I have been suffering depression since my childhood due to abuse. I suffer from anxiety and PTSD also. I didn't start medication until I was 35. I've spent 4 times in the hospital having a total of about 50 ECT treatments. I've been on all kinds of medication. The ones I'm on now seem to be the ones so I just have to talk it out.View Thread
Anon, I took Xanax Xr and was lucky to have no side effects. What low dose are you taking. I was taking 2mg in AM and 2 mg in PM and an occasional 1mg in afternoon. I took it for 5 years but just changed to valium 20mg a day. I was switched though because I suffer muscle spasms in my chest and valium is suppose to help the spasms. BBView Thread
I still have the emotional scars after 43 years of abuse. You need to find a psychiatrist that you like and can talk openly with and talk about the abuse and after a few years you will feel better and be able to move on. But you have to accept it first. But you will always have the abuse in your mind all your life but you can feel better and get over it by talking about it. I still suffer depression, anxiety and PTSD. I've been taking medicine for 15 years and always will but I'm able to live my life now after talking to my therapist weekly for 10 years. Good luck. BBView Thread
He is 25, has a 18 month old son who he adores and his wife of 2 years just walked out on him I'm sure with a reason but not giving. she has been going out on weekend with her friends drinking and taking cybalta on top of it.
My son is so depressed he doesn't know what happened. He leaves for work at 5 and gets home around 5-5:30 to be with his family. He has moved in with us because he needs both incomes to pay for the rent. He stays in his room when he is home. He never was a boy to go out drinking as he doesn't drink so he lookied forward to being with his family and going places as a family the best they could money wise.
He is fighting for custody but all they gave him so far was everyother weekend and every other Wednesday. He's lost. He's a good kid. He's a firemen of 8 years.View Thread
I have such a messed up family. It leads to a life long depression. How can I love others when I don't love myself. I'm so lonely. My eldest brother died at 47 and glad he's dead. My other brother died at 55 and glad he's dead. My sister is 53 lives in Florida and is homeless and an embarrassment to be around. Then me the youngest at 50 trying to hold my life together. September 2014 Is my 30th anniversary and my husband will be hunting in Montana. Not sure I want to celebrate it anyway. What does one do to love themself and what does one do to keep busy and her mind off all the bad in her life. BBView Thread
This Depression community can help you only if you get a response from people. Sometimes you will poor your heart out and nobody will respond. And also you can't expect to get a response immediately. It takes sometimes 5 days or not at all. BBView Thread
I've had a rough month. Now I'm so low and depressed that I don't even want to leave the house. I'm having trouble even going to the gym for an hour. I'm so low I've falled off the curb. I have no energy. I don't even want to cook or clean. My head is splitting and my heart is aching. I'm 50 years old and have no friends to even talk to. I have to pay my therapist 170.00 a session just to talk. I'm over weight and considering asking my Dr. for some Diet pills to help me out or I'm going to talk to him about surgery. BBView Thread