I am making it a point to come back to this forum occasionally even though I've been having better days for quite some time. In the past I've emerged from my depressive episodes and abandoned things like this forum, wanting to leave that awful period of my life behind as if it never happened. It seems that good outcomes can be hard to come by here, and since I spent so much time on this forum describing my misery, I think it's only fair that my positive outcomes be reported as well. I realize there's a likelihood that I'll slide back down again at some point in my life, could be a month or years from now, but I am not focused on that, I'm keeping myself more centered on appreciating the relief I've found, and being grateful for all my blessings and taking time to "smell the roses".
Three months ago you could have described me as a vintage case of major depression, you name the symptom and I had it big time. Perhaps someone is reading this and feeling like they're stuck and don't see how they can possibly recover. That's exactly how I felt, so if this describes you, keep the faith as best you can, no one can tell you when or how, but chances are, you can recover, I'm living proof, and I'm sure glad I didn't give up!