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THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 11/3/2009 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
dr. has put me on cymbalta, gone straight to 60mg, as my depression is quite severe. did not sleep last night, been up 24 hrs. going to bed, teeth started playing up again, stress echo in the morning. see my dr. next week. results. and to see how the cymbalta goes, dr, says it will help with my diabetic nuropathy as well. sorry i have not been around much, brain is a mess. luv 2 u all. jamie
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Tirzah
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   Posted 11/3/2009 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Jamiee,
Hope the Cymbalta helps. Have you ever tried Lyrica? It is for neuropathy as well & some people say it helps slow down racing thoughts, reduces anxiety, helps with sleep (I can attest to that) & can slightly reduce depression.

I'm thinking about talking to my neuro about going back up to the higher dose of it because I did feel better when I was on it.

Unfortunately, the Cymbalta didn't help me. But I know a LOT of people who love it, so hopefully it will help you feel better. Hang in there!

((hugs)),
frances

damagedgoods41
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   Posted 11/3/2009 6:38 PM (GMT -7)   
smilewinkgrin   hey Jamie,
 
Just read ur post and am very happy that ur doc has changed ur med's!
I truly hope the lyrica help's you with your racing thought's and the rest. Also sorry that ur teeth are still giving you a hard time. Hope you get some well deserved sleep to!! Stay well and safe Jamie. It's also nice to see ur back to.
 
best wishes to you,
 
beverley.c. smurf smilewinkgrin smurf turn
diagnosed with C in 2001.
colorectal anastamosis 2001.
surgery went horribly wrong,swab left inside,emergency surgery 2001.
total colectomy & ileostomy 2001.
surgical complication's-abcess,more surgery 2001.
more complication's-stitches come apart inside and ended up having more surgery and blood transfusion. 2001.
infection at lap site,another abcess. 2001.
i spent 12mths in Cabrini Private Hospital in Melbourne.
1993 diagnosed with endometriosis,then age 27yrs had radical hysterectomy then 2 mths later lost both ovaries.
2005. bi-lateral mastectomy,heart attack on the table,also contracted MRSA in coronary care unit,had staph for about 12mths. pic line for 6 mths for venus access,for daily antibiotics.
march 2009. op on a parastomal hernia & re-fashioning of stoma. Then complications,huge abcess in small bowel & peritinitus,emergency laparotomy to remove,icu for 5 day's. I think that's enough, no more.
Am taking AVANZA for my depression & ocd!!!!!!!!!!!


THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 11/3/2009 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
thx, struggling to sleep. jamie
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JD68
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   Posted 11/3/2009 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey you-

Hubby is on cymbalta.....this is the one thing that has kept him going..........Please hang in there!! You said that abilify seemed to help you ???? It did nothing for DH but make him violent..... however please, if this has helped for you....stay strong and try to get that back.......everyone is different and if this is one that helps ....you stay strong and help you.

My hugs and love are with you.....many many hugs.....((((((HUGS))))))) Jenn

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   Posted 11/3/2009 8:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Jamie,
 
I sure do hope that the cymbalta works for you.  As you well know, it can take a little while before you see the full results.  But I think just knowing that there is that chance, makes you feel better.  I hope that is so in your case. 
 
Know that we are all here for you and to support you.  I think of you often, especially when I am at the computer.  I can always rely on you for a kind and compassionate post.  And you always give good advice. 
 
I hope that you are feeling better soon.  Be sure to keep us posted.  We really miss you when you aren't around.
 
Best wishes,
 
Hugs, Karen
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JD68
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   Posted 11/4/2009 5:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Jamie-

I do hope you gget some sleep and neede rest!! Give the cymbalta time......There is a light at the end of the tunnel!!

