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Response to butdiduvote (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2017, 06:40 PM

62. Me. In a bad way.

First, let me say - I've been on DU for many years (I joined soon after 9/11). I did have to get a new user name/password a couple of years ago, because I stopped posting for a long while and forgot my log-in information, and I haven't posted since I started my new account. I do read a lot, and often, but being "new" here again made me nervous. I understand the acrimony that is sometimes directed at newcomers. I know all about distrust.

I understand how you're feeling. I, like many, went through some personal hell through the GWB years, but not like this. Nothing close. I feel like I'm not snapping back this time, and like you, that makes me feel somewhat useless. I can't really take FB anymore, because it's either preaching to the choir, pure narcissism or the stupidity of Trump supporters (the vast majority of which I deleted quickly).

I have anxiety and depression - have since I was a teenager. I have been toying with the idea of going back to my psychiatrist and therapist, because it's bad since this horror story started to unfold in November, but I'm worried that I'll get the same reaction that you're relating. I don't care for being dismissed - especially by professionals who should be able to understand that this is affecting people like us badly.

Anyway, I guess I was just moved to finally post by yours. I understand completely. I'll be hanging in, and thank you for helping me to realize that I'm not alone.

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