I am not the best person and unnecessarily stay at home a lot and unfortunately I still live my mum and have multiple mental illnesses, and I was not showing up to work. Recently my phone switched off permanently and now doesn't work. I have social anxiety and need a phone when I go outside, this has prevented me from going outside. A few days ago my mum gave me £5 to go and get toilet roll and kitchen roll as she is working and wants me to do it so she doesn't have to stop at a shop after work. I politely refused as I explained that I don't have a phone and so I would feel very uncomfortable leaving the house with out it. She got extremely mad and said how when she gets the toilet roll I am not using any of it. She had her menopause 13 years ago and I am on my period (she knows) and I have heavy 7 days. But despite all of that I cannot use the toilet roll when I am on my heavy period at all and now I am stuck having to find materials to use!
You say you have mental problems and are not coping. But it sounds to me as if your mum has also reached the end of her tether.
For her sake as much as your own you need to see a proper counsellor and get necessary treatment and help.
You are very troubled and the right support will help you heal. Your mum - as said - has already reached the end of her tether. But you need to seek help for yourself: because YOU want to. You are not alone with your troubles: you'd be surprised at how many people have walked your path. You're definitely NOT alone.
Make that appointment with your doctor and say exactly what you've told us. If you're fobbed off by the doctor, see a doctor that DOES listen. Remember: you're still young and you still have your whole life ahead of you.
Make that call. Even telephone the Samaritans - or equivalent - and get those hard thoughts out of you, where you are able to cope. And maybe even start to live.
Post by Rebecca Jo on Apr 18, 2022 21:46:20 GMT -5
Late to this conversation, but I would also check with the doc about your period. My doctor gave me permission to take ibuprofen four times a day if my period didn't stop after four days on its own. I've had irregular and/or heavy periods for decades, and finding the right dosage for the pill has been an issue - I need that extra help with the right hormones at the right time!
Anyway, knowing that background, the doctor okayed taking the pain reliever regularly for a day or two at a time, in order to convince my body it's time to stop the flow. No more super-long periods!