FOMO & anxiety. Need advise. - page 5

I am sorry this is going to sound a bit long. Over the years I have developed anxiety and depression since beginning of college. I didn't do well in first couple years because my study habits... Read More

  1. by   Octobermyfav
    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    I take six psychiatric medications, and probably will for the rest of my life. Am I addicted to them? No. But I am dependent on them; I cannot function properly unmedicated. I've tried dealing with my mental illness without meds, and all that did was make me alternately manic and severely depressed. There was no in-between, like there is now when I am stable for months and years at a time. Every now and again I get the idea that I'm not sick and I don't need meds, but reality has a way of crashing in on me and I go right back to them. Like I said, I'm not addicted, but I'm definitely dependent. There is a difference.
    I couldn't function the first time around in college. I was that dead horse, nothing motivated me. Now I think if I had taken some medications, I would have been accepted in nursing first time around and graduated with honors. But I would probably still take them now or longer than I wanted to. That's the cost. So now looking back, I don't regret anything.

    And like I said to itsthatjengirl, you have fought and both your doctor and you agreed that taking medication is the best solution. I have nothing else to say. My opinions are not suited for you.

    From temporarily dependence, to long term dependence, then addiction and finally, abuse. Sorry I was one step ahead what you are at now, yes you may not be addicted. I apologize. Hopefully you stay where you at, or better.
  2. by   Sour Lemon
    Quote from psu_213
    I'm sorry to do this. I certainly make my fair share of misspellings, typos, etc, but I have to say something: you are asking for (actually mostly giving) advice. 'Advise' is a verb meaning to give recommendations. 'Advice' is the noun describing those actual recommendations.

    In all fairness, I have to think twice to make sure I'm using the right one. Anyway, just some advice for the future.
    That's been driving me crazy, so I thank you.
  3. by   Octobermyfav
    Quote from psu_213
    I'm sorry to do this. I certainly make my fair share of misspellings, typos, etc, but I have to say something: you are asking for (actually mostly giving) advice. 'Advise' is a verb meaning to give recommendations. 'Advice' is the noun describing those actual recommendations.

    In all fairness, I have to think twice to make sure I'm using the right one. Anyway, just some advice for the future.
    Opps. Yes you are right. Sorry English is not my first language. I try to be as grammarly correct as possible. Thanks for your advice.
  4. by   wondern
    Just hang in there, Octobermyfav. You are not alone. I've heard some good physical exercise is really helpful to feeling better too. Thanks for opening this thread.

    On a quick side note, there's probably no need to do the all caps thing. It looks like your screaming the words at someone when people are wanting to help.

    ItsThatJenGirl, thank you for making the point about happy pills. I never thought of it like that but totally see your point and will not be using that term. I'm sure I've used it in reference to myself before at some point. I can now see where that could hurt someones feelings. It's not like you want to 'need to'. Thanks for the enlightening on that, and you too, VivaLasViejas. Y'all are so sweet and brave to share your stories, and you too, Octobermyfav.

    One very nice thing is we can all talk about it here together if we want. We all have one thing in common, that's nursing, life and being human beings first.

    I just went and reread and there weren't that many caps. I guess it was the word 'need' in all caps that felt like lashing out. That's the very thing your questioning for yourself, right? I'm sure it's not easy for anyone to figure out. We're all here for each other, you included.

    I'm praying we can all feel better and help heal each other through kindness and love for each other, maybe right here on this message board. Who knows?! It is nurse's week too, so why not? Why not everyday?
    Last edit by wondern on May 5
  5. by   ItsThatJenGirl
    Quote from Octobermyfav
    -Can you say everyone have been taking them for 15 years? Some longer some shorter. If that prevents suicidal thoughts, its NEEDED and WORTH it. I can give you a list of COST, or you can google them yourself. I know a doctor battles with depression and killed himself eventually; Gordon Livingston- the psychicritrist, has a son that died of suicide.

    Those meds doesn't work for everyone, if your suffer chronic depression and it works for you, take them. You do you.






    -If you have fought and nothing worked, then medication might be the solution. I know people with bipolar and chronic depression become unstable when they are off of it. Nothing wrong with taking medication when all else failed.

    Therefore, you don't belong the category I am referring to here - those who haven't fought hard enough. Medication is taking away their opportunity to fight for themselves.




    You are upset because you are vulnerable to this topic. While I have no intention to hurt people's feeling, my opinions are sorely for anyone ( that is depressed) but your category.
    I'm not speaking for anyone but myself. Unlike you, who is hell bent on making gross generalizations about a topic you've proven to know very little about. You can't make broad, ignorant statements about people and not expect some push-back.

    Unless you've been diagnosed with depression/anxiety/ADD, or have been in the position of caring for someone with those issues (in a professional capacity, not anecdotally), you really shouldn't speak to them. Your statements are ignorant and hurtful.

    I'm done discussing this with you. You're no longer worth my time.
  6. by   AN Admin Team
    This thread has veered off-topic from the original subject, "Fear of missing out (FOMO)".

    OP, you are self-diagnosing and self-treating. This can be a dangerous thing.

    You stated in an earlier post (#46):

    ... I am writing it here because I will be a nurse and, hopefully will get some vaulable professional opinions from those who have psychiatric background ...
    You also stated in that same post:

    ... People ask me to seek therapy and I agree.

    Seeking advice from Psychiatric Nurses specifically (or allnurses members in general) to help you with your self-diagnosis/treatment, is against the Terms of Service of the site regarding medical advice.

    So, please seek the help you think you need and we honestly wish you well.

    Thread closed.
    Last edit by AN Admin Team on May 5

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