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vet28532
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   Posted 4/9/2007 8:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been diagnost with sever depression and PTSD. All of the medications the "Mental Health" Dr have put me on made me so spaced out I didn't know were I was or who I was. So the dr's I have been seeing told me I was allergic to the medications and took me off of them and told me I have to try to get over my depression on my own.
 
The only time I get out of the House is to go to work, the Golf course "which is becoming harder and harder to do". and the Grocery. Other than that I stay locked up in my house.
 
I started to remodel the bathroom off of my bedroom over two months ago I have part of the flood done and I can't get in the mood to finish it.
 
I have a daughter that lives in town I feel I am a burden to her and her family so I don't even call her very much. I guess I should tell you I am divorced so it is just me and my two dogs in the house.
 
I AM TIRED OF BEING DEPRESSED AND WANT SOME ANSWERS PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

jordaNZone
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   Posted 4/10/2007 12:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi vet..Welcome to HW tongue
Seems to me that it's a big ask from your doc for you to try and get over the depression by yourself..sheesh..Do you think it's worth asking for another docs opinion?
Whatever you decide I am glad you found us here and hope we can help :-)
So, maybe you could try some counselling/therapy to gain some insight into whats making you feel so down and to learn some new skills to help you through this rough patch.
I see you are having trouble getting out of the house and facing people...the thing is tho that you Are still doing it even tho you find it difficult..and that shows me that you have a fighting spirit and that now is Not the time to give up on yourself!
Keep challenging yourself...write little lists of thing you want to achieve on a daily basis and tick them off as you go..praise yourself for the positive...little steps everyday - will lead to a whole new journey in life..Your Life!
I look forward to your next post.
Take good care.
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ShynSassy
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   Posted 4/10/2007 4:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Vet welcome to the board.

Maree is right,I think you might need to consider a second opinion.
I had a doctor that was covering my regular doctors office while he was on vacation,that told me to not take meds and try herbal tea.
Hmmmmm I was pretty sure that was not going to work for me,so I left and paged my regular doctor. He was appalled that his co-worked would say that.
Out of all the meds that are out there,I would think they would be able to find something that you can take.

Good luck and keep us posted.

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LondonGirl22
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   Posted 4/10/2007 2:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I too think you need a second opinion. Leaving you to get over the depression by yourself isn't very helpful advice from a doctor. There are more things that can be offered to you to help you recover from this. Therapy os always an option and Im sure that you can't be allergic to all anti depressant meds.
Talk to another doctor for advice.

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vet28532
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   Posted 4/10/2007 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   

I have been on Paxil,Wellbutrin, Lexapro,Prozac, Paxil CR, and Divalproex. All the DR said was to stay away from all of the families of these drugs which covers all.

 


ShynSassy
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   Posted 4/11/2007 5:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I really think a second opinion is needed. There are too many different types of meds that have different ingredients.
I find it very hard to believe that they can not find anything that is safe for you. It almost seems to me that the Doctor is just playing lazy and does not want to research it.


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Depri
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   Posted 4/11/2007 6:23 AM (GMT -7)   
vet28532 said...
I have been diagnost with sever depression and PTSD.


Dear vet28532, you mean you have a post traumatic stress syndrom, right? You know that the depression probably comes because of the PTSD. You actually need trauma therapy. Even if you really can't take any AD anymore, ADs would only help against the symptoms of the depression, but not healing it. If you have a post traumatic stress syndrom, then you have a good chance to heal through psychotherapy, though.

Regards
Depri

vet28532
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   Posted 4/15/2007 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   
This is what you get from a Va health center.

stronglady4me
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   Posted 4/21/2007 10:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hopefully the focus on the quality of care at VA health centers will assist you. It might be worth looking into the private healthcare in your community. See if CHAMPUS will help you with medical care. There may also be some free services that are not VA related in your community, see if you can check that out. I have found that even it doctors do take depression seriously they may not understand that brain chemistry that causes it. I think that Depri is quite correct that you must treat the PTSD in order to deal with the depression. My husband has PTSD and I know that it is very difficult to deal with. There is no shame in asking for help. If the VA won't help with what you need, you have to take charge and find your own way. That does not mean that you have to find your own way alone. Talk your feelings over with your daughter. Chances are that if you are not estranged from each other she will feel bad if you are struggling by yourself when she might be able to be there to support you. Don't under estimate the ones who love you, or yourself. Good luck and keep us posted.
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