I'm terrified

I'm hoping someone can help me I'm absolutely terrified. I moved into a new house about 7 months ago with my partner and my daughter. My partner works night and my daughter is in her own bed. I have to go to bed with my lamp and tv on. Lately when I'm laying in bed I'm getting weird things. I'm wide awake next minute i can feel the quilt slip down my body about a week or two ago then I could feel something touching my leg as if something was running a hand up my leg through the quilt. I was awake when these happened. And early hours this morning now I fell asleep around 2 am and I woke up to something on the bed I thought my partner was home but he wasn't I layed there and felt what ever it was make its way up the bed I sat up and nothing was there but I could still feel it and hear the bed move. I've suffered with depression for years but it's been the last 8 9 months I have no idea what it is. I'm terrified to be in the house by my self I'm only 21. I'd be so grateful if someone could help me. Thank you


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  • That's some freaky shit could be haunted

  • I'm just so frightend I'm downstairs now waiting for my partner to come home from work. It's not normal I'm scared to go to the doctors just in case it effects my daughter in any way like having social services involved or something

  • I know its easier said than done but try not to overreact. You dont want your daughter to become afraid. Have you thought maybe it could be a lovedone watching over you? Perhaps an angel? When facing anxiety & depression we tend to think the worst. My suggestion, sleep next to your daughter and find a priest to bless the home but try not to panic. It will only worsen your condition and that situation if something not meant to protect you is really there. Read aloud from a bible every day and tell your partner. I hope things get better.

  • Thank you so much x

  • Hi Mrsowen, were you suffering from anxiety before this all happened? Also, are you are any medication? x

  • I've had depression and anxiety for a few years and no I'm not on meds xx

  • Thank you Mrsowen, I just thought possibly a medication might be causing you to sense these weird events. I'm truly at a loss. I do hope you get to the bottom of all of this. xx

  • Thank you for your help xx

  • I do believe in spirits. Do you believe in this stuff? Have you tried to contact anyone in the afterlife? All I can say is stay strong and don't let this thing know you are afraid, even though you are. You could always ask a medium to your house and they could tell you what kind of spirit it is, nice or mean. I do feel it's not out to harm you. It could be a loved one. You're not crazy, I hope you don't think that. Please let us know how you're getting on.

  • Thank you for your reply. I don't really want to try and contact anyone like that knowing my luck I'll end up worse off. I do believe in things like that when I was younger I seen a ghost. I've made an appointment with the gp today to see what they say. This only happens when my partner is not here

  • Firstly, I applaud your honesty and sincerity which is blindingly obvious in what you have written. If you have suffered with depression for many years, that depression can, in some cases, become elevated to a kind of psychosis and is usually aggravated or is a concomitant of the circumstances which surround you. Looking after your daughter is a full time job in itself as I know from my own personal circumstances having to care for three boys when my wife decided that she wished to spend the rest of her life with someone she met at work. Maybe you would benefit from speaking to your GP. If you possibly can, arrange a double appointment which will effectively mean that you will spend twenty minutes with your GP instead of the usual ten minutes. It is tremendously important that you tell your GP absolutely everything, you could write a list of questions before you attend your appointment simply because most people (myself included) forget to mention something they had wished to speak about. If medication is considered by your GP would you be receptive to that and take the medication? You could ask to be referred to a psychiatrist who will have plenty of time to listen to and advise you as to what to do. Again, these days psychiatry is pharamalogically centered rather than a listening kind of treatment. One thing a psychiatrist may do is first to prescribe you some sort of medication and once he has seen the effects of that medication, s/he may refer you to a psychologist who will probably introduce you to CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy). Medication is always a matter of trial and error and sometimes if the medication seems not to be of any use, patients will stop the medication which is something the psychiatrist will highlight. Most anti-depressants take up yo eight to ten weeks of continual use before any feeling of relief is experienced. Are you able to speak about your concerns to your partner? That could be of immense use to you. I hope I have not frightened you in what I have written, I had no intentions of doing that, I simply wish to help mainly because I have been through the same thing as yourself. Just remember that what you are experiencing, the quilt being dragged up your legs, the weird feelings and terror you have. Let me know how you get on. Good luck.

  • Thank you so much for your reply I've spoken to my partner and I've made an appointment with go today

  • I've been to the doctors today he's sending me for blood tests to check my blood count and has given me tablets for my anxiety which should help me sleep aswell. But they take two weeks to kick in so I'm dreading it tonight and next week as my little girl is going on holiday with my mother for a week and my partner is working most of next week nights. So I'll be home by my self all week.

  • Mrsowen, hopefully if they are antianxiety meds, they will work for you more quickly. This is when you may need the support group here to help you through the week. Everyone cares and is very understanding. You are not alone. x

  • Thank you so much for your kind reply. Ye they are antianxiety meds so hopefully will do the trick. I will keep in touch. Thank you ever so much x

  • Hi Mrsowen, I've been hoping to see some posts from you. Is this the week your daughter is staying with your mom? I know you were concerned about being alone. We are here if you need support and comfort. xx

  • Hiya yes my daughters gone on holiday but my partner has got the week off aswell so I feel so much better. I'm still not sleeping if I'm here by my self. Thank you xx

  • Oh Mrsowen, I'm glad your partner got off this week. I've been thinking about you and just thought I'd check. Take care xx

  • Thank you ever so much xx I had a bad night last night I woke up three o clock this morning with a terrible nightmare that felt so real but I managed to go back off to sleep.

  • I'm here if you need me. xx

  • Thank you so very much xx

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