I called the doc myself!

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TeNNiSd0C09
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   Posted 9/13/2008 10:48 AM (GMT -7)   
For those who know that my mom was reluctant to call my doctor about my anxiety meds, after bothering her for 3 weeks, she finally called. They gave her a number and she told me I HAD to call MYSELF. I think she did that because she knows Im terrified of calling people like that! So, anyways, I called and my doc called me back himself and he talked for a few minutes and he said he would change my meds(since it wasnt helping)!! I was so excited and proud of myself.
 
I wrote my counselor a letter AGAIN. And we talked about some stuff in it. So, I was proud of that also. So, he changed my Atarax to Peroxetine(generic paxil). (20mg) So, I guess we will see if it helps... Its safe to say that this week was incredibly long for me. Well, Saturday for me means college football so, take care and hope everyone has a good weekend!

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"Cracks in the concrete are just reminders that you fall apart no matter how strong you are"
"Sometimes it is best to forget what you feel and remember what you deserve"
"Im going to smile like nothing is wrong, talk like everything is perfect, act like its all a dream, and pretend its not hurting me."


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   Posted 9/13/2008 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Deal Christi,

That was some huge steps that you just took. I am so happy for you. I think that you will find that the paxil will help you much more than the atarax. It is much more noticible. I am really happy for you.

I hope that you have a wonderful time at the game this weekend. You deserve to have some fun. You study so hard and work so hard all of the time.

I am glad that you are talking to your counselor. You have really been coming a long way in the past year or so and it is all due to your hard work and persistance with getting help that you need. I am, and I am sure everyone else is very proud of you. Way to go! Have a fun weekend.

Luv and hugs, Karen...
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enWayen
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   Posted 9/13/2008 3:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Heej Christi,

Great news! I hope the new meds will work for you.

Have a great time with the game, and all the best!
Erik
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Try to keep smiling! :)


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   Posted 9/13/2008 8:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Christi,
Kudos to you and I am proud of you and happy to hear your proud of you.  Another goal axxomplished.
 
Sweetie, You are doing wonderful and Look how far you have come. Here is hoping the new med is the right one.
 
Gentle Hugs to you.
Kitt
 

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   Posted 9/14/2008 4:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Good for yoiu Christi, I hope the Paxil works for you, im glad you were abl to call the doc yourself, good going!! blush
 
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TeNNiSd0C09
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   Posted 9/14/2008 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks you guys!

Umm.. I have only noticed 2 things so far about the new med. Saturday I was pretty sleepy. I laid in the livingroom all day. Normally I watch the football games on Saturdays and I am usually pretty excited about that, but I would just colapse on the couch, grab a blanket, and my little doggy(!), and I would fall asleep. I fell asleep over and over again, but in my house its hard to sleep. People kept waking me up, but I actually slept through alot of stuff going on which I consider a blessing!! Its usually hard to sleep in my house! So, it didnt bother me at all. Just something I noticed.
The second thing I just noticed a little bit ago. I was doing my hair in the bathroom and looking in the mirror alot, etc...when I noticed that my pupils are dilated. I know thats not uncommon. Its most common with drug use such as meth, but its also common with anti-depressants and stuff so... I know its from my medicine. But, I could tell a difference very simply because I spend alot of time in front of the mirror haha, and because Im medically educated on a basic level!  smilewinkgrin  

So, thats all that I have noticed so far! Just for an update I suppose. Other than that, I suppose it will be a while before I can tell a significant difference and such so... thats it! Well, I have school tomorrow rolleyes ....yay... So, Im going to head to bed... hope everyone has had a good weekend! And take care!


"Healing is an energy phenomenon. Hope is another word for Healing.
"Cracks in the concrete are just reminders that you fall apart no matter how strong you are"
"Sometimes it is best to forget what you feel and remember what you deserve"
"Im going to smile like nothing is wrong, talk like everything is perfect, act like its all a dream, and pretend its not hurting me."


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   Posted 9/15/2008 4:46 AM (GMT -7)   
That is awesome news,you are taking huge steps in your recovery.
Remember take it one day at a time,and you will wake up one day and realize that you have conquered depression!

Keep us posted.
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TeNNiSd0C09
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   Posted 9/15/2008 12:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I hope it happens that way. But, I just wonder...what actually happens to my depression? I mean, I can take this and hopefully it works... but I wonder how long I will be taking it, or what if it quits working and stuff like that. So, what actually makes depression go away? Ya know...
=] I just think about alot of stuff. Im hoping that it can help level everything out so... I dont know, that just came to mind so I thought my not ask!! Well, schools almost over, hope you guys are having a good day, take care!

"Healing is an energy phenomenon. Hope is another word for Healing.
"Cracks in the concrete are just reminders that you fall apart no matter how strong you are"
"Sometimes it is best to forget what you feel and remember what you deserve"
"Im going to smile like nothing is wrong, talk like everything is perfect, act like its all a dream, and pretend its not hurting me."


getting by
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   Posted 9/15/2008 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
It was a wonderful day here Christi. The sun was out. No rain. I walked my dogs and tried to enjoy the outside as much as possible.

Try to take things one day at a time with the depression. I am sure you will be telling us how the medication works before long. I know that you will research it as always.LOL...

Take care, have a lovely day

Hugs, Karen...
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stkitt
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   Posted 9/16/2008 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning Girlfriend,

As you know I am uptown most of the time with my sister right now but I wanted you to know I am following your posts and remember to stay in the moment and that I am sending you kudos for a good day.

Kitt

 


 

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