I think I pretty much described my health story in my posting " Long-term Anxiety.
The only thing I would add is that I also suffer from Agoraphobia. This has been very depressing to me, since I was once a very outgoing happy person who worked, did fun activities and had many friends. This is not true anymore. I used to have good self-esteem and it is pretty low right now. I have let myself go and gained weight from being less active and from all the medications. I used to like to exercise and keep fit, but that has also passed by the wayside. Some days I feel I will get better and others seem hopeless.
I also suffer from chronic migraine headaches and back problems. I have racked up multiple health issues since my anxiety & depression started.
I have so many emotions and feelings, that they get all jumbled up in my head and I have terrible nightmares.
I must really sound like a sad sack. I do try to utilize humor as much as possible.
I have many insights and have done much counseling with behavioral health patients. Unfortunately, I don't listen to my own council. I am hoping I may be able to help others and get to know some of you on a deeper level.
As I have said, I was an RN for 25 years specializing in mental health & substance abuse.
I am the furthest thing from being a judgmental person and will alway's except all members with " A zero tolerance for judgement".
Again, I would love to make some friends and just be generally helpful. I love to do research, so please use me for that, if you need.
Thank you to anyone who has taken the time to read this,