I'm wondering if I can get some advice please. I first got diagnosed with mental illness, specifically anxiety and depression at 16 and battled with it every day since (and prior!).
However, as of this year I've struggled with panic attacks far more severe than I've ever experienced before, along with agoraphobia. It's been the most bizarre thing I've ever had and it's HORRIBLE. I struggled so much I couldn't leave the house for a month and I had to take an entire month off work. I was advised not to go back but due to financial issues that wasn't really an option. I've since gotten slightly better and although I've been back in the "real world" just over a month, I can feel myself heading that way again.
My sadness is so horrendous and there is no justification. I'm trying to do my best to keep engaged with things I enjoy, and I cycle to work in London (something I had stopped doing due to the panicking) but I genuinely can't afford to be so ill again and I need to find a way to stop myself getting to that stage.
I'm mentally exhausted and am so stressed, but I've changed the aspects of my life that I can afford to change, but there are lots that I get no say in, and I have to deal with for the time being (eg finding a more enjoyable job!). Putting plans in place usually helps me, but I'm running out of steam, everything I try fails and I can just see myself where I was two months ago if I'm not careful and I want to make sure I do everything I can to avoid that!!!
In terms of treatment, I take tablets everyday at the safest, highest dose, unfortunately can no longer have diazepam due to being on it for too long already, and I'm back on another waiting list for psychological wellbeing support.
Has anyone got any advice they could give me on how to best get through?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!