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John Smith 17/04/25(Tue)19:49 No. 46015 Locked

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Things are getting difficult lately. I don't want out or anything drastic like that, but this overbearing feeling of dread/melancholy is really weighing on me. I'm fighting to get over it and see my situation as a good one again, but once I get into this hole it's hard getting out of it again.

John Smith 17/04/29(Sat)11:14 No. 46018

The best advice I can give, John, is to volunteer at some sort of charity. Working once a week or so at my local soup kitchen helped me climb a bit out of that hole you're in.

John Smith 17/07/10(Mon)09:07 No. 46117

Dear John, my best advice would be to befriend your melancholy and sadness. Trust me, i'm from Finland.
It's ok to be sad and depressed, it will make the actual good times feel better and good memories even greater.
Remember that no medicine will bring you true happiness.

John Smith 17/07/10(Mon)09:28 No. 46118

I have the same problem John. I was treated for anxiety disorder and depression. Sometimes nothing is wrong and you feel this way for no reason; other times you feel this way for a reason and it's even worse, but either way you can over come it by not getting too upset.

Meditate John, roll with the punches, and take it easy.

also this >>46117; depression doesn't go away, it becomes a part of you.

Sincerely, John.

John Smith 17/07/10(Mon)20:34 No. 46125

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The passage of time is always interesting to witness. It's already been two or three months since I sent my original letter. I managed to get through the end of the school year without breaking. I'm home for another month or so, and then it's back to the university. I was better for a while after spring semester ended, but upon returning home problems with my family have worsened that feeling a bit. Today has been a bit of a return to form though--I woke up feeling better than I had the day before, and I became even happier when I found your letters in the mail.

This is an interesting way to look at things, but a worrying one. I don't know if I want to get so used to dealing with this feeling. At this rate though, it seems like it's something I need to accept in order to move forward.

If I may ask, what sort of symptoms come with a real anxiety disorder? The past month or so my blood pressure has raised, and at seemingly random times a strange feeling will enter my left chest and limbs. I'm scared of getting it checked, for fear of someone diagnosing it as anxiety and putting me on some sort of medicine. I am of a similar mindset as >>46117 when it comes to such things, and I fear getting put on some anxiety/depression drug would only make my brain get worse.

John Smith 17/07/12(Wed)12:20 No. 46127

Dear John, I'm sorry if I worried you with my talk.
I didn't mean by any means that you would be sad for the rest of your life. I mean that feeling sad is normal and you shouldn't be scared of it. If your difficulties are such things that will pass by, you can gain hope from that. I'm saying this, because most of school time problems wont last a lifetime.

About the medicine: It's ok to take medicine, if you have a condition, but it's important to remember that they only bring artificial happiness.

John Smith 17/07/12(Wed)14:54 No. 46128

>I'm scared of getting it checked
This, for example, is symptomatic of anxiety disorder.

You should have yourself checked out; you don't have to do anything with a diagnosis--if you get one--but it helps to know what you're up against. Have to say though, a few months of dialog and a few months of meds really brought the /eh/ back to my /eh/veryday life. It's been a few years since then, and I still have down spells, but overall better than before treatment.

John Smith 17/07/12(Wed)21:37 No. 46129

I'm very thankful for both of you taking the time to write me. I'll work up the courage and plan to see a doctor soon. The way it is around here, with a little luck our letters will still be around then, and I'll try to write back and let you know how I am.


John Smith 17/07/22(Sat)03:32 No. 46147

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I went to the doctor and they had me run some tests. Now results are saying some enzyme or another in my liver is out of whack. I have an appointment on monday, and a referal to a specialist soon after that.

None of this is helping much with my mood. I'm fighting it, but I can feel myself slipping back into the mindset I was in back in March. I'm scared I'm going to go in and get diagnosed with something deadly, cancer or something. Please keep me in your prayers.


John Smith 17/07/23(Sun)10:04 No. 46152

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I think you're going to be fine John, no need to give in to /grim/ fantasies.


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