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Originally posted by ElOmen
reply to post by Kangaruex4Ewe
Thank you for sharing that.
It really means a lot to me.
I hope that one day you will no longer need meds...u deserve it
Originally posted by kauskau
i would never choose an avatar as yours when i would have had a bad physical condition.....
has strong suggestive powersedit on 8-8-2012 by kauskau because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ElOmen
reply to post by Ilyich
I had a very similar experience...its kind of like being reborn again right?
Or like snapping out of a trance?
Originally posted by smyleegrl
Wonderful post and message! S&F!
The hardest part of depression is overcoming that horrible sense of inertia. Congratulations on taking that crucial first step!
I'm so excited for you....please update this thread as you can so that we can celebrate your triumphs and motivate you if you need it. Just think how many people may be inspired by your words and actions!
Originally posted by XeroOne
Kind of sounds like a depression/anxiety thing, or even coming back from a nervous breakdown. You did the right thing though. Get active. Get out there. Do stuff. Building your motivation is the best form of recovery.
Originally posted by unityemissions
It seems you've jump started your adrenals.
I can imagine more than one reason they start backing off...
Maybe shoot for a hair test. If you do and copper is high, u2u me.
edit on 7-8-2012 by unityemissions because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Kangaruex4Ewe
S&F from me as well. It sounds like you decided to pick yourself up by your bootstraps. Awesome job and nobody but you can do it.
I am not sure I have ever mentioned it here, but I have bipolar disorder. For years I felt just like you did. The meds helped me resist driving off a cliff but that's about it. I got tired of it one day. Just sick and tired of everything sucking all of the time. Everything. I had an epiphany of sorts like you did.
I have been without meds for a few years. Sometimes I still struggle, but nowhere near like I did. I don't recommend no meds for those with severe bipolar issues or even for folks who have it like I do. It is a personal decision and doesn't work for everyone.
One thing I have learned in my years here... You are responsible for your own happiness. Not your spouse, not your parents, not your children, only you. When we figure that out, the battle is won IMO.
I hope you continue on this path! It sounds like an excellent one to be on.
Originally posted by Snoopy1978
Probably one of the best posts Ive ever read on ats!
Originally posted by Startruth144
Truly inspiring thread! Thanks so much for sharing, op!
I have suffered from agoraphobia, and panic disorder since the age of 18, now in my mid 30's. One of my last real battles was in the summer of 2000. I spent close to 6 months completely home bound, almost completely bed ridden. I finally was so sick and tired of the terror of dying. I remember literally forcing myself step by step to go 15 foot out into the backyard on a beautiful summer day and sitting in the sunlight with my dog. For the next several days I went out everyday and started doing little bits of yard work. I would go inside at night exhausted, dirty, sweaty, and yet, I felt like a brand new energized human!
Still have some battles here and there, but I have never been as bad off since that summer and the victory that came right in the midst of one of my greatest trials.
This is one of my favorite threads in a long time! Cheers