Hasn't Been Like This in Years

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Registered: 07-18-2007
Hasn't Been Like This in Years
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Wed, 12-04-2013 - 6:03pm

I have done rather well for several years, well enough so that my doctor did a little tweek to my meds in the summer.  I liked the result, especially being more aware of my feelings.

Now,  however, I have been in a mire of depression and anxiety for approaching a month.  I have a "professional support system" and a "crisis plan".  Most of the people I have never called, but in the past ... maybe two weeks ... I have contacted all of them and some more than once.

It is both depression and anxiety.  I have to make an effort to engage in holiday actvities as there is no family nearby.  The anxiety is because I overspent on materials to create items for a crafts sale.  Now, though, with tears, shaking, and hands trembling, I am having difficulty assembline the items!  If I could make a few more, any profit can go toward my debts..

I have been very careful financially so this is a bit of a shock to me to have gotten myself in this mess.  I went to a credit counselor who said she thought it could be cleared up in a few months, but I don't believe that yet.

I came back here because I used to be a CL foHealth and Wellness boards.  Sure don't feel healthy now.  Oh, and I have to go to  physical therapy for some foot and knee problems.

If a fancy signature comes up, ignore it.  I've tried to get rid of it, but without luck.

Barb

 

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Registered: 09-23-2010
Tue, 12-10-2013 - 1:43pm
Hi Barb. I'm sorry you're having a tough go. I think this time of year really does make those of us who suffer from anxiety/depression feel it ten-fold. How are you doing with your crafts? I'd really try to push through it. If nothing else you'll feel better about not wanting the money. (((hugs)))
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Registered: 07-18-2007
Thu, 12-19-2013 - 7:28am

The craft show was a disaster.  I only sold four items.  However, having the show behind me has given me some relief.  I am being extremely careful about any spending.  I went to a credit counseling agency that gave me some helpful information.  My counselor believes I can clean it  up in a few months.  It doesn't look that way to me, but I am a bit more helpful and am not having the horrible anxiety attacks.  I also saw my doctor who told me some different ways I can take my meds.

 

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