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1dayatatime
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   Posted 1/7/2007 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Friends........
 
I just wanted to wish everyone a bright and happy week!
 
Levonne 

 "I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time."
– Anna Freud

Major Depression, Anxiety/Panic Disorder, ADHD, Binge Eating Disorder, PTSD, Degenerative Disc Disease (post Fusion),  Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia,  Restless Leg Syndrome, Migraine Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis, IBS, GERD

 


a.l.
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   Posted 1/7/2007 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Levonne, same to you!!! tongue

hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 1/7/2007 10:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Levonne,

How are you doing? My old thread was locked for some reason but I wanted to let you know that I have very much appreciated your support and encouragement. Keep taking 1-day at a time.

You are in my prayers.
kelly
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   Posted 1/8/2007 5:02 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks levonne! <3

1dayatatime
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   Posted 1/8/2007 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kelly,

How are things going? Any luck w/housing search?

My house has "shown" only 1 time in a month. I am getting frantic. My unemployment terms in February and I have no other source of income. I am trying my best not to let the anxiety attacks and depression to get the best of me.
I desparately need a break.

You are in my prayers as well. Sometimes I feel like the Lord has forgotten me.

Levonne

 "I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within.

 It is there all the time."
– Anna Freud

Major Depression, Anxiety/Panic Disorder, ADHD, Binge Eating Disorder, PTSD, Degenerative Disc Disease (post Fusion),  Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia,  Restless Leg Syndrome, Migraine Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis, IBS, GERD, TMJ

 


hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 1/8/2007 11:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Levonne, I do know what you mean but the Lord has not forgotten you.
I am focusing on my health this week. I have appt. to see pain management doctor and NEW psyche doc. I was in the ER for 4 hours on Saturday with extreme pain in neck & shoulders and migraine. The migraine was actually secondary to the neck/shoulders. I had trouble by the end of the first day but Sat. I woke up as if someone had beat me black and blue. My body has betrayed me. At this point, I can't even work, but I have not given up the hope that I can. I do wonder what God's will is though. I know what mine is but the doors keep getting shut or the mind or the body breaks down and hinders my efforts.

You are in a place that causes "anticipatory anxiety." Please try to take one day at a time and turn everything over to God. You and I know that is our only HOPE.

Take care.
Kelly

Kelly I am sorry to have to edit part of the post but as part of healing well rules we cannot allow over religious posts and quotes

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1dayatatime
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   Posted 1/11/2007 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kelly,

Hope things are looking up. How did your appointments with the new physicians go? Did they start you on new meds?

Same old same old with me. No one is looking at my house. I have that feeling that I am slipping...things are getting harder to do.

I have had siezures...started on Monday night. My internist has drawn blood and they are trying to determine what is wrong. I am hoping my malaise is related to the siezures. I pray that they can find out what has caused me to have so may biochemical problems...

Sorry to vent so.....just feeling a bit down.

Love
Levonne

 "I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within.

 It is there all the time."
– Anna Freud

Major Depression, Anxiety/Panic Disorder, ADHD, Binge Eating Disorder, PTSD, Degenerative Disc Disease (post Fusion),  Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia,  Restless Leg Syndrome, Migraine Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis, IBS, GERD, TMJ

 


a.l.
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   Posted 1/11/2007 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Levonne-
When will you get the results from your blood work? Keeping you in my prayers!

hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 1/11/2007 10:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Levonne,

What state do you live in? I'm sorry to hear about your house.

Is this the first time you have had seizures? That must be very frightening.

Don't apologize for venting. You have been there for us an that's what we are here for.

Remember to take one day at a time. I have to remind myself of this all of the time. Today, my shoulders hurt so bad then I start worrying about working, and moving and everything! Pain causes depression.

a.l.  How are you doing?
 
Praying for you.
Kelly
 


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Post Edited (hopefulmigrainer) : 1/11/2007 10:54:48 PM (GMT-7)


1dayatatime
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   Posted 1/12/2007 3:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi AL and Kelly,

Thanks for your support. I don't know what I would do without you guys!

I spoke to the nurse yesterday. All she said was that "the doctor has gotten the results and ordered more tests." They will hopefully know something today. In retrospect, I have had them before (numerous in the last month) and did not know what was happening. I always thought when you had a seizure that you had to lose consciousness. This isn't the case. I am a little scared...........

