Thank you so much for replying. There is so much relief in knowing I'm not the only one. I will probably be trying a mood stabilizer soon. I don't really expect this anti-depressant to work, as none of them have. The only medication that brought even the smallest bit of relief to me is effexor, which I'm currently on the highest dosage of.
I am sorry to hear about your childhood. It's so sad to see that go on, knowing it'll effect the child in the long-run... Fortunatley, I am still on the younger side and am recieving a lot of care.
As for how I have been currently doing.. I feel like another downfall is about.... I can sense it, feel it. I don't know how to reach out for support anymore, because it seems m family is sick of dealing with my illness. I mean honestly, I went to my dad for help and mentioned how was feeling a couple times through the night, and all he said was, "Well, I don't know what to do," he seemed really angry, so I left. But I know is I have a downfall, I'll be made the bad-guy for not reaching out.. I'm just sort of stuck.
Thank you so much, I wish you well, and will be happy to hear back when you get a chance.View Thread
You seem to be in tough spot. You mention that your depression could stem from family issues, so it's possible that you could have situational depression. But that doesn't make it any less serious or painful. You mentioned that your emotions change a lot, you could be happy, then sad. Do you think it could be possible that you have bi-polar depression? If you haven't been to a doctor or anything, I would recommend it. Of course I don't know what your situation is, or if it's available to you at this time.... I would be glad to talk to you though. Take care, I'll look forward to hearing from you soon...View Thread
Hi. I have been diagnosed with severe-recurrent depression. I am also dysthymic, which basically means I'm in a depression episode that's lasted for quite some time now. I would be interested in talking to you. If you're curious as to weather you have diagnosable depression, I would recommend taking a depression test. If you look it up on google, you should find some. --Take careView Thread
I wouldn't really consider your depression "treatment resistant," It's actually very common that an anti-depressant works for a short time before brain renders an ''immunity'' towards it. I think that you should consider new psychiatrist, or tell yours how you're feeling. There are several other treatments available than just anti-depressants... I suggest researching some more and seeing if you can find anything that sounds helpful... However, in my opinion, I don't believe that severe depression is ''treatable'' or ''curable.'' Because you mentioned breast-cancer it's assumable that yours could be situational. --best of luckView Thread