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tebasmm
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   Posted Yesterday 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   
My therapist mentioned putting me into the hospital to be further evaluated. My first reaction was embarassment at how weak I must be. My second is that I can't share a room with a stranger. I couldnt even sleep in the same room as my boyfriend he would always leave after I fell asleep and sleep on the couch. I hate little noises. They send me off the edge. I flip out at any sounds like if I heard someone snoring I would lose it. But yesterday and today I havnt been able to control my anger or my emotions. I am afraid for myself and anyone who gets near me. I've had very dark thoughts. I feel like something is trying to rip out of my chest it hurts so bad. Then I laugh hysterically while calm tears flow down my cheeks. I don't know what to do. Plus if I did go into the hospital NO ONE could Know. I couldn't tell my family or my one friend or work. What do I do? I'm so afraid.

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   Posted Yesterday 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry your feeling so bad! but I think maybe U should try a couple of days in the hospital. I've been there I didn't have to share a room but it something you will never get use to. I go through the same think I hate little noises and some times I sleep in the extra bed room because of my husband snoring so I understand fully. Are U on any kind of medication to help your thoughts? I'm very concerned about how U feel about hurting someone. Do u have a Pdr? not a therapist a dr that can give U meds. If U don't I think U need one. If U can't tell your family how your feeling or that U have to go to the ward maybe should sit everybody down and explain what's going on with U. I bet they would be there write for U.

Hope u feel better

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   Posted Yesterday 9:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Realife,

It is time that you sit down with your parents and talk about things. Being depressed is nothing to be embarrassed of. It happens to the best of us. It is time to look after you and take care of things. You would be surprised how going into treatment for a couple of days can help you. You will be around people that are in the same boat as you. That really makes a difference in healing. And sometimes you can be of help to others with their situations.

I am sure that they will give you something for sleep if need be. Please don't suffer in silence. You need help now, not later.

Take care my dear friend. Keep posting and let us know what happens.

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   Posted Yesterday 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
tebasmm,

Welcome to HealingWell, and I think the others have good advice. Getting help is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of strength -- recognizing when you are sick and need help. You wouldn't blame someone with diabetes for needing to see a doctor, you shouldn't blame yourself either.

I hope to hear more,
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tebasmm
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   Posted Yesterday 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for your thoughts. I am on medications. I have been for years. But I think life has been extra stressful lately, so they don't seem to be doing anything at all. My family consists of my mother and brother and his family. And even though I know they will support me, I can't do it. I can't tell them. It's just not an option then my sister in law will think I am crazy forever and probably won't let me see my nephews anymore. And my work. What am I suppose to tell them. I am not working right now because I am injured but I still have PT and drs appts. and I check in regularly. The last person at my work who was hospialized for a similar reason was treated like she was broken until she finally quit. But I feel in the bottom of my heart ( whats left of it ) that I'm not going to get better. This has been here my whole life and now it's worse. I can't control my anger even around strangers and I've always been the quiet shy one.
I guess my question is will they lock me up for a week or days or months? Can I use my cell phone? Do I get my own room? Do I have to go to group therapy because thats out too. I don't talk in front of people. especially about myself. I jjust wish this would all go away. I hate it. I don't know how much longer I can take it. I'm so tired.

tebasmm
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   Posted Yesterday 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   
thats ok cuz i took some {medication} to see if th pain and angr will go away. oh yeah and kahlui wam and staight out the bottl. it doesnt seem to be helping i still want to smash someones head in with thsi stiupid compute but hopefully it ill all kick in soon.


{I edited your post to bring it in line with Forum Rule #1 and avoid triggering others who may be suffering right now. -- serafena}

Post Edited By Moderator (serafena) : 12/8/2009 7:02:56 PM (GMT-7)


tebasmm
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   Posted Yesterday 6:34 PM (GMT -7)   
y wont anyone talk to m? my "ffreinds" laugu\gh it off. I cant even stand u dtraight. i just wasnt a friend and no ones ther her or here im all alone as usually.I'm suppose to have a proceduer done tomorrorrow furst thing but i cant fill tha papers out like this. caring hurts so mich more htan not caring. i fell in the bathrup too bad ididnt hitmu head.i dont want to be anymore.

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   Posted Yesterday 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Tebasmm,

You should know that alcohol and all those psychotropic medications don't mix. Please take better care of yourself. Self-medicating with drugs and alcohol might make you feel marginally better for a short time, but in the long run it only exacerbates your problems. You really need some more help then you're getting right now. If you don't feel like you can go into the hospital, then definitely see your doctor soon to have your medications re-evaluated and step up your visits with your counselor. You need more help right now, not less.

