I used to think I was the only one that suffered with this awful illness. The feelings of isolation, despair & chronic fatigue are at times unbearable. Since joining this website I have been reading other peoples problems and realising that I am not alone with this awful iillness. Apparently some of the greatest minds in history suffered with mental health issues, Winston Churchill, Vincent Van Gough are among many. We are usually very thoughtful, caring & creative people. I don't want to be like Van Gough by cutting my ear off & shooting myself in a cornfield. My glasses would fall off if I cut one of my ears off & I would be even more depressed, if I could not see. I think shooting myself would hurt to much & be very messy. So my only option is to follow Churchill (Winston not the dog on TV) & fight depression in the fields, streets & on the beaches. I think depression is a war that I will be battling for the rest of my life. Sorry for waffling, the drugs must be kicking in.