I don't know what to do :(

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Stoma Girl
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   Posted 3/30/2008 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
sorry but i think this is gonna end up a bit of a rant but i don't know what to do with myself. i was on antidepressants and seeing a counsellor but stopped a few weeks ago as it wasn't helping me at all, and i've got lower and lower in myself. also i keep having these weird spells, like my brain feels like it's got too much space around it and i can feel it moving around, accompanied with dizziness and the feeling that my pulse has got really fast and loud and has moved up in my throat and deep in my head. I keep getting buzzing sounds in my head and like, losing control of my hands; i find it difficult to type, use a pen, use my stoma and loads of small things. and i feel like i'm not in my head, i'm just outside it and it's really screwing me up. also, on thursday a good friend of mine died and i'm having a lot of trouble coming to terms with it, as it's so unfair that it had to be her and i just don't know what to do. i offered to help look after her daughter who's six and stuff but her husband has got loads of people around and i feel like i'm geting in the way if i try and help. sorry this was a bit of a whinge but i don't have anyone i feel i can talk to.
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   Posted 3/30/2008 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Stomagirl,

What you are discribing is a bit worrysome to me.  If it isn't a reaction from stopping your antidepressant, it sounds like high blood pressure or possibly heading to a stroke.  If I were you I would get ahold of my doctor asap.  This is nothing to put off.

I take effexor and if I were to go off of that without tapering, really gradually, I would have dizzy spells and feel like I am falling off of the face of the earth. 

But what you are going through with losing the use of your hands really scares me.  Please  get ahold of your doctor.

With the loss of your friend that could be putting way too much stress on you.  I honestly don't think that this is a good time to stop meds and counseling.  I really think that you should think about starting both again.  Often we don't realize that something is helping us until we go without it.  Just like we don't realize we feel bad until we start feeling good.  So please think about it.  You can always try a different antidepressant. 

Please call your doctor and explain what you are going through.

Hugs, Karen



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Post Edited (getting by) : 3/30/2008 10:09:42 PM (GMT-6)


ShynSassy
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   Posted 3/31/2008 4:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Stoma

As Karen said you need to get into the doctor right away, those are serious things going on,and you need to be very careful.
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Stoma Girl
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   Posted 3/31/2008 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, thanks for the suggestions. I went to the doctor today and he said basically that I was being paranoid, but if it got worse to go back and he'd refer me to a neuro surgeon. he also did my blood pressure which was low-average so I have no idea now.

Today was a bad day as well, i got back from that and was really depressed cause it seems that he can't be bothered with me, its also the same doctor that mis-diagnosed my crohn's disease as a stomach bug so im now really worried that he's gonna mis-diagnose me again. so i kinda got really mad and went into a shell for a while cause i felt like no one cared, i'm a bit better now but still quite bad. i don't know whether to go to another doctor or not cause i'm worried they'll say the same to me.

I also said i was off the antidepressants and he didn't seem bothered about that either, just sorta shrugged and said it was fine. i asked if i could have some different ones or something and he arranged for me to see a therapist this week but said he'd "look into" more pills which, given his history means he'll do nothing about it.

sorry this was a bit of a rant but i'm realy frustrated and feel really alone right now. i tried talking to my mum about it but she doesn't understand at all what i mean so it made things kinda worse.

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.. Stoma Girl ..
.. Ileostomy following Crohn's Disease, 2007 ..
.. Meds? Tried 'em all! ..
.. Time between diagnosis and operation - one year ..
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getting by
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   Posted 3/31/2008 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi there,

Please don't appologize for ranting, that is what we are here for.  Besides I don't think of it as ranting.  You were just explaining what we asked. 

You might want to get a different doctor.  If he didn't take the crohns seriously, he probably isn't taking this seriously either.  That is not good.  You pay him for his expertise and that means you have hired him to do a job.  So he should be taking you more serious. 

It is good that he is sending you to a therapist though, I think that will help you a lot with the different issues that you have.  We all go to them and they help a lot.  So be open and honest with your therapist.  I usually write down the different things that I want to discuss so that I don't forget anything.  If you get a good therapist, you can have a good relationship with them and they are objective and can really help.

In the meantime, keep posting here.  We are here for you and enjoy you sharing things with us.  You can vent anytime too.  We all do.

Luv and hugs, Karen


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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

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