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Anxiety episodes = Days of Loneliness

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LC678 Wed 13-Jun-18 10:15:27


I find myself at home, having recently had to give up my teaching job due to recurring episodes of stress/anxiety and finding it hard to stay positive about getting well ..again.

I have lots of support, from medication and family - i do feel very lucky in this way. But i also feel lonely, there are only so many books i can read, crafts i can make, short walks i can go on - i know in order to get well again i have to take things with the added thought of starting a new job in the future. Plus we were trying to conceive.....that's been put on hold again.

Any tips to help with the lonely times during the day?

I am frustrated to be back here again, having spent long periods off work over the last few years - initially felt elated to give up teaching now its the reality.

How do you fill your days? Keeping well and satisfied with your day?

kaz86 Wed 13-Jun-18 11:29:15

I'm in a similar situation home all day, have 3 children 2 with asd who I struggle to get care for to work. So I'm a stay at home mum, I think I'm in that same position. Also I'm at that I want to go out and see people stage but also I want to stay in on my own and see no one. Then feel depressed about it. My kids value nothing I do, actually either does my partner. 🙄. Sorry I can't help.

LC678 Wed 13-Jun-18 12:40:25

Sorry to hear that Kaz86 - it's nice to hear another voice with similar feelings tho in a different situation. Keep trying to zone the positive thoughts smile

Embracethechaos Wed 13-Jun-18 13:49:06

Hi, I'm pregnant, like you getting lots of support, was signed off my work early after having reduced hours, lots of support but then I haD a panic attack. Now I'm on maternaty leave. I'm doing better than I was a few months ago but today just feeling low on energy and genrally low. I Have a real love hate relationship with my work, I know being off is the right choice for mine and my babies health but with just 5 weeks left until due date, I'm also feeling lonely and bored at home. I try and get out most days but I was very anxoius driving yesterday as (something I've talked to my doctors about and they don't think I need to stop)today I have lost my phone at home somewhere at home, not comftable leaving without it.

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