Originally Posted by nattygann
wrote: " By many outside aspects I am a regularly functioning and talented person. People do not see me an an underdog or someone who would have self-esteem issues - but those issues are there in abundance. I feel like I make progress and then a few days later I am back to square one. This circle pattern is really getting to me. Would love any insights......
I just wanted to respond here a moment to acknowledge your post for help, support, encouragement. You've got a good start by here *asking for help & support*. Please do acknowledge yourself for that.
There are many very good, compassionate,experienced people on NT here, with good info, happy to listen, who have experience being where you are now and can be of good support. I do know how rough it is, to tough-it-out solo. Good for you, for reaching out here on NT. I did so myself just a couple months ago in a renewed effort to build compassionate, helpful support system with those who truly do comprehend.
Any hormonal blood panels been done? Thyroid, T3, T4? Blood levels of Vit.D?
Don't know if your children are young or teens, or your age, or if you're possibly teetering on that perimenopausal
precipice as well? If you can see a good endocrinologist for a good "all hormones" check, i.e. not just estrogen check. And yes, I "hear ya" that you don't just want to be thrown a batch of this-that or try yet another antidepressants by your GP.
Keep us posted. We're here for you.