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Hi there, my name is Tammy.I have suffered with depression for the last six years.I also suffer from anxiety and panic attacks and am a recovering alcoholic.
In these past six years I went back to drinking for two of them which just added to the depression.I thank my dr for helping me through all of my rough times and getting me to where I am now.
I am proud to say I am sober again, recently off my AD meds, and on an as needed basis for my anxiety meds.None of this would have been possible without the support of MDJ.
I am honored to be a new group leader and hope to help others realize there is hope on the other side.I also hope to learn from all of my old friends and new friends to come.
Thank you for the opportunity to help others. In doing so,I am helping myself.
Hi there, my name is Jayna. I am married with two daughters, a bunny and two dogs. I grew up in Dallas, Texas but currently live in Austin, TX. I have a twin brother who lives in Austin too.
For those of you that like football, I am a huge Dallas Cowboy fan!
I feel honored to be here as a Group Leader. People that suffer from depression are close to my heart. I have suffered from depression since I was a child. Many years went by before I got the help that I needed. Some people who are depressed on a regular basis needs medications to make them not so depressed. I have been on medications now for 20 years and it has made all the difference.
Please don't ever give up on yourself, there is always hope. Thank you for coming to our forum. We are glad you are here. Please contact me or any of the other Group Leaders if you are in need of help. Blessings to you all.
Hello everyone my name is Mitzigirl and I am sure alot of you on here know me by now..I am 48 yrs old and suffer from many illnesses including I am now terminal but at the same time I am not dead yet...I also suffer from depression along with all these other problems and sometimes it is really hard to manage but I find my strength from God and thankfully I have found doctors who also know how to treat me and help me stay in a much more positive attitude...Somedays it may be hard but I always try to remember tomorrow will be a brand new day and I can start all over again and it just might be better or even GREAT!!! I would love to get to know everyone and feel free to pm me if you have any questions or just want to talk and not on the forum...I look forward to meeting everyone and getting to know each and everyone better..
Hugs and Blessings,
I am a wife and mother of two wonderful children. My life changed, when I lost my mother suddenly two years ago, at the age of 65. It's been a long hard road but I have survived. I am walking the path to inner peace and happiness.
I am no stranger to depression and anxiety. Have endured it since early adulthood and have chronic insomnia. I am here to share, support and help others anyway I can. It is through the connections we make with others, that give our lives purpose and meaning. Wishing everyone peace and comfort.
Hi, My name is Patty. I have suffered depression most of my life. I came to MDJunction for support and true understanding of how I live with this condition on a daily basis. There are times when it gets worse for me, during a crisis. But generally it has to do a lot with family members I have inherited this disease through genetics.
I do believe in therapy and medicine when needed depending on the severity of depression. Fortunately my son who inherited it from me, does well with his own coping skills. But for me, I need therapy to help me when I'm very depressed and I do take medication that works well.
I would like to support you in efforts to improve your own life, with kindness and caring support from my heart and the knowledge I have from my own experience with depression.
Hi all. I've been around the boards for a bit, so some of you already know me. My father died when I was three, and nobody would tell me what happened to him. I have been depressed off and on since then. I've had long periods when something in my life was working and I was not depressed. But 15 years ago I became disabled and could no longer work. Since then I've been through a lot and my depression has become increasingly worse. I am now almost totally homebound. I have two grown kids and four grandchildren, though I prefer not to discuss them because at the present time we have no contact, and the kids won't even let me talk to the grandkids.
When I was younger I had a full life. I was married to a man who had 3 ½ years left in the Army, and we spent three of them in Europe where we got to do a lot of traveling. I saw Amsterdam during tulip season, Paris in the spring and the fall, and spent a couple of weeks on a beach in Spain. I've lived in a few states but have been in New Jersey for over 30 years. I have some friends who are a great help to me, and my doctor sets aside an hour each week to call me. Amazing man. We've been together for 30 years, and my marriage only lasted for 10. LOL
I have also made some wonderful friends on these boards who have helped keep me going, and now I would like to give something back. I know many of you and look forward to meeting many more.
My name is Torres. I chose it from Star Trek. My hobbies are church, Star Trek, reading, coloring and family history. I grew up depressed but it was undiagnosed and ignored. The same with an undiagnosed learning disability. I got epilepsy in my 20s. In my 30s I was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome by a doctor I was seeing for epilepsy. I have also been diagnosed with several disabilities by a psychologist: Dysthemia, Asperger's Syndrome (confirmed on testing), Learning Disability-NOS, and Schizoid personality disorder. When I tried an antidepressant last year for the dysthemia, that went away but I went into severe depression that continued after stopping the medicine. I asked my doctor for a mood stabilizer and he diagnosed me as BP type two. The counselor I was seeing at the time confirmed BP. It is almost like the anti-depressant made dysthemia change into BP. Not supposed to be possible but that is what it seems like happened. Lithium has been a miracle in the depression that was caused by the antidepressant. Things have improved a lot.
Quite the list of emotional problems but I think I'll stick to thinking of myself as a Star Trek fan that has disabilities.
I hope to help others that are going through the experiences I have had. They are still happening but lessening enough that I promise you, things will get better. Hang in there and borrow my faith in that in times when you are can't believe it for yourself.
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