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Hi everyone! Well, obviously Iím new here. I'm in the 9/2007 and 6/2010 playrooms. Hereís my story.
Iím 34 and live just south of St. Louis, MO. Iíve been married for 4.5 years, and we have 2 kids (Xander is 3, Shayla is 6 months). I work full time as an administrative assistant for a wealth manager/financial advisor.
Iíve known I had depression since I was in about 5th grade. I begged my parents for years to take me to a therapist, but they were against it. They arenít big on believing mental disorders, they think you should just Ďlearn to handle your problemsí.
Finally when I was in my 20ís I took it upon myself to get it taken care of, and Iíve been on Effexor XR 75 mg for about 7 years now. It does wonders for my depression. Finally I donít feel like thereís a black cloud over me all the time.
My whole life I have been very, well, lazy. To the extent of getting me in trouble. I always say that the only real fault I have is being lazy, and everything else always seems to come back to that. In school I never did my homework, never studied. Luckily I did well enough overall to get by. I never clean, which causes many fights with my husband. I slack off at work, because I canít make myself do necessary tasks, even when I know avoiding something will get me in big trouble. I never pay bills on time, even if we have the money. As I heard recently, ďHard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off right nowĒ.
I really just always thought I was a bad, lazy person, and that I just am not a very good adult. A friend mentioned the other day that it might be Adult ADD. I honestly had never considered this. I went to a few websites to compare my symptoms, and I was so shocked I literally started crying (at my desk at work!). So much of this sounds just like me. For the first time in my life I realized this might not be all my fault. The idea that there might be treatment options to help me is just too good to be true.
I called my doctor for a psych referral, and I have an appointment for January 5th. I really canít wait. To think I might actually be able to get better is just the best news ever.
Oh, I'm also a compulsive finger picker. My fingers and toes are quite an embarrassment.
Anyway, thatís me in a nutshell. I am really hoping that 2011 might be a GREAT year!
Feel free to share any advice you have. Nice to meet you
Last edited by StarrMom; December 17th, 2010 at 01:30 PM.