I have joined today and feel I am suffering with depression and anxiety. Have always been a bit of a worrier but for a while now I feel myself worrying excessively about certain things that others may handle perfectly well. think my depression stems from relationship worries, getting older, realising teenage children will be flying the nest in a couple of years, but my mind is full of what ifs and doom about life changes. I feel that I am weak and that every other person seems to cope ok. I am hoping to try cbt as I cannot quieten my thoughts and my mind just whirs round and round. My heart rushes and my anxiety seems to take the form of wrenching and gagging (lovely) and this is worse first thing in the morning. I have had days when I don't do muCh at all, but others when I make myself do stuff but my life seems to mostly be about housework and cooking!
I feel it might help to talk to/meet others in the same situation and I wondered if there were any local meet ups around the south east london/bromley area. I have contacted someone on this forum who I saw tried to organise a local meet up in Croydon last year. I do like to talk, lol, but hopefully I could also help someone else who was perhaps feeling anxious and worried.