I’ve suffered with anxiety and depression for as long as I

I’ve suffered with anxiety and depression for as long as I can remember. I’m 25 years old and a single mom of 2. I’ve been on Paxil for almost 2 years and despite all the bad things I’ve heard about it, it’s done wonders for me. I’m in between doctors right now and I’ve not had my Paxil in 2 weeks. I’ve been coping pretty well till the last few days. I feel so lonely and helpless. My family doesn’t understand and feeling likes this makes me feel like a horrible mother. I know that these feelings are irrational and not me but I can’t shake it off. I’m really hoping that someone here can understand me.

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airforce_sfs's picture
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Dec 31, 2017

I'll apologize though if that didn't take your mind off anything but ill be happy to message you with what has kept me somewhat together this whole time I've not seen my kids and they just live down the road. This is my story and ill proudly share it with you and be an ear for you. someone was that for me and I hope I can return the favor.

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kugler04's picture
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Dec 31, 2017

I can say without my medication I get the same way as well. What I tend to do is start journaling some of my thoughts and sometimes just writing them all down seems to help me get through, or I talk with my family. Depression runs in my family like wild fire, so they all know what I am dealing with.

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Allie56's picture
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Jan 1, 2018

Depression runs in mine as well but nobody wants to acknowledge it. My mom is the last person I wanna talk to about it because she always turns it on her like her issues are worse than mine. She’s got a lot to do with why I am this way and i hate even trying to explain that because it’s all “woah is me” my dad has gotten where he finally sees that he has a small problem. But I don’t think that anyone seems to grasp how ****** I feel on a regular basis. Honestly, my 9 year old is my biggest supporter. He understands way more than he should at his age but I’m so grateful he does.

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