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Crimson Red Scarlet
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Date Joined Mar 2011
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   Posted 12/31/2011 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello,

I just thought I would formally introduce myself to the Depression Forum as I have been recently diagnosed with dysthimia (?) and major depressive disorder. I also deal with panic disorder with agoraphobia and a schizoid personality disorder, but I will leave that to the anxiety forum that I have been participating in since last March.

I won't go into my whole life story because...well...I really don't feel like writing that much (isn't depression fun:)) Anyway, I just wanted to say 'hello' as I have a feeling I'll be around more as I discover all my underlying issues , blah, blah, blah.

I look forward to reading your stories and getting to know some of you. Hopefully, with enough support, we can all make each other feel a little better.

Regards and Happy-ish (;)) New Year,

DarkWolf

awty
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   Posted 12/31/2011 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey DW,

I remember you, welcome, I am pleased that you introduced yourself here as well, great to see you. I had been thinking of you lately. (who are you you maybe thinking, lol) I too sometimes post on the anxiety forum and remembered your post when you got given the extra diagnoses.

getting by
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   Posted 12/31/2011 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   
HI Darkwolf,

Welcome to the forum. I am glad that you joined us. Together, we do support eachother, and it really helps. Please keep posting. Know that we aree all supportive of you.

Thanks for joining us.

Hugs, Karen
Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia


fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies

bayoub2
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   Posted 12/31/2011 11:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Darkwolf

Welcome to our neck of the woods-there is alot of good support here and we also laugh alot, which really helps!!

Are you on meds? And do you go to a counselor? Depression is a battle, some of us get by day to day, some do better but there is alot of good advice here...everyone of us is sooo different.

Anyway, welcome and I hope you stick around

Happy New Year's
Maggie
"We never realize how strong we are, until being strong is the only thing left"
Major Depressive Disorder, ptsd, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, l3/4, L4/5 gone, bursitis arthritis sciatica

cymbalta seroquel hydrocodone klonopin magnesium potassium

Chartreux
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   Posted 12/31/2011 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there Darkwolf...
Well first get a good counselor one you trust, that helps a lot...then maybe look into
depression medications, so many new ones out there that can help and
I sure hope your depression lifts soon...many well wishes to you hun....
keep us posted as we do truly care...and like maggie said sometimes ya
just gotta take things a day at a time and do the best you can...it is
a hard battle, but come here when you need it and we'll try to help...many
well wishes in hopes your doing better soon...sometimes it just helps to vent...
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* So many dx's I could write a book* "It would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...
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tmjpain
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   Posted 12/31/2011 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome DW. I believe we have met in the chat room. I could be wrong but are you from Quebec? can't remember if you are male or female.
You will get a lot of support here. The members are very caring and understanding.
Hope you can get the help you need to feel better.
Keep posting with us.

Suzane

Crimson Red Scarlet
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Date Joined Mar 2011
Total Posts : 117
   Posted 1/1/2012 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy New Year!

Hello Awty - yes I remember your reply from the Anxiety forum and am thankful for your insight. I find it kind of neat that someone I don't know would be thinking about me, so thank you for that as well:)

Thank you, Karen, for the warm welcome. I have to admit I have avoided this forum for a long time because I was afraid it would simply make my depression worse. After reading some of the posts, I realize how wrong I was and look forward to getting to know everyone a little better.

Hey bayoub2 and Chartreux - I am on meds (Cymbalta 120mg and Klonopin 1mg every 12 hours) and they do absolutely nothing! Before Cymbalta, I was on Effexor to no avail and before that, Paxil. The Paxil worked for a little while but after 8 years it pooped out on me. I am now awaiting psychiatric evaluation as my GP doesn't know what to do with me anymore, lol! (I don't know why I find that funny). Also, I started seeing a therapist in September and have gotten steadily worse since (is that normal?) Anyway, I also work with a ton of CBT workbooks, so I am trying my best to climb out of this. I guess my New Year's resolution will be to "be less crazy";) And thank you both for being so welcoming. I'm at a very low point at the moment, so it means a lot.

Hi TMJ! How are you? Yes, I am from QC and last I checked I am female. It is nice to see familiar names and thanks for the welcoming message.

Again, thank you all!

DW

awty
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   Posted 1/1/2012 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
DW, when was the last time you checked, lol

For me opening up, does make me far worse, for me it is normal. Pandora box is better left shut for me, too many things come up and the emotions are too raw, and new memeries begin to flood in, and an hour in someones office is not enough time to begin to do anything by the time I would have started to talk. So your question is this normal, it would be for me, I don't know about the others though.

DW, you are not crazy, you just have things to deal with that so called 'normal' people don't.

Chartreux
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   Posted 1/1/2012 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh DarkWolf,
There are many other medicines out there for you to give a try, make sure to let your doctor know that the
current meds don't seem to be helping and talk about what else could be tried, some older medicines work
better than some of these newer meds, that effexor was heck for me it actually made me have
more stronger feelings of suicide...for me it was the worse medicine...
maybe ask about amtripoline (sorry can't spell medicines good, other will come by and know which one I mean)
it's an older medicine and can work better than some of the newer ones....so don't give up on meds yet...
many many well wishes on getting and feeling better soon....thinking of you...and remember
your not alone with these struggles, they are so hard, but you can get better, that's worth a lot...and
so are you...again, many well wishes to you....
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* So many dx's I could write a book* "It would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...
********>^..^<********>^..^<*******

getting by
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 1/1/2012 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
amytriptaline (sp) is the same as elavil right? I am not positive of that. It is a tricyclic antidepressant and has been around for a long time.

Hugs, Karen
Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia


fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies
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