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    I'm new here!

    Hi, my name is mamabear5. I'm here because my 13 month old daughter has severe hypotonia, hypomyelination, and suspected leukodystrophy. We are on a journey to find her diagnosis and learning how to live each day with grief and tons of love.

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    I’m new here!

    Hi, my name is Frances. I'm here because my infant daughter has a lot of cryptic medical diagnoses and we are still waiting for answers. She has global development delay, hypotonia and possible microcephaly.


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    Where do I begin and the Illnessness end?

    I'm a 31-year-old, straight white male. I got OCD, social and other types of anxiety, ADD, hypotonia (low muscle tone), and I've had bouts of low-level depression for most of my life. I take 200mg of sertraline every day. I got a masters degree a couple of years ago, had a breakdown afterwards, worked in an underemployed position in warehouse logistics for three years. I now teach English online.

    I had one girlfriend five years ago. It ended with her dumping me after nine months. I have one lifelong close friend, and I still live with my parents, who are getting older.

    What does success look like for someone like me? I feel like I have so much potential, but I'm held back by all my problems. Are they excuses? I have a habit of comparing myself to others, but I genuinely don't know what is underneath all the mental illness...I feel like I can't separate myself from them, like my entire life has been a reaction to my brain and body betraying me...

    #Depression #Anxiety #attentitiondeficiydisorder #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #SocialAnxiety