"If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes."
I am just dropping in to say I hope you are feeling a bit better now. Congratulations on the potty training. That is a great accomplishment, next it will be teaching how to tie shoes. :)
Hugs at you,Kitt
Hi Hope, I think what the others said is what I would tell you too. The Mom and kids groups are a great way to meet people and for your child to have some others to play with. I think this would be good for you. As for the a/d meds it is true that they can take from 6-8 weeks and your dr. may have started you on a lower dose and may build it up to the full theraputic dose slowly. So don't be discouraged. You need to give it time to work. The other thing I have so say is sometimes life is just OK. We can't be happy or excited all the time. What I strive for in life is to find peace and contentment. Life always has its ups and downs and if you can achieve peace in your life I think this will give you more of a feeling that your life is good. I hope this helps you.]
Post Edited (Aurora60) : 5/1/2009 1:14:44 PM (GMT-6)
Hi Wish, if you think your med may be making you feel the way you do you might want to talk this over with your dr. It took me quite a few tries before I found the right a/d for me. As far as meeting people, i'm afraid that the best advice I can give you is that it is necessary to join something in order to meet friends. There are so many things you can do. You can take a class, join a book club, be a volunteer. What opportunities are there in your community? It takes a bit of investigating and I know you are not feeling like doing this right now, but keep these things in mind for the future. As far as the moms groups, just because the first one wasn't a great experience doesn't mean that a new one won't be good. I don't know how old your child is but I can tell you that once your child is in school you will meet other mothers and can make friends. When my kids first went to nursery school I volunteered in their classrooms and that is how I met the group of friends I have today. My sons are in their 30s so these are very good long term friendships. I truly wish you the best and hope that things will improve for you. Life can be good if you have a positive outlook. Take good care of yourself and post anytime. I will be glad to reply to you.
Have you been on the Cymbalta? I used it for about 18 months or so. It did help but I have weaned off now and am going with just Buspar for anxiety and Valium to help in high anxiety situations.
I do feel clearer off the med then I did on. I had the best luck with a Tricyclic, Nortriptyline. Nortriptyline is a second-generation tricyclic antidepressant. It does not have an anti-anxiety properties to the best of my knowledge but as an AD it worked great for me. I always took it at night.
Just FYI. I do want you to find a med that is right for you.
Hugs at you,
Thanks Kitt and Karen,
I haven't tried cymbalta but I do know that the Dr first wanted to put me on paxil cr but he said there could be possible weight gain, so that's why I went this route with effexor. I wonder if I should just go with the paxil. Anybody with any thoughts on paxil. I will call my Dr's office this week and let you all know what happens. Thank you so much!
My Doc prescribed Celexa for depression and anxiety. I have not been on it long enough to know if it will work, but already I am sleeping better. I am living proof that if one med does not work keep trying, you will find the right combination. I do have a co worker who was on Effeczor (sp) and she was really in zombie land. I do not relate to people very well and really do not have any close friends. So when I do start to connect with people, I think I try too hard and it kinds of turns them off. I will have to work on that. I do not think we were put here on this earth to be lonely and isolate ourselves but depression seems to do that to you. My Doc told me to stop being so hard on myself and I guess I am. How do you un-learn that trait? If you figure it out, let me know.