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poobear
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   Posted 2/2/2007 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
 dx last week with major depressive disorder and was wondering if any of you have it and if so are you on meds? consuling? They said i need to go once a week but there is only one guy close to me (well within 25 miles) and i have not heard of him..  If you are on meds what are you taking?
I am new to the depression forum, I have been coming here and reading for a while but i was in denial about being depressed..
Thanks to all
TCCIC
29 y/o Female Diagnosed with Crohn's October 2005 (symptoms for as long as I can remember) & Gerd 1996 Currently taking - Phenergan prn, Nexium, Nordette and a Multi-Vit.
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Geebs
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   Posted 2/2/2007 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I use both psychotherapy and medication for myself. While the medication (Zoloft) is more for panic/anxiety, it helps the depression that sometimes comes along with that.

You could try counseling first and if you feel after a few months you're not making enough progress, you could try medication. Or, your doctor may feel it's better to start medication and try to do some counseling after the meds start working.

Everyone is a little different, but most people are helped tremendously by having both.

LondonGirl22
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   Posted 2/2/2007 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey poobear,
 
I posted to you in another thread on here that was started by someone else. 
 
I spent 4 months in hospital with major depression, anxiety and PTSD (which is why I had to leave the GERD forum to you) and I am taking effexor which has really helped me.  Im sorry you are going through this, post here anytime and talk about how you are feeling. 
 
I hope your doctor gets you started on some meds and you begin to feel better soon.  When did this start?  Have you been feeling low for some time?
 
Take care and keep in touch, my msn is in my profile xxxxx

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poobear
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   Posted 2/2/2007 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Geebs.. I am going to call and get an appointment for therapy..
I have been on paxil, lexapro, effexor, zoloft, buspar, truavil, prozac, wellbutrin xl, xanex and valium..
xanex and valium worked for temporary relief but not something i want to take long term.. I also have social aniexty due to my crohns...
TCCIC
29 y/o Female Diagnosed with Crohn's October 2005 (symptoms for as long as I can remember) & Gerd 1996 Currently taking - Phenergan prn, Nexium, Nordette and a Multi-Vit.
"What doesn't kill us - sometimes drop kicks us into a new and better place - a place we mightn't have gotten to any other way." - Unknown
http://www.myspace.com/chroniechick


poobear
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   Posted 2/2/2007 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I was wondering what had happened to you over in the gerd forum.. This has been happening for years.. Since i started getting sick from the crohn's.. Having a seeing a physcologist (my new gi required it before he would see me the first time) and crying during the visit (which i never thought i would do) and having him tell me i have mdd i decieded it was time to face it head on and deal with it instead of pretending i was ok..
Sorry to hear about you i miss you at the gerd forum..
TCCIC
29 y/o Female Diagnosed with Crohn's October 2005 (symptoms for as long as I can remember) & Gerd 1996 Currently taking - Phenergan prn, Nexium, Nordette and a Multi-Vit.
"What doesn't kill us - sometimes drop kicks us into a new and better place - a place we mightn't have gotten to any other way." - Unknown
http://www.myspace.com/chroniechick


LondonGirl22
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   Posted 2/2/2007 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Its a positive step that you are confronting the depression and I can understand that it is linked with your crohns as chronic illness can lead to depression.  Gopod luck with the therapy and I hope it helps.  I hope you and your doctor come up with an antidepressant that helps you, there are plenty out there.  Sometimes it takes a while to find the right one to suit.
 
Sorry about the GERD forum, I asked Peter to take me off for a while as when I came back, I couldnt cope with 2 forums at the same time.  Hope you are getting on ok in there and I didnt dump you in it too bad.
 
Take care  hun and keep in touch

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poobear
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   Posted 2/2/2007 9:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Victoria.. The Gerd forum has been fine not to much.. You just take care of yourself..
TCCIC
29 y/o Female Diagnosed with Crohn's October 2005 (symptoms for as long as I can remember) & Gerd 1996 Currently taking - Phenergan prn, Nexium, Nordette and a Multi-Vit.
"What doesn't kill us - sometimes drop kicks us into a new and better place - a place we mightn't have gotten to any other way." - Unknown
http://www.myspace.com/chroniechick


bluemeanies
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   Posted 2/2/2007 1:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi poobear. I also have depression and crohn's. A couple of other problems too. I have had depression most of my life, and crohn's for about 8 years, I'm 44 now. A few years ago I was dx as major depression. I currently take Celexa and Remeron for the depression and Xanax for the anxiety/panic disorder. I can't afford the Pentasa (crohn's) anymore and just stopped it today. I had counseling right after my hospital stay and went for a couple of months. I can no longer afford the counseling so I don't go anymore. I hope you are feeling better soon.

