Posted by fi on November 15, 2001, at 9:31:08
In reply to Re: There is Hope for Everyone, posted by tensor on November 15, 2001, at 9:19:41
Fi is a nickname I had. Actually I'm Scottish, but we're both European?! Thanks for the pdocs translation.
I'm on Prozac all the time now, which has stopped me having any bouts of proper clinical depression. (Also had years of therapy that didnt seem to make any difference-now stopped).
I'm lucky that I've never had any problem with side effects, and delighted that life is now much less likely to be blighted out of the blue. Its been great- after a gap of several years I've now been on holiday a couple of times without problems.
Now its just the natural pessimism I've probably always had, really.Calvinistic gloom?!
> Hi fi,
> pdoc stands(as far as I know) for doctor specialized in psychiatry.
> Are you getting any medication for your depression?
> btw, your name fi, has that something to do with Finland? I'm finnish... but resides in Sweden.
> > I'm new to the list and really interested in this thread. I'm getting on OK- v lucky- after having several bouts of depression in the past.
> > But one big problem is that I dont have any hope for the future. I'm not religious, and very pragmatic. The only things I *know* will happen are bad things- anything good is a bonus at the time but cant be predicted. It would be great to have some realistic hope- at the moment the best I can do is to tell myself nice things *may* happen, but that's not much cop...
> > Also- can someone tell me what a pdoc is? (I'm not US or chat-literate!)
> > Thanks