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auntkay
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   Posted 6/16/2005 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
thats all i'm going to say hope the meds kick in soon.    Karen

SeaOtter
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   Posted 6/16/2005 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Aunt Kay,
 
Just happened to see your message and could tell how bad you are feeling.  I have definitely been there so I just wanted to encourage you to hang in there.  It will get better!!!  I am hanging out in CP chat in case anyone needs to talk - feel free to stop by if you happen to be on at same time as me.
 
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 6/16/2005 1:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Karen sad

Sorry you aren't feeling better yet. The meds do take a while to kick in. If I remember right, you started Welbutren about 2 days ago.

Hey sis, make a post in the Lupus forum too, so the girls who know you can give you some support.

Hugs, Prayers and Blessings for you sis!!
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FamilyGuy
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   Posted 6/16/2005 10:59 PM (GMT -6)   
((((Karen)))) The Wellbutrin took about 2-3 weeks for me to notice a difference. Tie a knot in the end of the rope and hang in there!

Thoughts and prayers are with you,


Jon
 
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   Posted 6/17/2005 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Karen,

Like I said before, I will crawl in the hole and carry you out if necessary. I know it is tough to deal with the many complications our disease can throw at us. I am facing some difficult decisions ahead with my own treatment and feel very overwhelmed. But I have found that with each new challenge I face, deep down inside and by the grace of God I am able to get through it. These challenges become great learning opportunities. I learn about myself, what makes me happy, my dependence on a higher power, and how I can become stronger spiritually because of life's trials. I loose the battles with life's many tribulations when I try and control the outcome rather than stepping back and allowing God to guide me to the destination He has for me. Good luck and know I am always here and ready to lend you a shoulder when you feel like you can't take another step. I know it isn't an easy path you walk, I certainally can't relate to all you are going through (each of us have different trials even tho the catalyst is the same), but know that together, with your HW family, we can face anything.
We can respond to irritation with a smile instead of scowl, or by giving warm praise instead of icy indifference. By our being understanding instead of abrupt, others, in turn, may decide to hold on a little longer rather than to give way. Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness.
 
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 6/17/2005 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Karen,
How are you feeling by now??? I know its just a couple days since your post . . . but just wondered how you are doing!!

Thanks Randy,
That is an excellant way to look at things. (Randy said: "I loose the battles with life's many tribulations when I try and control the outcome rather than stepping back and allowing God to guide me to the destination He has for me."

Blessings!
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AlwaysRosie      "We can't control the waves, but we can learn to surf!"
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auntkay
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   Posted 6/18/2005 4:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys, i'm not feeling better yet, but i did tie a knot in the end of my rope and i'm hanging on. God bless all of you for caring and trying to help me through. I pray i can do the same for others some day. Love Karen

AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 6/18/2005 7:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Karen,

Thanks for being honest. Glad you've got that knot to keep you from slipping. Keep us posted sis!

Blessings!
In His Grip,
AlwaysRosie      "We can't control the waves, but we can learn to surf!"
Psalms 139
UCTD (Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease), Hashimoto's, Plantar Fasciitis, Inflamatory Arthritis, High BP, GI Inflamation, Diverticuloses
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Designs
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   Posted 6/18/2005 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I took 150mg Wellbutrin for one month and now started 300mg.  I feel a lot like Karen...that thread even with the knot is hard to hold onto.

AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 6/18/2005 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Karen . . . awe . . . sad

Hugs and Blessings for you too sis!

I hope both of you are communicating with your doctors about this. You sounds pretty down.

Blessings!
In His Grip,
AlwaysRosie      "We can't control the waves, but we can learn to surf!"
Psalms 139
UCTD (Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease), Hashimoto's, Plantar Fasciitis, Inflamatory Arthritis, High BP, GI Inflamation, Diverticuloses
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tash32
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   Posted 6/19/2005 7:51 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Karen

Keep hanging  in there, thinking and praying for you (((hugs))) better days are ahead for you so keep the faith

Thinking of you
take care
tash32


auntkay
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   Posted 6/19/2005 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Rosie,Tash,Designs hey i think my knot may be getting a little bigger i'm still hanging, but have had some wonderful support here. God bless you all and i'm fighting with all i have. Love you guys, Karen

snohare
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   Posted 6/21/2005 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   

nono  Hang in there, 'Kay !

I suppose this is a real case of "no noose is good news"... eyes

Seriously though Aunt Kay (before I get flamed for my puns sad ) just think of all the times that you have been such a blessing to others on this forum and others. As soon as I saw the title of this thread and knew it was you, I was immediately concerned for your welfare...not least because of the wonderful example you have set us all. Remember, what goes around comes around, good as well as bad; and it may be your turn soon to experience the boon that is a clear, fully functioning mind ! yeah

I remember how bad things were before I found the right medication...you wouldn't believe the difference, it often seems like it was all just a terrible dream.


Ralph
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   Posted 6/26/2005 6:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Karen

You will be well again. Take it from me and my years of experience. I tried several meds until I found what helps me. I have been fine for about 6 months now.

Snohare. Keep those "puns a comin" We need your sense of humour.

Ian

AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 6/29/2005 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Karen,

How are you feeling by now?
In His Grip,
AlwaysRosie      "We can't control the waves, but we can learn to surf!"
Psalms 139
UCTD (Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease), Hashimoto's, Plantar Fasciitis, Inflamatory Arthritis, High BP, GI Inflamation, Diverticuloses
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