I usually don't post here. I am usually on the chronic pain and fibromyalgia forums, but today I have depression issues and I could use a supportive ear.
I have been here all week with my youngest daughter in Ft. Lauderdale. She is 34 years old and has been suffering with this last bout of depression for the last six months with no improvement. She has tried several different medications with her doctor and nothing is working. She is breaking my heart. No smiles, no energy, sleeping,shaking all the time and angry every once in a while. This is a mirror image of my depression when my medications do not work either. My purpose to come here was to get her back to my psychiatrist for treatment and to talk to him about her as well. I brought her with me to my last appointment Wednesday night. I travel five hours one way to see him. He is that good and has saved my life on two occasions
He has saved her life before too. She was suicidal at one point earlier in her life and was committed for 72 hours after taking an overdose of medication. He has agreed cheerfully, to take her back as a patient.
I have been praying for her. I have to go home tomorrow and I will miss her so much. I hope she does ok. She lives with her bf, but I'm not so sure he is as supportive as he could be. He uses tough love on her, which is the last thing she needs at this point.
Those of you that pray, please pray for her. And as for me, keep a good thought. I appreciate that. Thanks for listening and letting me vent.
Gentle hugs to all.
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