Finally Accepting The Truth

At first I just thought I was extremely shy, because I grew up sheltered, but since I've done my research on both depression and anxiety I now believe I suffer from them. The least and simplest of things will trigger my nerves. Constant fidgeting, my hearts starts beating rapidly and shortness of breath along the butterfly feeling in the stomach, simultaneously. I've tried to suppress my emotion, and fool myself into believing I don't have it that bad but doing so only makes the experience even more unbearable. I spent most of my time at home alone. Whenever I leave my house, I feel like some one is watching me. I don't feel like I'm worthy, or talented, and even though I've been told I am, I don't feel I'm good at anything.
Rogue56 Rogue56
4 Responses May 23, 2012

I've got to look into that, I would never thought that hormonal imbalance could possibly be a cause. I learn something new today :) thank you.

Hey there. I've dealt with similar issues for a large part of my life. Though I've been diagnosed with various types of depression and anxiety, I'm discovering more and more that it's actually been caused the whole time by a hormonal imbalance (too much estrogen, basically). After years of seeing various doctors and shrinks, it wasn't till I started working with a gyno. and endocrinologist that I started feeling better. I'm still working on it. But it's an alternative and the more I talk to people, the more I'm finding out how common it is. If it is a hormone imbalance, it can often be treated just using the Pill or other, similar hormone supplement. Just a thought. Hope you find what works for you and you feel better.

No I haven't spoken to anyone. My family and friend have no idea. I'm almost certain they won't take me serious. I know I'm not the only one, it feels that way though. I've read on ways to help myself, and I have started to do. I'm just taking it slowly.Thank you.

Hi Rogue have you spoken to anyone about how you feel? If not then the first stop would be your doctor. The help is out there, sometimes it can be hard to find but it is there and there are lots of things you can try and do to help yourself too. I'm sure you are worthy and talented and good at many things, it's just hard to see it when you're struggling. You're not alone on ep there are many likeminded people, take a wee look around. I hope you feel better soon. Egg