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Checking in - Dysthymia 10+ years

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Hello! Just checking in. I am a 37 year old male, married, two lovely daughters. Lucky in life, but haven't felt well in general, or good about myself in a long time. Apparently have been dysthymic for the last 10+ years, didn't realize it until the last couple of months: I thought I had some other health problem (suspected hormones or early Alzheimer's), never imagined depression could be causing me to feel the way I've been feeling this last decade. I finally went to have myself examined at Mayo Clinic, they scratched lots of things off my list, and eventually funneled me into realizing my problem is probably dysthymia. Am one month into treatment with:
  1. Psychotherapy/CBT
  2. Medicine (Wellbuprin/Bupropion XL at 150 mg/day, may increase to 300 mg/day)
  3. Exercise
  4. Reading, learning, and now interacting with others (forum)
Anyway, glad to meet other people and help each other work through these situations.
 
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:welcome: to the forum, I hope you find it helpful and useful here. It sounds as though you are doing all the right things to help yourself. I admire you for doing all that.
 
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Hi and :welcome:
Its great you've joined us.
We're a supportive bunch who know what its like to have mental health issues
 
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