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Epictetus

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    New Mexico, USA
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    Philosophy. Theology. Jainism. Music. Comparative Religion. Poetry. Nature and animals. Fine Arts and Music. Cinema. Travel. Meeting people. Humor and cartoons. Neurobiology. Asian culture. Japan. Flying.
    Philosophical foundations of the natural and social sciences. Dining. Airliners. SimCity 4D. Learning. Aerodynamics. Jet propulsion and jet engine technology.

    Suffer from Depression, Anxiety and Panic Attacks. Also suffer from a hospital-acquired super-infection I am on the antibiotic of last resort and hanging in there. My meds are Citalopram daily and Clonazepam as needed.

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  1. Hi Ten Years, and welcome to the Forums, It is very nice to meet you. Depression is so brutal and I think you are heroic for having struggled against it for a decade. Those not afflicted with depression cannot really understand how horrible it can be. I hope you find these Forums to be a helpful place where you will meet many others who are struggling against depression. I have been in this mental health battle for almost 50 years now but have done well for about the last two decades. I wish you only the very best here and in your life journey and will be looking forward to reading anything you post here.
  2. Hi mmd, I am doing pretty well today. Went for an early walk this morning. It was already warm outside. I saw a lot of little critters outside which put a smile on my face.
  3. Hi Utsu, It is very nice to meet you. Ogenki desu ka? Welcome to the Forums!
  4. Hi and welcome to the Forums, davina, I just read your post and want to tell you how terribly sorry I am for the ordeals you have suffered and are still suffering. It is really just utterly heartbreaking what you are going through. I wish I knew what to say that would help ease your pain. Hopefully you will find these Forums to be helpful to you in some way. They have helped me a lot.
  5. I am so sorry that everything is going badly for you today. If those things happened to me I think I would feel just as badly as you so. Hopefully things will get better for you and soon too!
  6. I am so sorry you are having such a difficult life. I wish I knew what to say that would help.
  7. Hi mmd, My grandmother was like that too after suffering a stroke. Sadly she developed full-blown dementia and required 24 hour hospital care until she passed away. I went through all kinds of emotions through all this. As a young person I knew my grandmother as a scientist. She once built a shortwave radio for a hobby project. Once when she developed dementia, we took her to a restaurant for dinner. The waitress asked my grandmother if she wanted pie. My grandmother said: Pi=3.141592. At this point she was starting to forget who her family was but she still remembered Pi. Her personality changed a lot and the nurses knew she could get very difficult although I never saw that myself. I can't remember her being messy though.
  8. Hi Kromi and welcome to the Forums. I am so very sorry you are experiencing severe tinnatus. It is impossible for me even to imagine what you must be going through. That you are having suicidal thoughts is even more concerning. Please contact a Crisis Hotline as soon as possible for professional advice. Unfortunately, none of us here are physicians or medical professionals and although we are sufferers of depression and other mental illnesses, we lack the experience, insight and skills to help those experiencing suicidal ideation. So please contact a Crisis Hotline or go to a Hospital Emergency Department as soon as possible. Your health and survival are too important to be left to those on an internet Forum. You deserve the best. We will be here to support you through this process as many of us have been through it ourselves. I do hope you find these Forums to be helpful to you in many ways. It is just utterly heartbreaking what you are going through. Just heartbreaking!
  9. Hi foolsgold, It is very nice to meet you. I am also in my sixties. I have a bit of OCD but was spared the intensity of OCD experienced by my father. It can be such a brutal illness. I hope you find these Forums to be helpful to you. Please accept my apology for my late response to your first post. I have been under the weather lately. Hopefully you will find these Forums to be a warm and welcoming place! I look forward to reading anything you decide to post here. Sorry again about my late reply!
  10. Hi @Girlnextdoor24, I also want to welcome you to the Forums. My apologies to you for responding so late to your first post, but I have not been well. I am very sorry that you are burdened with serious issues. I can totally identify with that. Hopefully these Forums will prove useful to you and that here you will find a community of people who are understanding, compassionate and helpful.
  11. Hi @Not_Sure, Greetings. It is very nice to meet you. Sorry about my late response to your introductory post but I have not been well. Since I share some of the same things you described, I will be looking forward to reading whatever you decide to post here. Hope your time here is pleasant and helpful to you!
  12. Hi @Jay34, It is very nice to meet you. Sorry I didn't respond to your post earlier but I have not been well. I hope you find these Forums a warm and welcoming place where you can come for the understanding and compassion, the encouragement and comfort that you cannot find elsewhere. I will be looking forward to reading your posts. As someone who suffers from depression and panic attacks, I think your thoughts and feelings are very understandable.
  13. Hi ronnie_scott and welcome to the Forums, It is nice to meet you. I wish I could offer something meaningful but I have no experience with Prozac. Hopefully members here with experience will see your post and respond to it with helpful information and ideas. So sorry I could not be helpful in this. Depression and anxiety can be such brutal illnesses and I have struggled against them for decades [I am 65 years old]. I wish you all the best here on the Forums and in your battles against these mental illnesses!
  14. Your life is so difficult and burdensome, FerryJerry. You really deserve a break. It is heartbreaking what you are going through!
  15. I am so very, very sorry for the terrible pain you are suffering. It is just utterly heartbreaking. I wish I knew the words to say to ease your pain!
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