I’m new on this forum, I’m 60, male, married with two grown up daughters, we have 4 grandchildren and I’m retired from work because of spinal problems.
I finished work in 2010 and have suffered from depression and anxiety for about 8 years.
I have low self esteem and have thoughts of suicide.
I have tried CBT, it didn’t work for me, I have trouble sleeping and have on several occasions attacked my wife while having nightmares, my doctor thinks the nightmares are triggered by my medication, I take Codeine, Paracetamol, Gabapentin, Fluoxetine and Amitriptyline.
What am I expecting from this forum? I’m not sure, but I need to seek help from others and I’m hoping fellow sufferers will provide guidance and help me through, what is at the minute, a very dark time for me.