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#435446 - 05/22/13 02:00 PM A Little About Me
determined2013 Offline

Registered: 05/21/13
Posts: 2
Loc: San Diego
Hi All,
I am brand new to MS and am excited about being a member.

I am a 48 year old male incest survivor and have struggled for a long time in finding support and resources. Finally, I found a wonderful therapist who specializes in male sexual abuse.

I struggle with PTSD and depression. I take some meds even though I do not like psych drugs they seem to help. My goal is to find enough support and to become healthy enough to not need them.

I grew up in NYC. But I have lived in California for 20 years. I was homeless for many years but now am off the streets and my life seems much better.

#435452 - 05/22/13 02:15 PM Re: A Little About Me [Re: determined2013]
newground Offline
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Registered: 10/11/11
Posts: 1153
Loc: michigan
hey determined
man I love that screen name and I can hear that in your writing too. I am so glad that you have found us here at MS though sorry you need to. we are very much a brotherhood here you will find support,encouragement, even some wisdom from others experiences. take your time and get comfortable. I am with you about the psych drugs I went in kicking and screaming. I didn't and still don't like the idea of using them, but it is better than self harm and they do seem to help. just stay on the journey man and hang on cause it can be a wild ride! but the good thing is ... you are not alone man
be well
Either I will find a way, or I will make one.
Philip Sidney

#435455 - 05/22/13 02:27 PM Re: A Little About Me [Re: determined2013]
determined2013 Offline

Registered: 05/21/13
Posts: 2
Loc: San Diego
Thanks newground.

#435459 - 05/22/13 02:47 PM Re: A Little About Me [Re: determined2013]
genedebs Offline

Registered: 11/09/12
Posts: 378
Loc: MO
Welcome determined

I hope you find this to be the same safe harbor that I have experienced. Sorry about your need for this site and your struggle with your meds. I hope you reach your goals. For myself, I no longer have any expectation that I will ever be off meds. No one wants to have anything to do with me when I am off them.

We all have different stories and we all are just the same. I am a 64 year old incest and other sexual and physical abuse survivor. I also struggle with major depression and complex ptsd (DOESNOS).

Glad you are part of us.

#435481 - 05/22/13 06:15 PM Re: A Little About Me [Re: determined2013]
victor-victim Offline

Registered: 09/27/03
Posts: 6387
Loc: 𝒪 𝒦anada

not happy about what happened to you.
happy you made it this far.
happy to have you here.
things get better.


#435501 - 05/22/13 10:25 PM Re: A Little About Me [Re: determined2013]
bodyguard8367 Offline

Registered: 05/16/12
Posts: 1159
Loc: ""

Edited by bodyguard8367 (02/27/14 08:35 PM)

#435632 - 05/24/13 05:07 AM Re: A Little About Me [Re: determined2013]
Jude Offline

Registered: 08/09/12
Posts: 1633
Loc: New England
Hey Determined,

Welcome. You are no longer alone. You'll find many guys here with similar childhood experiences, similar effects on our lives, and similar feelings.

Great news that you are off the streets and have an appropriate therapist to work with. Keep up the good work, stay determined, and you will make it.

I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don't let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories
Sarah McLachlan

#438001 - 06/13/13 04:00 AM . [Re: determined2013]
JoeSmith Offline

Registered: 05/04/13
Posts: 129


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