My seborrheic eczema is affecting my mental health

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I have had this condition for so many years and have tried nearly everything. I have it on my elbows my face in mornings is dry and my knuckles more recently band to affects me routine and affects what I can do and makes me look tired etc. I have it on my scalp aswell. I recently turned down a job and I know I have some level of anxiety with the stress over eulogising worrying thinking over thinking and my mind just replays OCD thoughts and I have to write them down in the order I think of them otherwise i panic and it really affects me. I worry stress over eulogise about every thought every situation every future problem every conversation. For example I'll even think about getting up and getting ready how long that will take to bills and remembering what to pay when my brain cannot take on too many things at once to moving out and all the upheaval involved in that and to my mum dying and how I will cope looking after my own house washing shopping etc as I am not a person who's been ever been the go. I've had jobs but my routine has been dismal and this incorporated with my mind my skin and my anxiety which leads me to get depressed scared worried and to care what people think. 

Beginning of the discussion - 18/12/2020

My seborrheic eczema is affecting my mental health

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@Thedoc83 Hello thedoc83, thank you for opening this discussion. I'm sorry to hear you're having a hard time with your seborrhoeic eczema. Let me tag some other members who can potentially share with you.

Hi everyone, how are you doing? Do you ever find that your condition affects your self esteem or your mental health? Does it make it hard for you to talk to others or even to leave the house? How do you cope with this?
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Feel free to share your thoughts and advice here, we're all here to support one another!

Take care,
Courtney

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It's not just my skin it's my mind my anxiety my routine i am not depressed but I get depressed and mymmind spirals out of control because life can be pretty hectic if you want the best life always on the go sorting things on an hourly basis 

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For instance if I was to have a gf have a job have a kid have a house to look after have thongs to do everyday id struggle. I have all my limbs on check I am not saying I should be exempt from doing these things like a free pass in life but I'd struggle. If someone said to me there was an event tomorrow funeral an outing and we had to be ready by 8 in morning go stay over come back next day I'd worry I can't do it coz of.my mind my skin my routine my anxiety and that's just one scenario

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Or if I had to do school run everyday is struggle different and all things worry me 

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Try not to worry about things you can’t control or situations you are not in.  Easy to say as know but often thinking about things is ten times worse than actually doing them.

seborrhoeic eczema is horrible.  I have it too.  It’s in and around my ears and hairline. Itches like hell and my hair tickles it but also acts as a cover so other don’t have to see it.  I use four different creams, including anti fungal and am never sure which cream to apply when so it’s pretty hit and miss!

But instead of worrying, I prefer to release how lucky I am not to have an illness which could kill me or make me seriously ill.  So I look for the positives taking a holistic approach.

I’m sure mine isn’t brought on by stress. No idea consciously what aim stressed about right now, probably covid and that I haven’t seen my daughter or grandkids for a year now as they live in the US.  But I know this will end and so, in the meantime, I just take things one day at a time and try to keep busy.

So, to coin and old,phrase, my advice is to keep calm and carry one.

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