I have been seeking happiness and well-being throughout my adult life related to these issues. Migraines have diminished as I enter menopause (as they did for my mother). When I do suffer a migraine, the only treatment that has ever worked for me is chiropractic.I was diagnosed hypothyroid, for no clear reason, in my early twenties. I took Armour thyroid with great results for many years. Then a doctor switched me to synthroid, which was a very uncomfortable transition.Eventually I adjusted but have always felt it was less than optimal, but my test results indicate all is normal. Depression runs in my family and was triggered and re-activated by an abusive childhood. I have been a seeker, a reflective and an introspective person since childhood and sought many different types of therapy to help me through. In my late teens and early twenties I suffered from bulemia which I ultimately resolved in my early thirties with a self-help group that focused on getting in touch with actual hunger and was very liberating. I feel released from this and its hard for me to recall the intense cravings and obsessions I used to have around food. I love to eat, but the addiction is gone. I've always been a dancer, excerciser so I've remained normal weight for most of my adult life. Depression has been a struggle and the issue was helped when better pharmacology solutions came on the market. I was on zoloft, but this increased my migraines and made my hair fall out. I was on serzone with excellent results until it became black boxed. Then effexor, which never fully seemed right. Now I'm on Pristtiqe, and feel great. The sexuality pice is my final frontier. I avoided dealing with it in part because I went from one bad relationship/marriage to the next. At 51 I fell in love for the first real time in my life (I'd boomeranged from brief relationships with men I could have loved but wasnt ready for to dysfunctional relationships that mirrored my childhood family relationships). I'm in a very happy place. And, I have a loving, kind supportive partner whose also a best friend. I'm ready to deal with the sexuality (secondary anorgasmia w/ partner). Looking for assistance in this area. Throughout all this, I have a great career as an educator and am an optimistic and spiritual person.
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