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SavageMoonlight

SavageMoonlight

New member
Joined
Jul 23, 2019
Messages
4
Location
New Jersey
Hi All,

I'm SavageMoonlight and I decided to join because I'm just so tired.

I suffer from severe anxiety, depression, and type 2 bipolar disorder in addition to ASD. About two years ago, due to negligence on the part of my psychiatrist, I was put on the wrong medication and suffered an extended manic episode that lasted for 6 months and nearly destroyed my life. Since then my depression has been worse than ever, and although I have a new psychiatrist and I'm on new medication, I'm still feeling the aftermath of this and PTSD as a result of it.

I'm here because I want to be able to talk to other people who know how I'm feeling without feeling stigmatized or judged. I tend to be slow to open up and I'm often really uncomfortable with talking about my struggles because I hate feeling weak, but I'm hoping the anonymity here will help. I just want to be able to get up in the morning and have a desire to put in the effort to be a whole person instead of just a ghost floating through space.

I wouldn't necessarily say I'm "looking forward" to being here, but I'm hopeful.

Anyway, hello, and thanks for having me.
 
Topcat

Topcat

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 8, 2018
Messages
2,585
:welcome:
Sorry to hear of the incompetence of your doctor, I hope you can find some helpful advice and shared experience here. It's a pretty friendly place :)
See you around!
 
Mayflower7

Mayflower7

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Moderator
Joined
Jan 4, 2013
Messages
10,039
Location
England
Hi,
Welcome to our lovely forum, hope you'll be very happy here.
Do join in whenever you feel ready.
 
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Jules5

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Joined
Jan 27, 2019
Messages
1,742
Location
Florida
Welcome to the forum. You will be okay here. Just post what you are going through. Sounds like you have been through a lot with your medications. Glad you are here Nice people on the forum
 
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Pink1234

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 8, 2019
Messages
155
Location
UK
:welcome:

The forum seems to be a friendly, safe and supportive place so I hope you find what you need here.
 
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Pollypop

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 23, 2015
Messages
1,098
Location
England. Derbyshire
I am also suffering PTSD because of incompetence from the mental
HealthTeam.

I was fortunate enough to be able to see a private psychiatrist who
realised what was wrong.

This is a lovely forum.
You can say as much or as little as you want.
 
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