What helps you when you feel like this?
Oh my god. Coincidentally I feel the same. I’m actually really down about something that is out of my control. And I don’t know what to do about it.
Talking about it could help? Do you have anyone you could speak to about it?
Probably. I just feel like I’d be a burden. I’m not sure who to talk to.
What helps me is listening to music. It kind of takes me away. A little bit of escapism.
But I think just talking to someone would help you. You don’t have to talk about your problems.
When I feel like that, it helps to reach out to someone. Sometimes, I get it stuck in my head that everyone secretly hates me and doesn’t want to hear about my problems. When that happens, I text the crisis line (741-741) and they can usually help me refocus enough to remember that it is okay to ask for help from friends.
Plain old B-100 complex.
I was feeling low and emotional, but a simple B-complex sorted it out. Not even a little sad now, just have the baseline stress of not taking meds for a while.
Talking to friends helps me. When my friends are at work or not answering I talk to my brothers or parents.
Do you have family?
If it won’t go away, I call the local crisis line. You don’t have to be in some full-blown crisis in order to call. They are happy to help.
That way, you are not burdening anyone with anything, and usually after a good chat it seems to lift the mood. At least I find that for myself
Also it could be depression and antidepressants can help.
It’s the same for me. I actually feel helpless and without hope. It’s upsetting a lot, I do sympathise.
Do you know what’s caused it?
This is true and a good idea. I have some speech problems, but I could text a few friends. Good thinking.
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I feel this way this evening as well.
That’s sounds nice. I wish that would work for me. I’ve had 2 5-hour energies today though (still empty and sluggish). They’ve got loads of B-vitamins.
I’d suggest not too much caffeine though. Just the b-vitamins.
Stimulant crashes can make you feel low.
Maybe listen to high volume music when feeling bad? I do that and it helps.
Yes. My parents are robots though. Benevolent robots, but robots. They don’t understand emotion at all. It doesn’t compute. My brother can be halfway there, unfortunately. I don’t think he’s always been that way though. He’s in a caring profession and I think he’s hit that empathy burn-out thing. His wife is good to talk to, though. And she has schizoaffective, so she’s even good with that. I’m afraid I may rely on her too much though.
I do still have other family. Only one aunt in town, but she understands empathy (also gets hurt by my parents…more than me really as she hasn’t given up trying). She gets clingy though, but I think it’s simply because of how lonely she is, especially now. I had invited her over for dinner this Thursday, but my parents sort of canceled that. Maybe I can find another time for us to put on the calendar.
I do have extended family I could call. Specifically one aunt who took me in for a year when I was a teen (for witness protection reasons). She’ll chat with me for an hour or so if I call her up. It’s so hard to do it though. I don’t know why.
I also have my husband’s side of the family. One of his parents will be coming over within the hour to give me night meds. I see them 4 times a day when he’s gone. So, I really shouldn’t be this lonely.
I forgot to include, I am married and have two kids. My husband travels for work and has been gone awhile. I have a history of going deeply down when he’s gone.