I have battled depression for many years but have been able to manage it for the most part. I take 37.5mg of Effexor which is the lowest dosage possible. Most of my depression is situational and results from social anxiety. I would consider myself intelligent, spirit
[More]ual, quiet and introverted. I really enjoy my alone time and many times prefer to be alone. I guess that way I won't have any more demands placed on me that I already have. I usually won't even answer the phone. I get enough phone calls at work in job that is sometimes very stressful. I also was once addicted to prescription pain pills but am now taking medication to control that. So I haven't had a pain pill in almost 3 years. I grew up with a pretty tough demanding and controlling father so I'm sure that's contributed greatly to my social anxieties and depression. I don't care to hit the bars anymore or even attend social events such a parties. I enjoy reading a good book or watching sports or movies on TV. I have a strong faith in God and it is my faith that helps me thru each day.
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