I feel guilty posting this because there are other members here who I like who are going through a really hard time too. But anyway I feel I'm constantly fighting depression. Every day several times feelings of powerlessness and doom hit me.
I'm trying to move and a doctor has referred me to a service which may help, there is no indication of how long this will take.
I entered this Coronavirus lockdown with no offline friends and very few online ones.
A woman I love rejected me a month ago and it still hurts, a very, very lot, every day.
I'm improving my diet but it's frustrating being hamstrung by digestive problems most people don't have. If you can eat most foods without getting headaches or tired you have no idea how lucky you are. I'm down to eating nothing but white rice, chicken, eggs, olive oil, vegetables, spices, herbs and fruit now. The downside is I fear I will end up missing a lot of foods as I already have a kind of bare life. The upside is I'm more attractive physically and in a better mental state.
If I make it to the end of today without alcohol this will be 3 days alcohol free. To me, that's a big thing at the moment. I was drinking every day. It was getting me through, helping me pass time. It's a constant battle to not buy a bottle of rum or wine.
I want to lose weight, look better, feel better, I want to be successful. On the good side of things a magazine called Asylum Magazine is publishing an article I've written about romance and Autism but I'm not sure when. It will probably not be for at least another month. Obviously it's great news but it doesn't feel quite real until it happens. I really want it to be the thing that catapults me into people finally treating me like I'm not invisible or I don't matter anymore. I mean, I know people here treat me well but in life in general people have never stuck around long or liked me much.
I hope if you read this post, if you're struggling too, that things turn around for you, for the better, quickly.
do not feel guilty as we all struggle at some point. I too feel I battle my depression most days. I moved home after living in a noisy town where I had no conections at all so lockdown made me even more isolated. I have found my new neighbours to be very nosy and ask me lots of questions about my private life, demanding to know what I do for a living. I also seem to be the subject of gossip so this makes me sad even though I try to ignore it.
Your diet is much more vaired than mine so you are doing well. I do suffer with stomach pains so I eat pasta, potatoes and cheese. I do eat fruit and I managed not to comfort eat this weekend so am doing well so far. Well done for three days without drinking. It is good news about your article being published and who knows, this could be a stepping stone for you to write for other magazines as editors are always looking for content so I hope this does lead to more articles for you.
Hi NAS7898, thanks for the reply. Keep up the good fight. Wow your diet sounds limited too, well I think I might be eating as few foods as you soon! If it works for you though, why not?
yea i used to drink, i cut down over 2 years then read a book by Allen Carr and just stopped !
It makes a huge difference to your physical and mental health. After sobbering up I realised My behaviour was different from others and in short I was diagnosed as autistic. Stopping drinking lowered my anxiety and depression bouts to the point I could tackle them.
Congratulations on the publication may u have many more :)
I ended up drinking half a small bottle of rum at the end of the day. I just can't bear the loneliness.
Was the same until 7 years ago. When i managed to quit full turkey. If you can't do moderate drinking there's probably no other way to quit. That also means i rarely set foot in a pub or club. You don't seem the type to drink there anyway so you won't have that problem.Otherwise everything you write speaks to me directly. I'm the same.
Hey Roswell don't feel guilty, I've learnt thus year, that must put myself first. So please also do so.
I'm sorry you lost someone you were interested in.
I get migraines too! The most debilitating pain accompanied by constant voniting if I move just a little. Ive had them all of my life. I had one yesterday, im still recovering today! Nothing helps ive tried so much.
I cant eat dairy as im intolerant, so i understand your allegys a little.
Congratulations on being 3 days alcohol free! Brilliant news
I'm leaving here forever now. I've had enough of this life. To hell with you all. I have no one. Goodbye. Goodbye. Have a nice life. I am never coming back.