if you remember when you first came to us ......
it was recommended that you find a counsellor to chat to.
we believed that this would be beneficial to help keep you balanced.
and to minimise any chance for you to become depressed.
from reading your post .....
I presume you have not continued to see a counsellor.
can I please put some urgency on you making this appointment.
I have had lupus for many years.
8 of them diagnosed.
I see a counsellor every month.
I need it.
and I have a supportive girlfriend and family.
(yes I am older than you)
we need this extra support because our brain does not always work properly under the stress we are placed under.
the longer we are under this stress .....
the less likely we are to cope with it.
the more we need outside assistance to guide us.
it helps me .....
and I believe it would help you also
When you're stressed, You eat Ice cream, Cake, Chocolate & Sweets. Why? Because stressed spelled backwards is DESSERTS.