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    Cape Town, South Africa
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    Music makes my world go round! Books and reading... Intellectual conversations and general light banter - Luckily I laugh often and easily.
  1. Wow! Thank you so so much for the advice. I can see that you've been through the process. It helps me to be on here-with people who can understand and who won't be completely freaked out if I have a day where I'm not okay. I am so frustrated with the meds-I honestly hope it will work soon. Really need to feel better. I'm South African and here there aren't proper financial support from the government. Financial support for a disability would amount to R1200, which is around $120. So, that means I have to work to support myself. However, due to everything that's happened the past few years I have a lot of debt and will have to undergo debt counseling. All these things combined just make me want to run away and hide. I've known for a long time that I suffered from depression, but I'm struggling to come to terms with my diagnosis. Just because I know, from seeing how family members of mine struggle with MI, how hard this road can be. I don't want to see another psychologist who wants to psycho-analyse me re my childhood. I just need support with getting to terms with everything. Thank you for being so supportive. I appreciate it so much.
  2. This has some amazing advice. I'm also very very newly diagnosed, completely confused and actually feel like shit. This reminds me that it will get better. It has to!
  3. Need to feel better!

  4. Thank you, I really appreciate it. Feels like I'm losing it completely a lot of the time. And my family don't understand, so I can't really talk to them about it. I'm trying my best to hold on - I know the meds will help if it is the right meds. Just wish it will help quicker!
  5. Thank you so much for your replies. Makes me feel like crying (the good kind) to know that there are actually people who can identify with me. My family has this notion of mentally fighting against depression. And that sure as hell has not worked for me... I look at people around me and how they have no issue with having many people around them all the time-how they actually crave that!- and I am nothing like that. It feels like people drain the life out of me. Not good then that I'm a social worker, hey. I have so many questions and so many things that I'm unsure about. Thank you also for the advice about calming down. I am a bit vulnerable at the moment.
  6. I'm newly diagnosed with bipolar 2 mood disorder. And quite freaked out. Been taking Epitec and Wellbutrin daily. Slowly increasing the dosage, according to the psychiatrist's prescription. How long does it take for the meds to work? It's the weirdest feeling. I've felt a bit better, now I'm feeling really low again. It's Christmas time and I'm with the family and I feel completely freaked out with having so many people around me the whole time. Please tell me there's someone who can identify with me???????????
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