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starbrite
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   Posted 1/1/2008 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I am home from the hospital.  I feel good both physically and mentally.  But this is how my days went.  Get up at 5:30 in the morning because that was the time my doctor got in.  See him for ten minuets.  Then do nothing.  Get your blood pressure than do nothing for another hour.  Eat breakfast.  Get meds.  Do nothing for another 3 hours.  Have a 15 minuet group meeting, get meds do nothing for 3 hours.  Have supper at 5:15 do noting untill nine o'clock than get meds.  Do nothing.  Go to sleep wake up at 5:30 and start again.  I do think just being away from all the frustrations at home helped but I was so bored.  No therapy or anything, strange isn't it for a psy. hospital.  Food was absolutely terrable, foam plates, plastic forks and spoons.  Not allowed to have shoe laces but could have hair dryer.  Figure it out?  I did really hate that place because there was no help at all.  Oh well I'm home now and I'm feeling better.  When you have nothing to do you never know when your done!!!!!!
 
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Wifeofdepression
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   Posted 1/1/2008 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   

Star,

Welcome home!! Sorry it was so boring. The good thing is you are feeling better.

Wife of Depression


djdaz_1985
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   Posted 1/2/2008 12:58 AM (GMT -7)   

Hiya,

Im sorry you got so bored but hopefully it gave you the time you needed to think. As for the hair-dryer... I cant work that one out either. Doesnt a hair-dryer have a cord on it? lol Glad you are out again now and feeling better.

Darren


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Gillcom
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   Posted 1/2/2008 3:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Starbrite,

I'm glad you are home, i thought there would have been councellors on hand or at least some therapy. Do you think there was none because it was the holidays?? Anyway you feel better and are home, keep us posted on how you are doing, take care Gillian x
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ShynSassy
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   Posted 1/2/2008 4:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Star
I too wonder why you did not have therapy..maybe Gillcom is right that it was the Holidays,but you would think that they would have someone on call...

I am very glad that you are feeling better,so that is all that matters.

Stay strong and keep us posted.
Shy


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Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia
Meds I have taken throughout the years:Wellbutrin,Tranxene,Paxil,Prozac,Valium,
Lexapro,Zyban,Buspar,Clonazepam

Have been med free for 2 years now.

I will scream with you,Cry with you and hopefully laugh with you.


Another Day
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   Posted 1/2/2008 4:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Star,
 
I am glad you're back home and if nothing else, maybe just the time away was good for you.  I think I would have rebelled against the styrofoam plates and plastic knives and forks.  I so can't stand that stuff. 
 
Please know we are here for you.
 
Big Hugs!
 
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starbrite
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   Posted 1/2/2008 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I still feel kind of weird. Lots of anxiety also still feel quite depressed. Doctor said it will take 3-4 weeks for the Lexapro kicks in that's a long time. Not feeling like I want to hurt myself though that's a big improvment. Have t tomorrow. I hate the thoughts of feeling this way for 3 or more weeks yet. He upped my night time meds so at least I'm sleeping, unfortunately they make me very sleepy during the day too. Guess I just have to exsist for awhile. Feel kind of helpless.

Starbrite

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   Posted 1/2/2008 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Starbrite,

I think that you are right, just go with the flow for now.  Try to relax, try to find things to do that you enjoy.  I really think that the medication can kick in a little as you are taking it, but that full effect doesn't come until the time when your doctor said.  That way I think you will gradually start feeling better.  Maybe a little more each day.  So hang in there, it wont be that much longer. 

In the meantime we are here for you to try to help you feel better, keep us posted.

Hugs,

Karen


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djdaz_1985
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   Posted 1/3/2008 12:18 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi there,

Karen is right. Although you will not feel the full effects for a little while yet, you should get some effect from them. 3 weeks will fly by... its a small price to pay for a better life.

Darren


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misspstink
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   Posted 1/3/2008 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
You know I felt the same way when I was in. You're there because you need help and there was no therapy sessions, nothing really. I mean we had arts and crafts hour. Why? You'd think in a psych. hospital they're would be some intense therapy and intervention stuff. I was actually more stressed in there then I was at home. Go figure?

I find that out patient day programs are helpful. At least I enjoyed it when I went a few years ago.
Glad you're home!!

MDdave
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   Posted 1/3/2008 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   
pretty much had the exact same schedules except for the 0530 part and the 15min group sessions,we had three 45-60 min sessions each day it was helpful to me. food was ok and some of the groups high lite.
 
The Lamictal and Seriquil seemed to help me right away but I def could see a better result in the long run.

Another Day
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   Posted 1/5/2008 10:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Star,
 
I just wanted to let you know that I am still thinking about you and praying for you.  You've been through a lot the past few months.  Please always remember you have your support family here for you.  I wish there was something I could do to ease your pain, but it is something you are going to have to walk through to get better.  Hopefully, your medications will start kicking in soon.
 
Love and prayers,
 
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starbrite
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   Posted 1/6/2008 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much everyone.  It's so hard to try and act o.k. for my friends and family, I know at least I can go on here and let my true feelings out.  I am doing better but there is so much anxiety I'm not sure how to handle it.  Again, thank you.
 
Star

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   Posted 1/7/2008 5:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Star

You are a very strong person,so therefore you will get through this. Just take it one day at a time,don't expect a miracle and keep up with your therapy.



(((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))
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djdaz_1985
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   Posted 1/8/2008 2:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Shy is right. Take things slowly and things will start to come right in the end. Its worth taking it slowly and getting it right so thatthe effects last long term.

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