I was diagnosed with this dreadful illness 16 years ago. During this time I have seen more specialists than I can remember.
I have had a dreadful time with nightmares, fears and isolation. I was <seriously depressed> also.
My problem started in the police force. I was a civilian worker and got took hostage in an interview room where the threat of death was very near and real.
I returned to work the next day but after 2 hours I felt anxious, frightened and my adams apple seemed to be the the size of an apple. My boss immediately sent me to see a doctor and was then put on the sick.
I have had a dreadful time with <depression>, lack of libido, fear of open and enclosed spaces and much more. Alcohol abuse, depression and severe anxiety have also been massive problems to my health.
I consulted my doctor and asked him to refer me to a psychiatrist. After 4 weeks I finally got to see a Clinical Psycholgist. He has shown me the way ahead. Accepted sometimes I missed my appointments, and understood the problems that some of us have. He saved my life and I salute him.
I know I will never be 100% better but at least I know how to handle my life as it is today. For those of you who are at the lowest ebb, go and get help. You must listen and learn.
I did and it saved my life.
Hope this has helped at least one person.
Last edited by Administrator; 11-24-2012 at 11:01 AM.