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purpletrack
purpletrack

Hi,

This is my first support group. I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety, depression, and ADHD. I was diagnosed and placed on medication. Now I have lost my job so I lost my health insurance and I am trying to learn how to deal with this on no medication.

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Hello purple

I understand that without a job or income you may qualify for Medicaid. How long ago were you diagnosed?

purpletrack
purpletrack in reply to Gjmck

A year and a half ago.

Gjmck
Gjmck in reply to purpletrack

I'm new to anxiety caused by a medical issue and before the issue I have always smoked pot and have stopped smoking 6 weeks ago my attacks are getting better. The one thing tg hat has worked for me is breathing excercise.

I'm praying things will get better for you. Keep telling yourself today will be a better day.

I’m not on medication as well... I take cbd oil from time to time. But I’ve just learned to eat better, drink lots of water, the vitamin d has helped. And just stay positive, surround yourself with people and things that bring positivity.

purpletrack
purpletrack in reply to vp_tx210

I have hear of CBC oil but not sure where to purchase it. I try to but I will make plans and then flake out. Getting out of my bed and moving is so hard lately. Then the guilt sets in because I see how hard my husband tries to work to keep us going, every job I apply to I am rejected (I don’t apply in bulks but this is how I see it) . My home is a mess, my body aches and I am sorry for my language but I feel like utter shit. Like I am hungover but have not been drinking. I am that meme about a squirrel. I have a hard time sticking to a task. I use to do crafts like door wreath and home decor but right now I am foggy, un- clear of my future.

Gjmck
Gjmck in reply to purpletrack

I would also say watch as many funny movies as you can anything that will have you laughing. Laughter really helps you relax..

Gjmck
Gjmck in reply to purpletrack

The good news is you have someone to share this with both here and at home which is the most important part. Your husband will be the one thing in your life that will keep you strong. I'm not sure about your faith but a personal relationship with God is extremely vital..

Welcome to the group. :) I'm so sorry to hear about your job loss and your subsequent lack of health insurance. I’ve been there and I know having health coverage when you have a chronic condition is extremely important.

Have you tried investigating an Rx discount card or one of the Marketplace Plans to see what your options are? I’m hoping you can find something truly affordable.

Also, there are some online resources that could be useful. You might even have come across one or two of them before. The first is an online magazine that offers alternatives to ADHD prescription drugs among things, all related to ADHD -- bit.ly/2Suuzgu. The other is more general and addresses other health and mental health conditions -- bit.ly/2znuTcB.

I hope they help. Try not to become discouraged. Trusting you’ll find a solution soon. Sending prayers and hugs your way!

I completely understand. I’m not even sure how I do it sometimes. I can go days where I feel bad, anxiety throughout the days at work. So much that when the morning comes I get up with anxiety getting ready for work. I’ve definitely talked myself into calling in times where I feel like I can’t take it.

But somehow, I just pray and push through the anxiety and the tiredness and go to work. I can’t even begin to tell you how hard it gets sometimes where I just get so tired and sad because of how much I go through it daily.

So I say hang in there. Find motivation. Reinvent yourself. Stay around positivity. 🙏🏽♥️

purpletrack
purpletrack in reply to vp_tx210

Thank you so much, to all of you for your words of encouragement and support also for showing me I am not this freak with a mental illness. I have had two ok days in a row 🎉. I actually got up and cleaned yesterday and today I am up again! This is a huge win for me. The sun is out and a friend of mine said she learned from her therapist how sun is very helpful for people with depression so I open up my blinds and let the sun in. I am trying it out.

Thank you. I will look into this.

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