Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Welcome to HealingWell. I am so sorry about the loss of friends. I agree you would benefit from counseling, you have experienced significant trauma. Did you have a counselor come to your school and talk about your friends that died?
Remember they were sick and Mental Illness is a true disorder. Remember the good times and know that you will be ok with help.
We are here for you. So tell us how you feel about your losses if you would like to share more.
I did find one thing that might help. Go to 'multiple treasures MPD/DID resources'. That should get you started, also if you type DID in with your area, that would get you closer to home.
Post Edited (getting by) : 10/4/2008 3:25:04 AM (GMT-6)
Right - a few more words about me...
I'm a 37 year old female. I've had one massive bout of depression in my twenties where I read loads of books on the market and spoke to people, doing anything to stay of meds and got "through" (although I now know that I didn't, I just got clever at masking things). In April this year the darkness descended again to the point where alarm bells rang with me in July when I thought for the first time that I did not really want to be here anymore. After another three similar episodes and a "routine" blood pressure check at work showing a high range of three separate readings I was referred to my GP to discuss the said readings which were registering consistently around 199 / 97 - a bit high for a fit individual!
I knew the underlying reasons were going to be depression and so used the reading as a trigger to explain all to a nurse practitioner followed rapidly by an emergency consultation with my GP after a standard mental health survey scored my well into the bounds of a major depressive episode. So, here I am 2 weeks down the line into citalopram and on the rocky road to some sort of stabilisation.
I feel a little as if I blagged the doctor yesterday when I genuinly felt loads better than those 14 days ago as today I am way back down the scale again. However, I've found this forum - a massive step and also a real help to me already - and I'll utilise all help there is.
As my family are in the dark to my situation (my mum, sister and brother all have depressive tendencies) I need this..
Thanks for listening
Welcome to HealingWell and the Depression Forum. I am so sorry your wife has DID but it does sound like she has had some wonderful care and you to support her. Also she is out working, that is awesome.
Here is a forum that may help you. Coping with Dissociative Identity Disorder:
Keep on talkin to us.
Welcome to HealingWell. I am glad you posted in here. I am also glad your BP shot up which gave you the opportunity to talk with your PCP and get start on the road to Healing.
I have the feeling you are going to be a great member so post away and know we care.
I am glad you stopped in to say hello and know that you are a part of the HealingWell Family. A huge Welcome to a great member.
Hello, I am Kitt. Welcome to HealingWell.
You've come to the right place to find people that have a good idea of what you're going through. I look forward to seeing you posting a thread just for you so everyone can chime in to help you.
WE are family here so please keep talking to us.
Again a huge Welcome
Post Edited (stkitt) : 10/12/2008 8:10:06 AM (GMT-6)
Welcome to HealingWell and the Depression Forum. I am so glad you found us. I am so sorry your husband is so far away and it has been a long time for you. I think you are going through some depression but would like to suggest that you see your physician for a medical check up to make sure you do not have something else going on.
Also please do start a thread of your own as you will receive response from many of our wonderful members.
It is OK that it is 1:00 AM and you are crying. We all have been in that spot and we understand.
Keep talking to us.