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Topic: Trying my Best to Keep On Moving Forward Between Bright + Dark Weeks

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  1. Guest_663
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    6 July 2019

    Just saying "Hello" to Everyone at BB Forums.

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  2. geoff
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    6 July 2019 in reply to Guest_663

    Good Morning Mikalah, and a warm welcome to the forums.

    As your title says 'Best to Keep On Moving Forward Between Bright + Dark Weeks', and it's not that easy to balance our weeks out and to try and juggle between them because one week may run into another one, and that's where a problem may begin.

    Different situations and certain circumstances could be the reason, so I understand what you are saying, and would like to hear back from you.

    Geoff.

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  3. Guest_663
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    6 July 2019 in reply to geoff

    Good morning to you as well.

    Think we're on the same page here re: "Different situations + certain Circumstances"

    Balancing + Juggling in between the up+downs of anxiety/depression is a real challenge. Taking1 day at a time is the best way i can cope.

    Had a relatively "o.k. sort of week. now starting to sink into the dark deep bottomless pit again. Totally beyond my control. When stuck in the bottomless pit, it's picnic down there. When the brain/body decides it will gradually ascend to much brighter happier times...

    With regards

    Mikalah

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  4. geoff
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    6 July 2019 in reply to Guest_663

    Hi Mikalah, thanks for getting back to us, and I'm sorry for the situation you are in and we only wish we could predict what's going to happen the week ahead, sure we can plan it, but that doesn't guarantee it will go to plan.

    Can we help you, it might be something one of us has been through ourselves and stop you from sinking.

    Best wishes.

    Geoff.

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  5. Guest_663
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    7 July 2019 in reply to geoff

    Hi Geoff.

    Thanks for the encouragement to share :) I'm not one who usually open especially on the topic about anxiety/depression + the like.

    Can encourage, give support to those who suffer + feel their pain.. yet when it comes to my own personal health issues now that's another story..

    So will open up when I'm 100% comfortable. I need time to be more confident. It's an extremely difficult thing for me to share my burdens with others.

    Thanks again:)

    Mikalah

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  6. Lemmy
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    8 July 2019 in reply to Guest_663

    Hi Mikalah, just a forum lurker wanting to say hello back and welcome to the forum.

    I can relate to your ups and downs, sometimes i am totally fine getting on with things like a normal person other days i am a mess. You're not alone and there is no judgement here when you feel like opening up. :)

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  7. Guest_663
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    8 July 2019 in reply to Lemmy

    Hi Lemmy.

    Think you for saying Hello + the nice Welcome to the forum :)

    Am fully aware that I'm not alone on the forum with those with similar issues. It's nice to chat with those can relate.. Helps all the more.

    Am hearing you... up + downs with the twists + turns on a never ending rollcoaster.

    Some weeks are really good.:)

    Then, there are other weeks..

    I suffer from an anxiety depression disorder + on medication Have various coping strategies when things get out of hand. They really help. Then there's days/weeks that these strategies fail + find .myself going down into the dark deep bottomless pit again. Certain things/individuals trigger me off so I literally remove myself from them in order to function the best way possible. This is part of my Survival Kit.

    Thanks for listening

    Regards

    1. Mikalah
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  8. Guest_663
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    9 July 2019 in reply to Guest_663

    Good morning All

    Today I'm "all broken" Again.... Stuck in a this Huge Big Dark bottomless black pit..

    Don't know how to help my self anylong + barely functioning..

    Regards

    Mikalah

  9. quirkywords
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    9 July 2019 in reply to Guest_663

    Mikalah,

    I like your avatar picture.

    I am so sorry to hear you are in a big bottomless pit and feeling frustrated you can't out.

    Does writing here help at all? I used to feel I was in a prison and couldn't get out , so I tried to write down how I felt and sometimes I could barely hold a pencil or I would write the few words over and over and over again.

    If a helpful hand outstretched will help I am here.

    Is there anything in your survival kit that will help you.

    Just resting is helpful as you may need time out to recharge.

    You have reached out here and that can be hard to do when you feel so low.

    Take care

    Quirky

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  10. Guest_663
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    9 July 2019 in reply to quirkywords

    Quirky

    Thankyou for your kind + thoughtful words. Appreciate Much. Don't know how to put into words when in that bottomless dark pit so will Try my very best. So here goes:

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  11. Lemmy
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    9 July 2019 in reply to Guest_663

    Hi Mikalah , that's ok. i'm glad to help you feel welcome.

    just a suggestion, maybe instead of writing about you stuck in the bottomless pit. maybe write and share your coping strategies. it might help others who are just glancing through the forums :)

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  12. Guest_663
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    9 July 2019 in reply to Lemmy

    Hi All + thanks for your kind thoughts.

    Nice + considerate of You're All Trying to Help Me + Thank You!

    Re:- "Coping strategies to share with others" as was suggested so others would also benefit" ..

    As stuck in that hole I'm not having pity party down there. Really doing my best get on top of that rollercoaster ride + that's takes time. Will get back up there again when ready.

    Regards

    Mikalah

  13. quirkywords
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    9 July 2019 in reply to Guest_663

    Mikalah,

    I know you are doing your best and it does take time here. Posting here is helping others who are reading this.

    Be kind to yourself , there is support here. take your time .

    I can relate to the roller coaster of moods and the sudden changes could be so unsettling.

    Take care

    Quirky

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