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Topic: I'm Tired.

3 posts, 0 answered
  1. Danny6164
    Danny6164 avatar
    1 posts
    13 August 2019

    Hello everyone,

    I have always had a nervous personality, my parents described me as highly strung but it got through life ok. About five years ago life was ok if i felt crazy i had work to concentrate on and was fit so i could always go and do something if i felt unwell mentally. But five years ago i hurt myself at work and after 9 years of loyal service without one incident or problem with the boss i was fired for putting in a workers comp claim. Since then i injured my shoulder so badly i can barely use my right arm. So i am in constant pain and am unable to access the things i used to do to keep me calm. I had my house almost paid off but used all the equity in my home paying the loan repayments over the last five years and the bank is going to foreclose on my house. Since i stopped working i have become completely isolated I have no family and the fact that I am in constant pain, have no friends or family and am about to loose the house I have lived in for twenty plus years is driving me insane. I have reached out for help from psychologists, psychiatrists, GP, physical therapists and financial counsellors and life just keeps getting harder. They dont help at all and all they can offer is anti depressants which dont work and add a lot of unpleasant side effects to an already difficult life. I have been studying on line and getting great grades and am very close to graduating into a job that will help people and is not physical but i cant find myself getting excited about it. My quality of life is so poor and my social isolation has left me exhausted. Ive gone from swimming all the time, getting my pilots licence,scuba diving, playing guitar all the time and having a good job to being someone who only experiences mental and physical pain and im over it all. Im not going to take my life yet but its starting to feel like the last resort. I keep asking for help and it keeps backfiring on me. Every time i ask for help and it fails i feel more hopeless. I hope everyone reading this gets help that works and can engage in a wonderful world full of hope. i just needed to get things of my chest. I think about ending it all the time but will keep trying until im out of options. Im really tired and am not sure how much longer ill have the energy to carry on. Maybe something good will happen maybe not but i feel better just venting a bit. Best of luck to everyone.

  2. Gelati
    Gelati avatar
    54 posts
    13 August 2019 in reply to Danny6164

    Hi Dan,

    Absolutely fine to vent your frustrations here :)

    I can see things are a bit tough at the minute, and I wanted to let you know that I care.

    Might an option be to visit your GP again - or a new one if you didn’t feel sufficient connection with the other one - to discuss what hasn’t worked well for you i relation to previous treatments? I feel like you’re struggling a bit trying to figure things out on your own.

    Feel free to get back in touch here.

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  3. Swan.13
    • Masters of Psychology student on placement
    Swan.13 avatar
    53 posts
    14 August 2019 in reply to Danny6164

    Hi Danny,

    It seems like there have been some massive changes in your life over the past few years. It’s completely understandable that you’re struggling… you’ve lost things that formed such an important part of your identity. In saying that, it does seem like you’re making an effort to build a new identify for yourself by studying online and making accommodations for yourself given the nature of your injury.

    I think it’s okay to not feel 100% excited about graduating and finding a new job. This might be your way of coping by maintaining realistic expectations given everything you’ve been dealing with lately, which I don’t think is necessarily a bad thing. In saying that, you might find that once you get back into the workforce and meeting new people, that feeling of being socially isolated may reduce a little. I also hope that you feel some kind of connection to people posting in the forums. You are making options for yourself - I hear you haven’t given up and I think you should be proud of that.

    I really admire your strength to keep asking for help despite the feeling that people have let you down. It seems like you’ve taken control of your situation. I’m glad you were able to vent out your frustrations here. Sometimes talking it out does help.

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