Thread: My life is rough right now

    • 2 years 5 months ago
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    Since 2007 when I entered high school, my life and mental health has been getting very rough. I had an obsessive and painful crush on this girl when I left middle school. Same year, I learned that the world was going to "end" in 2012 and I became very obsessive and miserable about the end of humanity since then. Other painful things happened since then to the point where today I am complacent about life overall. I even stopped going to church two years ago because I became bitter to the idea of spirituality.

    Sorry about rambling, but is there any good advice from my fellow RetroJunkers?
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      If you're trolling, you suck. But if you're serious, I'd suggest seeing a professional.
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        Seriously dude, you're what 22 years old? You're still young. I'm not gonna give you that whole first world problems/check your privilege BS. We've all heard it before and quite frankly it doesn't help anybody. That mythical blind, lesbian, poor, illiterate, ugly, old, homeless, African woman with AIDs is still gonna be suffering no matter how much positive thinking you do.

        Instead work on yourself. Go places, do stuff like I don't know join the army or get a tattoo. O.k. maybe not something that extreme. But still go out and get some new experiences. Like maybe go to the theater sometime and watch a movie you'd never consider watching before. Go to a restaraunt you've never tried before. Try some new activities like going bungee jumping, join a gym or maybe take up martial arts. It doesn't matter if you're good or if you suck at it. At least you'll be doing something with your time other than moping and have something to talk about other than how bad you've got it.

        And the next time some goomer wants to spout off about inane hokum like Mayan calendars or Nostradamus tell him or her to go pound salt.
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          • 2 years 5 months ago
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          Life is rough and it's always going to be rough. You just have to plow through it so you can get to the good times.

          And, for the good of your sanity, ignore anything and everything that is even remotely like the Mayan calender crap. There's seemingly a new apocalypse prediction every minute and, lo and behold, we're still here. Unless a meteor decides to hit us or the sun plans on going supernova early, calm down about that junk.

          I agree with SchwinnGirl. If you're serious, you need to see a professional or at least find someone you feel comfortable talking to.
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            Live life to the fullest.
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              Quote by thecrow174
              Live life to the fullest.


              I think the only time I've ever lived up to that motto was when pulling into Golden Corral.
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                Quote by vkimo
                I think the only time I've ever lived up to that motto was when pulling into Golden Corral.



                epicblue, I think you should do something with yourself. What that is, I don't know without knowing your life. If you want to talk more we could work on figuring something out. One thing I can say is I get a lot of happiness from music so maybe listen to lots of good music.
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                  • 2 years 5 months ago
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                  If you find yourself focusing on certain things, obsessing over them, that could be a sign of OCD (no, OCD does NOT mean you have to be washing your hands 50 times a day... and it isn't OCD if you like your pencils to be sitting on your desk a certain way either).

                  You might consider researching some information on it to decide if it's possible you suffer from it. If so, it is very treatable with medication (I take Effexor, though I no longer suffer any symptoms of OCD) and/or counseling.
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                    Quote by Ghost
                    If you find yourself focusing on certain things, obsessing over them, that could be a sign of OCD (no, OCD does NOT mean you have to be washing your hands 50 times a day... and it isn't OCD if you like your pencils to be sitting on your desk a certain way either).

                    You might consider researching some information on it to decide if it's possible you suffer from it. If so, it is very treatable with medication (I take Effexor, though I no longer suffer any symptoms of OCD) and/or counseling.


                    Not to sound like a downer, but unless the symptoms you suffer is really that bad with no other solution, I wouldn't recommend medication at all. In the case of OCD, it depends on how severe it is. I would really suggest working over this type of thing with a psychiatrist before even going towards the medication route.

                    The thing about medication is that doctors sell it just for the hospitals to make a profit, and when they give it to you, then they say you have to deal with your condition for the rest of your life. Really, medication is bad, and I highly advise anybody not to take them. There are better ways to work around OCD... medication should only be used as a last resort.

                    This site is pretty helpful on working with OCD.
                    http://www.anxietycoach.com/overcome-ocd.html
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                      • 2 years 5 months ago
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                      Get out of the house and stop fixating on negative things. Also stay away from people that bring you down.
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                        Quote by bassman21
                        Get out of the house and stop fixating on negative things. Also stay away from people that bring you down.

                        People like that are everywhere.
                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpmILPAcRQo

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                          Quote by blueluigi22
                          ... medication should only be used as a last resort.


                          In my case, I weened myself off meds. However, when my anxiety level was at it's highest around Easter of 2003, I suffered an anxiety attack which triggered a SEVERE bout with OCD thoughts. I was laid up in bed for nearly two weeks. Once I got back on my medication, it slowly eased up.
                          I did still however suffer OCD thoughts many times during the day, even after it eased up.

                          It wasn't until one particular day, standing on the dock at work, when I began praying, that OCD was defeated... for good. Nothing particularly special about the prayer I don't think. Though I think I was focusing on just God giving me the strength to cope with this as being how my life would be lived from here on out. All my other prayers were for God to just take it away. Not this one so much. But that was apparently all it took for him to remove the power of the OCD. That was 11 years ago. The potential for them to overtake is still there. But each very rare occasion when they have begun to sneak into my mind, they have been overcome within minutes.

                          No other way to put it. He healed me. Or at least, gave me the power to overcome.
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                            Quote by blueluigi22
                            ... medication should only be used as a last resort.


                            In my case, I weened myself off meds. However, when my anxiety level was at it's highest around Easter of 2003, I suffered an anxiety attack which triggered a SEVERE bout with OCD thoughts. I was laid up in bed for nearly two weeks. Once I got back on my medication, it slowly eased up.
                            I did still however suffer OCD thoughts many times during the day, even after it eased up.

                            It wasn't until one particular day, standing on the dock at work, when I began praying, that OCD was defeated... for good. Nothing particularly special about the prayer I don't think. Though I think I was focusing on just God giving me the strength to cope with this as being how my life would be lived from here on out. All my other prayers were for God to just take it away. Not this one so much. But that was apparently all it took for him to remove the power of the OCD. That was 11 years ago. The potential for them to overtake is still there. But each very rare occasion when they have begun to sneak into my mind, they have been overcome within minutes.

                            No other way to put it. He healed me. Or at least, gave me the power to overcome.

                            I love that story.
                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpmILPAcRQo

                            Come have the time of YOUR life with me and the gang at Retro-daze.org.
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                              Quote by bassman21
                              Get out of the house and stop fixating on negative things. Also stay away from people that bring you down.

                              People like that are everywhere.


                              Not if you don't go looking for them.
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