Cheers!! Jenn

THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 11/4/2009 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
cheers guys. jamie. dr. said no to abilify. here in australia you need a dx of schizophrenia to get it. we will see how the cymbalta goes. stress echo in around 5 hrs. jamie. have a good one. scool
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.


getting by
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   Posted 11/4/2009 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I am sorry that the doc said no to abilify. I heard there is another mood stabilizer out right now. I can't remember the name of it, but it is in one of the threads on this forum. Maybe he would give you another mood stablilzer. I took risperdol before abilify and it worked well. Just caused weight gain. But it might not for you.

Let us know what happens next.

Hugs, Karen
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THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 11/4/2009 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   
cheers. jamie.
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.


JD68
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   Posted 11/4/2009 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Cheers mate!! Hope the stress echo went swimmingly:-)

THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 11/4/2009 6:28 PM (GMT -7)   
exhausted. technichian said ultra-sound was excellent, perfect sinus rythm and good steady beats. stress-echo, did 3 minutes, got home white. cardiologist said i did real good and that my heart seems good and strong, always has been, so may need the dye-cardiac thalum to make sure of no blockages, although i received the thumbs up from the cardiologist this morning. ps, was qweezy on the cymblata this morn, doc said i would, but this will pass. feel better in my legs and feet, so i hope it continues improving. going to lye down. luv 2 all. jamie.
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.


Tirzah
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   Posted 11/4/2009 6:48 PM (GMT -7)   
re: Karen's post, I know there have been some posts about Depakote, which is a mood stabilizer. Maybe that's what you're thinking about.

I also know some people use Seroquel (an anti-psychotic) for insomnia. Apparently it is a very common off-label use in the USA. But I'm not sure what your insurance allows, jamiee.

Hang in there! After today's good news for me, I feel like if you can just hold on for a bit longer good things must surely be coming your way.

hugs,
frances

getting by
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   Posted 11/4/2009 8:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Jamie,

Thanks for posting. It sounds like things are going somewhat better for you, though I know that you are still having a hard time. Though it looks like things are improving a bit. Keep haning in there. And know that we are here for you.

You are still in my thoughts and prayers.

Hugs, Karen

Thanks Frances, I think you are right. I couldn't remember the name. Fibrofog. lol...
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THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 11/4/2009 9:30 PM (GMT -7)   
frances, on seroquel, have for around 10 years now!! and a massive dose at night!! maybe i need an elephant tranquiliser to put me to sleep!!! LOL!!!! nah. will get there, just a very busy and disgruntled mind. jamie.
 
thx to all as well. peace. jamie smhair
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THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 11/5/2009 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
3.15am, sleep, not happening. i feel and look somewhat like this emoticon!! LOL!! shocked JAMIE.
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getting by
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   Posted 11/5/2009 9:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Jamie,
 
I am so sorry that you aren't getting sleep.  Have you tried meditation yet?  That helps me fall asleep, along with ambien.  I know how it is when you don't get the proper sleep.  Your mind races, you can't think clear, you are exhausted.  It is a terrible feeling. 
 
Does the doctor know what you are going through with sleep issues?  I would let them know and see if there is anything else that they can give you.
 
I still feel bad about the abilify.  I don't understand why you can't take it.  I am not shcitzophrenic and I still get to take it.  But I guess your doctor has a reason that I don't understand.  Though there might be another one that you can  try.
 
Well, I guess it is back to one day at a time.  I hope that the cymbalta works for you.  I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
 
Best wishes for feeling better.
 
Hugs, Karen
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damagedgoods41
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   Posted 11/5/2009 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
smhair  hey Jamie,
 
Hope your doing better than you were. Sorry ur not getting ur sleep,which to me is the most important thing in life!!! Anyway about the cymbalta i was put on it last year and i had terrible side effects,the worst was constant shaking inside and out and also on sleep!!! If this continue for you maybe you should let your doc know what's happening as you know yourself Jamie (SLEEP IS THE BEST WHEN ILL). i TRULY HOPE UR FEELING BETTER REAL SOON. HAVE A GOOD ONE jAMIE.
 
