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Hi there anon, I’m glad to see you’re getting the help you want!
Unfortunately, I’m fairly sure there is no one medication that can be considered universally good. Different things work for different people, different people have different side effects, etc.
On top of that, I don’t have any personal experience with any medication, so I really wouldn’t feel good just looking up different ones and throwing that info at you.
The best thing would probably be to discuss this with your psychiatrist - they will be able to tell you what exactly which medication does. You should also definitely report any side effects to them.
Followers, please send me some personal experiences with different anxiety meds to help this anon out!
I had a heat stroke a couple days ago so I’m not doing so well? I mean, I’m not in any danger but I need to recover. I’ll be back soon. Hopefully without this bullshit.
Hopefully, just explaining your situation to him should be enough. Changes in appetite are pretty common with depression, so if he won’t just believe you, you could simply tell him to look it up. It’s a tried and tested fact.
Really, if he’s been studying psychology, he should reconsider his approach towards your problems as a whole, because blaming you doesn’t do anything but shame you for something you have no control over.
I hope your dad stops blaming you, anon. Best wishes and stay safe.
Try checking out this post to get some tips on how to ask a friend for help!
Roughly the same should apply for parents, with addition of asking to see a professional (if that’s what you want).
I hope that post helps some (I made it with you in mind)!
Let me know if anything should be added/changed!
If you can think of anything else or have any corrections, please reply to this post or send me an ask!
Hey there, I’m sorry to hear the anticipation is wearing you down so much!
Generally, I’d recommend things mentioned in this post to help keep your anxiety under control and things from this post to help keep you busy. What also really helps me is either sitting down to write something (try some roleplaying if you’re into that!) or going on a google hunt, where I pick out (for example) a certain movie and try to find out as much about it as I can without actually watching it. This article has some more ideas on how to cope with your current situation.
I’m sure things will be fine, friend. I hope school goes well!
Hi there, anon.
I’m really sorry to hear about your mother. Death in the family is never an easy thing to handle, especially not at a relatively young age like that. Having family that doesn’t try to ensure you’re doing okay only makes it worse.
First of all, I’d like to say that it’s okay for you to be disappointed in how your family handled the situation. It’s okay to wish they would’ve done things differently. Of course, you do also have to acknowledge that they were dealing with the same grief as you, though. Everybody had to deal with this situation in their own way - unfortunately that sometimes makes it hard to look out for others.
Talking to your brother is a big step, being scared is normal. But if you think this is the right thing for you and that it could help you be more at peace, please do so. Make sure you do it in a situation that makes you feel comfortable. There is no rush. You can do it, sooner or later. Hopefully, your brother will understand, since he might’ve even felt something similar.
Best wishes, anon. I hope this works out for you.
I’m afraid I’m not quite sure what the problem here is, anon.
I’ve been in a long distance relationship for over 1 1/2 years now - and my second long distance relationship as is. Talk to the person - if the feeling is mutual or they want some form of relationship, I’m sure the two of you can work something out.
Long distance can be hard - but it’s also potentially very fulfilling, as it is much easier to get the space one might need. With the internet being what it is, staying in contact and seeing each other isn’t hard either.
I seriously recommend talking this out, anon. Communication is really important in this.
Best of luck!
Using psychiatric medication doesn’t make you weak or unmotivated. It doesn’t mean that you are using it as a crutch (a phrase that is ableist, btw). It doesn’t mean you’re “co-dependent” on medication, whatever that’s supposed to mean. It means you have an illness, and are treating it in a way you see fit. And anyone who criticizes you for treating your illness in the way you choose, without harming anyone, can fuck off.
Sorry for not being around much! I have now acquired the puppy - and he’s a whole lot of work, little sleep and lots of whining included.
I’ve answered a couple asks and have some more answers I started on in the drafts, but I gotta get back to taking care of the puppy. I’ll stop by soon again to keep answering asks. None of you is getting ignored, please don’t forget that.
Until then, have some puppy pictures.
Hey there anon. I’m glad to hear you’ve decided to talk to somebody!
I understand that you’re in a tough position now - telling somebody is a big step and being afraid of the outcome is completely normal.
Hopefully, this person will react well - try and help them understand by providing resources and, most importantly, let them know what you’d like them to do. Being open about your needs will help the other person figure out how to act in this situation and, hopefully, encourage them to respond well.
Unfortunately, some people will not react well, which can be terrible, especially if this is the first person you talk to. But, if that happens, please don’t give up. There are always, always other people that will react differently and try their best to support you. Just because one person doesn’t understand, doesn’t have to mean that you’re on your own now. You’re being very brave by talking about it already - sooner or later, it will pay off.
Best wishes, anon! I hope the person is really worth your admiring.
Hey there, anon. I’m sorry this is stressing you out so much.
First of all, there’s nothing wrong with not driving. I’m 18, I can’t drive and I probably never will drive. It’s okay to not be able to drive (for whatever reasons) and/or not to want to drive. You can take your time with getting your license if that’s what you want or need. There is no rush.
Either way, if you really do want to keep driving, just try your best to avoid driving with your dad and sister. Ask your brother instead. If you can, try and think about why driving with them in particular scares you so much - there might be another, underlying issue at hand.
In addition, check out this ask I answered for resources concerning your anxiety.
I really hope things get better soon, anon. Best wishes.
Puppy pictures please!!
Here’s one from when I visited him a week ago - more to follow once he’s home tomorrow!
A puppy! Congratulations! A pet is like the best help you can ever get if you have mental disabilities!
Thank you! It really can help a lot, yes, though I imagine it also takes the right kind of person to work. Everybody has different needs after all :P