Be well,
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tebasmm
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   Posted Yesterday 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
im sorry about the rules thing i didnt know./ i dont see my therapist until friday is that too long to wait. im very scared of hospitals/. aLSO AS A SIDE NOTE THIS IS ONLY THE SECOND TIME I'V DRANK ALCOHOL IN OVER 6 YEARS. i JUST DON'T LIKE IT MUCH. I JUST THOUGHT I DIDNT CARE WHAT HAPPENED. i DIDNT WANT TO FEEL ANYMORE. i HATE CHANGE AND IF THE HOSPITAL MEANS CHANGE I'M AFRAID. I DONT HAVE MUCH PERSONAL SUPPORT. KEEP IN MIND THIS WAS JUST JUST MY THERAPISTS SUGGESTION THIS PAST FRIDAY, LOL CAN YOU TELL I'M PATHETICALLY LONLEY TOO. NO ONE WILL ANWER THER PHONE OR TAKE ME SERIOUSLY WHEN THEY DO.

tebasmm
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   Posted 12/12/2009 11:20 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the answer on the last question I asked. Glad to know someone is out there.

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   Posted 12/12/2009 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
You may be lonely, but you are not patheric. So don't even go there. You are a good person with depression. That happens. Keep trying, never give up. You will feel better.

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tebasmm
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   Posted 12/12/2009 9:32 PM (GMT -7)   
can anyone tell me what its like in the hosptal? how long do most people stay? how is the treatment any different than what my therapist is doing now? I don't like being around strangers will I have to be? I'm scared. I'm getting worse. I just want to be numb all the time now. It's not like me at all to take even my own RX drugs let alone drink. I feel I have no control over my actions. I want one thing and thats to not feel anything. I'm very scared and i have not been 100% honest with my terapist. she didnt force me to go to the hospital because I told her i wouldnt drink and take my rx at the same time. Then she mentioned but I never responded.  I feel like a child because I do it only teenagers do that. But when the anger is so severe I sometimes will  and it's very soothing. . I'm very embarrassed about this and have not told my therapist. there are no words to describe this awful feeling inside me and nothing broght it on because at least then I could explain it away.

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   Posted 12/12/2009 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I am sorry but we are not to talk about self harm on the forum.  But I do have to respond that you say that you don't want to feel anything, but when you do self harm, it sounds like you want to feel something.  So I think you really do want to feel things.  But you are depriving yourself by numbing yourself with alcohol.  You really need to be honest with your psychologist or therapist.  You can't expect to get the help that you need if you don't. 
 
If you go into the hospital, you will most likely be around people such as yourself that feel the same way that you do.  They are there for help too.  And it might be scarey, it might not, but it sounds like your therapist thinks that you need to go.  So I would talk to her/him about everything and get some help and support. 
 
Alcohol only makes depression worse.  And it can last for a long time, even if you drink very little.  It is a chemical reaction in the brain so even if you don't feel the alcohol, it can still make you depressed.  So I would stop drinking and go back on my medication, talk to your therapist and get on a road to recovery.  You can do this.  Take care of yourself.
 
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   Posted 12/12/2009 11:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Teb,
Not sure where you're from. It seems like in other countries people stay in the psych hospitals longer. From my experience & others I've talked with around here, usually stays last from 3-10 days. Voluntary admissions are more likely to be on the shorter end. Involuntary commitments are likely to be at least 6 days. If they feel you have good support outside of the hospital & you are willing to participate in outpatient programs (usually Intensive OutPatient Therapy -- which I actually really liked & found helpful, it was 8 hours/day Mon-Fri).

If you have physical issues that have resulted from your self-injuring, it could be slightly longer.

Hospitals are not always a great place to stay. I can definitely relate to that, but there are some advantages. They can run a bunch of tests on you to see whether there is something physical that is causing or worsening your mental health issues. Thyroid issues, anemia, pernicious anemia (B12 deficiency), inflammation, infections, etc. can all cause issues & are routinely tested with all psych patients. In my case, we discovered I had hypothyroidism (which contributed to my weight loss, low energy, sleep disturbances & a couple dozen other issues), anemia (which contributed to low energy), pernicious anemia (which contributed to low energy, low mood & increased nerve pain) & low sodium (caused low bp & moderate dehydration -- again, low energy, plus nausea & sickly feeling).

I got some meds in the hospital. They talked to me about iron & b12 supplements, plus about drinking more water & eating some salty foods with it to make sure it gets absorbed. They also upped my anti-depressants (which we later found was a bad plan since anti-depressants lower thyroid function & so I got worse until I started on Synthroid) and suggested I talk to my GYN about starting BCP to address heavy bleeding contributing to the anemia.

