Mother of two grown sons, ages 30 and 34, and the loves of my life! On disability for depression, PTSD, agorophobia. Used to be so outgoing and happy, but not so much anymore. I'm hopeful someday to be the irritatingly happy, perky person people used to know and love
[More] (I think!). I sure hope the "me" I am now isn't the "me" I will be forever! I've always been a fighter, so I hope I can muster up everything I've got and kick the clonazapem habit!
Thank you! We actually took my parents and his parents with us on our honeymoon. Everyone thought it was crazy, but it was a great bonding experience for us all! And, I felt like it was a once in a lifetime opportunity for our parents. David and I plan to go somewhere in a few years, just the two of us. We'll need them to stay at home and keep the baby!! : ) My friend does not have a dr. I have tried to get her to get on board with a psychologist at least. Someone she can talk to that will understand better than I do. Right now, she just relies on her OBGYN to prescribe meds. Meds that she often does not take. It's difficult for her to make herself do anything, and her husband does not understand it enough to push her to see someone. Any suggestions?
It sounds like you are overcoming it day by day. I have a very good friend that cannot work any longer because she has social anxiety disorder. This hit hard right after she got married. So, she and her husband are struggling right now. He was not aware that he would be the only bread winner. Mental illness is not tolerated well, you are right. But, I think the more people talk about it, the more others begin to understand it. I posted some pics, so take a look!
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