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Re: I'm scared.

Posted by sl on May 27, 2001, at 8:48:49

In reply to I'm scared., posted by zarathustra on May 27, 2001, at 0:05:53

> Please help, I don't know what to do, I'm crying, and I think i'm on the verge of a nervous breakdown. My story is so long. I am 26, I am supposed to be gifted (actually, im quite the 'f'ing loser (high school drop out)) and I

Affirmations you probably won't take seriously: *hehe* If _I_ can get my life under control, so can you. For starters, I'll tell you that the "I'm so pathetic and useless" stuff comes with depression, and when you're not depressed it's either nonexistant or at least a lot BETTER. I don't get ugly images stuck in my head, I don't tell myself how worthless I am, etc. when I'm not down. So sorta try to treat it like some weirdo stranger on the street telling you how useless you are...don't take it seriously. I know, I know, that's nearly impossible when it's yourSELF, but that's all you can do til you get your symptoms under control.

Dropping out of high school doesn't make you a loser. It means you can be that much prouder that you DO have a meaningful job that you obviously take [if not joy then at least...] some satisfaction in. Working with disabled children in a group home is a damn GOOD job for someone with no high school diploma! I know social workers (y'know, grad school etc!) who do similar jobs!
I'm 27 in a week. I can't hold a job. (see, you're ahead of me already!) I'm a professional temp and I'm going back to college in the fall. But I didn't make any real lasting progress in my life til I was nearly 26. you CAN start late and still do okay in life! :)

In a practical sense: GET BACK ON THE SSRIs!!!
If they keep you off window ledges and out of the razor-blades, to HELL with your sex-drive! Get back on them, and once you're settled have your Dr prescribe something extra for the sex-drive problem. In fact, post and ask SalArmy4me what he(?) recommends, I'll bet he'll have at least 2-3 things for you to try and more with thought and research.
I hope you HAVE a dr. If you don't, go in to work and ask your Social Worker (I know you must have one there!) if they can recommend a good psychiatrist or at least an Internist or General Practitioner. If they ask too many questions, tell them it's for the parent of one of the kids you work with!

(I DID READ the rest of your story, I just deleted it for the sake of space in the post)


Meanwhile, go to your local drugstore and buy St John's Wort and the strongest B-complex you can find, ask a pharmacist to help pick one out....just because it's sunday and you've got a cople days to go before you can see a regular Dr anyway. I know the vitamins & supplements cost money, but if you spend $20 now and you feel better, hey, great! If not, well, at least you'll know what won't work.

Good luck....


PS Aren't I great at being optimistic for other people? Too bad Im' not so good at doing it for myself. :/




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