Depression and taking medicine for years
I found this board several months ago but I joined just yesterday. I always felt I have nothing valuable to say. Anyway, now I feel the need to join. Events that have happened recently moved me to reach out either for support and to try to be helpful to other people.
I suffer from depression and taking medicine for years. I have experienced ups and downs, sometimes better sometimes worse times. You know it. In October I had to be hospitalized in psychiatric hospital. It was my third time to be there. The reason was that I tried to commit suicide. Weeks before that I felt totally desperate. My condition got worse and worse. I experienced big disappointments with some people who are close to me and I think that was the trigger for depression attack. I could barely sleep abut I always felt tired. I couldn’t even cry, And I saw I getting on my wife’s nerves. I just came to conclusion that it would be better if I stop all that. Luckily, in the hospital they saved my life (I was 2 days in coma). After ER, I was sent to psychiatric hospital. I stayed there for 5 weeks. I know I almost died then and now, even I still have problems with my mood and lack of energy, I want to reach for help and for support.
My depression is coming from my childhood. As a child, I was abused by my father and bullied in school. Maybe later I can tell more about it, I don’t want to write it now. All those things marked me for life. I was 19, when I was able to leave home and I thought all bad is left behind, but it is not that easy. True, I know how to communicate now, I can find friends already but I still carry it with me wherever I go. The fears I have are reflected everywhere, when I talk to others, even when I doing as simple things as shopping. Many times memories come back to me, even as the nightmares, many times I have woke up with screaming.
There are many I would like to say, maybe by time I will be able.
Another reason I joined this forum is that I would like to be in some way helpful to others. We all have problems and I would like to be supportive to others because I know what does it mean to suffer. I hope i can contribute.
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My 2 cents worth on crime the world over having roots related to child abuse…likely in many cases this is true. Yet, is up to each individual as to how they live their lives. Many have only know abuse and carry on the abuse because it worked for the authority figures in their lives. For some, yelling, threatening, denigrating/ beating, etc. achieved the purpose for others so on it goes. There are those who chose to break the cycle of abuse. I believe it is to those doing so that applause is due.
Also the media plays an even stronger role (again, my opinion). Turn on the TV and there is mostly drama encouraging negative behavior. Something doesn’t suit someone-need I say more?
Child abuse is a sad thing and when I see a big person berating a little person as the blame for their own ineptitude it is difficult.
yes, pendragonart again you are correct. to me it appears as though mental abuse along with the physical abuse can cause all sorts of illnesses. both mental and physical. sharing with others does help all of us. thank you.
I do understand the physical pain. my father enjoyed my suffering, wanted to see me in physical pain. he was a scientific researcher, experimented on people and a MD. he wanted me to have endless operations and painful procedures.
yes @pendragonart.i agree. when the constant trauma of physical and mental abuse is generated for years it could very well cause the body to change into a protective mode; and change the bodies protective devices causing long term illnesses. it confuses the body oh well i am just a layman but i could see this to be so.
my goodness, my goodness @pendragonart. when i needed to take my son for his many operations to correct his cleft lip, palate, nose and etc. it pained me so deeply i still cringe at the mental and physical pain my son went through. i had to be strong and hold on to be with him. we both suffered so much. i hope my son does not feel the same way about me because of the treatments and operations he went through. (he is doing well now). i am so sorry for you. i do feel your pain. now is the time to enjoy. careingly, peach
Sounds a bit like munchkins by proxy.
Hello Mayo Clinic: I would like to be connected to your blog on itchy skin conditions, and don’t know how. Looking forward to hearing from you soon, Regards,Ferne
If I’m remembering correctly, when you go into Mayo Clinic Connect, and click on Groups, there are a lot of pictures with titles underneeth. I think one of them is for skin conditions.
@texas1950 — yes, what @amberpep said is exactly correct, providing you were thinking of the Skin Health group on Mayo Clinic Connect. If you click on Groups from the home page of Connect, you will see all the array of groups with a “Follow+” by it. If you click on that, you will then be following the skin group and get email notifications when new posts come out.
oh, your caring words have brought me to tears…..