I've started feeling really confused for the past few weeks now, but now I feel it's getting the better of me. My brain is foggy and is always blank and I keep doubting myself. I really want to get better, but nothing seems to be working. I'm unemployed at the minute and have been for a while. I suffer from social anxiety and feel like it's getting worse because of this issue- I'm not able to talk to my family members much because of my blank mind. I feel so worried and frustrated and feel like I'm incompetent. I feel lost and not sure what to do everyday. Normally i am quite knowledgable with things but feel my knowledge is weakening. I feel so numb and empty. I keep reading up on things but really don't know what the problem is and always have a struggle about what to eat (as bizarre as it sounds!) I'm on citalopram at the minute and have heard herbs or brain supplements can help, but not sure if it's wise to take them. I really don't want my life to be like this!! I absolutely hate it.
Constantly confused and feel like I'm... - Mental Health Sup...
Hello Mk586 and welcome to this community. You are having a tough time at the moment and it is good that you are talking to us here.
You say you are on citalopram, I wonder how long you have been taking this? If only for a short while the confusion and fogginess may be a side effect of the medication. nhs.uk/medicines/citalopram/.
It would not be recommended that you take any supplements before checking with your health professional or with a pharmacist.
Are you having any therapy e.g. CBT? If not when you have a check up it might be worth discussing any options of this nature. There are also some online therapies available through the NHS.
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Please keep in touch and tell us how you are getting on.
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I feel you. I have taken every pyshcotic drug out there. I still feel this way. I don't want to leave my house. I have secluded myself from my friends. My family doesn't understand so Im left to fight this inner battle in my mind alone. Good luck try some other meds that are out there. Some work better than others. Have Hope! I know I it's easier said than done.