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sayyadina
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   Posted 6/26/2009 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I thought I was doing well off the Lexapro, until today. Psychiatrist dropped me without having any opportunity for us to talk again. Called to make an appointment a couple times, never got a call back, and got a letter in the mail a week later saying she couldn't see me anymore. Similar thing happened with a therapist too. I'd seen both of them for years & they KNEW all about all the abuse I'd been through.

Its been a few weeks since I stopped the lexapro, since I couldn't get anymore. I thought I'd been doing well without it, but I realized today that my symptoms are coming back. So, I'm stuck with no meds & at this point I just cannot trust another psychiatrist. Just the thought of it is enough to make me freeze up & feel like vomiting.

Just cried a little & now I feel like I'm going to throw up.

I do have to feed our parrots, but I really don't feel like it.

Raniah
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   Posted 6/26/2009 8:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sayyadina,

I posted a bit about this to you on your other thread....was it about a week ago, maybe? I am sorry you're still in this dilemma. I feel just awful for you. Do you have a family doctor who could prescribe something for you? It sounds like you really need some help, especially if you didn't have a chance to wean off your meds in a gradual way. Please do see someone if you can, even if it is not a psychiatrist. You need to take good care of yourself as much as possible right now.
 
 
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Raniah
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   Posted 6/26/2009 9:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sayyadina,

I see a naturopathic doctor, too, and she has quite literally been a lifesaver for me. I'm sorry you are not living close to yours anymore, but I hope she will be able to help you from afar. I also hope that the new naturopath you see on Tuesday will be a good source of help.

I'm encouraged to know that you are feeling better this time than you were during the previous times after stopping the Lexapro. I'm also glad that you're seeing your friend this weekend for some 'animal therapy'....I'm a big believer in that, and enjoy my critters, too....and incidentally, I also have a parrot....I meant to mention that earlier.

Please keep us posted here.....you have my best wishes and prayers.
 
 
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   Posted 6/26/2009 9:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sayyadina,

I think that Raniah has given you some very good advice, and I think it is cool you both see the same kind of doctor and that you both have parrots. What a coincidence...

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

Hugs, Karen
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THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 6/28/2009 6:27 AM (GMT -7)   
i too hope you feel better soon. good luck with your appts. kind wishes, jamie.

enWayen
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   Posted 6/28/2009 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Heeja Sayyadina,

You already have gotten some great advice. I just want to emphasize that there are people who want the best for you. And I am sure there are psychiatrists among them. Maybe the ones you know are the rotten apples, but does your experience make every single one of them useless? Maybe I am lucky, but I have a wonderful psych, they do exist :-).

Maybe you could give yourself a treat now, do something you enjoy doing, or just take a day off and listen to nice music / watching good films. Sometimes the best solution is a simple one. Maybe the small things you can do are actually ending up to be the things that make you feel good. We tend to have an urge to change our entire lives for the better, while enjoying the small and simple moments is all we need.

I have actually no idea what a naturopathic doctor is, but I hope he or she will be able to help you :-).

Take care Sayyadina!

Erik
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Raniah
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   Posted 6/29/2009 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sayyadina,

I hope you don't mind if I pop in here for a sec to answer Erik about naturopathic medicine.

Hi Erik,

A naturopathic doctor uses natural treatments to promote healing, using plant extracts (botanicals) and nutritional supplements, as well as an individualized plan for diet. Their “guiding principles” are as follows:

• First, do no harm. Act in co-operation with the healing power of nature.
• Address the fundamental causes of diseases.
• Heal the whole person through individualized treatment.
• Teach the principles of healthy living and preventative medicine.

They often use or recommend additional means, such as acupuncture, and other ‘energy balancing’ therapies, in order to promote an overall healing of the body, mind and spirit.

Hope that helps!
 
 
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Raniah
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   Posted 6/30/2009 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sayyadina,

I have a blue-front amazon. I used to have peach-faced lovebirds, too. :-)

I'm glad you talked to your friend about your feelings re: what she said. It sounds like you were able to clear the air, and get some perspective on the "post-Lexapro" situation, too.

I am also happy to know that you'll be able to spend more time with your ponies. It sounds to me like you really have your priorities straight and know how to make yourself happy. Hang in there with the sensitivity, etc.....things will level out over time. I had a similar experience coming off antidepressant meds many years ago, and it took a while, but I felt better in the long run.

Thanks for the update. Take care, and enjoy your birds and animals!
 
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Raniah
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   Posted 7/6/2009 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sayyadina,

I'll admit to you, it's been hard for me to write a reply to your post, because of the way I feel about animals, but I also know that you are in pain and struggling with withdrawals and perhaps other issues. I would strongly encourage you to speak to your doctor again (naturopath or otherwise) to try to get a handle on your feelings and symptoms. I know you feel very badly about being mean to your animals, and it seems like your anger is beyond your control right now. That's an awful way to live, and I hate the thought of you suffering like that. I know you've had trouble with psychiatrists being unreliable, but I'm wondering if there is another route to counseling for you, through a community resource, church, etc.. I understand about the history of abuse and how it affects us in adulthood, and it takes time and help to work through those things. We're all here for you if you need to talk.
 
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