The food honestly was pretty good (& normally I HATE hospital food). Most of the days are spent in group therapy, so there isn't much time except for communal meals to have conversations with other patients (plus, like Karen wrote, they pretty much all feel the same way you do).

Insurance does not approve private rooms, but usually if there are rooms available, staff will try to separate patients for as long as possible. As it gets closer to the holidays, though, more people become severely depressed, decompensate with other mental illnesses or make bad choices with drugs/alcohol, so it is possible you might share a room with one other patient of the same sex for part of your stay (they typically will do everything possible to not put you with another patient on the first night, though). The rooms are divided by a curtain like a regular hospital room, so you can get some privacy. As for snoring, I wouldn't worry about it. The staff comes by all night every 10-20 minutes with flashlights to check on the safety of each patient, so you probably won't really get sleep anyways, even if you're in a private room & everyone on the floor stays in bed the whole night & is super quiet.

If you sign yourself it, the stay is generally much shorter. It could be as short as 3 weekdays if you sign yourself in. If it's involuntary it will likely be at least 6 days. Usually, in the US at least, stays don't seem to be more than 10 days unless there are addiction to drugs/alcohol issues involved, or medical issues that need to be attended to prior to discharge. Most places won't keep patients for more than 21 days. Even those that do, it is very, very rare that someone would stay in-patient for that long. More commonly, they want to run a bunch of tests, observe you in group sessions, observe you eating & see that you are at least pretending to sleep (& almost everyone pretends because the flashlights just make it almost impossible for all but the very deepest sleepers). Also, they need someone to release you to. If you sign yourself in, you can usually pick one family member to be that person & you can call them to let them know. They will want to observe you talking to your family member to make sure there aren't any dangerous issues that are likely to creep up right away if they release you to him/her. If you are involuntarily committed, unfortunately, it seems they will more often call multiple people, schedule family sessions, etc.

Maybe a family session would help in your case. I don't know. But you should try to figure out someone who is family & an adult who you can trust to pick you up at the end of your stay. I've talked with a lot of people & I've never heard of someone being released to a boyfriend/girlfriend and they definitely won't send you home on your own.

They do schedule several group sessions per day. Usually the patients do very little talking. It is really set up more like a lecture. The only one I've seen that is different is art therapy. Movement therapy there isn't really much talking from anyone, including the teacher. So it's not really like regular group therapy sessions.

But honestly, I want to encourage you to try some new things. It sounds like you are so miserable right now. Unfortunately, depression without any intervention only gets worse over time. Same thing with cutting. I know you're afraid, but what do you have to lose? Life is already so bad. If you do nothing, things will just get worse. You are then likely to end up being involuntarily committed. You can try to fight against change in the hospital after being committed, but usually that means a longer stay. They will just keep repeating the same information over & over again every day until you start to accept it. The longer you wait to get serious help, the harder it will be. To sign yourself in voluntarily right now will probably be the easiest route to start on the road to feeling healthier. By doing that & putting up with telling one family member about being in the hospital, you will be in, get help & be released pretty quickly. Then you can continue your treatment as an outpatient.

I will say that things can get better. We just have to fight -- hard -- every single day. 3 years ago all I could think about 24/7 was suicide. I was miserable, paranoid & would do things to hurt myself. As I got more & more destructive, I lost much of what made up a life. I was so unhappy. Those around me were so unhappy. My job was suffering; my home was a hovel; it wasn't good. I was willing to try to at least just not feel anything & set that as my goal, but honestly, that was worse. My family was happier, but it was much more dangerous for me. After years & years of misery, I finally got help & decided to fight. I would tell myself every day "I want to live" "I don't want to ever try to take my life ever again". And little by little, it got easier. It was not a straight line forward, but I have been making good progress. I made a decision to make a set of changes & now I mostly just stick with them -- it is not that you will have to constantly keep changing everything you do all the time. And I've found that now I have more happy days than depressed ones or neutral ones. And when I am miserable, I can follow a plan & start to turn things around before they get too bad. I really like my life right now -- I can trust friends, I can focus at work, I volunteer, I keep my home reasonably picked up & I am strong enough to stay away from my highly critical family. And, wonder of wonders, I think I might be a pretty decent person who maybe doesn't deserve all the abuse I would shell out on myself (I kinda have a sneaky suspicion you might be a pretty alright person too & you deserve better than what you're having to live with right now:).

I share that in hopes that you too will find at some point that life is not all miserable. It is work to make the changes at first, but it gets easier each day & then before you know it your life is wonderfully different.

best wishes with everything,
((hugs)),
frances

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   Posted 12/13/2009 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Fantastic post Frances, much helpful information. I was hopeing that you and Jamie would post here. Thanks. I am sure that there will be a lot of appreciation to this post.

