Just wondered if anyone can share their thoughts; Can stressful/upsetting situations bring on a new attack? Is it a new one or just an extreme flare up of old symptoms?
In brief, last week I had to tell a long term friend who has been staying with me and my partner for 4 and half months to shape up or ship out.
For nearly 5 months this "friend" has done NOTHING but party and sleep, they was supposed to be getting a job and sorting life out and I really thought I could give the break that they needed, after all, what are friends for?
Rather than decide to sort things out, my friend chose to leave, which has left me feeling so stupid as I've put myself through hell for nothing. Almost immediatly after I began feeling like I'd just had an attack, loads of old symptoms I've not felt for years took hold in a big way and Ive been in the house for 6 days now.
As if I wan't depressed enough, I've now brought on old symptoms, feel like I've done it to myself, and also found out a long term friend has never really been a friend at all. They haven't even asked if I'm ok despite knowing I'm unwell. I feel really blue.
Can stress really dig up old symptoms like that?? Is it classed as something new? And while I'm at it, has anyone else found that there condition has made you change opinion of friends in general? I used to be so accepting, live and let live etc etc. I wonder if my change of opinions is reason enough to leave old friends behind. Thanks xx