Lost :(

I'm 18 years old and I really struggle to put into words how I feel so I'm trying to do it on here hoping it will be easier.

Most of the time I feel very low, about myself and about my life. I haven't had a particularly difficult life, which makes me feel even more guilty for feeling the way I do. I do have a boyfriend but he doesn't seem to understand the way I feel or react to a lot of things, although he does try and is caring, I just know deep down he doesn't get it. I don't have many friends so I don't socialise much which I hate because I hate being on my own, it makes me feel much worse and I often just find myself crying or moping around and the day seems to go on forever.

I visited my GP a few months ago as I had exams coming up and knew I couldn't afford to be feeling like this otherwise I would ruin my chances of getting a place at university. She gave me medication for anxiety but it didn't help me. I thought I would feel better once my exams were over and I had the summer to enjoy but I have hardly any plans and just find myself wasting my days.

this is how I feel most of the time, but sometimes I feel extremely happy and can't contain my excitement, but it all seems to come crashing down quickly. Sometimes I feel normal, usually after a period of feeling low, but then I find myself being very temperamental and I can snap very easily.

I'm just not sure what's going on, I'm sorry this post is so long but I just need some help :(

Jess

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  • Are you still on ADs, and if so how long hav you been taking them ??.

    Many students suffer low mood with they are studying for examinations ??

    BOB

  • Thank you for your response! :) I got put on beta blockers as my doctor thought it would help with my anxiety but they didn't work for me and I struggled to get back in touch with her to tell her that (messages never got passed on etc). My exams are all over now and have been for a couple of weeks but I don't feel any better in myself, if anything I feel worse. I should be enjoying my summer but I'm just finding it impossible :(

  • Talk again with your GP

    Sometimes after we complete our educations, study and examinations sometimes we can feel flat and depressed everything feels a form of anticlimax as we begin to wonder what now??.

    Have you set out any plans you have now aftr your studies ??

    This summer has been a real trial, we came back from holiday a few days ago down south and the weather seemed close and not what we expected.

    We are always around for a chat, Try and arrange a time out for yourself that may do you good.

    If you need medications and a treatment plan see your GP and explain your concerns

    BOB

  • Thank you! I've applied for university so hopefully should be going in September but I just feel like im wasting my time now because im trying to plan stuff and it always falls through, I don't have much to look forward to :/ I've booked another doctors appointment for this week which will hopefully help me.

    Thank you for your advice! I hope you're well!

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