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Koko13
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   Posted 12/17/2011 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello im new at this and i wanted some advice. I've been depressed for the last 7 yrs and didn't know about it until 2 months ago, when I decided it was time to look for help. I didn't seek help before do to my parents they're over protective over exaggerated and religious. Everything I ever told them about me being sad or sick or not able to eat, in their eyes was always me or my imagination. I got tired of feeling like that and I was so frustrated with them that I decided to seek help. I started counseling at school and we found out about my depression. I've been on treatment for a almost 2 months and they have changed my medication 3 times already. I was also diagnosed with post dramatic stress. My parents don't know about any of this I'm afraid they might take my medicine away and say there's nothing wrong that its all in my head. My dad did that onece when the doctors said I had thyroid problems. He said they were wrong that it was me and took my medicine away. We had a big argument last month and they haven't talk to me. A day before my bday they changed my medication, since they weren't talking to me some of my friends had a surprise bday party for me, I forgot about my new medicine and drank some alcohol. It wasn't much but i had a really bad reaction with my medicine and when I got home my parents yelled at me and the situation got worse, they thought I was really drunk and they still do. They feel betrayed even though I didn't do anything bad, Idk if I should tell them about my condition and medicine or keep it to myself and feel like I'm dying inside cuz of their rejection, I'm afraid they'll take my medicine away :-(. I they're wondering about my behavior since my medicines are giving me some side effects. Please help me decide what to do thanks

It's Genetic
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   Posted 12/17/2011 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Helloe, Koko, and welcome to the Depression Forum,

Unfortunately, it's your parents, as well as you, who need counselling.
Do you suppose they would be willing to get it if you told them the truth?

There really is nothing stronger than the truth, Koko, and it's a decision you have to make as to whether to discuss this with your parents. Perhaps you should continue in counselling long enough to learn the security of knowing that you are doing the right thing by informing your parents.

I hope you will continue to take prescribed medications and leave the alcohol and caffeine alone. They make depression worse and often interact with medications.

Please try to keep an inner calm and know that the right time will come when it will be okay for you to discuss with your parents what's happening. Maybe, in time, you could convince your parents to go with you to a counselling session and have an open discussion about what's been happening to you over the years.

Good wishes for a pleasant and calm Christmas.

I.G.

getting by
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   Posted 12/17/2011 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Keko,

I too think you should talk to your counselor about this. They will help you talk to your parents. I am sorry that they don't support you, but regardless, you have to take care of yourself. Please do not drink. It makes you depressed. Which counteracts the medication, or makes it not work. Then you will really be in a mess.

I hope that you get to feeling better soon Keko. Keep trying and keep seeing your counselor.

Best wishes to you...

Hugs, Karen
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sos007
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   Posted 12/17/2011 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Keko...I think Karen gave great advice. How old are you? Hope the coucelor will be able to put you in the right direction. Please do not rink it will only ad to your depression.

All the best, Amy
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bayoub2
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   Posted 12/18/2011 7:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Koko

Are you over 18? If you are, your parents have nosay legally in your health care. I'm sorry you are having a rough time . My daughter is 15 and has depression and adhd and I would do anything to help her feel better. Your parents sound very anti-medicine. Is that for eligious reasons?

Just woke up will chat more later but know that we are here

Maggie
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Koko13
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   Posted 12/19/2011 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey thank you all for your advice, actually my counselor did tell me that my familly and I needed counseling. The thing is that they are not willing to do it and they really don't know why I'm going to counseling. I'm afraid they might also take that away from me. I am 19 actually, but the thing is that I still live at home and my parents are really controlling. Sometimes i have to lie to them to be able to go to my appointments and counseling sesions. My counselor also adviced me to not tell them about my mmedicine yet since I really need them right now. She said it was better to wait until I was better to let them know and that being at home wasn't a healthy environment do to all the things I'm going thru right now. but thank you all for caring I'll take your advice into consideration. I actually don't drink I just drank a little bit on my bday but I don't drink.
>Live like you're alive<

getting by
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   Posted 12/19/2011 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Koko,

I am sorry that you have controling parents. I did too, and it isn't any fun. Keep doing what you are doing. I think you have a good counselor. Listen to them.

Things will get better. We are all a work in progress. Keep on keeping on...

Hugs, Karen
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