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   Posted 8/4/2008 2:49 AM (GMT -7)   
i was like this about 3 weks ago then I got to feeling better for about 2 weeksand now I am down again.. What I was wondering is --Is meds for life.  I know it tkae time to find the right one but after you are doing better --do you need to take forever.   I am thinking you do since  have no reason to be depressed really.  Yes in my mind I am having the obsesiv ethought and am depressed.  but if I step back and look at my life compaired to so many others .  I feel like a spoile d brat .  I have so much --why can't I enjoy it.  I tell my kids all the time that we are so blessed --so why am I up in the middle of the night.  I need to stop the rambling and just get back tomy main point  do I ttake the meds forever or just until I feel more at peace

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   Posted 8/4/2008 4:26 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi there,

Does your mood always cycle? Are your meds only anti-depressants? If so, have you considered seeing a physician and querying Bi-Polar disorder? It would explain a lot if your moods cycle as they appear to do.

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   Posted 8/4/2008 4:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Pain
I do not think meds are for life. They help us get through the hard times,and one thing is that in order to get better we have to deal with what is causing the depression in the first place.
Therapy is one of the things that can help,even if it is once or twice a month.

Your problems are your own,and just because you don't have some problems that another person has,you still have your own feelings.
Being a mom is hard enough,add depression to it,and it will take everything out of you.

Consider getting into some type of therapy,and for now don't worry about how long you will be taking the meds. Focus on how they are helping you,and getting better.
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   Posted 8/4/2008 5:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Howto,

I also had obsessive thoughts and the doctor put me on a medication called abilify, I may have already mentioned that. It really helps. I hope that you can find something that works for you.

Best wishes,
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   Posted 8/4/2008 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   

how to stop the pain

There are many mood stabilizers to choose from so please do see your physician.

Drugs commonly classed as mood stabilizers include:

Lithium carbonate, Depakote, Lamictal, Tegretol, Neurontin and Topamax.

I am sure there are others and to answer your question, will you need meds forever?  I hope not but I do not have the answer to that one.  Some people do.  Others may eventually wean off the meds and do very well.

Each person is different.

Gentle Hugs
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   Posted 8/6/2008 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Shalamett,

I am so happy that you found something that helps you. I am also glad that you found this forum. Keep posting, there are wonderful members here and I think that you will find this is a good place to come. Isn't it funny how some things can work for you that you would least expect?

Best wishes to you,
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   Posted 8/6/2008 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello Shalamett

Welcome to the forum.  Thank you for sharing your story and I am very happy to hear you are having success with the natural supplement.

Please take the time to read the rules before you post again.

Thank you
Kitt


 

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   Posted 8/7/2008 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Im hoping meds are not for life becosue im on 10 of them. Not all anti depressants of course, i have arthritic pain, and stomach problems i have to take meds for too.  But i have a feeling some are for life some aretn, like my stomach, I have gastropariesis( parlysed stomach), it wont move it takes to long for fould to digest casueing me to vomit, but the meds hav really helped great;y, those i will be on for life if i dont want to vomit anymore. But the anti ds its hard to say, i wish i ocould get along with out them.
Abilifyis very good, and very epenxive, but has worked wonders for my daughter, i would take her off anti d before i would take her off the mood stablizer.  Topamax wroked for me, but is to expensive, it suppose to go generic soon, than i can take it again. I t also helped me lose weight. its helped my son as a mood stablizer, and with weight loss for him too, so topomax is a good one too. Depakote daughter had been on but have weaned off , ifelt she was oon too many drugs.
So some are for life some are not. Oh my son also takes the topomax for migraines so killing to birds with one stone.
Hope your meds help you get through what you need to get through and then you are able to taper off at a later day, good luck to you...
 
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   Posted 8/7/2008 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   

sheryl,

I hope to that I do not have to take meds for life but I guess I have taken them for so many years I fear what might happen if I did not stay on the meds.

My Pdoc swears without the antidepressant I will crash............then I would have to start all over and I am to old to think of starting over after 26 years of having depression.

Brings to my eyes thinking of it............so I best just say take care my friend.

Kitt


 

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   Posted 8/7/2008 10:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I hear ya kitt, i feel as though i might crash if i were of my antis, i have to take those before my pain killers, which i ran out of, i hurt, but know withdrawls, i dont get withdrawls, when i abrublty run out of pain meds, nor musle relaxants and that stuff, but i do get withdrwls when weaning off any antis, espexlly the effesor hars to wean off the withdrwals were terrible, same with zoloft.
And they say anti depressants are less addicting then narcotics., i dont think so eyes
 
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