momeowee

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    Everytime I have a meeting or something I always write a list. I’ve pulled it out in front of drs and they tell me that’s a great idea. I’ve recently started with racing thoughts at night, for me i have to have tv on to distract me. I know working nights is difficult. How long have u been working that schedule? Pretty sure racing thoughts are typical with add. I’m 38 and started going to drs and hospitals when i was 17. Always felt like family was ashamed of me. Over years i find out most of my relatives have a mental illness and while i was getting treatment (tx) in my early years, i now watch my know it all sister struggle with anxiety, depression and friends i grew up with but i conquered my shortcomings early so i can help them too. Gee this is really long, let me know how ur night goes. Lack of sleep will drive me nuts. Have u heard of melatonin?

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    Hi! I came across ur post for other reasons. I’ve been diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder . I have trouble concentrating because of it. I realized something was different around 8 years old. Never told my parents or anyone. This was back in 1997. Today I found out my mom has ocd, never talked about it, and my sisters both have anxiety, depression… Always felt like the outcast. Talking in counseling helps a lot! Learned so much, I think most people have some kind of mental illness but because of stigmas still today, only the certain folks get help. I’m sure you will be scared to.try meds and u don’t have to. Just see how ur life is going now and is it worth just a try. U can ask pharmacist a million questions if u need, I still do. Maybe if its against ur families religions or something like that, it might go easier that u think. But u do not have to tell them. Start slow, ur family is there to support u though. Hope u find courage to keep going. Its for the best, let us all know how you do and are.

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