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TeNNiSd0C09
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   Posted 6/26/2009 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I went to see my pdoc today and discuss how I have been doing on the Cymbalta. It was okay. But he made me nervous cause he came and sat right next to me like I was hiding something and he wanted to get closer and make me more comfortable or something. But, it made me really nervous. He talked and he was happy that my moods havent been so up and down lately.. Although, my mood has been low, yet stable. I have had two low points that involved crying and such, but other than that... its just been okay. No major differences. We agreed that its best if I give it a little more time and then re-evaluate it in another month. In which we will most likely add another medicine to help. He suggested I start taking Melatonin to help with my sleep as well...
 
I decided I would be patient and just wait and give it some time... He also gave me a big speech about not hurting myself and how I had to call him and how we would work really hard together and that I wouldnt stay in this place that it would get better. It was really nice to hear him be so sincere and really make me feel like he does care, cause I can tell. He is a really nice guy.
 
Well, I suppose I will give it another month and be patient and maybe it will start to help..if not we will work on it. And I will try the melatonin to see if it helps me sleep, cause its really important to my recovery so...
 
Well, I just wanted to update you guys since lately I am either asleep(90% of the time) or not home(8% of the time) so that doesnt really leave time for the internet!  And to let you guys know that I am doing okay for now. Thanks for being here
Lyrica(15 months on-quit Feb. 09),Paxil(10-11 months, quit 6-4-09) Starting Cymbalta and Rozerem Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks-currently in therapy-new doc thinks I could have Dysthymia or Borderline Personality Disorder...
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stkitt
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   Posted 6/26/2009 1:37 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey there,

Good to hear from you.  It does sound like your therapist was perhaps getting into your space a bit.  Please do feel comfortable in speaking up when you feel that way.  I know I like to maintain some space with most people.

Do you feel the medication is making you feel sleepy all the time or the depression?  Wondering if your "asleep(90% of the time)" why he would want to add  Melatonin?  Does he feel you are not getting good rest?

I am glad you are going to continue on for now and see how you do.  Please know I care and I am here for you.

 

Gentle Hugs

Kitt


 

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Mazfire
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   Posted 6/26/2009 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   

Im with Kitt- it sounds like your pdoc was in your personal space- i wouldnt like it, thats for sure. My P doc recommended Melatonin but i never got round to taking it. IF you do try it, let me know how it works for you.

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'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
 
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Sinusitis, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOS, Chronic E.N.T and Upper respiratory tract infections, Reactive Arthritis, IBS, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo,  Impaired immune system. Tachycardia,
Low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis. Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic. Nexium.  Codeine Phosphate. Phenergan. Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
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TeNNiSd0C09
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   Posted 6/26/2009 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay he has 4 chairs in is office and then his desk chair.. He really didnt "invade" my space I dont guess. He was just sitting a few feet away still.. it just made me really nervous because when I talked to my counselor at school... if it was serious she would always do the same thing. It was more personal that way and its okay. Its just when he did it it reminded me of when she did that.. He sat down and he sound "you seem really sad today, or tired. is there something you want to talk about?" There wasnt anything.. I have just been really quiet, withdrawn, and numb lately so thats how he saw me.

As for the sleep thing, he suggested melatonin in order for me to be able to fall asleep easier at night. It takes a really long time for me to fall asleep..so I get little sleep at night...which leads to be needing to sleep during the day. And also, when I sleep at night, no matter how long I wake up feeling like I never went to sleep. So, Im not getting good sleep. So, he suggested this just to help. And he stressed how important it was for me to get good sleep in order to begin recovering.

Thanks
Lyrica(15 months on-quit Feb. 09),Paxil(10-11 months, quit 6-4-09) Starting Cymbalta and Rozerem Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks-currently in therapy-new doc thinks I could have Dysthymia or Borderline Personality Disorder...
www.myspace.com/wilson_gal22
"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."


cme1007
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   Posted 6/26/2009 10:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Sleep.. whats that. Im on cymbalta too, and im sure if its not working all that well for me.
My moods are very up and down, and it appears to be having no effect on my depression, but it works ok on my anxiety.
I was on aropax before this one and was weaned off it, it was awful. I was so sick.
My doc is deciding weather i need mood stabiliser tablets as well, im not sure ,im not a big fan of taking meds.

Your doc sounds very caring and helpful, its nice to have someone who will listen to you and reassure you they are there for you.
Keep on keeping on xx
cme

Mazfire
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   Posted 6/26/2009 11:13 PM (GMT -7)   
cme1007 said...

I was on aropax before this one and was weaned off it, it was awful. I was so sick.
I was on Aropax for 4 years. it was horrendous, total insomnia, and then coming off it, i chose to admit myself to a local, private pysch facility and change from Aropax to Prozac in there. yes, it made me very ill. Im now on Zoloft and Xanax and the combo works very well for me, but just seeing the word Aropax freaks me out!
 
Maz XX
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'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
 
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Sinusitis, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOS, Chronic E.N.T and Upper respiratory tract infections, Reactive Arthritis, IBS, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo,  Impaired immune system. Tachycardia,
Low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis. Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic. Nexium.  Codeine Phosphate. Phenergan. Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:29. AP first DX @ 10. Fibro etc DX @14. Proud Aussie.
 
 


getting by
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   Posted 6/27/2009 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Christi,

I am glad that you have a good pdoc. I think that the reason he got close to you was to let you know that he was there for you. I hope that is it.

I am glad that you were honest with him. And continue to be. I have taken the melatonin too and it helped. Also you could try something like tylenol pm if it agrees with your other meds. It would help with pain too.

You might benefit from a mood stabilizer also. Depending if he would prescribe it for you. You might be too young, but that is something to think about.

Either way, I hope that you feel better soon. Keep posting and remember that we are all here for you.

Luv and hugs, Karen
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THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 6/29/2009 4:16 AM (GMT -7)   
good to hear some improvements my friend. sleep, yes it is the good stuff you need. for focus needs concentration which needs a alert and rested mind. doing well, here 4 you.
 
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