|Forum topic by Tedstor||posted 942 days ago||1224 views||0 times favorited||35 replies|
942 days ago
I’m not sure why I’m posting this on LJ. I guess its just a highpoint in my life, but not something I can really share with my non-virtual friends/colleagues. But I feel really good about it, and wanted to pass it along. So…......
I never considered depression as a possible issue for me. I always thought depression was triggered by some tragic life event and/or afflicted soft-shelled weaklings. I also thought chronic sadness and sobbing were the telltale signs. When I told my doctor about my issues, he immediately suggested depression. Apparently my symptoms are commonly displayed by men with depression.
Long story short, I was prescribed an anti-depressant and it has worked wonders. My wife can’t believe the difference. I can’t either. I guess I didn’t realize how unhappy and miserable I was until I got the help i needed to find happiness again. My only regret is that I did not take care of things a long time ago. I think my ego refused to let me concede that I had a problem. In hindsight, it was pure stupidity. Three years of my life were complete crap, and they didn’t have to be.
Anyway, if anyone reading this can relate to my symptoms and has not looked into treatment…...........don’t be a moron like me. Get it taken care of. In most cases (such as mine), only a cheap prescription is necessary. Counseling and hospitalization are not typically required. And if you’re adverse to drugs, there are other options. St. John’s Wart is a herbal remedy often used in Europe with reportedly good results. It can be found in most drug/grocery/vitamin stores. Obviously, a medical professional should be consulted in any case.
I’ll leave it there. Thanks for listening.