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sun3837
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   Posted 3/4/2008 7:33 AM (GMT -7)   
HI,
finally after 2 months taking Cymbalta today I have the frist day that I really feel good.
Woke up this morning went shopping and for a long walk (30 min.). which is very good for me concidering the disc surgery and the panic attacks outside.
I did things like pluck my eyebrows which shows that I start to care about myself again.
I booked myself a massage for thursday...and I plan on going swimming tomorrow.
I hope it stays this way for a while...
Please pray for me.

Many big hugs take care of yourselves.

sun smurf
Cymbalta 60 mg .... Is there hope....


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   Posted 3/4/2008 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sun,

I know that we all question how long we will feel good. I know that you are going to feel good for a good while. And the bad days get easier. I am so happy that you are getting out and doing nice things for yourself. I hope that this continues for you.

Thanks for posting, it is always wonderful to hear success stories.

Have a wonderful day. Keep up the good work.

Luv and hugs,
Karen
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ShynSassy
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   Posted 3/5/2008 5:48 AM (GMT -7)   
That is awesome Sun!!

We need to hear the positive things on this site... I hope it continues and you deserve to be happy!

Enjoy your massage and keep doing things for yourself.
Shy


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   Posted 3/5/2008 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   

Sun, Congratulations on feeling better..........hurrah for you.  I take Cymbalta too.  Please keep posting your progress as we are all here for you and the positive news lifts everyones spirits.  thak you for sharing

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sun3837
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   Posted 3/5/2008 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, went to the Psychiatrist today...wasn t really good. Well my day didnt start good. Woke up at 4 am and couldn t go back to sleep and was thinking about death....
The doc upped the cymbalta to 90 mg and refered me to occupational therapy. Did anybody have experiece with that? Then I went shopping and they didn thave the duffodils I wanted... bugger.
And the whole day I seemed like in a dream.
Cymbalta 60 mg .... Is there hope....
Epilepsy, MDD, PCOS, insulin resistancy and had disc surgery in Jan.
P.S. I really do appologize for any spelling mistakes! (non native English speaker)


getting by
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   Posted 3/5/2008 12:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sun,

Do you think that thinking about death has anything to do with panic or anxiety? I have a friend with anxiety issues and she is always thinking that she is going to die. I tell her, heck, dieing is the easy part, I struggle with living. Or is it other people that you worry about. If you have bad anxiety you should check out the A/P forum, if you haven't already. You might find some helpful things there.

I am sorry that you couldn't find any flowers like you like. I have daffodils all over my yard, but too much snow for them to come up right now. Like I say I love the hiacynths for the fragrance. It is so fresh. Some daffs are fragrant, there are so many different kinds though and I get them all mixed up. LIke jaunquils and I can't remember the others, sorryLOL. I hate when i can't remember a word.

I also like crocus too. Tulips are some of my favorites. I still use my greenhouses in the summer, I love going out there with all of the wonderful smells. I have this plant called heliotrope that smells like baby powder. Have you ever heard of it? I wintered it over and think it will make it until I can put it back in the greenhouse. The flowers are purple. There are masses of them that make one big bloom. I also love herbs, such as rosemary and basil. Also lavender and sage. I like them all.

I hope that your day goes better.

Luv and hugs, Karen
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sun3837
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   Posted 3/5/2008 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Karen,
you said your friend feels/thinks she is dying? that ia normal for panic disorders, you feel like you will die this right second. I dont have that ...mine was more imagening how to top myself... but I know I won t do it. And I know I will get better. It just comes sometimes at night. I am afraid of people. I have the feeling they can see in my mind and see that there is something wrong with me...
How was your day today? I hope you re doing well. I am so tired now from notsleepiing could go to bed and its 8 pm here... I try to stick it out for a while longer so I get a good nights rest.
love
sun
Cymbalta 60 mg .... Is there hope....
Epilepsy, MDD, PCOS, insulin resistancy and had disc surgery in Jan.
P.S. I really do appologize for any spelling mistakes! (non native English speaker)


getting by
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   Posted 3/5/2008 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sun,

I am having a pretty good day today, as usual wishing spring would get here. I think that you sound like you are doing good. You have a grasp on issues and you sound really optimistic. I am happy for that. Yes, my friend always worries that she has cancer and her daughter has gotten like that too. She is doing better now though. I think that it has to do with her dad dieing from lung cancer. I am glad that she is doing better, it must be awful. I have people anxiety, but people can't see your mind, so try to remember that. I don't like going around people at times. I think that is why I like the forum so much. I can talk and nobody can see me. Some days I am fine around people and some days they scare me. I hate being in big stores at the checkout. I don't even like them seeing what I buy. It makes me feel volnerable. But I know that they could be thinking the same things as me. They might feel like I do. You never know. We definately are not the only ones with this issue.

