Living With Depression

Today, Like most days, it’s difficult to remember, how happy feels.

I was diagnosed with depression, as a child.

I had an abusive mother, who I learned, once grown, was fighting her own battle with mental illness and was also abused by a mother, with mental illness.

But it’s my recent  diagnosis of bipolar, that has helped me .

What I mean by helped me?

As I said, I was diagnosed with depression as a child. So, throughout my life, I’ve tried different antidepressants.

I was on this particular one, for more than ten years!

I would have to say, it worked. In the since that, I was less depressed, on it.

But, that’s all it did.

I gained weight on those meds, which made me more depressed.

When I got the diagnosis of bipolar, I was relieved.

Relieved because, when given the right diagnosis, you can then get the right, mix (meds, therapy etc) that works.

I found my mix!

No,  I haven’t found happiness, but the way I’m treating my depression, bipolar and PTSD, has changed my  life.

From a sedentary life, to an active one!

At my heaviest, I was 143 pounds.

I now weigh, 104.5  pounds.

Note: What changed? The medication

I know what works for me, may not work for you.

I just want to stress the importance of the correct diagnosis or med mix.

And be up front about your symptoms.

That’s how I got the right diagnosis and treatment.
















Author: My Life with mental illness

I have dealt with depression, most of my life and I've tried different antidepressant. With the right diagnosis and med mix, I have lost 40 pounds. And I am managing, my mental illnesses.

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