Hi everyone, I am new to the group and am very much hoping to find support and encouragement here. I also joined to do the same for others.
My main struggle seems to be depression. This stems directly from the challenges associated with numerous medical problems that leave me feeling physically uncomfortable and in pain. Most are repeat problems and I am becoming increasingly discouraged and depressed as a result.
Thank you for taking the time to read my first post.View Thread
hello grateful, I read your post and felt compelled to respond.I am also new to this community.I honestly cannot stay that our situations are identical by any means, I definitely know what is like to face having to switch up medications after taking one that had previously worked so well.I know the tremendous panic and worry that situation can cause. I very much hope for you thatyou will not have to play the game of trial and error to determine which medication works well for you. On the contrary, I hope that the first new medicine you try is a good fit for you. Please keep us all posted.View Thread
hi Jenny, thank you for being courageous enough to seek support, even if it is in the virtual world. I read your post and was touched by what you had to share. 10 years is a long time to suffer from depression.I hope that the new medicine helps you to feel better prepared 2 handle the heavy situation you described. I don't know about you, but I wish there was some kind of magic medicine that existed to take away the horrible situations that life sometimes presents us with. If it weren't for difficult problems and situations we would not suffer from depression and feel sad and horribly overburdened. Please do your best to stay strong.I also felt touched by your last comment about when you used to feel happy go lucky. I remember those carefree days as well and oftentimes find myself reminiscing and longing for them. Please know that you are not alone.View Thread
hi patience, i just now read your response to what displaced asked you. i asked your a similar question and just got my query answered by reading what you wrote. i have guilt and some paranoia issues, too. sometimes i feel like i may be copdependent, but i feel like that is such a buzzword. but hey, if the shoe fits, right? try being brutally honest with yourself and figure out if you have a legitimate reason for the guilt and paranoia. kind of do a check up on the various areas of your life and if you come across an area that is good reason to feel guilt or paranoia, have trusted loved ones help you devise a plan to take better care of those areas.
hi suzian, just wanted to say hi and that i thought you had a real good commentary in your post there. thank you for sharing a little bit about our own situation. personally, i am not a meds person whatsoever, but all people (including myself) need to recogniize that sometimes giving medicine a try can yield pretty significant results (in a positive way). has your depression ever affected your interest in activities you once enjoyed? this has been a major factor for me, unfortunately. in fact, part of the reason i came to this community was to hopefully be inspired myself from others who are experiencing similar symptoms.View Thread
hi patience, i appologize for the delay in responding. my laptop took a hard dive and $200 later, it is A-OK. not one, but 4 trojan horse viruses! i am lucky that more damage wasnt done. anyway, you described a pretty dark and seeminly bleak scenario. i am so sorry for your situation. please do the best you can to hang on. i have been at some pretty dark places myself. hence the reason i am now part of this board. while things are on the upswing for me, i want to help and encourage others through the situations they are facing. is there one specific thing that has you so very down? regarding the counseling, are you and your husband willing to go ? i am in CA , and i am not sure what state you are in, but are there state funded programs you can apply for for mental health assistance? perhaps you could get in touch with your local hospital and inquire there. although they may not have services at the hospital, they may be able to refer you to services that are available in your community. please keep us posted.View Thread
hi, rest. i am new to this community but saw your post from a few days back and felt compelled to respond. i know we dont know eachother but my heart just broke for you as i read your words describing your situation. have you tried a sit down conversation with him to lovingly and gently share your concerns and fears?View Thread
hi beach,i have been part of another web md community for about 9 months, but am new to this community. i applaud your efforts of reaching out like you did with that short post. i hope also to find some support and understanding from other members in this group. i am sorry to hear of the lack of communication and compassionate understanding in your marriage. how long have you been married? is he open to couseling? does he also realize there is a communication problem? i hope things improve for you soonView Thread
hi, patience65, i am new to this board. in fact, this is my first post. i have been looking around for a board to join and for some reason kept coming back to this one. i read your post and just felt compelled to respond. i am not a super depressed person, but i am going through what i firmly believe is a depression right now. i like to reach out to people who really need someone to just listen with an empathetic ear. i dont know you but by the words u used in the title or whatever of your post, it just sounded like a cry for help of sorts, and i just cldnt look at those words and read your post and move on. i just felt like i needed to respond. i hope the negative feelings you are experiencing flee from you quickly.View Thread