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   Posted 10/27/2010 2:36 AM (GMT -6)   
hey guys,
my name is tori, & i am 17. i have suffered with anxiety all of my life, as i got older the anxiety died down & became a bipolar impulsive behavioral sort of thing. some of my behaviors during this phase had caused me to lose someone very important to me.

the past six months without him have been the hardest struggle of my life. i`ve gone through many different stages, but one thing is standing out the most. depression.
i`m not some sob story who lost her boyfriend & magically developed depression, this is not the case. my whole life i have faces a variety of things.
phobias to the point where i couldn`t leave my house or go to school, when this had happened i started using the coping method of

that`s just some background stuff.
i guess my problem is now that most days there isn`t a reason to get out of bed. last week i went to school 2 days out of 5. the week before 1 day. i can sleep for 16 hours no problem, won`t even wake up to pee, but i will usually sleep all day & spend lonely nights awake.

there is so much to say, but i feel as for my first post i should keep it simple.
i don`t know how often i`ll be on this sight, but i`ve been told i give good feed back & i`d really like to help someone as well as get help myself.

if you are interested in knowing anymore details i`d be happy to tell them
Hi there, I am sorry but I had to edit your post as we are not to talk about self harm.  Please use the number and site that was offered to you as it could be very helpful. 
Hugs, Karen

Post Edited By Moderator (getting by) : 10/27/2010 11:30:40 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 10/27/2010 5:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Tori, welcome to the forum. Glad to have you aboard.
In a nutshell, please see a GP or pdoc ASSAP, you sound very depressed, and need to seek treatment. Meds take a few weeks to kick in, don't wait. Tell them its an emergency.

You are in school, so a trip to the counselor's office is in order. They are familiar with these things. Can give guidance.

Another great resource by S.A.F.E (self abuse finally ends) Alternatives

It must be lonely for you without your boyfriend. A void. As you come out of the depression, and get back into the swing of things, you will make other friends. As you said, you're only 17, you have a fabulous future ahead of you.

Since you are up at night and can't sleep, do you think it would help if you started journalling? At least keep a mood diary for when you see the doc.

Keep posting, people are here for you...
Severe depression

It's what you learn after you think you know it all - from my rusty AA toolbox.

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   Posted 10/27/2010 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Tori, a very warm welcome to the board.

Have you been able to tap into your school counseller, they have so much information that may be able to help you.

Good luck, and do keep sharing, and answering others posts, great to see you found the board.

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   Posted 10/27/2010 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HealingWell and the Depression forum.  I am so sorry your feeling down and hopeless right now so let's see if we can help you out.
First of all were you dx with anxiety or seen a Dr for any of your current sx.  I would start with your Dr. and perhaps a referral to a Psychiatrist is in order.  Because appointments can be brief, and because there's often a lot of ground to cover, it's a good idea to be well prepared for your appointment. Here's some information to help you get ready for your appointment, and what to expect from your doctor.
  • Write down any symptoms you've had, including any that may seem unrelated to the reason for which you scheduled the appointment.
  • Write down key personal information, including any major stresses or recent life changes.
  • Make a list of all medications, as well as any vitamins or supplements that you're taking.
  • Take a family member or friend along, if possible. Sometimes it can be difficult to soak up all the information provided to you during an appointment. Someone who accompanies you may remember something that you missed or forgot.
  • Write down questions to ask your doctor.

Your time with your doctor is limited, so preparing a list of questions ahead of time will help you make the most of your time together. List your questions from most important to least important in case time runs out. For problems you feel may be  related to bipolar disorder, some basic questions to ask your doctor include:

  • Is bipolar disorder likely causing my symptoms or condition?
  • Other than the most likely cause, what are other possible causes for my symptoms or condition?
  • What kinds of tests will I need?
  • What treatment is likely to work best for me?
  • What are the alternatives to the primary approach that you're suggesting?
  • I have these other health conditions. How can I best manage them together?
  • Are there any restrictions that I need to follow?
  • Should I see a psychiatrist or other mental health provider? What will that cost, and will my insurance cover seeing a specialist?
  • Is there a generic alternative to the medicine you're prescribing me?
  • Are there any brochures or other printed material that I can take home with me? What Web sites do you recommend visiting?

In addition to the questions that you've prepared to ask your doctor, don't hesitate to ask questions during your appointment at any time that you don't understand something.

Knowledge is power so do make that appointment and find out what is going on.  I have found therapys along with others things very helpful.

I have major depressive disorder and GAD.

Again Welcome aboard,


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   Posted 10/29/2010 6:21 AM (GMT -6)   
hi from jamie. major depressive disorder-moved to recent diagnosis of bp-1. severe borderline personality disorder. help is out there. we are here for you.
sending healing compassion your way.
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