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Hello to all fellow travellers of the journey that is depression and anxiety.

To fill you in, I am 43 yrs old and have been on this road for as long as I can remember, by which I mean childhood, I've not always known or understood this illness and to be honest had no " diagnosis " until after my son was born at 18 and the usual post partum labell was given, if truth be told my suffering was long under way !

My point is, for all the help, be it medication, cbt, counceling, whatever, we are human and it breaks my heart daily to read the same stories from young and old :-(

It's a fight guys, every day ! We do and shall prevail, just take it day by day, hour by hour if needs be ! Breathe and just be :-)

Loves to you all xxxx

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    Hi Crazycat. What a lovely message. Thanks fo this. Yes it is tough, and it started for me when I got pregnant, and has been with me on and off ever since, and made me lose my career and become alcoholic, and put myself in danger quite a lot of times.

    My son is now 18 and is lovely, and I wouldnt be without him for anything. Getting through the bad times is worth it, there can be good times afterwards, and I'm starting to experience them.

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    Hey Crazycat, good to hear from you!!!

    Yes, we shall prevail.....

    Like you, it has been a life long thing with me, I faintly remember not feeling that I belonged here when I was very, very young.  And I still feel that way.  I just feel I am in the wrong place at the wrong time.  I get so upset at what I see going on around me, but I don't have the power to change it.

    But maybe that is what is labelled as depression

    What a lovely post...thank you.  We have to stick together.

    Bless you,

    Pat xxx

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      Get that totally ! Wrong place, wrong time, the list goes on ! I do know we are not alone in our " disassociation " with the " norm " and that helps as I know it's not just me, this forum helps so much with that :-)

      I just wish, as we all do when we read the posts of everyone, that we could just give a huge hug of reassurance that they are not alone and we understand and I know that's not the cure by no means but the start of hope maybe ? As hope is all we need xxxx

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