I hope that you had a nice day today. It is probably late where you are so you might not read this until tomorrow.
hugs, Karen
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sun3837
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   Posted 3/5/2008 8:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Karen,
well thanks for the reply. Its 3:30 am and I am up again. Just thought I drop by to stip me from thinking.
I have the same ting as you that some days especially shopping is very hard. Even the thought of going out there and seeing/ beeing seen by all those people is unbearable.
Since my OP a friend is coming here to help me clean so she does the shopping sometimes. I know I should go out more but knowing and doing it are two different things.
I am really disapointed by my Pdoc she was the sort that thinks that after a 30 min. chat she knows you in and out and then judges/makes a Dx for you.
Got a question for you: did any of your docs tell you that the depression comes from the panic?
I always thought it was the other way around...
Well take care and care of yourself.
Love,
sun
Cymbalta 60 mg .... Is there hope....
Epilepsy, MDD, PCOS, insulin resistancy and had disc surgery in Jan.
P.S. I really do appologize for any spelling mistakes! (non native English speaker)


getting by
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   Posted 3/6/2008 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sun,

I have always been told it is a chemical imbalance in the brain, though for a while it was my situation. My first marraige wasn't the best. Husband always tried to control me. Then he died of cancer and I had a real hard time. I have always struggled with anxiety,but never really was told that my depression came from that, but always was working on anxiety issues. Also I had very low self esteem. So in therapy that is what we worked on along with the anxiety.

After husband died, I tried to start my floral and plant nursery. Everything kept going wrong, but I kept trying. When I finally got to the destination (floral) I ended up getting fibromyalgia. Then the business folded. I was in severe debt. Anxiety came back. So did the depression, but doctor said it was from the stress. Which makes us anxious. So even though the doctor didn't specifically say that anxiety caused depression, I think that it played a part in that, along with the stress. So I do think that they can go hand in hand, but couldn't say which causes which. I think like you say, when we are depressed, we don't want to even see people. That in turn could make me very anxious. So I kind of feel your theory is more accurate than that of the doctor. But down the road when everything makes more sense, I think you will see which causes which. It is a tough call.

I hope that you are feeling better today.

hugs, Karen
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sun3837
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   Posted 3/6/2008 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Karen,
thank you so much for the reply.
I was up last night and fell asleep at about 1 pm and of course missed my massage appointment....
I am so mad at myself. I want to do something good for myself and then I cant even get up and go...
My Pdoc wont perscribe sleeping pills for me because she says its not natural sleep and therefore no good.
But I can t go on like that ...sleeping all day and then be awake all night..
I tried everything from relaxing tapes to lavendar baths but everytime I go to bed I am wide awake..even If I am tired and exsusted..
How was your day today? I hope that you had a "good" day". Well I guess I ll be on here for a while since I just woke up an hour ago.
Take care
Love
sun
Cymbalta 60 mg ..up to 90 mg now.. Is there hope....
Epilepsy, MDD, PCOS, insulin resistancy and had disc surgery in Jan.
P.S. I really do appologize for any spelling mistakes! (non native English speaker)


getting by
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   Posted 3/6/2008 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sun,

Have you ever tried melatonin? It is a natural hormone that we begin to lose in our 30's. It might work for you. There are other herbal remedies that may work. I do take ambien. I could sleep 16 hours a day and still feel tired. So the ambien gives me a more restorative sleep. But I don't take it every night, when I do it seems to quit working. I suffer from chronic fatigue that goes along with the fibromyalgia.

My day wasn't bad, I never did get out of my pj's though. I have a tendancy to do that. I was going to get dressed and get some things done outside, but it got windy and cold so I didn't. I was just emailing somebody, complaining about the long winter of course, but noticed I am starting to feel guilty because I don't get much done around the house. My husband does most everything. From cooking to cleaning, I really need to get off of my rear end and do something around here. He is really understanding and doesn't complain, but I feel like it is piling up on him.

I hope that you have a wonderful afternoon.
hugs, Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

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