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tebasmm
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   Posted 12/15/2009 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your post it was very informative. Most of my rage does come around the time I get my period so maybe it's something hormonaly wrong. I have decided to go even though my best friend and my brother don't think its a good idea. But I don't know where to go. I want to go someplace safe and clean and caring and I just don't know what to do. I don't want to go to any old hospital will they have as much experience or just shove me in a room and leave me there?

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   Posted 12/15/2009 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Just remember the appearance fo a place doesn't necessarily tell you what is going on inside. What does the doc recommend?

I hope that this helps you. And remember that the others there are there for the same reason. I hope that you get individual attention that you need. Let us know how it goes.

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   Posted 12/15/2009 5:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I really don't think there is any place where they will just leave you in a room all day. There might be some places where if you are truly physically too sick to go to group, they will let you stay in your room & rest & be on medication, but I have not heard of any places that will just let people stay in their room all day for no reason.

Unlike TV, you are not locked into your room (unless you are physically violent & a danger to the other patients and then you might be locked in a private setting for a part of a day until the meds took effect). You are asked to stay in your room during sleeping hours, but that's about it. Otherwise, you are free to get up, attend the group class sessions, attend community meal times, make phone calls during free time, and sometimes even watch TV or movies (though usually the content is controlled).

It sounds like you have a pretty good plan in place. You can talk to your general physician in the hospital about the connection you are seeing with your period. Maybe BCP would help? Just a thought. I know they help me a lot! :) But really, there are so many other possibilities for what's going on. It would be really good to be able to get tested for everything & to be in a safe place for a while.

Going to the hospital is never a vacation. It's not fun regardless of whether you're going due to a physical illness or a mental illness, but sometimes they can figure out what's going on & get you some help.

Karen has a good plan about talking to your psychiatrist or counselor. They would have the most experience with the different hospitals. Another thing to consider is what is covered by your insurance plan. Sometimes different hospitals are covered for mental health services than for physical health services. I know for me, the hospitals covered for physical health are the exact opposite of the hospitals covered for mental health (that is, out of 8 hospitals in my neighborhood, 6 are covered by my insurance for physical health & the other 2 are covered for mental health -- there is no overlap at all).

The one thing that I think is a personal decision is whether you want a hospital with a large psychiatric unit or a small one. The larger ones tend to specialize in certain disorders. They have a lot of practice treating different conditions, including really tough cases. They will usually segregate by floor the different types of mental health conditions. The small psych wards will usually only take the "easier" cases -- no violent offenders, no patients with several mental health diagnoses, no children, no geriatric patients. Often the patient to MHW (mental health worker) ratio is lower, so you might get more attention if you just have a simple case. They are also more likely to test for more physical causes for depression/anxiety.
The larger hospitals tend to have more programmed activities (group classes, game time, meals+snacks, etc.). The smaller hospitals tend to allow more time to make phone calls or to visit with friends or family members who come to the hospital.

In any case, I'm sure you'll make a good decision. I'm glad you were able to talk about it with your best friend & brother. I'm sure that couldn't have been easy, but it will definitely smooth the path for you in the future.

Let us know how things go.

blessings,
frances

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   Posted 12/19/2009 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
well I went to the hospital. It was awful. I was at the ER for 24 hrs before they transferred me. The hospital they sent me too seemed wrong for me. There was a guy who kept taking off his clothes and being very inapropriate. Most of the patients seemed so drugged up they werent coherent. I didnt even meet a doctor util the middle of the second day and they refused to give me my meds until I met with her. There was no one on one therapy which I guess is what I though would happen. Just groups about top ten health risks. I'm a bio major I know this stuff. I need help with other issues and no one was addressing it. The people there seemed to have severe psychiatric issues rather than depression or suicidal thoughts. One woman was hallucinating all night long and screaming. Needless to say my anxiety level went up 100% there instead of down. I was also stripped searched TWICE because someone who was mad at someone at else said he had drugs on him. It was a horrifying experience especially for a women who was abused as a child and raped at 20. I'm back where I started only maybe a little more traumatized and I wish I never told anyone how I felt in the first place. When I complained I was told that was a great facility. Maybe but not for people in my situation. Luckily my sister in law can be a pain in the ass and relentless and she got them to let me out after 2 1/2 days. Anyway thanks everyone on here for your info i really appreciate it.

Now I have to go to a day program does anyone know anything about that?

