anon1212 Posted April 13 Share Posted April 13 Life has been extremely difficult for me lately. Well actually for a while. I left my job at the end of July 2021. I wanted to find a new job and I thought that I had saved up enough money until I'd be able to find another one. After putting in so many applications and not hearing back from any or getting an interview and just not the job, I started feeling discouraged. And money started running out quickly. I stopped eating out and drinking coffee so help with money issues and I've gotten "thinner" since but I'm not sure if it because of the diet changes or the stress I've been feeling without working or having money. Now I have a significant other who is extremely financially and emotionally supportive but I feel like a burden and like I want to do things on my own. I feel weighed down by keeping things in and not sharing what I go through, but he has so much to deal with on his own. I tend to keep things to myself and pretend that I'm okay. Around Thanksgiving/Christmas time of 2021, my significant other's mom said that I looked like I was losing weight. I've noticed my sleep habits getting worse. I've gotten an outbreak of finger warts that have been around for several months. I recently burned my leg pretty badly (it was a huge blister) in January of 2023 and since then noticed little marks on my body that remind me of when I had a staph infection in high school, so I don't know if the burn caused a staph infection itself. I've still been out of work because I don't interview very well (I think its the anxiety that gets the best of me). And going to the doctor is not financially feasible because I just don't have money. I feel like I'm in a never-ending cycle of torture. I cry almost every day and I feel like its affecting my health. I've been having leg cramps, chest pains, abdominal pains, and I can't even find out if its psycho-symptomatic versus something real because of the money issue. I think that it's also affecting my immune system. I want to work so badly, obviously for financial reasons but also because I want to know if these symptoms will go away is the stress is alleviated. As far as the stress and anxiety goes, I can't even see a therapist because I'm so financially depleted. I've been stressing since I left my job. And I just don't know where to turn or what to do. All I do is worry and stress to the point that I can't focus on anything or make the next decision. Has anyone ever felt like this? What did you do to overcome it? Do you have any suggestions for me? Please help me. I will take any suggestions. Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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