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Old 03-16-18, 07:12 AM   #1
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Hi, I'm new here and not sure where to post this but it just helps to vent.

When I was 10 I had meningitis, it left me with pretty severe anxiety issues, I'm 22 now and it's probably the worst it's been.

I had glandular fever a few months ago and it's left me pretty messed up, lost my job over it, currently just spend my time drinking with friends and smoking cigarettes.

But the days just seem to be getting darker, after a night of drinking I can't bounce back like I used to, I feel tired 24/7 and it's definitely straining my relationship with my family.

For the first time in 12 years I built up the courage to speak to my mum about it, the anxiety and what seems like oncoming depression, she instantly disputed the statement and said I'm fine and to get over it.

Don't get me wrong she's a good parent, but she seemed to take it as a personal offence that I wasnt happy, and then I ended up having to cheer her up whilst I was still feeling awful.

I don't want to talk to my friends about it but here seems like a good place to vent.

I just find it so hard to enjoy things, unless I'm drunk but I don't even enjoy that anymore, it feels like I'm slowly being crushed and I wish I was exaggerating but I'm not, I don't take medication because I don't want a crutch.

But I guess I just want someone to understand how I feel, and acknowledge it, I have plenty of friends and supportive people around me but I don't think they'd understand. For the first time in my life I feel like I've got no where to turn and it's terrifying

Sorry for the long post but I just needed to get it off my chest
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Old 03-16-18, 07:39 AM   #2
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Old 03-16-18, 08:19 AM   #3
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welcome to this forum..tristian..meningitis is no joke...if you notice that you are constantly tired i would say that's an imbalance in the way you feel or the stress and strain how your Mom,your friends see you or judge you maybe?your Mom probably cannot take it in that way to see you worried or in distress,is it?of course you could discuss your situation with a friend you can give trust,but you state here that option is not there for you...over here you can talk openly about your wories,problems etc...and you will notice that people read what you say,try to offer help regardless of who you are...how come that your friends do not understand you?isn't real understanding?what true friends are for in life?so what are you anxious about?
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Old 03-18-18, 05:36 PM   #4
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That was a good & brave thing to do, trying to discuss it with your mom — even if she turned out not to be someone who could help or be relied on for this. She has her own issues around it, so other people/places might be better.
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