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Re: Is there anyone out there like me?

Posted by Angel1 on January 11, 2003, at 23:40:25

In reply to Re: Is there anyone out there like me?, posted by BettyAnn on January 11, 2003, at 19:16:04

HI BettyAnn,

I, too am your twin only an older version. I am 42 and suffer from all of your same symptoms. Although I am highly functioning...I work, work-out, am hoping to be engaged soon, I still am a negative person and I find I don't really like people all that much. I get along well with people, but it is only at a surface level. I was suicidal in October of 2001. So much so, that I had to live with my parents for a month which was incredibly hard. They tried so much to understand depression and helped me get over the hump with medication and a psychiatrist, but no one really gets it unless they have the illness themselves. But like everyone else has stated, with the right diagnosis and medication and therapy you can live a fulfilling and sucessful life. Don't ever give up, although at times I know it seems the best thing to do. If you have a supportive family you are very lucky. I was scared to tell my family at first because everyone is supposed to be strong in my family and handle any problems and "pray about it." Anyway, I am babbling, but I wish you the best on your journey towards healing and a more peaceful mindset. We will all help you here. Please keep us updated. If this helps at all, I have tried several SSRI's without much success and have found moderate success with the tricyclic Desipramine. And I will add a very low dose of lithium to my mix to help with anger and irritation. Remember to take your medication every day and give it a chance to work. Non-compliance with meds is a big reason a lot of people cannot find relief. I was guilty of that myself. Better stop here. Good Luck to you my dear.




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