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Djonma
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   Posted 11/11/2006 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm having a 'why do I have to take all this medicine' moments.
Not an angry 'I don't want to take this darned medicine' more of a depressed 'great, now I have to pull out all the medicine and take it' moments.

I know I have to take it, and I know not taking it would only make me worse, but I'm just a bit fed up.
It's great that I've started antidepressants, and I'm depressed...
I guess they'll take a few days to get going properly.

Does anyone else get this kind of mood? If so, how do you get past it?
I can make myself take the medication, which is the ultimate goal, but I want to be happy taking it, not depressed that I'm dosed up.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome from birth - Diagnosed 1999
Fibromyalgia from birth - Diagnosed 2005
(?) Ulcerative Colitis - waiting for tests
(?) BiPolar
Thrombocytosis

Epilim Chrono 500mg at night (Sodium Valproate)
Lofepramine (Feprapax or Gamanil) 70mg at night.
Quetiapine (Seroquel) when needed.


CounterClockwise
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 1529
   Posted 11/11/2006 4:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nicola,

Loads of people get this -- not just bp people. I get it, and there are posts all the time where it's clear that others are having this kind of "moment". Yes, meds can take up to 12 weeks to work fully (though you will start to see improvements before that). Anti-depressants are generally long-term rather than crisis-management meds and will take upwards of a months to really show significant improvement. That said, I'm on an ant-depressant that immediately makes me feel flat from the initial side effects and this is such a blessed relief after all the depression and panic that, even though it wouldn't be counted as a real "improvement", it is for me! :)

Talk to your psychiatrist/psychologist if you're at all worried. Otherwise, just keeplearning what you can about the condition and the meds. -- And use that pillbox you have: that sounded so exciting that, surely if anything's going to make med-taking easier, it will! :)

Rosie x
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Djonma
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Date Joined Aug 2005
Total Posts : 285
   Posted 11/11/2006 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
You are a wonder, you know Rosie. I don't think I've told you how much I appreciate your kind words, your advice, your help.
I just thought I should :-)

I'm not sure I can use the pill box at the moment;
Because the Epilim is controlled release over 24 hours, it breaks down on contact with air and moisture, so I lost a week's worth because the tablets split open in my pillbox. Same with the antibiotics I'm on at the moment, and possibly the antidepressant, I'm not sure.
It's really upsetting; I was so happy about getting that box!

I think I'm just getting a bit panicky about the amount of medication I'm going to have to have for the rest of my life. I'll be seeing my GIDoc soon and getting the final confirmation of Ulcerative Colitis. That will mean a whole heap of meds for the rest of my life as well.
It's just a bit scary.

Though, as I just said to my boyfriend: At least I can have medication for both of these conditions, which is better than for my fibro. Trying to look on the positive side.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome from birth - Diagnosed 1999
Fibromyalgia from birth - Diagnosed 2005
(?) Ulcerative Colitis - waiting for tests
(?) BiPolar
Thrombocytosis

Epilim Chrono 500mg at night (Sodium Valproate)
Lofepramine (Feprapax or Gamanil) 70mg at night.
Quetiapine (Seroquel) when needed.

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