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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.


    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.



    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