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This merry-go-round sure is fun but I'd like to get off now.

Well, I have a few really awesome problems that I would completely recommend to anyone. I would suggest you try any of, or especially the full combination of, the following:
  • Chronic illness
  • No social network
  • Mental illness
  • Geographic dislocation
  • My question: how do I build a decent life? Or start in that direction, in a stable way that won't fall apart in a light breeze. Again. [more inside]
    posted by bizarrenacle on Oct 9, 2016 - 8 answers

    Forgot to take celexa for 2 days - what can I now?

    I'm on 20mg day of citalopram/celexa for generalised anxiety. I stupidly forgot to take it over the weekend. Have found it and taken today's dose but can already feel withdrawal anxiety amping up. Is there anything I can do to make this less painful until it gets back into my system? I work from home so suffer from loneliness and lack of distractions, though I have meetings with a nice colleague tomorrow. I also have a legal appointment on Thursday that is making me very anxious.
    posted by anonymous on Oct 26, 2015 - 5 answers

    Eccentric and Recluse Poets and Authors?

    Greetings. I'm wondering if there are any notable or smaller scale poets and writers that were mainly hermits or eccentric? I'm not picky with the genre, country, or era. [more inside]
    posted by RearWindow on Jun 11, 2015 - 24 answers

    Anxiety and Memory Loss? Foods that help memory loss for vegans?

    I seem to have acute anxiety lately, which is causing a cognition deficit for me. My memory is quite poor and lax these days - I'm not certain if it is due to my vegan diet, or my ongoing intensive anxiety? Are there any tips on how to improve my memory and stabilize my anxiety? [more inside]
    posted by RearWindow on Mar 10, 2015 - 17 answers


    Whenever I get sick, I also get concurrently really sad. Something about the physical crapness and being alone all day really gets to me. Any suggestions for keeping your spirits up when you're feeling low both physically and mentally? What has worked for you? [more inside]
    posted by Ziggy500 on Dec 9, 2014 - 15 answers

    What do I ask/tell my new doctor about my mental health?

    I don't know what help I need anymore, or even if I need help. I have a lifelong history of depression and the past two and half years, I've experienced more life stressors than normal. The original reasons I made the appointment was to a. get a new script for my anti-anxiety medication (which is also meant to help my depression), especially as I accidentally abruptly ceased it over 5 days ago, and b. a referral to a new psychiatrist to prescribe ADHD medication. [more inside]
    posted by b33j on Jan 27, 2014 - 2 answers

    How can I deal with this "time off" in my life?

    Depression has upended my life and the people trying to help aren't really helping, what do I do? [more inside]
    posted by anonymous on Mar 7, 2013 - 19 answers

    sick of being sick, how to keep my chin up?

    I'm sick and depressed and I don't know how to stop it [more inside]
    posted by lifethatihavenotlivedyet on Jul 20, 2012 - 5 answers

    How can I help myself when I don't deserve help?

    How do I help myself when I feel like I don't deserve it? [more inside]
    posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2012 - 17 answers

    fear of the unknown

    I'm 21, I might have MS, and the fear is making me go crazy. [more inside]
    posted by anonymous on Sep 2, 2011 - 24 answers

    Quit my job, no new one, bad circumstances

    I just quit my (bad) job and have no new job to go to. I know I need to be proactively seeking work but I'm suffering from confidence problems and bad personal circumstances and finding it difficult. Any tips or similar stories? [more inside]
    posted by Franny26 on Dec 8, 2010 - 14 answers

    Don't need no medicines

    I thought I could get health insurance through my school. I can't. They don't offer it because they assume everyone has it through work or their parents. I can't afford COBRA. How do I shop for the best insurance for myself? What kind of insurance can I expect? How do I know which plans are useless? [more inside]
    posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2010 - 9 answers

    Should I mention I'm mentally ill on a graduate school statement of intent

    Should I mention my mental illness on my graduate school statement of intent? [more inside]
    posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2009 - 24 answers

    I'm not an attention seeker, I'm depressed

    Should I reveal my depression to my co-workers? [more inside]
    posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2009 - 37 answers

    Anxiety over medical condition?

    I've had a lifelong heart issue that's really never been a problem, but I find myself as I head towards my 30s growing more and more concerned with it and it's come to cause daily anxieties over imminent and horrible death, etc. Sometimes the anxiety is mild and sometimes it is of the stomach-churning, dark visions variety. I see a cardiologist on a regular basis and get good reports and generally feel as though I am in good hands, but I still cannot stop this mounting anxiety and fear of calamity and it's starting to hinder my ability to enjoy life. I am wondering if anyone has similar experiences and perhaps tips on how to combat this kind of anxiety. I do suffer from anxiety in general - who doesn't? - but I feel that this issue has become a focal point.
    posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2006 - 12 answers

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