my mother deals with depression, my brother does as well. I don't know about
my father, he wasn't part of my growing up years.
one of my other brothers dealt with situational depression.
I believe if it's there, it could be in the genes, and it's a brain chemistry thing, something missing, or not quite enough of, this is what my rheumy says as well.
I choose to be a survivor and not defined by what I feel but what I do with what I feel...trying to get a handle on IT rather than it have a handle on ME, not so easy sometimes, but worth the effort.
"Even though I'm walking through the valley of the shadow - I will hold tight to the Hand of Him who's love will see me through... And when all hope is gone and I've been wounded in the battle...He is all the strength that I will ever need, He will carry me..."
dx lupus, FMS - 2004
sjogrens - 2005
RLS, Anxiety, Migraines, Allergies, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, IBS
meds - Plaquenil, Zelnorm, Klonopin, Seroquel, Zomig, Ultram, Zyrtec, Flexeril