my experience in living with depression

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   Posted 3/3/2009 6:40 AM (GMT -6)   
okay. depression was recognised much earlier in my life than i give credit for. the doc wanted me to go on meds, i told him where to go. i was first diagnosed with cyclathymic depression, cliniical, chronic and so on. i have had many hosoitalisations due to psychosis and self harm. i had just started uni as a mature age student, and suffered many deep depressive forms of psychosis. i dropped subjects, units and after a year and a half i left.
life has been a roller coaster. many personal loses, destruction of my family, becoming homeless and selling my car to keep food in my mouth. Yes on many occassions i tried to take my life, fortunately i am here. currently i am severly depressed, not masking it though and i am advising people of this. having depression is depressing, i am trying to keep on track, yet i am drained and missed my last study class. will be chatting to the doc soon. thankx to the universe for my compassionate qwack. i have tried all therapies, do not like cbt and i have tried all the meds out there. the best treatment i had was ect a few years ago. to do this will sacrifice my studies, of which i enjoy, been 8 yrs since i have.
well... thankx for listening.
bye for now.
jamiee sad

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   Posted 3/3/2009 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jamiee,

Thanks for posting about yourself. You have come to a safe place where everybody cares about you. Keep posting as we are here for you.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 3/3/2009 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you karen. turn

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   Posted 3/3/2009 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
It's a frustrating thing to deal with depression. I hope you soon find some relief, and a light at the end of your tunnel. I understand the feeling of not seeing a way out. You aren't alone.

Do you have an appointment with your doctor yet? Make one, and go with an open mind that something is out there to help. Just because meds haven't helped in the past, it doesn't mean there's not something out there for you now. It's all trial and error. Hang in there. I know you're a strong person and can get through this!

I wish you well!

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Currently on Humira, Prilosec, Effexor, Calcium, Vit D, sublingual B12

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   Posted 3/5/2009 6:36 AM (GMT -6)   

thankx for your reply becky. yeah have appt-i take notes to my doc, the academic in me. ignorance is bliss, sometimes i wish i had no idea, but i do, you have to take the good with the bad i guess. take care.


bye for now.
jamiee :-)

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   Posted 3/5/2009 7:20 PM (GMT -6)   

Jaimee...............glad to have you on board.  WE are a great group............oops there I go tooting our horn.

The members of HealingWell are kind, caring and supportive.  I hope we meet your expectations and can help you with your issues.

Again welcome matie.



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