blue canary Posted March 27, 2009 Share Posted March 27, 2009 So, hello yall. I just joined and thought I'd say hi. I'm 26, and I'm finally back on meds for depression. I started having problems in junior high (who didn't?) and went on Paxil when I was 16. I still had a lot of problems and often self-injured... strangely (and luckily!) the majority of my issues went away when I started on birth control when I was 18. I still had "episodes" though they were easier to handle. I just assumed that I was a naturally melancholy person. Last winter I was in Wisconsin and had pretty severe Seasonal Affective Disorder, and since I've moved back to Kentucky I've just gone farther downhill. Upping my birth control didn't help, so I finally went to the doctor. I tried Pristiq but the side effects were too bad (I was waking up 2-3 times a night desperately hungry) and am now trying Lexapro. I'm hoping it works. I'm almost a little nervous though... I've just thought of my self as fucked up for so long that it's kind of become a part of my identity. Who am I going to be without it? I'm really looking forward to having people to talk to about this stuff. Depression runs in my family, and though I love them dearly and they are great people, we hardly ever talk about our feelings. So... that's that. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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