I Won't Give Up This Battle!I agree with 'Don't give up Hope' because it may take awhile before finding the right doctor and/or medication of even lifestyle/diet change. Vitamins help quite often, and exercise if you are able to talk yourself into moving. Ha. I was on serotonin type meds for awhile but they affected my short term memory and ability to retain/ learn new facts and info so much that for the sake of earning a living, I had to stop. People couldn't understand why I forgot everything, but often I just felt like I couldn't think, bosses don't like that too much. I do take something that works on dopamine / norepenephrine but am concerned that it doesn't seem to be doing the job it once did. Yes, the lack of sun in winter and cold weather makes it worse, but I have loved ones who are counting on me. Yes, it has slowed me down in what I've accomplished in life so far, but not stopped me. Don't let it stop you, read, learn, try different food to stabilize your mood, whatever it takes...amen. I truly believe there are solutions - communicating with others is helpful -even when you feel withdrawn - love goes a long way.
amethyst 46-50, F 14 Responses 6 Dec 9, 2007