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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 6/9/2009 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I have not posted here for a very long time but wanted to check in.  I have been a depression sufferer on and off for the last 27 years.  At times there were definately things in my life that I needed to face and take charge of and when I did, I got better.  Now in my 40's and all that comes with physical changes I have tended toward a more chronic condition (thanks Mother Nature).  After close work with my doctor and with my naturalpath (they work together fabulously! I highly recommend it) we have all determined that I just have naturally low levels of saratonin.  This is evidenced by all my  blood tests, and the cycles that we have tracked to figure out this stuff.  I now take Lexapro which works for me and doesn't seem to gain resistance.  I have such a normal and happy life now that I am glad I found the professionals I did.  Neither of them treated me like I was crazy.
I just wanted to say that I know we are all different and that what we deal with isn't easy but never give up hope of finding your way.  If you have a medical care provider that treats you badly they are the ones with a problem, not you.  Drop them like a hot  potato and find someone who truly has compassion and will take you seriously.  There is hope.
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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 616
   Posted 6/9/2009 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
hello stronglady4me, that's good news that you are able to get some answers after all of this time. I'm glad that you are feeling better and have a happy life now. this proves that the fight of depression can be won, maybe as you say it's different for each person but there is always a cure or a solution out there. well this reminds me of what GOD also said "for every ilness there is a medication" we just have to find that medication weather it is a drug or therapy it doesn't matter there is a solution out there for every problem mankind has run into, by hard work and dedication and support we can find it, thanks to GOD for making everything possible. when I heard these words I remembered deseases that we don't have yet a cure for, cancer and AIDS come to my mind, and I am sure one day we will discover a medicine for those as well, there is already a lot of research going on and sooner or later we will have a cure I'm sure.
Former Addict of Online Video Games ( MMORPGs ) , Sober since April 6th 2008
Diagnosed with Major Depression since 2002

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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 129
   Posted 6/9/2009 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
"Drop them like a hot potato and find someone who truly has compassion and will take you seriously. There is hope."

LOVE IT!! Thanks for coming back to report your discovery of light at the end of the tunnel. So glad to hear you found the cause of your pain and now have relief and peace :-)


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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 6/9/2009 10:59 PM (GMT -6)   
strong lady, lexapro is one of the more potent ad's on resitant depression. finding the right qwack is of extreme importance. thx 4 your post, i look forward to sharing more with you. take care, jamie
dx, mdd, severe borderline personality disorder.
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