Oh...Kelly I live in Indiana and am trying to move back to Georgia. I have got to get closer to my Mom so that when this stuff happens I am not alone. I am trying to act like nothing is going on so that my son won't get upset.
I hope your shoulder feels better today.

I hope y'all have a good day! Thanks so much for your kind words.

Love

Levonne

 "I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within.

 It is there all the time."
– Anna Freud

Major Depression, Anxiety/Panic Disorder, ADHD, Binge Eating Disorder, PTSD, Degenerative Disc Disease (post Fusion),  Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia,  Restless Leg Syndrome, Migraine Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis, IBS, GERD, TMJ

 


hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 1/13/2007 12:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Levonne, hang in there. I'm glad that the doctors are helping you determine what this is. I'm also very thankful that you have a Mom to go to once your house is sold. Do you have a support group in town that you can attend in the meantime? You are a wonderful woman and you need support and love during these trials. You are being brave for your Son. Bless you! I noticed on your signature that you have fibromyalgia. My pain mgmt. doctor just "officially" diagnosed me with that. How do you manage the pain?

Still praying for you! Remember, 1-day-at-a-time.

Kelly
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1dayatatime
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   Posted 1/13/2007 2:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Kelly.

It is a tough disease....like depression in a way. I am taking neurontin 300 mgs three times a day. The neurontin has also helped the interstitial cystitis. Bless your heart. I am saying a prayer......

Have they started you on new meds?

I have been thinking about you all day....did you get news from your interview?

God Bless
Levonne

 "I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within.

 It is there all the time."
– Anna Freud

Major Depression, Anxiety/Panic Disorder, ADHD, Binge Eating Disorder, PTSD, Degenerative Disc Disease (post Fusion),  Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia,  Restless Leg Syndrome, Migraine Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis, IBS, GERD, TMJ

 


hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 1/13/2007 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Levonne,
 
I have a bottle of Neurontin sitting on a shelf (I'm afraid to take it).  I posted on the migraine and chroinic pain trying to find some info.  Since you are taking it, what should I expect?  Has it helped?  What are the side effects? 
 
Thanks,
Kelly
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1dayatatime
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   Posted 1/13/2007 3:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kelly!

I have been taking this med for 10+years and it has helped tremendously. I have found that it also helps with interstitial cystitis. I have had no side effects. This med is given in much higher doses for epilepsy I think.

Hope this helps!
Levonne

 "I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within.

 It is there all the time."
– Anna Freud

Major Depression, Anxiety/Panic Disorder, ADHD, Binge Eating Disorder, PTSD, Degenerative Disc Disease (post Fusion),  Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia,  Restless Leg Syndrome, Migraine Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis, IBS, GERD, TMJ

 


hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 1/15/2007 11:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Levonne, just checking in with you. How are you doing?
Kelly
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1dayatatime
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   Posted 1/15/2007 3:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kelly,

The md just called. She has doubled my neurontin.....from 900 mg to 1800mg. My blood for the most part was normal. The siezures are another biochemical quirk... I will feel a lot better when I know the neurontin will control them.

I got a call form the hospital in my home town re: a job. She said I was overqualified for the position. I wonder if I will ever get a break from this...that impending sense of doom that no income will give you. I am frantic......3 more weeks of unemployment and I am no closer to selling my house that I was on the day I listed it.

I do not know what to do.

How are things with you? Did you start the neurontin?

God Bles
Levonne

 "I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within.

 It is there all the time."
– Anna Freud

Major Depression, Anxiety/Panic Disorder, ADHD, Binge Eating Disorder, PTSD, Degenerative Disc Disease (post Fusion),  Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia,  Restless Leg Syndrome, Migraine Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis, IBS, GERD, TMJ

 


hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 1/16/2007 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Levonne,

I pray that the increase in Neurontin will help you. My heart goes out to you. It seems that you and I are going through stuff that neither of us deserves. I know that you have a good heart and you are a good person. This is a time that we have to hang on to God.

I'm at a point where I have no choice but to die or live. To live looks unbearably hard at this point. I am mentally, emotionally, physically broken.

Levonne, do you think I would benefit from going to the hospital? I don't know how they can "fix" me in three/four days but I need help to cope. I can't cope anymore. The pain depresses me, my life depresses me. Did you learn valuable skills in the hospital? Was it worth it?

