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Registered: 01-16-2014
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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 12:10pm

  Hi, 

I'm new to this board, I thought being in a discussion with women who have anxiety/depression, would be helpful for me, and maybe I could be helpful to others. So, I'm just saing hello for now. I thought I would introduce myself.   I look forward to chatting with all of you:)

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Registered: 10-10-2007
Wed, 01-29-2014 - 3:17pm

Welcome to our board!!!  What a great screen name you have, I love it!  

My name is Heidi, I am one of the community leaders on this depression and anxiety board.

Look forward to getting to know you and once again, welcome Smile


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Registered: 01-16-2014
Mon, 02-03-2014 - 12:04pm

  I look forward to being on the board with all of you!  Thanks for the welcome. I want to be more involved, and I think this will help me and others. Well hopefully I can help others!  Yes I was happy to get my screen name, butterflies are special to me, not just cuz I like them, there are symbolic, I won't go into detail. But yes,  happy to be here, which I. Don't know if that sounds right, because as happy as I am to have a support network. I wish I didn't have these problems! Lol. 

       Peace & Love

              MsButterfly

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Registered: 09-23-2010
Wed, 02-05-2014 - 1:36pm

Welcome! For me, depression and anxiety goes hand-in-hand. When I'm anxious, I get into a total 'mood' and the mood, if not relieved, becomes depression pretty fast. 

I don't know if one really ever gets over depression. I often wonder if once you've experienced if it's easier to fall back into it. I wouldn't say I've had a life of depression, a bit of anxiety/phobia, but it wasn't until my son was in the hospital with a critical condition that my anxiety heightened (obviously) and the depression kicked in. Now I fall easily into a depressed state. 

Anyway, enough about me, welcome to you. :)

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Registered: 01-16-2014
Sun, 02-16-2014 - 2:21pm

  Thank you Erin.  I agree that once you've experienced depression that it's easier to fall back into.  I've been going through this since I was 15, off and on. I have been told I'm slightly bipolar. Very mild. I don't always need medication.  I had a daughter at 17, and she passed of a heart condition at one month and one day.  That was 1998.  Her Birthday is January 21st, and death day February 22, then the funeral date, etc.  I think that's why around this time of hearing get anxiety/ depression more.  My Dear Daddy passed November of 2001, 6 days before my 21st birthday.  I think that time of the year, I'm not. As bad because there are distractions with my birthday, and the holidays. i think it builds, and all comes out worst around January.  Gosh, sorry! I sound like one huge pitty party!!!  I was thinking how I can relate to having a child in critical condition, and I rambelled a little.  It is nice to get that out though.  I'm so glad I found a board like this.  When I went through my seperation and divorce, I  was on that board, and it really helped, and I met some great people, and was able to get, and give support.  I hope to do the same here.  Ok, I'm done rambleIng!  Looking forward to getting to know all of you!

     MsButterfly

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Registered: 09-23-2010
Fri, 02-21-2014 - 11:53am

Hi! I'm sorry you've been through so much. I can totally see how this time of year brings up hard memories. I'm glad you found us!

How are you doing today? I'm dealing with some medical issues, nothing life threatening, but a pain all the same and totally putting me into a "come on, what else can you throw at me" mood. :(