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Im a broken man
it feels familiar
consult a genius
^this autofill was made for threads like this
or has your mind just broken from a mental stress fracture?
something still_here excels at.
is it just a funny?
you should put a pound in a jar, then at the end of the year you can treat yourself to something nice like an XBox or something.
I see, I suppose i get all frantic and that might seem like a breakdown to you, it isnt though
but it feels like somethings snapped now
now I'm going back to flippancy.
even though you get annoyed by me
go to the doctor, get some anti-anxiety medicine (citalopram or whatevs) that'll give you some breathing space.
OR ignore all the advice in this thread and then do it all again in a month. See you there!
not sure what to say
not sure what I want them to do
dont think its a chemical thing thats the problem
I think its all external factors
And those 'external factors' are possibly very real. But it's about how you're letting them affect you.
Trust me. Go to the doctors - tell them you've been suffering extreme anxiety - he'll be cool. He'll give you some pills that WILL help you calm down and THEN you can start tackling the problem.
I think I needed a firm hand :)
Oh I made a joke, does that mean I havnt had a breakdown?
I don't think it's a medical term. But you do need help.
Please go to the doctors. It's no big deal, he won't judge you.
I feel all meek
when i had a mild nervous breakdown last year i found that the point when you feel like you are actually going mad, and actually couldn't cope was the point when it all started getting better. Keep in mind that you are just breaking through some stuff, which is unpleasant, but will lead on to better things!
tell someone? do I tell my wife? what do i tell her
this is going to sound really really flippant, but i went out for for coffee and cake with my girlfriend when i was at the point of feeling proper crazy, and just blurted all this shit out, felt INSTANTLY better.
Just start talking and it'll probably all roll out.
you can't keep stuff in yr head - it just gets compounded!
it's scary telling someone a load of mad bullshit, but she is your wife and she loves you and wants to help you so i reckon it would be ok. Obvs I don't know what's the best solution - but just letting stuff seems to work for me!
Im a broken man,
I wear a broken frown.
UH HUH, ARE YA READY? KICK IT,
MY NAME IS CREAKY, I'VE GOT A VOICE THAT'S REAL SQUEAKY
BUT I DON'T POST MEEKLY - FAR FROM IT,
I'M A LIBERAL, MY CONTENT'S CEREBRAL,
MAKE YOU WHIPPERSNAPPERS LOOK SO YOUNG THAT YOU'RE DRIBBLE (-ING)
THAT'S RIGHT - I'M THE KING
OF LONG POSTS, AND I DON'T LIKE TO BOAST
BUT Y'ALL CANT HOLD A CANDLE TO MEEEEEE
can you do another one about someone else
go for a run or a swim or something. have a beer. smoke a spleedo. have an ice cream.
a sleep seems more like what I fancy more than anything else, somewhere cool and quiet to sit
go and start a thread about something
I'm going for bad cop, here
follow zxcvbnm's advice. Can't go wrong.
just- I hope you're alright soon, as I'm aware you've struggled with this before. Stay strong, there's always someone (wife, kids, mates, whoever) who cares and will be supportive.
talk to your wife and immerse yourself with people and things you love.
Earlier this year I wrote a letter to myself just about how everything was going and what i plan to do. Put everything in perspective. I found that helped me a lot.
I know that I should follow zxcvbnm's advice too, I think i might, I was previously a bit snooty, thinking that they couldnt possibly understand my particular issues, but thats sort of all gone now.
I know I should follow chris budgets advice too, but im still very worried about that
as long as you try something that you think will work for you, obviously everyone has a different way of getting on, and it really depends on the nature of the situation. as most people have been saying, seeing the doctor will make a surprisingly big difference, good to see further down that you've decided to go asap. try not to dwell or overthink it too much (as difficult as that can sometimes be), i find that puts me off taking steps like that. take care :)
get to the doctors, and talk to your wife. Look after yourself and your diet. Chin up Creaky, like someone said above, if you feel like youve snapped, then the only way is up :) x
Cant stress how important it is to open up to your wife and doctor tho. Do it.
Im going to see my doctor on monday.
Interestingly I found it incredibly difficult to sleep last night even though I was tired so only slept about 4 hours. Watched police story 2 and Tekken in attempt to doze off.
Also this morning I somehow gained an hour, even though I thought I was later into work I must have been in an hour earlier than I thought (even though Id checked the time and my alarm several times this morning)
Time has gone all weird, which is interesting
I wish I had a dad and he was like you.
you have a family who obviously love you, and having people with whom you feel a compassionate, mutual oneness is the only thing that matters, really.
I live with my poor mentally bedraggled, heart-hardened mum, who does care to some extent, but rarely if ever indicates anything but the opposite.
and at night, I inevitabley feel utterly islanded and mad and despairing and gone, until I go to sleep and somehow carry on, and all I wish I had was some reciprocated feeling of love, nearby.
so just take solace in that, above everything, and return to a stable orbit around it.
also, have you tried LARP?
Smoke a joint and listen to sad music. If there is no weed, chain smoke cigarettes. Then write a song. Normally works. (You're problems are probably far worse than any of mine, so this might not work, but still, its a nice way of occupying your time and clearing your head). :)
irritates me when people recommend this as therapy. so naive.
that certainly doesn't mean they always do. but don't write them off.