Discussion & help on depression & mental health related issues

the golden visionary

Player Valuation: £6m
To add to the book list that @the golden visionary provided yesterday, here is a list of books that have helped me get on the right track during/after personal/professional issues.

Awaken the Giant Within - Tony Robbins
Principles - Ray Dalio (Business Book)
Your Best Life Now, 7 Steps to Living at your Full Potential - Joel Osteen
No Excuses - Brian Tracy (Self-Discipline)
The One Thing - Gary Keller (Improving your life and career)
Relentless - Tim S. Grover (Mentor/trainer to Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade)
Declutter your Mind - S.J. Scott (Worry/Anxiety/Negative thinking)
Flow, the Psychology of Optimal Experience - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Ive seen tony robbins on netfix, great show. Bit culty but still great.

Im defo gonna give principles a read. Just started a 36 hour Napoleon hillathon on audible.
 

COYBL25

Official GOT Joey Speak Interpreter.
I never really talk about my depression, but here goes. I've been off work for 3 weeks, I like my job but when I'm like this I cannot face the "performance" of being a normal human being. I'm a lecturer and I like my job. I've spent 35 years since I was 15 with this condition and although it comes in fits and spurts, I am very sick of it. Nothing seems to ever change. I have a psychiatrist appointment next week and I am holding out so much hope with that but these meetings haven't really helped in the past. Not sure why I'm I'm posting this and I'm not sure what I expect in response.
Hi mate, what help / treatment have you sought / received in the past ?

The only reason I ask is that things have moved on measurably since the bad old days of even a few years ago.
 

Tim's tourettes

Player Valuation: £2.5m
Anybody suffered anxiety in the past (and felt they had recovered, 2 years off meds etc) ever get hit by a huge wave of it that lasts a few days then dies down?? Happened to me a couple of times in last few months... maybe 48 hours of feeling as bad as ever then followed by a pretty calm 'what the hell was that all about' feeling??!
 

efcforever

Player Valuation: £10m
Anybody suffered anxiety in the past (and felt they had recovered, 2 years off meds etc) ever get hit by a huge wave of it that lasts a few days then dies down?? Happened to me a couple of times in last few months... maybe 48 hours of feeling as bad as ever then followed by a pretty calm 'what the hell was that all about' feeling??!
I am pretty stable these days but do have a few bad days here and there. I'm still on my meds though.
 

COYBL25

Official GOT Joey Speak Interpreter.
Anybody suffered anxiety in the past (and felt they had recovered, 2 years off meds etc) ever get hit by a huge wave of it that lasts a few days then dies down?? Happened to me a couple of times in last few months... maybe 48 hours of feeling as bad as ever then followed by a pretty calm 'what the hell was that all about' feeling??!
Anything changed recently, work, home life etc ?
 

Vegas Toffee Girl

Player Valuation: £1m
Anybody suffered anxiety in the past (and felt they had recovered, 2 years off meds etc) ever get hit by a huge wave of it that lasts a few days then dies down?? Happened to me a couple of times in last few months... maybe 48 hours of feeling as bad as ever then followed by a pretty calm 'what the hell was that all about' feeling??!
My experience is different than your's, but maybe this info can help. Most of life, I had never experienced bad anxiety until a few years ago when I was under A LOT of stress. Then all of a sudden I was afraid to drive my car, afraid to leave the house. It would last a few days then stop. This happened on and off for a year.

I was on the verge of going to the Dr, but by chance I came across an article that said that vitamin/mineral deficiencies can trigger anxiety. When we are going through a lot of stress, our body can get depleted of nutrients very quickly.

Here is a list of the ones to look at:

Vit B complex, Vit C, Vit D, Vit E
Magnesium
Calcium
Iron

After I focused on eating foods that were high in these nutrients, my symptoms eventually stopped. I still have to pay attention to my eating because I still have stress.

 

COYBL25

Official GOT Joey Speak Interpreter.
My experience is different than your's, but maybe this info can help. Most of life, I had never experienced bad anxiety until a few years ago when I was under A LOT of stress. Then all of a sudden I was afraid to drive my car, afraid to leave the house. It would last a few days then stop. This happened on and off for a year.

I was on the verge of going to the Dr, but by chance I came across an article that said that vitamin/mineral deficiencies can trigger anxiety. When we are going through a lot of stress, our body can get depleted of nutrients very quickly.

Here is a list of the ones to look at:

Vit B complex, Vit C, Vit D, Vit E
Magnesium
Calcium
Iron

After I focused on eating foods that were high in these nutrients, my symptoms eventually stopped. I still have to pay attention to my eating because I still have stress.

Exercise is a brilliant one for keeping anxiety under control too.

Plus cutting out alcohol and caffeine too.
 

Tim's tourettes

Player Valuation: £2.5m
Thank u all so much for the replies. I'd forgotten what a help this forum can be
. I find putting down my inner most feelings to anonymous people on line so much easier than trying to articulate it to my wife/close friends. I find if u haven't suffered then its hard to realise just how devastating this can be.
Nothing changed majorly in life of late..its world events that tend to set me off on a."doomsday scenario' mindset if that makes sense to anyone. Vegas girl, thanks, I'll have a look, I am a gym addict with a decent diet but it's well worth looking as I tend to eat the same things so may be lacking in something
I honestly appreciate this forum. I've posted a lot in the past but, selfishly, when I'm feeling good I go through bouts of pretending I have never suffered and I avoid even reading about other people's problems. Bit of a wimps way out really.
Best of wishes to all those suffering anything mentally. Its horrible and I tell myself every day that it's not a sign of weakness. Sometimes the demons win though. Keep fighting the good fight
 

ClausThomsen

It's "Ice Lolly" and Asda has no prefix
Thank u all so much for the replies. I'd forgotten what a help this forum can be
. I find putting down my inner most feelings to anonymous people on line so much easier than trying to articulate it to my wife/close friends. I find if u haven't suffered then its hard to realise just how devastating this can be.
Nothing changed majorly in life of late..its world events that tend to set me off on a."doomsday scenario' mindset if that makes sense to anyone. Vegas girl, thanks, I'll have a look, I am a gym addict with a decent diet but it's well worth looking as I tend to eat the same things so may be lacking in something
I honestly appreciate this forum. I've posted a lot in the past but, selfishly, when I'm feeling good I go through bouts of pretending I have never suffered and I avoid even reading about other people's problems. Bit of a wimps way out really.
Best of wishes to all those suffering anything mentally. Its horrible and I tell myself every day that it's not a sign of weakness. Sometimes the demons win though. Keep fighting the good fight
Nothing wrong with that.

If you've been in an ongoing fight with mental health issues then taking time out and concentrating on other things when you're in the mindset to do so is completely the right thing to do. Nothing wimpy or selfish about it whatsoever - especially not when you're feeling good, everyone's entitled to that.
 

BossBlue

Player Valuation: £950k
Where can I get help for someone who's an alcoholic and on the lemo.? Basically on a diet of Vitamin D?

Everywhere he turn's it's depression?
 

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