Positive Thread #1 - Our stories on recovering from depression

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LondonGirl22
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   Posted 3/16/2007 4:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Guys,
 
Thought we could use this thread to post all of our positive experiences on recovering from depression.
 
Take care x x x

Victoria x

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   Posted 3/16/2007 5:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a very positive story to tell!!
I was in deep depression. Taking 4 different types of meds. Basically a zombie. Life had hit me hard and I saw no light at the end of the tunnel. I tried to end my life twice.
Almost 3 years ago,I went on a weekend trip with my best friend.
Little did I know that a short time later my life would never be the same.
I fell in love. I found someone that believed in me. Someone that stood by my side and helped me get better.
Healing takes alot. It takes love,it takes understanding. And most of all it takes YOU to be able to finally realize that not everyone is out to hurt you. And that it is ok to smile,it is ok to laugh. You are worth all of that.

In the past 3 years I have wrote letters to the people that hurt me. I have learned that I am strong and that I can speak my mind and not be hit. I have learned that if I treat someone the way I want to be treated then they will do the same.
I have learned that families actually are there for you when you need them!! Wow, that is weird.

Today,I am med free..I still struggle with panic and anxiety attacks,but my environment is so much better so I am able to get through those.
I am having a hard time typing out my thoughts right now as I am very overwhelmed. Once I start thinking about where I was and then where I am now I just want to cry. I never in a million years thought I would actually be ok. I never thought I would be safe.

Believe me,if I can do it anyone can!!

Shy
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LondonGirl22
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   Posted 3/17/2007 5:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow shy thats amazing. You must be so proud of yourself for getting throught that.

My story is pretty positive too.

I was admitted to hospital last year with depression and anxiety and stayed there for 4 months. I was in a really bad way and saw no way out whatseover and didnt believe I would ever get well again.
The hospital was amazing and once I had started to respond to the medication, I really began to see some light at the end of the tunnel. My depression and anxiety was caused by rape and abuse from my childhood and it took so long to come out into the open (im 24 now). I began to regain some strength and really didnt want my childhood and all the negative things that happened to me to ruin the rest of my life.

I have really made a big recovery from a deep depression and severe anxiety. I still have my bad days and am still taking medication but I have determination and as long as I have that, I will alaways be fighting.

There is always light at the end of the tunnel and you can get well .... depression is a long road with a lot of bumps but you get there in the end

Victoria x

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ShynSassy
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   Posted 3/17/2007 5:16 AM (GMT -7)   
It is a long road that is for sure.
My depression stemmed for childhood rape and continued sexual abuse for 3 years after that (I was 12 when it started). An abusive mom,and then an abusive now ex husband for 13 years.

I am so glad you are doing better Victoria.

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ican
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   Posted 3/18/2007 5:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Shy and Victoria,

I too can finally say that I am finally seeing some light at the end of my tunnel. It has been a tough time getting there, 6 hopitalizations since July and 3 of them suicide attempts in a 6 week span. My salvation was finally finding someone who would listen to me when I told them that the med they had put me on in August was making me feel worst. I told them I knew there wasn't any magic bullet but I should still be feeling some sort of relief not going downhill all the time. I got to the point where I would wake up in the morning thinking about ways to end my life. Not a good place to be. This last hospitalization was at dartmouth and someone finally listened. The med I had been on was dropped and Effexor xr took its place. I'll tell you it only took a couple of days to feel the difference. I've been on it for a month now and I feel happy for the first time in years and just in time to welcome my granddaughter into the world. I'm so glad I didn't succeed. So sometimes it's just a matter of finding the right med so that you can feel better to work on the underlying issues that is causing your depression. I know it's making all the difference in the world for me.
Ican

ShynSassy
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   Posted 3/18/2007 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Ican
I am so glad that you found the help you needed. You are right,sometimes it just takes one person to listen.
Congratulations on your new grand baby that is so exciting

Stay strong

Shy
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   Posted 4/1/2007 6:16 AM (GMT -7)   
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   Posted 4/1/2007 6:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't want this one to get lost in the threads.
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els
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   Posted 4/1/2007 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   

Gosh, it is so hard to say that I have recovered from depression because each day is differant for me.  I dont know from one day to the next how I am going to feel or if it is going to be a good day or bad day.  I have had depression for as long as I can remember...I am 33 yrs old.  I was sexually abused by my stepfather also from ages 3-11 so that is always there in the back of my mind hiding.  I am going to counseling for it but the steps are hard and I have been down this road before and am uncertian if I will be able to recover from it.  Whatever recover means atleast...

I do take an antidepressant Effexor Xr which has worked wonders for me.  I have been on many through out the years, some worked and some havent.  And I have had periods of time where I wasnt on any meds at all and did well for 6-10 months then would back slide again.  For me all I can do is take it day by day and try to make it the best I can, not worry so much about tormorrow or what it will bring....


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