Feeling very down...wondering if anybody understands half of what I feel

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Pinks
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   Posted 1/4/2010 8:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I don't know if I should place this on the Anxiety board or here, since I am unsure of what I am feeling right now and I was also diagnosed with depression AND anxiety disorder.
Anyways, I recently had a chemical pregnancy - or a very early miscarriage, as some might call it. I'm saddened by it because I was hoping to give our 4 year old son a sibling soon, but I guess that will have to wait(my second early miscarriage in 3 months, how great).
 I am on prozac daily and my doctor did say that it is better for me to stop medications first before getting pregnant.
I've also developed an EXTREMELY bad headache that doesnt seem to go away with painkillers. It seems like migraine and accompanied by nausea.
I am feeling really, really down because of all this.
I'm sorry if this post doesn't seem to make much sense but I guess sometimes we all need to vent out a little.
Thanks for reading.
 

serafena
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   Posted 1/4/2010 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Pinks,

Feel free to post here, and to the anxiety board -- where ever your topic feels appropriate. We're glad to have you.

I'm sorry to hear about your miscarriages. I have had one too. They're terrible and far more traumatic than people think they should be. We don't talk about them enough, either. My doctor told me, after mine, that most women who had more than one child had had at least one miscarriage. I was surprised by this, but then got thinking: my mom, my grandmothers, my aunts, my cousins... yep -- lots of miscarriages. And hardly anyone talked about it. Knowing this doesn't make it easier, but it does help to think it's fairly normal.

Of course your doctor would tell you to get off the drugs before you got pregnant. But you should know that this is a very personal decision, and you should consult with all your doctors (psych, ob-gyn, gp) before you make it. Sometimes the risk of depression is more harmful to the baby then the risk of the meds. Prozac, for instance, has been found to be relatively safe. (I needed to stay on two drugs during my pregnancy, and Prozac was one of them.)

I'm concerned about your headache. It may be stress and depression related, but it may be something more. Did your gp suggest you see a neurologist, or have any tests done?

Be well,
serafena
Serafena
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"Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It's a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life." - CARRIE FISHER


THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 1/4/2010 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
pinks. my sincere condolences. here for you. very sorry for your loss. with compassion, jamie.
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.


CassandraLee
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   Posted 1/5/2010 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Pinky.  I am so sorry to hear about your miscarriages.  I cannot even imagine the grief and frustration you must feel right now.  You are certainly entitled to feel both depressed and anxious.  Both your body and mind have been through a lot so just the hormones alone must be at high levels before even considering the depression and anxiety.  I have both of these disorders as well and I have found that once the anxiety kicks in it drains and depresses me so much more.
 
I agree with Serefena that you should discuss your headaches again with your doctor.  By any chance has your blood pressure been high as well?
Please use this time to go easy on yourself.  Only set minimal goals each day -- don't force yourself to do too much too fast.
 
Again, my deepest sympathies for your losses.  Please know that you are always welcome to post here or even just chat if you need help.
 
Cass
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