Posted by CherC68 on July 23, 2003, at 15:38:19
In reply to Shorthand? What's BAM and pdoc?, posted by Daphnis on July 23, 2003, at 12:13:43
There are no imposters here, and if so that would be me! I do not have a PDoc (Shrink) or do I see a therapist. I went to my doctor who was an internist and he put me on Zoloft. I told him I had anxiety attacks that's it. He was a new doctor for me cause I haven't seen one in about 2 years. Zoloft made me nauseaus so I quit. He then put me on Effexor XR which I only lasted SIX DAYS ON. He is no longer at my clinic - so I see nobody yet - but am looking for a pdoc & therapist.
Right now I have a prescription for Xanax (which is not mine a friend gave me hers!)
While on Zoloft & Effexor I had support from Zinya, Mercedes and Kimberly and then more support recently from Susy, Willie & Nyia and several others and I continue posting (which I probably shouldn't because this posting section is for Effexor), but to have people actually understand sort of what you are going through with depression, anxiety, bi-polar, personality disturbances and thoughts of suicide and just feeling plain miserable has helped me tremendously.
I have a friend who is bi-polar and she's really quite manic right now so I don't have her to even talk to. Everyone on here is very supportive because we are all going through similar things - mostly personal crisis. Depression is very debilitating as well as anxiety attacks - the difference is some of us have other problems like personality disturbances, mania, etc.
Many of us on here are not in therapy and those that are in therapy are helping with things they learned.
You are welcome here and I could guarantee that you reaching out looking for any sort of help on here is actually helping someone.
It's quite unbelievable to me that everyone on here is in personal turmoil and has the strength to reach out and help another or even has the strength to reach out and ask for help. That in itself is being on the road to recovery.