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Sandra
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 10/30/2008 3:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello all,
For about 9 mos I have experiencing some wired happenings. It started one night after taking a Xnanax for anixety. I woke up with a panic attack and for there everything went down hill. Everything got so bad I went to a mental hosp for 11 days. I really did get a  lot of help alone with a MRI AND SOME SLEEP STUDIES. The stories goes on and on. I have always being against anti-depressant, but I went on Zoloft, Efexxor, Celexa and Wellburtin! Right now I have no emotions. I have some special people in my life and I can't enjoy them. My life was fine before that one night  (a little anxiety and depression ) but nothing like this.At one time I couldn't watch tv because everyone sounded like Charlie Brown's teacher. It has being so bad I was off work for 2 months. My doctor does not know exacatly what we are treating. I am deeply depressed some days. I pray and go to Church but it just seems like the day is  repeating it's self!!   My Doctor just suggested Abilify aand Lamictal. I am desperate, to get my life back! I am only 37th, without kids. I still want to live. Any encouragement will do! cry
Sandra
 
I gave your topic a title.  Kitt :-)

Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 10/31/2008 9:14:29 AM (GMT-6)


getting by
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   Posted 10/30/2008 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Sandra,

Welcome to HealingWell. I am so happy that you have joined us.

I take abilify and effexor and xanax. I have had good luck with these three medications. I hope that you do too. The abilify was the most recent one and it has really helped me to be happy. I think that it will help you too. I hope so anyway.

Keep posting and let us know how it is going. Best wishes to you, and I hope that you are feeling better soon.

Hugs, Karen
  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
 
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stkitt
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   Posted 10/31/2008 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   

Sandra,

Welcome to Healing Well and I am so happy you found us. I know how you feel as I did so well for many years on the same med and then boom, it just stopped working.  I am still looking for that one med that will help me stay out of the pit. We do the medication dance frequently but have not come up with one that works.

Don't quit believing, you will climb up out of the pit and we will be right here helping you.

Gentle Hugs

Kitt


 

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panic queen
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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 11/1/2008 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Sandra,
Hi
I believe that many of us have been to where you are. I felt like you so many time. You don't feel anything... But I, with many other people here are proof, that things will get better for you. :)
You will find out that this terrible thing that your are going thru, is going to be such a learning experience for you in your life. Keep your faith, even when you feel like God isn't there, because he is.
This will pass, honest... Hang in there and let us know how you are doing...
Laura

stkitt
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   Posted 11/1/2008 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   

Sandra

Good Morning, how are you getting along.  We are thinking of you and please remember peer support can be very helpful when you have depression.  Post here when ever you feel you want to.

Kitt


 

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Hibee
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   Posted 11/2/2008 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sandra

I hope you start feeling better soon. I have just started taking effexor along with mirtazipine i have heard a lot of good things about effexor and i hope this med along with your other ones help you.

take care

Onelove
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 11/2/2008 11:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Sandra,

Wow, that's terrible what you went through. When you woke up with a panic attack were you having a nightmare? I really can relate to you when you say you have no emotions. I took zoloft when I was in my twenties for 2 weeks and absolutely NOTHING bothered me, I felt like a zombie and was not myself at all. I ended up finding out I was pregnant and had to go off it anyway. Keep your head up and check out the drugs that doctors suggest before you take them, that is what I'm doing from now on. I hope you feel better soon.

D

beartooth
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   Posted 11/2/2008 10:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sandra,

I sorry to hear about what you went through, and are still going through. There was one line that I picked up especially on, where you said you feel flat, and can't really enjoy things. I'm not sure if it my anti-depressants (although I have a strong suspicion it is), but I also have a really flat affect. I never really thought about it until one day a couple of years ago, I went out with a group of co-workers, and I was a little looser than normal, and one of the women with the group was so surprised by my behavior. She said that she was always waiting for me to show a little more emotion. The job at the time was at a residential center for teens, so it was kind of my job to be calm and not be overly emotional. I think that training stuck with me, because I'm still flat a lot of the time. I'm hesitant to change up my meds, because at least I'm not depressed, and it would be a bad thing if I tried something else that didn't work. I've been taking anti-ds for so long, when I go off them, I can really tell the difference. I think at my next Dr appt, I'll bring it up, see what he has to say. The idea isn't just to be not depressed, but to be able to experience the full range of emotions without the high peaks and valleys.

Good luck, and let us know how all the meds are helping. Have you trying each med separately, or is it one giant cocktail? That sure seems like a lot of anti-ds to be on at once if that is the case. Have faith that your doctor is trying their darnedest to help you.
Brandon
 
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ moderate UC in May '06
Meds & supplements: Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Colocort, Prednisone, flaxseed oil, L-glutamine.

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