TANTALUS Posted February 6, 2011 Report Share Posted February 6, 2011 New member here who found relief (initially) simply by discovering this forum last week and reading similar (and ALL of the essays/theories) stories from guys with this all consuming (for me STILL paralyzing) condition. I posted a couple of questions a few days ago in the 'new member' area as I couldn't do so directly here, and haven't had a response as yet. I will try again here now that I'm allowed, in the hope of hearing something ANYTHING new from anyone.Basically I wondered if any guys here had actually taken Prof Schwartz's advice with proven success? I.E therapy combined with mindful meditation and A) How is it going? Has there been a glimmer of hope re: finding PEACE and acceptance within ones own mindset and thought processes? Incidentally I am a spiritual person who does use meditation (it helps a little) and have had 'counsellors' on and off for many years however NONE have ever addressed/discussed how intensely sps has affected me and the resulting anxiety/depression which has been a lifelong plague to various degrees but NEVER ever gone away. Additionally, I've had ALL available surgeries which have made zero difference not to mention a few drugs eg anti-depressants/tranqs.I have ridden this rollercoaster (both here in the UK and abroad, few years in US) to such an extent that I presently find myself being utterly exhausted of pretending to be outwardly "normal" whilst torturing myself with the dishonesty necessary to do so (NOONE knows that isn't bound by confidentiality law), at the same time as obsessing with the views of society (reiterated LOUDLY in most forms of media as we all know) when I am alone in bed at night, unable to sleep.At this stage I have now 'dropped out' (for the past 2 years) and just desperately need to know if there is ANY guy out there who is TRULY below the average size (of MOST if not ALL surveys) and has found a way to accept/cope other than living as a social recluse? Needless to say my life is non-existant like most (sadly) men who post here. Any info/thoughts are very welcome.Cheers guys. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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