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Old 12-02-2007, 07:49 PM   #1
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My Story

Well, I'll try to make this short and sweet. I have suffered from depression since I was a little far back as I can remember. I started going to therapy and taking meds when I was 15 or so. Nothing helped. I was hospitalized when I was 17, spent 7 weeks in a nuthouse, had a bunch of shock treatments. After that, I basically wandered through life without any treatment. When Prozac came out in the 80's, I was one of the first in line to take it. I took Prozac for 15 years....until it stopped working. After several changes in my drug cocktail, I am now on Effexor, Adderall, Celexa, and Klonopin. I feel that I get some relief from these meds but I am still stumbling. Over the last few years, I have had too many jobs to count, gone through a divorce, and moved from Ca to Wyoming to Ca to Alaska and back to Ca again. Depression and anxiety have basically ruled my life. I have been reviewing alternative treatments for depression and am giving strong consideration to VNS therapy, which I will be paying approx 35K for. But, what do I have to lose?
That is my story. Thank you.

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Old 12-03-2007, 09:12 AM   #2
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Re: My Story

I have a lot of compassion for you and what you have been going through. As you can see on the boards your not alone. There are many of us dealing with deppression in our own way. I wish you the best in your new avenue of treatment. I hope it works for you.
With Kind regards, Gia

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