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Re: Please keep us posted annlanka :-)

Posted by annlanka on March 27, 2003, at 10:28:41

In reply to Re: Please keep us posted annlanka :-) annlanka, posted by Krissy P on March 27, 2003, at 0:04:26

Hi kristen-
Thanks for your post and letting me know more about you. It is nice to know that there are other people going thru some of the same stuff. Yeah, the breakup with my boyfriend was really hard on me for some reason. My grades dropped in schoool and that was the first time i sought psychological help. I was in therapy for about 12 weeks and it helped. Not unitl 2 years later did i get on meds(actually this year). The school i went to for undergrad was a really lonely place and i didnt make friends there. Iplayed basketball for a year there but it didnt work out how i expected and i quit. i solated my self all throughout undergrad and then ended up going to grad school at the same place, only cuz i really liked the education i got- I studied neuroscience in grad school- pretty good choice for someone with a mental illness..huh? :)
Hated grad school and the lab i worked in mostly due to the people there. I am applying to med school this year- i really want to help people with mental illness, feel like there are not enough doctors who really truly want to help.
Only prob is i cant concentrate for the mcats which are in a month- i m going to give it my best shot.
I know how you feel about the weight gain. It sucks- tehy always talk about depressed people who lose all this weight- but ihave gained about 15-20 pds this year alone. It adds self-consciousness to the already bad feelings you get with depression. I try to eat healthy but sometimes i feel so bad i dont care anymore. You get to the poin twhere nothing matters- you feel beaten down, but then the next day you wake up adn are mad at yourself for self destructing and that in itself is depressing.
I hope your new stuff works out for you. It sounds like we have a lot in common. YOu can email me at annlanka@yahoo.com if you want (no pressure) in case we are boring others with our life stories! I would like to hear more from you and how your are doing!
take care
anne


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