~ New here: major depressive disorder, feeling very alone ~
Hi folks. About 18 years ago I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder and have since been taking Zoloft. Several years ago it became less effective and my doctor added Pristiq. Then 3 years ago I had a breakdown – was not hospitalized because I was not suicidal, but was enrolled in a program at the hospital for 4 weeks – days only.
Well, now it seems I have Cyclothymia. I am taking Zoloft, Pristiq, Klonopin, and Lamictal. All my family is dead, except for my 3 children who are adults and do not live near me …. I feel very alone, even though I have a few friends – not too many but a few. I can hide this disorder quite well, and as such very few people even know. It’s good to find this support group. I hope it’s active because that’s what I need.