Post Edited By Moderator (CheerDad (Randy)) : 1/19/2006 12:53:34 PM (GMT-7)
Hi Ann, Your suggestion has a lot of merit and while I have visited other sites like the Cardiovascular, Parkinson's and MS site you do see that people have their medications and diagnoses listed more often than Anxiety or Depression.
Personally, I have debated on doing this, I have a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. Am going through the process of getting the diagnosis of of Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) a Parkinson's type disease. Autonomic Failure. And am on 16 different medications that some of them change on a pretty regular basis. So for me I would have to update it often. However, it would help to know what people are dealing with on a daily basis.
Ann, your very sweet.......
Big cyber hugs back to ya ~ elisha
Dear CheerDad, Thank you very much for that. And thank you for your contributions on this Depression Board.
I 'battle' depression, and I like your your attitude, considering your health problems.
I refuse to "give into it", but seeing how it's both organice brain syndrome, encephalopathy and "situational" from being homebound now ... it can pop up at any time on it's own.
I had my first organic depression this last fall. I didn't know what on earth had hit me. I was only relieved when the Dr. Dx.ed it as OBS.
Then I knew what I was dealing with. I cocooned during that time, but friends from the CFS support group kept calling and sending cards, demanding almost that I respond.
So at 53, I experienced my first real-live depression that wasn't just situational anymore. Phew. It was definitely a "different" experience.
Now, every day I have to "choose" not to go there. It tries to come back, everyday, but I watch my thought life and learned the triggers, etc.. and know that it's time to get distracted (for a lack of a better word).
I suppose it's just helped to keep my mind on others. That seems to help me the most. Though it's always lerking latently, I don't want to ever go to that cocoon stage again.
Thank you again for being there for us all and helping to fix this title. We do "help" each other, but I guess we need to "understand" each other better in order to possibly help.
God Bless ya.