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People's Opinions On Zoloft?

Depression & Anxiety | Last Active: May 9, 2020 | Replies (66)

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@am3, hi. My life experience sounds very similar to yours. My dad abandoned our family when I was 5. My mother was left to raise my brother and I with very little support. A few years later she began self-medicating her depression and anxiety with alcohol. At an early age, I became her support until she passed away at age 88. I know how afraid and lonely it can be in your position. I had very few friends and never let them in on my home life. I became depressed and had anxiety. After I got married at 23, to a very good man, I started to have bad panic attacks. I think it was attributed to stuffing my feelings all those years. I would get so angry about the way I was treated by my mother and no matter what I did, I wasn’t heard and it was never good enough. Medication for depression and anxiety has helped me a lot. The stigma of this need is lessening. It is no different than being treated for any physical illness. Finding a doctor who understands you is important to get on the right meds. I was lucky to find a MD to be willing to find the right combination of medications to help me. Talking to a therapist has helped me a great deal. You are so young, so it can be tricky getting on the right depression meds. My hope and prayer for you is that you can find a good professional support system. You deserve to be happy regardless of the choices your parents have made. I am going to stop here, but if I can help please reach out to me. Suz55

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Thank you for sharing your life story.
You gave excellent advice.
You have helped many.

@suz55 I liked your post to @am3. I had a good experience growing up on a farm in Iowa, but I married my love who would go with me and then break up with me and I loved him soooo much. He finally came to me and wanted to stay with me. We got married and 11 days after our marriage he was killed in a car accident at 20 years old and also another good friend was killed with him. It was so tragic for me at the time that I turned to alcohol, but not now. My mom committed suicide at 69 and I'm 68. We have a son who is Bipolar 1. We have mental illness through our family. It is very inherited. Our son is a professor, but cannot teach because of his Bipolar 1 and some of it is the way he was raised. His dad was pretty hard on him and I know his wife who is also a professor is one of the reasons we have no contact. I haven't seen my 8 year old granddaughter since she was 3, but skype with her at her other grandmother in Chicago. My son and family live in NY and his wife teaches at Columbia and does research. Both of them are too smart for their own good. I can't even Mail anything to Marlowe and have to send cards and gifts to her grandmother in Chicago then she forwards them to Marlowe. It's something else and I just pray. All is in the past and I have had lots of counseling. I'm happy now and looking forward to my surgery. Sorry for telling my whole life story. I guess I had to get it out right now, but really I am OK. Blessings Jeanie