Post-Major Depressive episode analysys

posted 6 months ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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169 posts
Blushing bee

So glad to hear that you are doing a lot better.

My story is I went through an extremely personal traumatising experience just over two years ago and developed PTSD and Depression.

Fortunately I went to see a psychologist early on and went for weekly sessions for at least a year. In time I was put on antidepressants as well as anxiety meds to keep me sane.

My experience with PTSD and Depression was that I would stay home for days just sleeping, I was suicidal, some nights I would get really upset about everything and just scream and cry like a mad person, other days I would feel nothing, I completely lost my sex drive, I’d hurt myself, I’d leave my house at random hours of the night and just walk around the streets quietly crying to myself.. I just wanted to escape and was clearly ill..

To the outside world I was still an incredibly positive and funny person. Only my partner and medical professionals knew!

Two years on my antidrepressant dosage has been halved, I no longer need anxiety meds and I no longer see a psychologist. I hope I am living proof to anyone who is struggling with PTSD and/or Depression that you can make it through. I now have a stable well paying job, I am engaged and we are buying a house this year! 🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

otterbee :  

Major Depressive Disorder struggler here, along with GAD. It’s hard for me to connect to any of that, I’m in such a different place now. I stay on Celexa and Wellbutrin because I get cranky when I don’t. I’ve done a lot of work on myself and got a big shove from the universe recently to stop neglecting the spiritual part of my life.

The biggest, most powerful, and life enhancing thing for me has been ketamine infusions. It was originally to treat neuropathic itching, but so much more amazing stuff happened.

I’m sorry you had to suffer so much. But, what a lovely outcome. You’re feeling great, your mind has opened toward mental illness, and you discovered your hubby really wants to be there for you.

It becomes true growth on every level if you can, at some point, find feelings of gratitude for your experience. Acknowledge that’s it was awful for you and robbed you of precious time. But, it also increased your empathy toward people struggling with mental illness. Who knows how that will manifest over a lifetime, how many people may find a little solace just from knowing you.

And your husband! He so clearly loves you, and would never push you away over an illness or problem. What a wonderful gift! And discovering how loving and devoted he really feels is yet another gift.

What wonderful good fortune that, although it was terrible, the fix was a quick one. There is plenty to be grateful to your doctor for, too.

Once you get started, it gets easy. The effects are magical.

Post # 5
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572 posts
Busy bee

I’m so happy your feeling better. I know all to well how you were feeling. Welcome back. Xo

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