God bless you,
kelly
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1dayatatime
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   Posted 1/17/2007 6:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kelly,

The hospital helped me.......I had stopped functioning. The physicians (psych and internal med.) were great. They know the how devasting depression can be. There was no "it's all in your head."

My hospital used the "team approach" for treatment.........everyone, nurses, social workers, people that maintained order (insured that you went to group etc) and physicians participated in your treatment. I was under observation the entire time and all actions/reactions were evaluated...... All that rambling to say, the doctors had a much more accurate view of my case..... also for the first time in my life I let everything come to the surface. I learned that the abuse I suffered as a child was still causing me a multitude of problems.

I met a lot of great people and saw many people facing more demons than me. I also realized that I was not alone..........I saw others fighting the same "battle."

Sorry to ramble so.........I am still adjusting to the medicine changes. Please let me know if you have more questions......I will be happy to give you my email address. I know that you are in a terrible situation........I feel your pain. You are so right......we have to cling to our faith and pray for the strength to get through the day.

Have you had any side effects from the neurontin?

Love ya

Levonne

 "I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within.

 It is there all the time."
– Anna Freud

Major Depression, Anxiety/Panic Disorder, ADHD, Binge Eating Disorder, PTSD, Degenerative Disc Disease (post Fusion),  Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia,  Restless Leg Syndrome, Migraine Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis, IBS, GERD, TMJ

 


a.l.
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   Posted 1/18/2007 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi-Levonne- Just wanted to know how you were doing with your increased dosage? Hope you are doing better!
And-Kelly-how are you doing???

1dayatatime
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   Posted 1/18/2007 4:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi a.l.

Very very sleepy...........just what I needed.......a little more incentive to do nothing.....lol

How are things with you? I hope you are doing well!

 "I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within.

 It is there all the time."
– Anna Freud

Major Depression, Anxiety/Panic Disorder, ADHD, Binge Eating Disorder, PTSD, Degenerative Disc Disease (post Fusion),  Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia,  Restless Leg Syndrome, Migraine Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis, IBS, GERD, TMJ

 


hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 1/18/2007 7:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Levonne & a.l.,

I didn't go to the hospital. I called Monday night and they told me "no beds" and "the way it works these days is that you are evaluated and then kept only until you "de-escalate." Also, they said b/c of my pain, I should go to the ER first and get a medical clearance. Too much for me.

I'm moving on 1/28th - in with Mom - the floor of a tiny 1-bedroom apt. I hurt my back and do not have the ability to do the hard work. This is a very humbling experience.

We will all get "through" this. Their is a saying I like. "If God brings you to it, he will bring you through it." I can honestly tell you that I am bewildered with what God is doing in my life right now. I want so badly to have a healthy body. Today I had a bad migraine on top of the back pain.

I pray that you are doing well. Keep us posted on your progress.

Kelly
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hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 2/14/2007 1:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Levonne,

How are you doing?

Kelly
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1dayatatime
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   Posted 2/15/2007 4:12 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Kelly,

I have wonderful news...prayers have been answered.  I got a job and am moving to Columbus GA.  Columbus is about an hour from my hometown.  I am really thankful I am not moving there.  It is just too close to my Father.

How are you doing?  I pray thing are going well for you.

Levonne


 "I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within.

 It is there all the time."
– Anna Freud

Major Depression, Anxiety/Panic Disorder, ADHD, Binge Eating Disorder, PTSD, Degenerative Disc Disease (post Fusion),  Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia,  Restless Leg Syndrome, Migraine Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis, IBS, GERD, TMJ

 


hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 2/15/2007 11:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Levonne,

This is awesome news...Praise Him! I will pray for a wonderful new beginning for you...you deserve it.

Kelly
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1dayatatime
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   Posted 2/16/2007 8:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kelly,

Thanks so much..you are an angel.

How are you feeling?

Levonne

 "I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within.

 It is there all the time."
– Anna Freud

Major Depression, Anxiety/Panic Disorder, ADHD, Binge Eating Disorder, PTSD, Degenerative Disc Disease (post Fusion),  Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia,  Restless Leg Syndrome, Migraine Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis, IBS, GERD, TMJ

 

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