I am not a fake person at all, but I get to feeling like that sometimes when I say "Oh I'm fine" when I want to say "I feel like I am dying can you help me??"
Cat I know what you mean. I am 99% false with people these days, and I feel so fake, I no longer feel like myself. I've hidden a lot of the negative (but realistic) MS thoughts or facts under pleasantries and shallowness and lost my real self somewhere along the way. Don't like this feeling at all.
but if you find that you are not sleeping at all, have high anxiety, and are totally hopeless, then you NEED to take action.
I agree WhyRweHere. I have found amongst my MS-friends a level of "I'm alright, I can keep on going without help" to a nearly insane level (I'm including myself in that too) and a real avoidance of helping fix the MS-mood problems. If you're out there and feeling really anxious and miserable do try a medication or CBT - you will lose very little by trying it and seeing will it help.
RR-MS dx 1998 and Coeliac dx 2003
Copaxone, Cymbalta. EPO, Fish Oils, Vitamin D3 2000 IU daily, Cal/Mag/Zinc, Multivitamin/mineral, Co-Enzyme Q10, Probiotics, Milk Thistle.