Unanswered Questions

So I've had anxiety and major depression for as long as I can remember. And despite the help of medication, it is still a constant battle. I'm getting to the place to were I'm not sure what the point is anymore. Will life always be this way? I can't believe that we were put on this earth to face this struggle day in and day out, just to die, that seems pointless. There has to be more! Help!!!

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  • I'm sorry you feel this way. I'm also in a bad place at the moment. It's a struggle but all I can say is try to find some joy in something. I'm trying to go to the cinema, read a book, go for a walk, bake a cake. Just anything which distracts me from my stupid thoughts. Meditation and exercise also helps. Try to stay strong.

  • Thank you SharinC :)

  • It could be that you have a hormone imbalance. I know it sounds weird but it's true. All of our hormones must be in sync I'm order to feel our best. Have you been tested for thyroid?

  • Thank you for the reply and helpful information. I'll have to talk to my Dr. about that!

  • I feel the exact same way. If it weren't for my kids I don't know if I'd stay in this fight or throw in the towel. Getting out of bed is like climbing a mountain. I'm starting therapy on Monday. You're not alone. Hang in there, I do believe it will get better.

  • Thank you for your understanding and support. Hope that all goes well for you on Monday :)

  • I know what you mean. I am on several medications for various issues. I suffer from anxiety, depression, ADHD, mild OCD, and PTSD. It is a constant battle. I totally know what you mean. I think we have to hold on to the memories of our good days and hopefully that will get us through our bad days. I, personally, have had to kind of make friends with my different issues so in a way I feel like I am helping someone else (a friend) when I am actually helping myself. Does that make sense? That may be too confusing. LOL ... For me, I've been lucky that I have a really good sense of humor so that gets me through a lot of things. But yeah. I suffer. And I've come to terms with the fact that I probably will always suffer. I not only have the mental things but also suffer from chronic pain and my doctor told me that I would never be totally free of pain ever again. So I just have to take it a day at a time - a moment at a time sometimes and just work through it. I think my suffering helps me understand other people's suffering so that is a good thing. I read a quote once that said, "You are a terribly real thing in a false world and that, I believe, is why you are in so much pain." This really resonates with me. I do think our struggles benefit us by making us more empathetic towards others. So this could be considered a good thing in the big picture?

  • Wow you are dealing with a lot! I am so sorry to hear that you not only struggle mentally but also physically. I know chronic pain takes its toll on all aspects of your life. My husband lives with chronic pain from having a tree pulled on top of him. He is in constant agony, as I imagine you are :( I wish there was something I could say or do to help you. You are in my thoughts, and I'm hoping for the best for you.

    Thank you again for responding to my post, and offering your support and encouragement. It means a great deal to me.

  • That quote resonants with me. So true. And for those that suffer with chronic pain and depression my heart goes out to you. At the end of the day it's about finding the moments of joy or peace. It is very difficult to accept the realities of ones limitations. No good answers here except that to be in the moment and try not to go into the future with the fear and terror. Life is hard.

  • Having a doctor tell you that must have really thrown you. Chronic pain makes it so difficult to enjoy much. You sound very strong and courageous. You are not alone. Feel free to PM me if you ever red to talk more.

  • Ellybelle, I am in the same boat. I'm on medication as well and it's a daily battle forever. Try to find inspiration/positivity every day whether it's by having an inspirational calendar, sticky notes with positive things throughout the house, etc. Do you have a good support system locally? Are you seeing a therapist? My goal is to have more good days than bad ones.

  • Sorry to hear you are in the same boat. I will have to give the inspiration/positivity a go. Anything that can help is worth a try.

    My support system is my husband and Momma. My Mom understands as she fights the same battle. And my husband, bless his heart tries so hard to be understanding and very patient with me. I've just recently started seeing a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist is taking baby steps as he wants to get everything right, which is a good thing. Sometimes I wish I could speed the process up and get to the point where I feel better lol. Thank you again for your kind words and encouragement.

  • My pleasure and good luck. They are baby steps and be patient.

  • Thank you all so much for the kind words, helpful ideas, kindness and most of all understanding. It may sound odd, but in a way its nice to know that I'm not all alone in the way I feel, that someone else understands. Not that I want anyone to feel this way, but hopefully you all know what I mean. :)

  • How long have you suffered like this?

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