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Jezzie51
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   Posted 3/15/2009 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I`m assuming this is the way to start a new thread. If not let me know. I also did great on the drug while I was taking it. Had no side effects. Lost a little weight. Thought this is great until the first time I tried to wean off. Papa died and I was in the weaning process(about 3 weeks in at half dosage 30mg a day. Had to give in and go back to 60 daily. My stupid PA simply switched me from Cymbalta to Wellbutrin without the easing off process. That led to the 1st manic fit. Found me a new doc and he made me take one there in the office. So I gave in again since my 2nd husband had just died. June 2008. Am also on .5mg Xanax 4 daily. Which he just increased from 3 daily to help with coming off the Cymbalta. My doctor said he just didn`t think I was as depressed as stressed. I have a house and land from 1st marriage which I rented to my nephew and he trashed while my husband was sick and I was run ragged to chemo and work and everything else. Had to redo it just after he passed as my nephew chose then to move out and leave me with that mortage too until I could rent it. I have a life estate in the house I live in now but step kids are being a pain. Just found out last week my mom`s cancer is back. It would be so easy to give in and go back on it but I truly feel if I do I will have to take it the rest of my life and don`t like taking it. I`m hyper enough and the cymbalta increased that in me. This is defintitely not a drug for a teenager!

Post Edited By Moderator (getting by) : 3/16/2009 9:40:22 AM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 3/16/2009 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow Jezzie51,

You sure have been through a lot lately. I am sorry for all of your losses and for all that you are going through. I am glad that you are seeing a doctor. I wonder if you need some counseling too. Do you go? There is so much information in your post. I think we will have to take this one issue at a time.

Remember there is no time limit on grief. So go with it, no matter how long it takes. And there are no rights or wrongs during this period of grief.

You have so much going on right now, I hope that you are taking a little time for yourself to just relax. You need that time to yourself.

Keep posting, we are here for you, just have to take this a little at a time.

Hugs, Karen.

If you want, I can give your thread a title.
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Jezzie51
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   Posted 3/16/2009 9:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Karen, Thanks. Any uplifting words are welcome. Finding this forum has helped already. I went back in after seeing no title but instead of inserting a title ended up making new one with the title cymbalta withdrawal. Again thanks. I know there is no time limit on grief the hard way. It is amazing how my recent husbands death brought up so many memories of my first husbands death 13 years ago. It is so hard to find time for myself and much less relax. The agitation that comes from the Cymbalta withdrawal is horrible. Feel like at times I could just implode.

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   Posted 3/16/2009 11:33 AM (GMT -7)   
If you were doing good on cymbalta, why did you decide to go off? I did that with effexor, I was doing good and didn't think that I needed it. It was a horrible withdrawal. I then went back on it after trying serzone. I guess the reason that I was feeling good was due to the effexor. So I am back on it and have been for many years. So I am sticking with it. I also take abilify and xanax. They all work well together.

I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my first husband about nine years ago to lung cancer. We had been together for 23 years. It was truly difficult. I have now remarried and things are going well.

Keep posting and continue to let us know how you are doing.

Hugs, Karen
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Jezzie51
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   Posted 3/16/2009 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   
My recent loss was lung cancer also. I just truly don`t want to have to take pills especially mood altering ones all my life. I took Wellbutrin for a few months after first husband came off with no bad effects. Only stayed on it this long cause one thing just kept piling on top of the other. Major things and enough of them I just could not handle without help. I actually think if I did not do the exercise and yoga and really try hard to fight this as hard as I do I would need to be in an institution. I also have a great chiropractor who diagnosed my migraines as food allergies and that worked! So hey I got to come off a lifetime of pain meds(from 16 years old to am now 51) and rarely VERY rarely have a migraine and if I do I can figure out how I goofed food wise. Not to mention the loss of insurance when my husband died. Is very hard to get affordable insurance(am self-employed) with a diagnosis of ongoing depression and especially taking Cymbalta. Which leads me to believe it is a stronger, maybe more psychoactive drug than they let on. I wrote in another thread I don`t think MDs should be able to prescribe this med.

Jezzie51
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   Posted 3/16/2009 12:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Getting by am glad you are remarried and doing well. I think it is healthful to have a mate in your life if it the right one. THERE IS NOTHING BETTER THAN A GOOD MARRIAGE AND NOTHING WORSE THAN A BAD ONE.

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   Posted 3/16/2009 2:15 PM (GMT -7)   
You are so right about that.

Hugs,
Karen
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Jezzie51
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   Posted 3/17/2009 4:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Well another day in the battle. This is a day I work so should be pretty good. Of course my DEPRESSION tells me I don`t want to go but I know when I get there it will be better. I like what I do and it helps to get out of this house. Cannot wait for gardening and mowing to start. I love my yard work it is so therapeutic. Already have many things blooming and know this is some of the cause for my upswing in my mood. I live in the southeast and has been gray and rainy here for about 5 days and has just about done me in. I need the sun. Is supposed to shine today so I am hopeful this will be a good day. Am trying to forget about the greedy kids for now. Yesterday was sent **** U text message and a sorry WH***. They are so mad that their daddy left me this house to live in. They were not close to him and rarely came while he was terminally ill so I know they are taking out their frustrations on me but doesn`t make it any easier on me as I deal with losing him. I watched him hurt so bad because they didn`t come much so I can have little sympathy for them. He died a horrible death(Pulmonary Artery ruptured) to watch but I was there with him and for him. Loved him and miss him so bad. He would not want them to be treating me this was. OH WELL LOOK UPWARD AND ONWARD. Best to all reading and hope you are having a good day today. One day at a time!

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   Posted 3/17/2009 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so sorry for what you are going through. I feel bad about the text message that you got. You don't deserve to be talked to that way. You did your best for your husband, try to ignore the kids. They are young and are being very unkind.

Keep your chin up,. Keep posting here, we are here for you.

Hugs, Karen
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Jezzie51
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   Posted 3/17/2009 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much for the encouraging words! The sad part is they are not that young just greedy. There dad warned me of this battle even though the will is cut and dried I will probably end up having to get restraining orders against them. Talked with the lawyer yesterday and that will be our last resort but will probably come to that if the letter she sends them doesn`t work. Oh well just another shovelfull of BS in my already full wheelbarrow. Hope this is a good day for you. I think it is so kind of the people on this forum to try and help each other when everyone so obviously has so many problems of their own. Am so grateful to have found ya`ll.

Jezzie51
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   Posted 3/18/2009 6:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Well this has been a good day. Got a lot done. Sun was shining so that always helps. So glad to hear from everyone and hope everyone is doing good today. Got a lot of legal issues settled today as to how far I have to go to be accommodating to these kids. Found out today don`t have to do anything I don`t want to. Am being gracious enough to give them all that was here before me and when I die the house will be theirs and I am fixing it up not tearing it down. Besides none of them have their own house(they inherited land) so which one would move in it if I were to leave. Then the kids will be fighting amongst themselves. They don`t know or care that their dad and I talked about all these issues when his prognosis became undeniable. He also warned me of this. Am learning to accept I am where I am supposed to be and not to worry about their issues. I am the one that will have to stand in judgement for my actions and they should just start worrying for their own selves. I know what I have done and not done. Am going to shut up now. Have rattled on long enough. Got to check on everyone else. Be Well and Thanks to All
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