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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 1
   Posted 5/6/2009 8:43 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi all,


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.

Precious Gem
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 1139
   Posted 5/6/2009 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I am new to this forum as well.  It is good that you have a supportive spouse, so do I.  I have two children but they are almost grown.  I was incorrectly diagnosed about a year ago but I finally made some headway when I changed Dr's.  I just started on Celexa, has not had time to work yet, so I am patiently (not really) waiting.  Depression seems to be different for everyone.  I am just trying to hang on until I can get some relief from meds.  I am already sleeping better which in turn does make you feel better, I feel I have long way to go.  I want my life and joy and zest for living back and I will not stop until I get it.  On top of it all, I have alot of anxiety, the two together resemble bipolar but they are not.  I hope the both of us can find great support here as I know that it helps.  I have seemed to cut myself off from everything in the last few months and I know I need to reconnect.  It is a hard step but I know it will help.
Well, I am sure I will be chatting with you soon.

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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 1190
   Posted 5/6/2009 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Myo,

Welcome to the forum!  You're right....this is a great place to share with others and gain support.

I'm glad things are going well with the Pristiq so far.  I hope you have success with it, and continue to have no side effects.  It's also good to know that you have a supportive husband.  That's wonderful!

I look forward to getting to know you better.  :-)

Living one day at a time. 

getting by
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 42610
   Posted 5/6/2009 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Myo,

I too would like to welcome you to Healing Well. I think you will be happy that you joined us here. This is definately a wonderful place.

All of the members are so kind and compassionate and truly understand what you are going through.

I hope that you keep posting. Have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Karen
  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

Veteran Member

Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 900
   Posted 5/6/2009 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Myo:  I would like to also welcome you to Healing Well.  This is a very supportive community and we consider ourselves one big and special family.  If you have read through any of our postings you will see how many different perspectives we receive when we post with a problem, concern and even a joy.
I'm glad you have found us.  Feel free to post anytime and we will be here for you.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 616
   Posted 5/6/2009 11:19 PM (GMT -6)   
hi Myo, I like your nick-name :) I'm glad that you have found us here, you are in the right place, here you can share what you are going through with others like you who have went through or still going through depresion, in this community we try to understand what each of us went through and learn from each other's experiences , it's also a great outlit to write our problems down somewhere, like a jounral, it feels great to write these issues down and receive some feedback and advice from the others and compare our situations.

I'm sorry to hear about your going through, but I'm happy that your seeking help and doing the right things, like agreeing to take the medications despite your worries about the possibilaties of side-effects which sometimes happens, you are brave by doing so , and it's good to hear that so far there are no side-effects that are bothering you and I hope things will continue to improve for you and even find recovery in the end.

it's also good to know that you have a supportive husbend who understands what you are going through, that's really helps so in that aspect you are lucky , others are not so fortunate as you.

good luck to you and keep writing and sharing, and know that we here care about you, I hope you decide to come back again. god bless you :)

Elite Member

Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 5/7/2009 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   


Welcome to HealingWell and the Depression Forum. I am so glad you found us.

Pristiq from what I have read is a good drug for most of the members who have posted about it. I hope it works for you and I am glad you have faith in this new medication.

I look forward to getting to know you better.

Again a warm welcome to HealingWell,



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New Member

Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 10
   Posted 5/7/2009 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
HI Myo
Welcome! I have only been here a short time but I have found this to be an awesome site. It helps me feel better to get to talk with other people that know and feel what I am going through.
Take care,
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