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Jun. 3rd, 2003

Just a quickie update... I went to the doctor yesterday and was diagnosed with depression. (Big surprise. yay.)

I... am not happy with this, nor am I happy with the fact that I am being medicated. But my feelings on the matter are less important than being able to function again.

Tomorrow, I go in for bloodwork. The doctor thinks my problem is a mixture of underactive thyroid and depression, with a healthy dose of hormones to make it interesting.

Guess we'll see what happens over the next few months.

In the meantime, I'll be scarce online. Please don't take it personally if I seem snappish, or don't reply to emails or pages. Dealing with people, even those that mean well and want nothing but the best for me, is something I have a hard time doing these days... even the people I love the most.

Hopefully this will blow over soon.


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Jun. 3rd, 2003 09:53 pm (UTC)
Underactive thyroid? Me'thinks this is something Lonnie should have checked. I'm curious what treatment you'd receive for this? Email me privately if you could, or just ping me on IM? skorzy@critter.net

Either way, I hope things will be better for you soon. Good luck and you're in my thoughts!
Jun. 4th, 2003 05:20 am (UTC)
(*hug*) Hope they can figure out exactly what's wrong and get good treatment for it. Good luck with it, Kestral.
Jun. 4th, 2003 06:21 am (UTC)
I had a difficult period of time in my life that led to my being diagnosed with clinical depression as well. Like you, I really was not thrilled with the thought of possibly needing medication for a long time just to reach normalcy. Actually, the hardest part for me was telling my parents. Mom didn't take it well at all.

Ultimately, I figured that if I needed some help keeping my brain chemistry where it needed to be, that was preferrable to the nights when I would just cry, be scared, or not eat -- all for no reason at all.

They made me schedule some counselling before they would give me the drugs. It wasn't exactly cheap, but together they did the trick for me because I wound up leaving the Wellbutrin behind after about three months.

Frankly, with moving and job hunting and starting co-habitation I'm surprised I haven't needed to go back. But that's the cool thing about the brain and the body -- sometimes it just forgets how to do things right for a little while, and you just have to give it a push. I hope that whatever regimen your doctor prescribes will bring you some relief.
Jun. 4th, 2003 06:48 am (UTC)
*hug* I keep procrastinating on getting my Thyroid results. I should do it soon though.

I hope you benefit from all this. Feel better soon!
Jun. 4th, 2003 07:25 am (UTC)
We'll be here when you get back, don't worry. Take what time you need and we'll see you soon. *snug*
Jun. 5th, 2003 01:30 am (UTC)
Many many *hugs*.
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