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24-02-06, 13:10
Hi there.

I hope someone will be able to give me some useful tips on how to cope with the above and also anxiety and depression which came along with it. I had a breakdown 4 years ago and this is the wayi it has left me. I no longer feel part of the world as I knew it and I desperetely want to get back into it. I have a gorgeos grandchild but I can't connect with him as I feel so cut off from everything. The medication I was on didn't agree with me so I am on week 2 of new ad's. Itake an occasional valium but they don't seem to help me much. Somedays I feel I can't go on much longer feeling like this and then I think of my family. Before this happened I had a very responsible job in Student Counselling and I think the stress of this and other personal factors (underactive thyroid) broght all this on. I would be very grateful for any replies.
Thank you in advance
Florrie (a very mature 61 year old)

24-02-06, 13:17
Hi Florrie

Under anouncements Nic has posted a thread ful of links to common issues and DP is certainly very common and does lift as you improve. Do check them out.

You can get over this and improve again and get back to where you were.


Your anxiety is the human representation of the pictures that you paint using your many vivid colours of revolving and reoccurring thoughts.
How big is your gallery ?

24-02-06, 13:33
Hi Florrie,

Welcome to the forum, you will get a lot of good advice here and make some new friends.

Take care

Trac xx

'Live your life with arms wide open, today is where your book begins, the rest is still unwritten'

24-02-06, 13:58
Thank you for your replies. I am sure I will get a lot of support from everyone. It 's good to know you not alone. It is a very lonley illness.

Take care.


24-02-06, 14:00
Hi Florrie

Welcome to the forum

Your in the right place for support from others, who are going through the same as yourself.

Take Care


24-02-06, 17:35
Hi Florrie

I also suffer from these symtpoms and understand how you are feeling.


Wendy x

24-02-06, 19:05
Hi Florrie

Welcome aboard.

Take a look at this post and search for the ones on DP/DR and they should help reassure you .....

Links to posts about Common Problems (http://www.nomorepanic.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7784)


24-02-06, 19:19
Hi Florrie

Welcome to the forum.


Happiness is not a state to arrive at but a manner of travelling.