best wishes,
 
beverley. scool cool
diagnosed with C in 2001.
colorectal anastamosis 2001.
surgery went horribly wrong,swab left inside,emergency surgery 2001.
total colectomy & ileostomy 2001.
surgical complication's-abcess,more surgery 2001.
more complication's-stitches come apart inside and ended up having more surgery and blood transfusion. 2001.
infection at lap site,another abcess. 2001.
i spent 12mths in Cabrini Private Hospital in Melbourne.
1993 diagnosed with endometriosis,then age 27yrs had radical hysterectomy then 2 mths later lost both ovaries.
2005. bi-lateral mastectomy,heart attack on the table,also contracted MRSA in coronary care unit,had staph for about 12mths. pic line for 6 mths for venus access,for daily antibiotics.
march 2009. op on a parastomal hernia & re-fashioning of stoma. Then complications,huge abcess in small bowel & peritinitus,emergency laparotomy to remove,icu for 5 day's. I think that's enough, no more.
Am taking AVANZA for my depression & ocd!!!!!!!!!!!


THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 11/5/2009 4:55 PM (GMT -7)   
i'll get there. thx guys. jamie. wink
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anonymous11
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   Posted 11/6/2009 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi jamie, i just joined but i really hope cymblata works for you. im 15, and when i was first put on cymbalta, i got really sick and was nauseus for a couple of days. unfortunately, its not working for me, but i really hope you dont get sick and that it helps you=]

THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 11/6/2009 9:11 PM (GMT -7)   
thx annoymous. i too hope you feel better. thx 4 that. welcome my friend to the forum, i look forward to sharing with you. jamie.
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.


THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 11/9/2009 3:08 AM (GMT -7)   
hot down -under. 35c. did school today, put money on ring, $90 bucks to go. last fri lady cracked it with the carer, i stayed out of it-went for a smoke and walk whilst they talked....3 teeth need out, dentist wed. still very sick on the cymbalta. i will give it time. sleep is real difficult with this heat. me and heat are not good friends. otherwise i am okay, just darn exhausted. thx 4 listening.
jamie.
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.


getting by
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   Posted 11/9/2009 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Jamie,

Just want you to know that I am thinking about you.

Hugs, Karen
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damagedgoods41
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   Posted 11/9/2009 3:46 PM (GMT -7)   
hey Jamie,
I'm sorry your still not doing so well. As you said in ur post about the heat we have here it's wayyyyyyy to soooooon to be so blumming hot. I live in Pakenham Upper and last year had the bushfires at our doorstep. Again 2day 36degrees here!!!!
Jamie hope you get some well deserved sleep and the cymbalta starts working real soon. Look after your self. stay safe.
 
beverley. smurf smurf
diagnosed with C in 2001.
colorectal anastamosis 2001.
surgery went horribly wrong,swab left inside,emergency surgery 2001.
total colectomy & ileostomy 2001.
surgical complication's-abcess,more surgery 2001.
more complication's-stitches come apart inside and ended up having more surgery and blood transfusion. 2001.
infection at lap site,another abcess. 2001.
i spent 12mths in Cabrini Private Hospital in Melbourne.
1993 diagnosed with endometriosis,then age 27yrs had radical hysterectomy then 2 mths later lost both ovaries.
2005. bi-lateral mastectomy,heart attack on the table,also contracted MRSA in coronary care unit,had staph for about 12mths. pic line for 6 mths for venus access,for daily antibiotics.
march 2009. op on a parastomal hernia & re-fashioning of stoma. Then complications,huge abcess in small bowel & peritinitus,emergency laparotomy to remove,icu for 5 day's. I think that's enough, no more.
Am taking AVANZA for my depression & ocd!!!!!!!!!!!


THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 11/10/2009 1:04 AM (GMT -7)   
thx bev, jamie. geelong. cooling down. catch up with ya. thx 4 your kindness.
 
cheers to you karen. smurf
 
jamie.
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

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