shine2019

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  • in reply to: Newly diagnosed…kind of annoyed it took this long! #112031
    shine2019
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    you’re not alone with this! I started medication literally 2 weeks ago and am still in the phase of researching complementary natural remedies…. I’m 32. When starting the process for diagnosis I went through unbelievable depression. How much I had “wasted,” how late in life I am starting to learn to work with my brain instead of against it. All the time I couldn’t figure out “what was wrong with me” and felt like I could be so much more but couldn’t figure out how. It’s devastating. And you’re right – SO much anger. I was diagnosed as a child, but then a different doctor disagreed and my treatment ended., diagnosis forgotten. I literally had the key to living differently in my (well, someone’s) hands, and truly did not live as I should have been for my whole life.

    It’s very inspiring to hear that you went through the same emotions and are now feeling some positives in it. I’m so glad the benefits started to show themselves to you and hope they continue! I am not usually a very social person, but I’m feeling a bit alone in this so if you’re willing, I would love to hear some more updates on your process of rebuilding the way you think about yourself, getting through the grieving process, how you’ve coped with bad days and moved on, etc.

    And beating alcohol addiction… wow, that shows incredible strength and change. Congratulations, seriously.

    in reply to: College issues #112022
    shine2019
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    You have made it this far, you can keep going, the finish line is really close!

    I am dealing with a new diagnosis, I am 32 years old and up to this point have never been able to finish more than two semesters of college, despite multiple attempts. I am in such a mess now and will have to jump through unbelievable hoops to fix it.

    I GIVE YOU SO MUCH CREDIT for getting this far and realizing it’s important enough to you to keep going despite hardship. It is incredibly difficult when a routine or a comfort zone changes, and I can’t imagine the shock of your instructor changing mid semester. But you should remember that it was you who made it through the years you’ve already accomplished, not the professor. And you say you waited until senior year to get your life under control. That means you did all the years with your life out of control. Now that it IS in control, and you’re about to graduate, imagine what a dynamo you’re going to be in your new field!

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