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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!



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!