I suffer from depression, anxiety, phobias, lupus, anosmia, spinal stenosis and hypothyroidism.
I wish I didn’t have any of the aforementioned conditions. I have worked full time for all my life so far. I have achieved some success in all of I have undertaken and I am ostensibly ordinary. Friends, family and colleagues throughout my life would generally consider me to be confident, extrovert, sociable, generous and relatively happy. (Those are the good attributes – I won’t mention the bad ones just yet!)
So why would I have any reason to be depressed? How on earth could I possibly feel anxious when I always exude such confidence? Phobias? I’m not afraid of anything!!!
Join me on my journey…
When I collapsed in a supermarket in 2009 I searched for help and discovered there was very little available – and often came at a cost. I bought the books, I searched the internet, I subscribed to sites that promised help. I tried CBT, counselling, meditation, medication, hypnosis, and psycho analysis.
I’d like to hear and share your stories. I know there are lots of us around. I know I can help.