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   Posted 12/19/2009 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tebasamm,
 
Im so sorry that your so unwell and also having to go into a pshyc hospital on top of all that can be very daunting for anyone. I myself have been in phsyc hospitals over the last 20 years and my last admission was less than 12mths ago. Ive had several admissions either by me putting myself in as voluntree and i have been put in as involuntary. And Frances was so right about the length of stay as when i was invol i was in for up to 14day's but when i was vol i was only in for 4-7day's. I also understand what ur saying about the kind of people in the pshyc units, i also found that people were so bad off and completely drugged to the eyeballs,so very sad. But you also really dont get any help from the nurses,doctor's ect!! To me it's  a waste of time even going in as you just dont get any help and it's very scarey in there. I really do understand if you never want to go back there again. But you also need to get some kind of councelling ect!! You also say ur on med's and there not working, why dont you make an appointment to see ur pdoc a.s.a.p and maybe try some other medication's that just may help you to get out of the dark place ur in right now?? I honestly hate the thought of anyone going through what you are,so please i beg you to get the help that you truly deserve. Ur in my thought's.
 
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   Posted 9/26/2010 5:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone, I just reread all of the posts. I just want to say sorry for everything I wrote before. I can't believe I wrote some of those things. And I wanted to thank everyone for their replies.

After I came out of the hospital I did go to my brothers and stay there for 4 days so I was not alone. Then I went to a day program for 3 months which was helpful and very different. Not all programs are the same so if you don't like it, try another.

I found out I was not in a "great" hospital and they were closing soon and they had merged some wards together. Oi!

I have since gone back to the hospital this month but there was an incident that caused it this time. It's a very very different feeling. I still don't know who that person was that wrote those posts. I just wanted to repost so that anyone who reads this will see not all hospitals are as bad as that one. I did have to sit in the ER for awhile while they looked for an open space because I don't have insurance anymore. But I got very lucky and was sent to a small facility where the staff was amazing. I met a couple new friends. They even gave me free medications to go home with because I don't have insurance. I have to admit it's not a typical "psych ward" it wasn't in an actual hospital it was in a mental health facility.

I also want to say that my family and friends have been beside me 100%. I was embarrassed at first. And the first time this happened they didn't realized how sick I was, that's why they didn't think I needed to go. Now they are there for me and just want to help anyway I need them too.

Thanks Again

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   Posted 9/26/2010 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Tebasmm,

I haven't reread your post. Not feeling too great today. But am glad that you got the help that you needed and that you are feeling better. I am glad that you came back to let us know.

Take care my friend,

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   Posted 9/27/2010 11:03 AM (GMT -7)   
T-
Glad you had a better experience this time. I agree that often the psych hospitals are much better than a ward in a regular hospital.

I'm so happy that they were able to help you even though you're currently without insurance. What a relief. Do you have someone you can follow-up with for counseling/meds? Many counselors will work on a sliding scale (my current one does) and charge little to nothing for their uninsured patients. In addition, there are programs through many of the pharmaceutical companies that will provide free meds for a period of time if you can get a script. Sometimes even the psych hospital doctor will write you a maintenance dose of those medications for a time after you leave, if needed. If you're underdosed it can be a bit tough to get an increase, but at least it would be something to help you for a while (typically 3-12 months).

And please don't worry about what you wrote. I could tell you were having a hard time & I've been there myself. Your post was not terribly mean even if it wasn't as pleasant as what you would normally write. ;)

wishing you healing & success,
frances

PS -- the waiting for hours is pretty typical. they will see you right away, but usually takes time to get admitted. still, what's a few (or several) hours in the course of our lives if we can get the help we need to get better & get back to things? :)

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   Posted 9/27/2010 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I will be following up with them. I was paying out of pocket for my scripts but needed an adjustment and no one would see me. I did go to this website needymeds.com there are two cards you can print if you don't have insurance and the scripts are much cheaper it saved my life. I would have the pharmacist check both because one was sometimes cheaper the the other. One of my scripts was $500 no insurance, $66 with one discount card and $33 with the other. But the pdr there gave 1 mo free of all my meds. I hope to have insurance in a few weeks but I've been without for 4 months. I'm pretty sure if I don't get it by the time my meds run out they won't let me do without.

Thanks again for all your help

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   Posted 9/27/2010 2:56 PM (GMT -7)   
 
Hello, this is Kitt and I am helping out here for a bit.  I have major depressive disorder, GAD and PTSD x 28 years so I know a bit about this topic.  I am glad to read of your progress and very happy your found treatment.
 
Also knowing your family is supporting you is great news. 
 
You sound much better then you did in December and that is proof that we do have good times and can overcome our depression.
 
Gentle Hugs to you,
 
Kitt

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