when do the meds really kick in

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   Posted 12/27/2005 2:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I want to get better yesterday.  It finally came crashing down when I made my daughter cry today. Help

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   Posted 12/27/2005 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sadflower
I am so sorry to hear how you are feeling, I know this disease can really take a toll on us, I too have made my child cry and the guilt is so unbearable and I go to my child and tell him sorry and let him know that it is not his fault and try to explain why mommy yelled at him. for me it took 3-4 weeks to start to feel something with my meds, what are you taking and when did you start taking the meds because sometimes meds have to be changed as some of them don't work for some people. Please take and hug your girl.

Fibromyaligia, dx Oct 2004 but was recently told I have had it for 12 years
Chronic fatigue Syndrome dx 1995
Anxiety/Panic attacks dx 1990
M.S. dx June 29th 2005
Anemia dx Jan 2005
Depression..lets just say for a while now.
Meds: Amitriptyline
Ferrous Glouconate
Ibuprofen 600mg
and soon to start on
Rebif or Avenox

Post Edited (Annieoakley) : 12/27/2005 10:15:20 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 12/27/2005 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
How long and what have you been taking? It took almost 3 months before I noticed a difference. They never made me feel happy, but the cloud of doom hanging over my head left.
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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   Posted 12/29/2005 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   

Thank you so much for your responses.  I haven't started any meds yet.  Sometimes I am feeling fine and I think I don't need anything but then it seems that my daughter and my husband are triggers to my anger and then I regret not starting.  Thank you for the quotes and the concern. 

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