anxious - watching birds flying around or fish swimming is really calming and reminds me that there's a bigger world out there iyswim. There are some good ones on Netflix and Iplayer.

hope you start to get some relief soon, it's a horrible place to be flowers

Tigger2016 Thu 17-Mar-16 13:41:59

Thanks

TheCokeMachine Thu 17-Mar-16 17:37:38

How are you doing today. Have you managed ok?

Tigger2016 Thu 17-Mar-16 18:20:23

Thanks for asking. Unfortunately I'm not great as my BF and I split last night

Marchate Thu 17-Mar-16 18:40:11

Sorry to hear you are not feeling too good. Did you see the split coming or was it unexpected?

Tigger2016 Thu 17-Mar-16 19:06:46

It's been a bit of a roller coaster from the beginning to end really. And it's complicated- he has just got divorced and has aspergers. I couldn't cope with the sortve girlfriend but not really so I gave him an ultimatum on Saturday

RockUnit Thu 17-Mar-16 21:50:11

Are you eating properly, sleeping a suitable amount, going for walks?

Tigger2016 Fri 18-Mar-16 08:19:36

Am trying - but I need a cure for anxiety and overthinking!

Marchate Fri 18-Mar-16 09:12:12

If you discover a cure, market it!

TheCokeMachine Fri 18-Mar-16 22:40:31

You've got a lot going on, you are not mad, just stressed out and depressed. Wait for the ADs to kick in (what have they given you?).

I have been there and back a few times, I'm guessing you have to?

If everything else is going awry just get up, get dressed and walk around the block. Try to keep a routine even if it is very simple.

I used to do:

Wash by 10am
Walk at 11am
Soup for lunch at 12

That was a mammoth task for me. Sounds easy but it wasn't.

Bed times I had to listen to podcasts in darkness from 10pm. I don't do silence as my mind races.

Two years later, a lot of meds, a good Psychatrist and a counsellor ( plus some IP time) and I'm doing well. But lord I know what it's like to be down there. So sorry about your breakup, you don't need that adding to your problems.

Keep talking, we might not be able help immediately but we can offer support. I've gotten a lot of help here, there are some good people brew

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