My name is Myo. I am 35-years-old, married, with two children. I have suffered from depression my entire life. I believe that my depression is physical (chemical imbalance) as well as situational (exacerbated by things that have happened/do happen in my life).
Over the years I have been on several medications. Last week my doctor put me on Pristiq and I have a good feeling about it. The side effects have been pretty much non-existant and from what I have read this sounds like it might be the right medication for me, so I am hopeful.
I was in therapy for about a year and a half, but then my insurance changed and I can no longer afford therapy. My husband is very supportive and I have also been searching for another outlet to talk about what I'm going through. That's why I am glad I found this forum!
Everyone here seems very nice and very helpful. I hope to get to know some of you and post here often.