"I give up on trying to stop. It just takes too much effort. Now I am just trying to strike a balance between indulging in fantasy and dealing with real life. When I daydream too much I feel saturated and just stop, sort of like eating too much ice…"
"I can relate to your MD completely, even though we are very different in a lot of ways. I am hopeful that this community can help me too, but so far I have not been doing very well. I feel overwhelmed by my problems and withdraw into…"
"This is a very good approach to our common problems dealing with life and the tendency to cope with feelings by daydreaming about impossiblities.
I agree with your analysis completely.
i would like to be your online friend.
Im sorry it took me so long to respond to your nice letter.
i have not been doing very well.
It is so hard for me to get things done.
The excessive daydreaming often consumes me.
It mostly revolves around a situation in my past that I…"
thank you very much for inviting to be your friend here. I would be very much interested in sharing your experience with mine. All this is vey new for me ( knowing about the existence of MDD) and although it is hell, of course , it…"
"An alcoholic cant have one little drink and expect to stay sober. For me it the same thing with fantasy. I just cant allow it at all or i will will soon be drunk from this sickness. But it so very hard to stop - Maybe even impossible. "
"I know exactly what you are talking about. Fantasy can be a very powerful addiction, and we have withdrawal symptoms when we try to stop. But I believe it is still necessary for me to somehow escape the dream world and force myself to participate in…"
thank you very much for inviting to be your friend here. I would be very much interested in sharing your experience with mine. All this is vey new for me ( knowing about the existence of MDD) and although it is hell, of course , it good to know that we are not alone. I am very ashamed of it but I think that to be able to talk is a very good beginning to heal. It cannot be worse than it is.
I am in my late 40's now and I have suffered from MDD since I was 6 yeras old, as far as I remember. the worse is that I can even recall how it has started. It was a schock for me to discover that this can be considered as an illness ( altought not yet expressed as such) for what you say is right, I am convinced that it is an illness, certainly a kind of OCD and as such we will have to treat it with medication one day. I also suffer from another OCD since childhood and that one no medication and no therapy has ever been able to solve. I think I can be very happy not be an alcoholic or drug addict, but MDD is a kind of drug which will not kill me, maybe, but will depress me and destroy my social life, if I do not get out of it once and for all. I have wasted my life because of it. I only wish that research will definitely help these young ones in future for when I read that some of them do not want to quit MDD, because that is the most important thing they have, it makes me cry !!! I will come back to you later. Thank you for your comments in advance and thank you for sharing !!