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itmatsb

Joined: 07/27/2012
My Story:
I am a 60 year old woman who had a major stroke several years ago. My major disabiltity from it are 24/7 migraines which are often severe, especially if I do much in a day. Also I need at least 12 hours of sleep every night since my stroke or these migraines get terrible. I also have Trigeminal Neuralgia which is an extremely painful illness. I have right sided weakness, leg pain, difficulty swallowing, kidney failure, hate to eat and no appetite from the stroke. I also have fibromyalgia, obstructive and central sleep apnea, acid reflux, myoclonus (involuntary jerking caused by stroke), osteoporosis, bletharitis, depression (now treated), rosacea, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and hypothryoid. Did I forget anything--LOL. I have finally learned to be grateful for everything that I am able to do and the good things in my life. This was after hearing about another woman, far younger than I am, who has constant strokes that cannot be stopped. She also finally learned to be grateful for every day that she has. What an example to me. But none of my pain has been as bad as my past suicidal depression where no comparisons could have helped me. I am now very happy. I wish to help others.

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Reply: On the other side of Depression
Hi, I'm wondering how you are doing after your boyfriend left. When he told you that "it...More
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Reply: 17 years of depression
I would not give up trying. I was depressed for 25 years and then was helped by light...More
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Reply: dealing with lifelong depression
I would not give up trying. Keep trying any new anti-depressants as well as combinations of...More
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Reply: I'm amazed how many posts tell you NOT to tell oth...
You are amazed because you don't understand the great negativity that many ignorant people...More
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Reply: Leaving a depressed spouse
Alissimo, I am the first one to suggest that spouses set boundaries and insist that their...More
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Reply: Lonely and worried
First of all, get the guns out of your home. They are too much of a hazard to you. You say...More
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Reply: On the other side of Depression
I would take it seriously. Many people who commit suicide have voiced the idea to others...More
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Reply: Dr. Scwartz and most psychiatrists act like drug s...
You reference the past, but what are you talking about currently? There is a huge success...More
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