Woo-hoo! Looks like I'm the first vote. I'm 100% of the results right now. Hahahah
The emotional disorder was depression when I was a juvenile. I had a few serious attempts at offing myself. I ended up in a mental institution for a short while when I was 16 after my first attempt. I've been dealing with bouts of depression ever since but have not made any serious attempts since I was 29 (I'm 38 now). I have come to the conclusion that after 3 real attempts it's like baseball - I'm out. There's obviously a reason that fate/destiny/god or whatever, is not done with me and I'm stuck on this rock till I'm done learning what I need to learn.
Later, at age 32 I had a doctor that diagnosed me as bi-polar. To be honest I'm not certain that it was an accurate diagnosis. I show some signs of manic behavior, but I do not have the multiple days of sleeplessness, feelings of invincibility, etc. The only thing that I have found that helps with the bouts of depression is Cymbalta. As a pain reliever - pfft. Pointless. As an anti-depressant, it doesn't keep me from getting into a depressed state, but it does help me from sinking nearly so low. It keeps me functional, I still will go to work, I don't neglect my hygiene, but I'm not terribly outgoing/social during those depression stages. So I'm very pleased with the fact that something seems to be of aid.
Oh, forgot to add that I have a form of an auto-immune, in that I have psoriasis. Seems to have been hereditary from my father's side. Showed up right about
the time that I first started going through puberty (as if puberty wasn't awkward enough by itself)
And if you're collecting and building profiles of this information, I will tell you that anything that I give you on this forum you are welcome to use/store/compile and quantify in any way as long as it's never with malicious intent. I don't think you have any reason to have malicious intent, but just trying to give you a blanket disclaimer. lol. I'm always aware of just how "public" online postings are so anything that I've given in these forums is something that I know has the potential to be read by ANYONE in the universe with a web browser.
Post Edited (Piercings) : 5/31/2009 7:30:41 PM (GMT-6)