poobear
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   Posted 2/2/2007 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
hey bluemeanies.. Sorry to hear you can not afford some of your meds.. have you tried pparx.org to see if they can help? I know my cousin gets help through them...
If you ever need to talk just email me.. I have crohns, gerd, occipital neuralgia, tendenitis in my r wrist and arm, cts in my left wrist.. so maybe we can relate..
TCCIC
29 y/o Female Diagnosed with Crohn's October 2005 (symptoms for as long as I can remember) & Gerd 1996 Currently taking - Phenergan prn, Nexium, Nordette and a Multi-Vit.
"What doesn't kill us - sometimes drop kicks us into a new and better place - a place we mightn't have gotten to any other way." - Unknown
http://www.myspace.com/chroniechick


hobnob
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   Posted 2/3/2007 9:20 PM (GMT -7)   
hey poobear, why are you depressed in the first place? you have to know what is ailing you to cure it. I am very soorry that you are depressed, I also suffer from depression. I have anxiety also, I am my wifes caregiver, my wife has cancer. I take one10 mg Lexapro in the morning and one and one halfklonipin at night and two benydryl at bedtime. God Bless, Hobnob

hobnob
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   Posted 2/3/2007 9:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey poobear, it's hobnob again, you want to see some real depression order my book The Isolation Room, by William C Morgan thats me. you can order it at Barnes and noble.com or publish America.com I think it can really help you, God Bless.

poobear
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   Posted 2/3/2007 11:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey hobnob I know why i am depressed. I have crohns, cts, tendenitis, occipital neuralgia, gerd, stomach spasms, etc.. I can not and have not worked in almost a year and I am only 29. The doc said it is normal in crohns patients.. I am not in remission from my crohns and the miracle drug for crohns, remicade made me sick so now I am on the more meds. I know things could be worse and are for some around me but i am still depressed..
TCCIC
29 y/o Female Diagnosed with Crohn's October 2005 (symptoms for as long as I can remember) & Gerd 1996 Currently taking - Phenergan prn, Nexium, Nordette and a Multi-Vit.
"What doesn't kill us - sometimes drop kicks us into a new and better place - a place we mightn't have gotten to any other way." - Unknown
http://www.myspace.com/chroniechick


hobnob
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   Posted 2/20/2007 8:57 PM (GMT -7)   
:-)  Hey Poohbear,sorry I haven't gotten back with you in a while. You know people always ask's, " what is the matter/" and that is really a stupid question, that is what I asked you before( forgive me), if you knew the answer to that question then you would not be asking for info. A lot of guilt goes with not being able to work because of your condition,( I know cause I have been off work for one and a half years). It's a hard thing to bear. If you can look deep down in your soul and try to help someone else with similar problems it might give you great satisfaction and at the same time make you feel better about yourself. That is what I do for my depression besides taking one Lexapro in the morning and one and a half clonazepam at night. That is the only advice I can give at this time. everyones system is different and it is hard even for doctors to pinpoint the problem, but it begins with beleiving in yourself and knowing that their are no two people exactly alike. You are a one of a kind, but when it comes to the heart and soul we are all together. hang in there, dig deep into your soul and ask, lord what is going on?
                                            good luck, hobnob

angel77
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   Posted 2/21/2007 2:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Im very new to this site i wasn't diagnoised till years later and i can't remember how old i was.  i think i started having depression when i was 19 i might of had it before then.  I will be 54 and im really surpised i have lived this long.  All my life ive been put down by my family and looked for a father figure and a mother figure.  I was 22 when i met Bella she really loved me and i loved her; don't get get me wrong but i have always loved my mom.  When i was 12 my aunt told me my mom was a ***** and i grew up thinking no one loved me and i was really sick people thought i was on drugs and thats how messed up i was.  Eddie was a father figure and kept me going when i had no one.  My mom was looking for affection too going the wrong way to get it. But i believe she never should of having children.  I love kids that why i didn't want any i didn't want them to be screwed up by me.  i was told when i was in my 20's i was beautiful and men have told me that everyman i ever loved usually just wanted me for sex.  My whole life ive been looking for approval from my mom. I have trickotillmania where you pull your hair out and after over 25 years of having it i finally have it under control.  I live with my mom and ive been really sick again because she is constantly putting me down and making me feel bad about my self.  I dog i had gave me so much love she was my heart but she i was sick i couldn't even take care of her.  Animals are the best.  I have had theraphy for many years and have been taking medication for many years too.  Its been really hard to love myself because my family didn't love me.  im looking for a support group or chat room to help me.
 
sharon

LondonGirl22
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   Posted 2/21/2007 4:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sharon,

Welcome to Healing Well. I hope that you can find support here. I am 24 now and last year I had a breakdown after not coping with what happened to me during my childhood. It is unbelievable that our childhood can affect our adult lives so much but it does.

It sounds as though it is hard for you living with your mum at the moment, is this a permanent arrangement?

We are always here to listen and offer advice where we can. As a new member, please take a look at the forum rules etc. Thanks and keep posting.

Take care

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angel77
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   Posted 2/21/2007 6:02 AM (GMT -7)   
i should of not said the w word.

sharon

LondonGirl22
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   Posted 2/21/2007 9:59 AM (GMT -7)   
What do you mean?

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hobnob
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   Posted 2/21/2007 4:57 PM (GMT -7)   
confused  Sharon, you did not say the "W" word, get a grip girl!

LondonGirl22
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   Posted 2/22/2007 3:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Whats the 'W' word?????

Not following at all here!

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hobnob
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   Posted 2/22/2007 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
nono  Victoria, the "W" word that sharon is refering to is *****, which she did not completely speel out but rather used the letter "W"

LondonGirl22
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   Posted 2/23/2007 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh don't worry about that - the word wasn't said. I usually tell all new members to have a look at forum rules.

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