It seems as though many Church's in Houston have an abundance of support groups. If you have a favorite church nearby, you may want to check their website for support groups. I hope you find comfort and support in knowing that you are not alone. Take care!! -KathleenView Thread
"He has made me feel so bad about myself that I shaved my hair off. He does struggle from anger issues, gambling addiction, alcoholism and drug addiction. He has been gone overnight not came home till the next day, 3 times now. He got so drunk on "MY" birthday that by the end of the night he got abusive and choked me"
Depression aside - - does this sound like a decent man who loves his wife and is a good person?? NO !!!
I would pack up and leave today! Go to a trusted family member, friends house or a battered Woman's shelter.
We are not immortal - we all only have a limited time on earth to live life, be happy and produce good things. This person you are married to is wasting his time away and hurting you.
Get out and make a life for yourself and leave this person today!!
I think it would be wise to seek out a really good Psychiatrist who will do a thorough evaluation. No sense in wasting more years/time with meds that don't cover/fix all of your symptoms - - maybe a mood stabilizer will work a lot better.
I can not say for sure if you don't need to go to your physician anymore - - I was saying, if they ruled out any physical causes, then it could be your depression / anxiety causing your symptoms.
Depression/anxiety are like a coin, one side is depression, and the flip side anxiety - they are related....does that make sense?
I am sorry you feel your family would not be supportive - - are you sure ?? Often times teens feel one way, but in reality the parents want the best for their child and won't rush to judgement or blame.
Another idea, may be to go back and see your physician (privately), and tell him/her about how you are feeling. Privacy laws probibit the Dr. from discussing your issues with anyone - even your parents.
I like your idea of seeing someone when you go to college, but that may seem a long ways off....... One thing you can do for yourself that is proven helpful for depression is exercise. I would make a point to go to the gym or walk, run, ride your bike everyday - - sometimes you may not feel like it, but afterwards it can really help your mood.
Take care sweetie, and wishing you all the best! -KathleenView Thread
I can not say whether or not your chest pains are because of depression, but it is good you were checked out by several Doctors, who ruled out heart issues.
You mention you tried medication......do you have a psychiatrist who diagnosed you? Often times you may need to try a few different medications before finding one that works well - so just because 1 or 2 didn't do anything, doesn't mean there isn't a medication out there that will work for you.
I urge you to keep talking to your parents, or a school counselor. Tell them how you are feeling, and ask about going to a psychiatrist and/or a psychologist to sort this out.