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Battling Depression

I have battled depression ever since I can remember.  Up until 2003 I didn't know that the condition had a name. I thought that I was alone in my feelings and thoughts.  In 2003, after escaping a very abusive marriage, I hit rock bottom and went to the doctor.  My doctor sent me to a psychologist as well as put me on an antidepressant.  I was in denial that I was depressed until I had my sessions with my psychologist. 

Now that I understand my feelings better and was given the tools to try to help me deal with it, I know when I need to ask for help when I hit that point.  I was on an antidepressant in 2003 for a couple of months I think.  I'm not really sure how long because that time is a blur to me.  And now I am on one again.  It's been 6 years since I was on meds.  I'm glad I made it this far, but I can't help feeling like it's a slight setback.  But I'm thankful that I asked for help before I hit rock bottom again.

Miluna Miluna 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2009

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Sometimes it may seem like a set back to have to say yes to the meds; but if they work for you - or help you to get back to being you; then it's no worse in some ways than taking a pain killer for a headache. Though for some people, the side effects when you start and end with them can be very hard work!<br />
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And you say that you are glad you made it this far. So you know where you are, at least and also what you are capable of. That too is a good thing. Have faith in yourself and be strong. Oh; and talk. On here, to anyone who you think can help. Talk.

I am glad you got the help you needed. Antidepressants helped me out tremendously!