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Almost run over today holding my daughter's hand...

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hollowstone Fri 12-May-17 00:22:53

Entirely my own fault I thought I had looked but didn't anticipate properly and nearly stepped out in front of a car. Saw it just in time and stepped back surprised. But, most of all I have such a feeling of disappointment that I wasn't hit. I'm glad my daughter wasn't of course. But after the shock wore off it was as if I had missed an opportunity, it was sort of perfect because it was out of the blue with no thinking time .

Ginfiend Fri 12-May-17 00:52:44

Didn't want to read and run. Do you mean you wanted to be run over?

Spuddington Fri 12-May-17 00:57:23

This is worrying OP. Do you need to talk?

Lifeisgreat2 Fri 12-May-17 01:01:54

I completely understand you. I used to havr

Lifeisgreat2 Fri 12-May-17 01:04:17

This fantasy that I was being heet by a car and I can stay home in bed and sleep.

myoriginal3 Fri 12-May-17 01:06:55

I think you are suicidal. That needs medical attention.

hollowstone Fri 12-May-17 07:11:51

Sorry I fell asleep. Yes I did want to be hit by the car. I've wanted to not exist for years now but also never have existed either which is impossible. I can't shake it. I don't known why I'm writing this.

Ariawyn Fri 12-May-17 07:16:35

Are you getting enough rear op? I know sometimes there is a feeling of 'if I was injured and had to rest then it would not be my fault aND it would be ok'

hollowstone Fri 12-May-17 07:33:46

I could always sleep more but no major issues with sleep I dont think.

Mooey89 Fri 12-May-17 07:36:06

OP I used to feel like this when my depression was at its worst.

I wasn't actively planning suicide - I didn't want it to be suicide... but I wanted to not exist anymore purely by chance, does that make sense?

See your GP sweetheart. It will be ok. flowers

hollowstone Fri 12-May-17 07:45:08

Thanks that does makes sense Mooey. What would the GP do? I can't go on antidepressants, I was on Prozac briefly about 18 years ago and it interfered with my vision and had no positive affect at all!. I've tried taking more excercise, got a new interesting job, hobbies etc. The feeling doesn't go away. A good friend commutes suicide a few months back and I know about how awful that is and was angry with them, sad of course but I know there was an element of envy too and I'm appalled at myself for that.

Pollydonia Fri 12-May-17 07:51:12

Go back to your GP. There are different types of medication and CBT. flowers

alonsypot Fri 12-May-17 08:11:51

flowers There are so many different types of medication - it's really worth a try. My husband is where you're at and the two types of pills he's on at the moment seem (touch wood and all) to be giving him a bit of a new lease on life. He's not magically wonderfully happy of course, but he's not just living numbly from moment to moment constantly. I really think anything's worth a try to make life more bearable, especially for your child's sake.

YetAnotherBeckyMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 12-May-17 11:08:16

Hello OP, we are really sorry to hear you are feeling this way. flowers

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suilaruin Sat 13-May-17 15:10:20

I hope you get the help you need and feel better soon

erinaceus Sun 14-May-17 18:24:47

Hi hollowstone

I am so sorry that you are experiencing these feelings. I have experienced similar feelings, and I still do, sometimes. I can tell you what helped me, and what continues to help me, but what helped me might not help you. I too went through a period when I felt jealous of those who had succeeded in killing themselves, which was, as a way to feel or a set of thoughts to endure, utterly, utterly horrific, and I experienced hellish guilt because I believed - and still do believe, I suppose - that one is not "supposed" to feel that way.

Take care on roads for now. I avoid things that trigger me in the way you describe, but avoiding crossing roads might be challenging. Do you think that you are safe at the moment? And I mean this in the gentlest way possible, but is your DD safe with you, do you think? I am not and have never been a parent so I can't imagine what it might be like to be a parent and be feeling the way you are feeling at the moment.

Sending flowers


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