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by alanrock
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Mind racing with negative thoughts about the future
Replies: 5
Views: 1204

Re: Mind racing with negative thoughts about the future

Hi there I've been self employed myself. Looking back I think that the constant pressure and always being switched onto the business was damaging. Do you take breaks, proper holidays? I think they're important now although I didn't see it then. As we get older I think we can get ground down too and ...
by alanrock
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: How I do i avoid the 'Downward Spiral'?
Replies: 3
Views: 2225

Re: How I do i avoid the 'Downward Spiral'?

Hi, I know where you're coming from. I usually notice the symptom a couple of weeks after the downward spiral has started and then go ah-ha, that's what's been happening. I think once you can identify that you are in a down period and it's not necessarily that your life has got worse you can get a c...
by alanrock
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: New here but long time sufferer
Replies: 10
Views: 2400

Re: New here but long time sufferer

Hi Donna It sounds like you're doing the right things (apart from drinking too much! but I understand). I can see that your daughter going back and husband going back to work may cause you anxiety. Sometimes the worry is worse than the actual thing. Every journey begins with the first step, keep wor...
by alanrock
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: Hello from Leicester
Replies: 7
Views: 1628

Re: Hello from Leicester

Hi Greg

If you're feeling up to it let me know how things are going.
by alanrock
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: New here but long time sufferer
Replies: 10
Views: 2400

Re: New here but long time sufferer

Hi donna49 I was in a similar place a short while ago. Life was just not worth living, from the moment I woke up I would lie in bed with a loop of very dark thoughts, I know it was only a matter of time before I would end things. I finally opened up to my wife after a few drinks and told her how I w...
by alanrock
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: New here but long time sufferer
Replies: 10
Views: 2400

Re: New here but long time sufferer

Hi donna49 Doesn't sound like fun. I'm not a doctor but it sounds like you might need some medication to help you through this patch. If you're worried about telling your husband, believe me he probably notices, although he mightn't realize the reasons. Do you do any exercise? Try to do something, e...
by alanrock
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: losing hope
Replies: 2
Views: 818

Re: losing hope

Hi, I can empathise with your situation. I too have had anxiety / depression for a very long time. I do know that when I am at my worst my view of my life and the world is seen through a dark prism. When I come out of the dark I look back and think, I feel Ok but nothing material has actually change...
by alanrock
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: Hello from Leicester
Replies: 7
Views: 1628

Re: Hello from Leicester

Hi Greg

I've a similar profile to yourself, 50s, parent, cyclist. Luckily I'm not having to deal with what you are, so can't offer any words of wisdom. Just to say I can empathise and hope you can get some positive help here.
by alanrock
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: Registered on a whim
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

Re: Registered on a whim

I thought you must be my wife! I've been dealing with depression for a long time, on and off medication. I recently went through a very low period after coming off the meds. I'd got to a suicidal stage and only came out of it when I eventually opened up to my wife after a couple of drinks. Whilst sh...
by alanrock
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: New here
Replies: 8
Views: 1246

Re: New here

Hi Kittyb I too am in a senior position and was made redundant recently. I got another job fairly quickly but it ended after a couple of weeks. Thought I was dealing with it well but I wasn't. I eventually opened up to someone (after a couple of drinks). The talk made me realize that I needed help f...

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